London's Bixi bike share bikes are, it turns out, becoming quite the world travelers.
The 28 activists and two journalists who were arrested at an offshore oil platform in the Arctic have been freed by an act of parliament, as have the two jailed members of the band Pussy Riot.
Frac sand, ho! The result of a recall election in a small Wisconsin town favors a Texan company that wants to mine for frac sand.
What the guys lack in lyrical smoothness, they more than make up for in adorableness.
I finally had a chance to read Nordhaus’s new book, The Climate Casino, on a long flight. There are some goods lessons in the book. The book makes the case for serious mitigation, even rhough Nordhaus takes a fairly optimistic view about adaptation. Nordhaus also tells us that “it would be relatively inexpensive to slow […]
A group of influential doctors warn that there's no evidence multivitamins improve health. Should you take them anyway?
We know the seas are rising, the question is how fast -- and how quickly will our coastal cities have to adapt?
Recently at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, a number of climate researchers and communications specialists sounded off about the problems involved in conveying climate science information to the public. Show More Summary
Originally published on CleanTechnica. If you’ve never seen Ellen draw, now’s the time to enjoy that experience. And if you haven’t yet learned about the Nest Learning Thermostat, which we’ve written about extensively, then you should...Show More Summary
Audi has released images and some information about a new electric vehicle concept that looks based upon its e-tron platform and which will debut publicly for the first time at next year’s Detroit Auto Show. The unnamed offering will be of a crossover style design. read more
Astronomers in the U.K. have counted not two but four arms swirling out from the center of the Milky Way. According to NPR, the updated arm-count comes from a 12-year galactic survey of massive young stars. The short-lived stars have no time to drift outside of the arms and therefore make convenient markers for the galaxy’s appendages. Show More Summary
Spurred by the impending expiration of a federal tax credit that could be worth $780 million,Cape Wind, the long-sought giant wind farm off the Massachusetts coast, is apparently now under construction. It’s the first major offshore wind farm to begin construction in the United States, but its long-term fate hardly seems a done deal. read more
Paul Ryan wants the president to approve Keystone as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. Why is the GOP so obsessed with this pipeline?
Coal is in trouble in the U.S. In China, though, coal consumption is projected to keep on rising, says the International Energy Agency.
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NASA decided Tuesday that two Americans stationed on the International Space Station would conduct a series of space walks starting this week to fix a broken cooling system, the Associated Press reports. The station’s cooling systemShow More Summary
The EPA recently approved a new neonicotinoid insecticide that's toxic to pollinators. Green groups and beekeepers are suing to get that decision reversed.
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out as soon as possible to replace a pump that contains a bad valve. Show More Summary
Vegetation sucks up some of the carbon dioxide we pump into the atmosphere, but that process could reverse as global temperatures rise.
Since they first began finding distant planets in the 1990’s, astronomers have found alien worlds orbiting everything from Sun-like stars to dim red dwarf stars to pulsars, the super-dense remnants of stars that exploded long ago. Lately,...Show More Summary