The US is a latecomer to offshore wind development, but President Biden has set big goals for expanding it. The Gulf of Mexico has good conditions and a large offshore energy industry.
While a US transition to renewable energy by 2030 is possible, streamlined policies with clear goals and incentives are necessary to get there, says an industrial engineering professor.
An economist explains coal power’s rise and fall in charts.
A climate scientist looks at what works and some popular ideas that aren’t as cheap or effective as people hope.
The test facility in Miami helps building designers prevent future storm damage. With the warming climate intensifying hurricanes, engineers are planning a new one with 200 mph winds and storm surge.
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
You can’t photograph the inside of a twister, but radar offers some clues.
The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
The direction a beach faces, relative to wind direction, largely determines how many bluebottles are pushed to shore.
Dry, windy conditions have fueled destructive wildfires in Texas, Florida and other states in 2022. Understanding these terms can help people in fire-risk areas prepare.
Renewable energy is expanding at a record pace, but still not fast enough. Here are the key areas to watch for progress in bringing more wind and solar into the power grid in 2022.
Forecasters described it as a ‘historical weather day.’ An atmospheric scientist who was at the heart of the storms explains what happened.
Researchers are uncovering how microplastic particles are carried in wind, rain and snow to remote regions of our planet.
Australia has expansive areas of flat land — usually agricultural land — and it’s over these large, flat areas that tornadoes like to form.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes.
Electric vehicles are poised to take over our roads: so how do we make sure this change doesn’t exacerbate social and energy inequality?
A particularly stormy winter has pushed perennial sea ice into the Arctic melt zone.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
Some of the most powerful offshore wind is over water too deep for a standard wind turbine. Engineers found a way around the problem.