Claim: Food production in the northeastern US may need to change if climate does

If significant climate change occurs in the United States it may be necessary to change where certain foods are produced in order to meet consumer demand.

Report: US confused about ethanol

There’s even more turmoil than usual in the U.S. biofuels policy realm, with lawsuits, demands for criminal investigations, leaked documents and threats flying all over the place.

US DoE eyes support for ocean energy

Sixteen million dollars is a pittance in the larger energy scheme, but for wave and new tidal technologies in their infancy, every little bit of help is surely appreciated.

Fukushima radioactive plume to reach US in three years

The radioactive ocean plume from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster will reach the shores of the US within three years from the date of the incident but is likely to be harmless according to new paper in the journal Deep-Sea Research 1.

Yes, renewables are slowly gaining ground in the US

Americans used less energy in 2012 than they did in 2011, and the energy they did use was more likely to come from cleaner sources than it used to, as natural gas, solar and wind made gains and coal declined.

Iran hacks US utilities

In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies. 

Irish fight back at tax allegations

The Irish government is getting angry that the US and UK are blaming its tax laws for the antics of multinational IT companies.

US big business worried about China bans

US businesses are starting to get a little worried about what's seen as a new spirit of McCarthyism which is starting to kick off in Washington.

US IT services market takes a hit

Analyts at Ovum have officially ruled 2012 as bad for the IT services market. Ed Thomas, Senior Analyst in the Ovum IT Services team said that 2012 was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002.

Photovoltaic wars show Japan gets a boost

A market research firm said Japan is set to overtake both Japan and the USA in the installation of photovoltaic (PV) capacity.

US Intelligence officials outline cyber threat

US intelligence officials have ranked the specter of cyber-attacks as a major threat on par with concerns over terrorism and North Korea.

White House calls on China to put a stop to hacking

A senior White House official has demanded that China stop hacking US computer systems and agree to a set of international rules on behavior in cyberspace.

China hits back at US hackers

China's Defense Ministry has accused the US of repeated cyberattacks on its website, along with a People's Liberation Army news site.

Stuxnet worm dates back to 2005

The Stuxnet worm, used to attack nuclear reprocessing plants in Iran, was targeting the country as early as 2005, say reseqarchers at security firm Symantec.

China outgeeks US as world's biggest smart device market

China now has more active Android and iOS devices than any other country, knocking the US off the top spot.

Facebook gives iOS users free US voice calls

It seems that Facebook's test in Canada of free voice calls for iOS users has been a success, with the company now tipped to roll the feature out in the US.

2012 was US's hottest year on record

Last year was the ninth warmest since 1880, say NASA scientists, and the warmest recorded by far for the continental US.

2012 was US's hottest year on record

Last year was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States, say NOAA scientists, with an average temperature of 55.3°F - 3.2°F above the 20th century average, and 1.0°F above 1998, the previous warmest year.

Iran is behind bank attacks, says US

The wave of cyberattacks that hit US banks in September was the work of Iran, according to a US government official.

Extreme weather forecast for Eastern US

The US East Coast is set for a big rise in heat waves and storms, a study using the world's fastest supercomputer has shown.