September 20, 2013 Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency, new plants that run on coal would be permitted to emit only about half as much carbon dioxide as the average coal plant puts into the air today. Emissions from the electricity industry are already declining as utilities turn to natural gas and wind farms.
September 19, 2013 The U.S. has had poet laureates, who seem to have worked out well, promoting poetry to the masses. But a bill to similarly sing the praises of scientific discovery and get more young people considering science careers is falling victim to politics.
September 16, 2013 Some scientists have argued that so much gas leaks out during production that it is actually worse for the environment than coal. But a new nationwide study shows that methane leaks from natural gas production aren't as bad as some feared.
September 16, 2013 Five years ago, a Canadian company proposed building the Keystone XL pipeline to connect Canada's tar sands oil development with the big U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast. The southern stretch of this pipeline is nearly finished, but the northern stretch is still under study.
September 11, 2013 A photo snapped from space shows steam rising from the facility housing the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon that was dismantled as part of disarmament efforts five years ago.
September 4, 2013 Nicholas Maduro says a "low-level war" was the cause of an electricity outage that affected 70 percent of the country, including the capital, Caracas.
September 1, 2013 The plant that was badly damaged in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami was found to be leaking contaminated water last month.
August 22, 2013 Scientists are always looking for a more accurate answer to the question, "What time is it?" Now they've built the most precise atomic clock yet — but it's not just telling time. It has the potential to investigate the accuracy of the General Theory of Relativity.