Nations agree to start drafting climate action plans, which could encourage greater investment in clean energy.
For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.
The way the Land of the Rising Sun built and lost its dominance in photovoltaics shows just how vulnerable renewables remain to changing politics and national policies.
Severe droughts are forcing researchers to rethink how technology can increase the supply of fresh water.
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale.
The first commercial power plant to use carbon capture and sequestration shows the potential of a crucial technology.
Equipment for making microchips has led to solar cells that are twice as efficient as conventional ones.
Hybrids are a much more cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions than newly released hydrogen fuel cell cars.