Google reaches for the sun. The search engine's latest multimillion-dollar investment will bring solar power to homes around Sacramento.
Energy and the environment are typically “back burner” issues in national elections, but both are huge this year for Republicans. From tarring President Obama’s administration with allegations of mismanagement and favoritism for pushing renewable-energy and a “green jobs” agenda, to lambasting “job-killing” environmental regulations, GOP candidates have embraced both energy and environmental issues with gusto. Take a look at where each of them stands.
Clean energy projects in California are thriving. But environmentalists worry about impact of clean energy companies on Mojave Desert.
Ethiopia's state project to make it into one of the world's top sugar producers requires the resettling of semi-nomadic herders in permanent villages. Which priority wins out: cultural preservation or economic progress?
Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate students Tuna Tuksoz (l.) and Mark Cutler in the school’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics fly a simulator of a small quadrotor that has military applications.
Solyndra's flop is part of a global shakeout in the brutal solar manufacturing market. But that shakeout may one day help to make the solar industry competitive with coal power.
A freight train that derailed and exploded Friday in Illinois was carrying ethanol. Though rail transport of ethanol has increased dramatically, accidents involving hazardous materials are down.
SeQuential travels to local businesses in Oregon and Washington to buy waste cooking oil that it converts into biodiesel for cars and trucks – and sells at its stations.