These massive rocks, long portrayed in space thrillers as potential bearers of the apocalypse, might, in fact, have been one of the causes of life on earth.
A White House briefing on the Gulf Coast oil spill, which is five times more aggressive than previously thought, laid the blame squarely on the oil company's shoulders.
What has the heir to the British throne been doing with himself for the past 30 years? Apparently, making a documentary about climate change.
Attempts to control the Gulf Coast oil spill have reached desperate levels, threatening both wildlife and the chances of a comprehensive climate bill.
Scientists have invented a new platinum alloy that may help fuel cell technology over its price hump.
The slick is now 50 by 33 miles and is expected to reach the shore as soon as Saturday.
Which parts of the Eastern seaboard will be swallowed by rising seas? This EPA scientist can tell you. Too bad no one's listening.
Hypocrisy may run rampant, but it's time for the White House to step in.
A sunken oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico is leaking 1,000 barrels of oil a day, which could make it more difficult to corral Democratic votes for a climate bill.
Over at Wired, one of our Climate Desk partners, Dave Bullock previews a new solar panel material being developed at Caltech and Alexis Madrigal looks into a high-powered green energy R&D group headed by Bill Gates.
Harry Reid is reportedly considering tackling immigration reform before climate legislation. Lindsey Graham is not pleased.
Move over, hemp tote bags: These eco-capitalists see profit in fixing the planet.
Climate Desk collaborator Mother Jones has uncovered new details about the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman climate bill, which will be formally unveiled on Monday. The big news is that the senatorial trio has scored the backing of three of the five major oil companies.
The sinking of a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico could be the deadliest offshore incident the U.S. has seen since 1968. If it causes an oil spill, though, the industry will really be screwed.
In a repsonse to Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus's Climate Desk piece on intellectual property in the green energy field, a reader issues a warning: pass technology on to China at your own risk.
Andrew Sullivan points to Jim Manzi's dismemberment of the obstinately uninformed take on climate change in Mark Levin's new book, Liberty and Tyranny. Manzi's take-down "feels like a whiff of Clorox in a urinal," Andrew writes, pointing to some pithy quotes:
A video for Earth Day's most sanctimonious observers.
Grist, one of our partners on The Climate Desk, hosted a panel earlier this week about the new SEC ruling that urges companies to report risks associated with climate change. We've selected some of the most interesting bits below:
Carbon sequestration companies are looking to pump greenhouse gases underground. Private landholders are taking note, and the government should as well.