Fifteen years ago electric power generation was the largest source of US greenhouse gas emissions. Now the power sector is leading the shift to a clean energy economy.
April 20, 2021 • ~6 min
Russia is attempting to claim more of the Arctic seabed – an area rich in oil, gas and minerals – and its fleet of icebreakers is helping shipping expand. The US needs some creative ideas to catch up.
April 19, 2021 • ~9 min
Researchers at Harvard have designed new, highly selective tools that can add or remove sugars from a protein with no off-target effects, to examine exactly what the sugars are doing and engineer them into new treatments for “undruggable” proteins.
April 16, 2021 • ~7 min
Scientists need to know how much we can rely on the land to offset our emissions.
April 16, 2021 • ~6 min
A review of the state of Britain's native woods and trees finds only 7% are in good condition.
April 13, 2021 • ~3 min
The US electricity grid is actually five regional grids, and it's hard to share power between them. A macrogrid could bridge the gaps, making electricity cheaper and more reliable.
April 5, 2021 • ~9 min
Environmental campaigners dub the 1,572 locations across Wales "ticking time bombs".
April 2, 2021 • ~7 min
Long-term "ripple" effects of wildfires may not surface until months or years after the flames are extinguished, an expert explains.
April 2, 2021 • ~9 min
A Harvard study has confirmed that stress can lead to hair loss.
March 31, 2021 • ~8 min
All the ways plants, animals, insects and the bacteria around us can be beneficial to human health.
March 31, 2021 • ~6 min