Noteworthy News

We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means.
Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million. 
Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plans Stir Debate, Raise Environmental Concerns
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster.
Engineering the $325,000 Burger - Or You Could Eat a Good Veggie Burger!
A researcher in the Netherlands wants to show the world — including potential donors — that in-vitro meat is a reality.
Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears
The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.
Replanting the Rust Belt
Pittsburgh in springtime is an edible city.
Nanoparticle Tech Could Bring Clean Water to Rural Poor
A water purification system that uses nanotechnology to remove bacteria, viruses and other contaminants may be able to deliver clean drinking water to rural communities for less than $3 a year per family, according to a new study.
Climate change may bring drought to temperate areas, study says
Climate change may increase the risk of extreme rainfall in the tropics and drought in the world's temperate zones, according to a new study led by NASA.
A City That Turns Garbage Into Energy Copes With a Shortage
This is a city that imports garbage. Some comes from England, some from Ireland. Some is from neighboring Sweden. It even has designs on the American market.
In Montana, ranchers line up against coal
So even though people may be complaining about coal development and how dirty rotten bad it is, it pays a lot of bills in the state of Montana.
Climate Change's Human Connection Explained
By the mid-1990s, it was possible to investigate the causal mechanisms behind changes in Earth's climate using relatively sophisticated mathematical models of Earth's climate.