A new pedal-powered sewage disposal system could help fight diseases such as dysentery, cholera and typhoid, its inventor hopes.
Hundreds of business leaders from around the world yesterday released a demand for "an ambitious, robust and equitable global deal on climate change".
Cities could one day be lit by glowing trees, thanks to a discovery at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).
Carbon sequestration - much touted as a cure-all for unsustainable levels of polluting emissions - could increase contaminants in drinking water ten-fold, a new study has found.
Unless R&D is stepped up dramatically, stock market expectations indicate that global oil supplies will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready.
Following the Gulf oil spill, many people were surprised by how quickly the oil seemed to disappear. Now scientists say they know where it went - into the food chain.
The University of Greenwich’s School of Architecture & Construction is using synthetic biology to create 'living' buildings.
The circulation of water in the Atlantic Ocean reversed its direction less than 20,000 years ago, a study has found.
You can turn down the heating; you can switch to a hybrid car. But unless you can stop, um, we'd better call it excreting, your efforts won't go a long way towards cutting your carbon emissions.
The trend towards alternative energy sources will trigger international trade wars, a Colorado Geological Survey scientist will tomorrow warn the Geological Society of America.
One in five vertebrate species could be set for extinction, says an international group of scientists.
The US Department of the Interior has approved the world's largest solar energy project.
MIT scientists are developing an alternative to photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems for capturing the sun's energy.
The Arctic is contuing to warm at an unprecented rate - and the changes are likely to be permanent, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
GE scientists and researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a prototype 1,500-lumen LED bulb that taps jet engine cooling technology to prevent overheating.
Presumably recognising that most people are motivated more by money than by beauty, a UN report has attempted to put a price on biodiversity.
Driving a car helps hike global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air, the American Chemical Society says.
GE has introduced an incandescent-shaped light bulb that combines the instant brightness of halogen technology with the energy efficiency of a compact fluorescent (CFL) bulb.
The US may be set for severe and prolonged droughts in the coming decades, a new government study has found.
The worst coral die-off in ten years - possibly ever - has struck across the Southeast Asian and Indian Oceans.