The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a silent yet powerful reminder that human wastefulness is killing our planet.
A new biofuel production process is claimed to produce more than 20 times as much energy than existing methods.
Surfers spend half their time on the water sitting upright on their boards, scanning the horizon for the next suitable wave.
The solar flare which erupted on March 7 was the most powerful eruption ever observed by Fermi's Large Area Telescope (LAT).
If you want to get Apple to do something, try dressing up as a giant iPhone. It's worked for Greenpeace, whose campaign against the company's reliance on 'dirty power' has succeeded.
ZM Architecture imagines that its approximately 100-foot diameter constructs are anchored to the riverbed and turned via integrated motors that function as the equivalent of solar tracking devices used on land.
A new poll from Gallup shows the American public generally backing a comprehensive - and perhaps contradictory - array of methods for resolving energy and environmental issues.
From hydrogen fuel cell storage systems to next-generation solar windows and more efficient computing to marine power tech, a whole lot of significant green breakthroughs have occurred in our national laboratories.
Most people understand that once solar panels are paid off, the energy they provide is free. But what about on a national level?
Subway systems consume enormous amounts of energy. To further complicate things, they usually require energy in short, intense jolts.
Growing meat in the lab using tissue engineering techniques could cut the associated greenhouse gas emissions by 96 percent, say University of Oxford and University of Amsterdam scientists.
China's now the world's biggest investor in green energy, according to the latest annual report on renewable energy investment trends from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Researchers have created a new energy-harvesting device that can draw power from sources such as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.
Engineering researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new alloy capable of converting heat directly into electricity.
You may have already seen this coming. Doctors have provided evidence to back up many people’s suspicions: energy drinks are bad for you.
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, improving energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.
Soft rock is all the rage these days on the MIT campus - SOFT Rockers, that is, a functional art installation by the institute’s school of architecture students, led by professor Sheila Kennedy.
Despite the way China's economy continues to expand, its energy use is likely to level off in the next couple of decades, say researchers at Berkeley Lab.
Geologists have been testing a technique to generate energy from magma, after molten rock unexpectedly flowed into an exploratory well they'd been drilling in Iceland.
You think the Nevada desert, you think solar power. But that's not the case at Pahrump Valley High School, about 50 miles west of Las Vegas.
The school, scheduled to open in 2012, is being built with a geothermal heat pump (GHP).