The scientist responsible for sequencing the human genome has created a synthetic cell — with funding from the Department of Energy.
As BP prepared what it called a “top kill” procedure to stop the leak, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said flatly that he did not have faith in the company.
The Colombian city long known for its entrenched poverty and violent drug cartels (including one led by notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar), has embarked on an ambitious program to reinvent itself through design.
California’s marijuana industry is worth an estimated $14 billion. But large, mostly illegal marijuana growing operations illegal — are polluting local ecosystems on an industrial scale in rural counties and places as unlikely as state parks.
A month has now passed since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, spilling at least 5,000 barrels a day into the fragile waters along the Louisiana coastline.
More kids are working at younger ages on farms, according to a new Human Rights Watch report, and a bill pending in Congress attempts to change that.
Need to Know spoke to Lisa Margonelli, author of Oil on the Brain, about the oil industry, the environmental movement, and what might happen when we start seeing oil-covered birds washing up on the Gulf Coast.
Oil drilling is a major part of the Louisiana economy. And in return, says one observer, the state has become Big Oil’s “PR department.”
Need to Know tells you what the oil company executives really meant to say.
The absorptive qualities of hair make it an effective way to soak up the oil in the Gulf.