Should we change Earth to halt warming? Scientists say maybe
BOULDER, Colo. — On most days here, a small team of scientists uses a model to explore a scenario that begins in 2040, after a series of shocks have finally roused the world to take immediate action on the global climate. The purpose is to explore what would happen and what might still be done if humanity gets a late start in addressing the escalating effects of climate change.
Scientists search a gorge for the secrets of wind
A team of researchers looking for ways to expand the use of wind power just finished measuring wind strengths in one of the toughest areas in the world to study it, the gusty, meandering Columbia River Gorge.
Balloon near space explores global shade from sunlight
BOULDER, Colo. — A team of scientists from Harvard University is planning the world's first substantial experiment in the stratosphere to see whether an aerosol of tiny reflective particles might help cool the Earth from the gathering solar heat caused by carbon dioxide emissions.
Hope glimmers in the garbage for advanced biofuels
"The history of aviation is marked by people achieving extraordinary things, despite the conventional wisdom of the time telling them it couldn't be done." — Air Transport Action Group
Are advanced biofuels ready for takeoff?
In 2008, a group of airlines came to Boeing Co., the world's largest aerospace company, with a big problem. At that point, the United States was weighing policies to fight climate change. One of them involved cutting emissions from jet fuel.