What does the Earth look like from deep space? From Saturn? On July 19th NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be taking the first-ever natural-color image of the Earth as seen from the Saturn system. This will also be the first time that Cassini’s highest-resolution camera was used to photograph the Earth and the Moon. Show More Summary
China took its first step toward a national carbon-trading system on Tuesday, launching a pilot project in the city of Shenzhen.
TransCanada plans to stick with older spill-detection systems on the pipeline, ignoring EPA's recommendation that it upgrade to more advanced equipment.
NRG Energy, the largest competitive energy provider in the U.S., may soon be giving Winnebago a run for its money, but I wouldn’t hold your breath. NRG rolled out a new disaster-relief package called “Power2Serve” earlier today at a press conference. The spinal cord of the new service is a truck and trailer combination designed [...]
The longest day of the year — the summer solstice — is almost here. On June 21 2013 — at exactly 1:04 am EDT (5:04 UTC) — the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth will reach its point of greatest inclination to the Sun. The term ‘summer solstice’ generally refers to the exact moment in time when this occurs — but also to the day. Show More Summary
Monday afternoon Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed what the Associated Press touted as the "nation's toughest fracking regulations," creating a framework to manage hydraulic fracturing, in which chemicals are piped into rock at high pressure to release stored-up natural gas. Show More Summary
These next 48 hours are critical for advancing reform of US international food aid, which I have blogged about previously. Short version: because current rules essentially demand that we provide aid in food grown in the US via government subsidy, our current aid regime wastes money, delays delivery of aid by weeks, lines the pockets […]
It's possible, though inadvisable, to run up a lava flow and emerge with your limbs intact. Someone tell those kids pretending the floor is lava that it's safe to get off the couch!
Heartland claimed that Chinese scientists were subscribing to its skeptical climate views. The Chinese Academy of Sciences denounced that claim as "false."
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize.
This awesome Florida teen created a chemical-free process to create biodiesel from algae -- and it could be 20 percent cheaper than existing methods.
As the current U.S. Supreme Court term winds down–the justices’ final opinions are due next week–attention begins to turn to the Court’s next session, scheduled to begin in October 2013. Until this week, the justices had one environmental law case on their docket for next year: U.S. Forest Service v. Pacific Rivers Council, No. 12-625. […]
The Occupy movement's relief team still hasn't disbursed all the money it raised to help one of New York City's hardest hit neighborhoods.
Looking for a basic bicycling video to ease your motorphobia? Well, we've got good news for you!
In case you were wondering how billion-year-old water tastes, it sucks. Now we know.
A French company plans to bring 500 electric cars and 1,200 charging stations to Indiana's capital, starting next year.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is frequently accused of being a partisan hack, a conservative lackey serving only the interests of the Republican Party. His votes are often portrayed as products of political ideology rather than constitutional philosophy, a practice he only encourages with his forays into political commentary. Show More Summary
Looks like someone’s been having fun on Mars without telling anyone. Trails in slopes that seem suspiciously like sled tracks have been documented by research photographs. They weren’t made by little green men though. Blocks of dry ice are the suspects this time. Show More Summary
Ten states and three enviro groups were about to sue the administration over its delay of climate rules for new power plants. Now they're giving the president a short reprieve.
"Going to Jersey" sounds pretty mundane. But an epic trek to Spear Island City? COUNT US IN.