More than five years after it was first reported, colony-collapse disorder is still killing honeybees around the world. If scientists can’t pinpoint the cause, the economic and environmental damage could be immense
An energy revolution is changing America — for good and for ill. Michael Levi, author of the new book “The Power Surge,” talks about the economic and environmental debate over energy
The haul of exoplanets astronomers are discovering include some surprising and promising finds
The wildfire season is starting early in southern California this year, thanks in part to an unusually dry winter and spring. As the climate warms, will drought and fires become the norm?
As tragedies like Boston and Newtown mount, scientists and criminologists are trying harder than ever to understand the minds behind the crimes
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 are set to pass 400 ppm, far faster than scientists would have predicted. That shows how difficult it’s been to reduce carbon emissions—and points the way towards dangerous warming in the future
The Fukushima meltdown hasn’t been the public-health disaster that many critics feared, but TEPCO has struggled with the cleanup. The latest news that groundwater is becoming contaminated by the stricken reactors is one more …
The Cassini spacecraft spots a years-long storm on a distant world
Nearly 400 people were killed when a textile factory near Dhaka collapsed. It’s the worst disaster in the history of clothing manufacturing. How much blame do consumers deserve?
It might seem decadent, but ordering your groceries online from a delivery service like FreshDirect is greener than driving to the store. Farmers’ markets? Less so