Noteworthy News

Climate Panel Cites Near Certainty on Warming
An international panel of scientists has found with near certainty that human activity is the cause of most of the temperature increases of recent decades, and warns that sea levels could conceivably rise by more than three feet by the end of the century if emissions continue at a runaway pace.
Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell
There is an indisputable elegance to the idea of transforming garbage into fuel, of turning icky, smelly detritus into something valuable.
Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas
We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. 
An EV in Every Garage
Four years ago, the number of electric vehicles on California roads was pretty close to zero.  At the end of this year, it will be about 50,000.  
California aims to "bottle sunlight" in energy storage push
California, whose green ambitions helped the solar and wind industries take root, is taking an essential next step by proposing a sharp rise in energy storage to better integrate renewable power with the rest of the grid.
A Clean-Car Boom
In a welcome development for the planet, the cars on American streets are becoming much more climate-friendly much sooner than many had expected.
Arid Southwest Cities’ Plea: Lose the Lawn
This is how officials here feel about grass these days: since 2009, the city has paid $1.4 million to homeowners willing to rip out their front lawns and plant less thirsty landscaping.
Musk unveils plans for $10 billion Hyperloop
Air cushioning: That's the high-concept technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.
New Tools Pinpoint Natural Gas Leaks, Maximizing a Fuel’s Green Qualities
Natural gas is hailed as green and safe, but its environmental benefits and ability to temper climate change are reduced by its tendency to leak into the air undetected. 
New Mexico is the driest of the dry
As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.