A new analysis combining climate, agricultural and hydrological models finds that shortages of freshwater used for irrigation could double the detrimental effects of climate change on agriculture.
Researchers have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight,...
Exxon Mobil says the drive for higher living standards around the world will keep demand for...
A study reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change.
The Supreme Court is indicating it could revive a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
Scientists are developing classifications in order to better differentiate readily biodegradable from long-lasting pesticides.
Scientists have developed blends of cotton gin waste that industry partners are transforming through fungi into custom-shaped packing materials that are similar in appearance to polystyrene foam.
Scientists have discovered a novel chemical lurking in the atmosphere that appears to be a long-lived greenhouse gas. The chemical– perfluorotributylamine– is the most efficient chemical found to date, breaking all other chemical records for its potential to impact climate.
Researchers are proposing a set of guidelines for assessing the performance of pollinator species in order to determine which species are most important and should be prioritized for protection.
Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one of its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.
The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to balance some of the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
A researcher is trying to perfect off-season strawberry cultivation hydroponically in a greenhouse with a newly designed under-the-bench fog system that releases humidity at night so the strawberries are dewy moist by dawn.
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: the sun doesn't always shine. They will add battery packs, from Tesla Motors, that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills.
Thanks to a new model, the coal mining industry will be better equipped to manage water and deal with extreme weather events.
Coastal portions of the world’s oceans, once believed to be a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, are now thought to absorb as much as two-thirds more carbon than they emitted in the preindustrial age.
Some companies could economically convert their operations to wood boilers for heat and power, according to a team of forestry researchers.
Some scientists believe they could relieve Earth's rising temperatures by deliberately injecting material into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight. However, new research suggests one crucial weakness of the strategy— once you start, you had better not stop. Things would quickly get worse.
A chemical system can efficiently perform the first step in the process of creating syngas, gasoline and other energy-rich products out of carbon dioxide.
Beijing is waging a war against air pollution, one barbecue at a time. Authorities in the capital have destroyed more than 500 open-air barbecues to cut PM2.5— the tiny particulate matter in the air that can enter deep into the lungs.
Engineering research is promising significant reductions in the energy use of commercial buildings by modeling and predicting temperature changes within a building.
A researcher hopes to use a unique method– helicopter drone– to track disease progression across wheat fields to eventually help producers make better irrigation decisions.
Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space.
A Canadian power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and less than a mile from Lake Huron. Unconventionally, citizens near the site support the plan, while those elsewhere in Canada and the U.S., particularly Michigan, which shares the Lake Huron shoreline with Ontario, are voicing loud objections.
The U.S. is spewing 50 percent more methane— a potent heat-trapping gas— than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says.
Researchers have developed a new process with global significance for working cellulose into a textile fiber.
Researchers have developed a method to genetically engineer a key growth component for biofuel production in tiny marine algae.
Sophisticated new computer algorithms that mimic the law of physics are being used to forecast global air pollution levels.
Toyota is promising a mass-produced fuel cell car by 2015 in the latest ambitious push to go green by an industry long skeptical about the super-clean technology that runs on hydrogen.
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