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How to make fuel from woody biomass, with critters from a shipworm's innards

The shipworm may help solve perhaps the most vexing problem in biofuels: how to make ethanol from woody materials like switchgrass and aspen.

Arsenic-laden rice: As FDA deliberates, Consumer Reports issues guidance

Arsenic-laden rice: As FDA deliberates, Consumer Reports issues guidance

The advice is sobering: Adults should eat no more than 1½ to 2 cups of cooked rice per week, and children less than half that much.

How a Keystone XL-size pipeline project is moving ahead without U.S. review

How a Keystone XL-size pipeline project is moving ahead without U.S. review

A new lawsuit argues that the State Department is obligated to insist that Enbridge's plans for expanded capacity across Minnesota undergo environmental review.