Matt Smith is an Atlanta-based journalist who reports on science, energy, and the environment.
Power plant emissions and automobile exhaust are fouling the air in Beijing. Geography and atmospheric dynamics aren't helping.
The company is building America's first new reactors in decades, but has suffered from a boom in cheap natural gas, advances in renewable energy technologies, and lower-than-expected demand for energy.
Each year, farmers throw away 16 million tons of corn infected with aflatoxin, which contributes to food insecurity, especially in Asia and Africa, and can cause fatal liver damage, cancer, and stunted growth in children.
The amount of greenhouse gases released from the earth due to climate change has been a subject of great debate — and new research suggests it could boost global emissions 30 percent.
A new study argues that the development of large eyes, rather than the appearance of evolutionary limbs, led aquatic vertebrates ashore about 400 million years ago.
Researchers have developed a device that might enable better human control of prosthetics and robots used in industrial settings.
Georgia Power's decision to pass on plans to construct a nuclear power plant near Columbus is the latest in a string of setbacks for the US nuclear industry.