Too bad NASA’s plan for space-based solar never happened

It involved 60 orbiting power stations and something called a Star-Raker.


A huge amount of air pollution comes from farming, not just power plants

A new study shows that ammonia emissions contribute to 3.3 million annual air pollution deaths.

Business & Technology

We need better home energy storage. These companies are working on it

Better battery technology could raise the prospects of an off-grid revolution.

Climate & Energy

Use behavioral science to help fight climate change, says Obama executive order

The first annual report from the administration's Social and Behavioral Sciences Team offers promising psychological nudges.


Marijuana might be the “Ferrari” of THC production, but could yeast be the Tesla?

Not yet, but scientists have shown that genetically modified microbes can make THC in small amounts.

Climate & Energy

Study asks: What would it take for a nuclear-powered world?

About 35 years, a big shift in public opinion, and some serious cash.

There goes Antarctica!

You don’t even wanna know what happens if we burn all the fossil fuels

But it involves no more Antarctic ice and WAY more ocean.


New York’s natural gas pipelines are leakier than your grandpa

Old infrastructure is spewing a greenhouse gas all over Manhattan.

Climate & Energy

A surprising link between superintelligent robots, global warming, and mass extinction? Nope, not really

It takes a lot of scientific stretching to suggest robots will rise from the ashes of climate change. But apparently this is an argument.