With the Obama administration poised to issue its sweeping rules to cut carbon pollution from power plants, a Texas-based conservative think tank is making a far-fetched bid to quash the new regulations.
This story was updated on Aug. 11
If actions do indeed speak louder than words, plants and animals are telling us in no uncertain terms that human-caused climate change is changing their lives—with potentially dire consequences for the ecosystem.
In a move to accelerate the spread of solar power in the United States, the nation's largest residential solar installer launched a new offering Tuesday aimed at the underserved small- and medium-sized business market.
SolarCity has grown quickly with a boost from new financing options for residential installations that have removed or significantly lowered the up-front costs. Now the company hopes to do the same thing for smaller commercial customers.
ExxonMobil's $5 million settlement for polluting water during the Pegasus oil pipeline spill may be final as soon as this week. But many Arkansas water agencies and cities are blasting the penalty and other requirements in the pact as being too weak and too reliant on struggling federal pipeline regulators to keep the 1940s-era pipeline from failing again.
With solar power and wind electricity booming, Hillary Clinton promises to double down on them if she is elected president.
With polls indicating swing state voters believe human activities are causing climate change by a 2-1 margin, her new platform on climate change mocks Republican right-wingers as being out of touch with reality.
If diplomacy is the art of keeping one's options open, then the negotiators of a new Paris climate change treaty must be consummate diplomats.
And if using brackets in a draft text is the equivalent of a diplomatic emoticon—one that signals [uncertainty] [dispute] [intransigence]— then the talks must have gone into a peculiar form of emoji overdrive.
Put forth by the co-chairs of the Paris process on Friday, a new 83-page treaty draft remains a tangle of bewildering brackets sandwiched among opaque options highlighting areas of disagreement.
The nation's first survey of fracking well depths shows shallow fracking is more widespread than previously thought, occurring at 16 percent of publicly recorded sites in 27 states, posing a potential threat to underground sources of drinking water.
The Kalamazoo River near Marshall, Mich. today teems with kayakers paddling amid swimming turtles, buzzing dragonflies and fish that leap from the water—with few visible scars of the environmental disaster that struck the riverside community five years ago.
About 80 billion cubic feet of the potent greenhouse gas methane escapes into the air each year from the complex U.S. system for carrying natural gas to power stations and other consumers, according to new research published this week.
Today the gently rolling Kalamazoo River in southern Michigan flows clear once again. There are few reminders that five years ago the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history turned 40 miles of the river black.
There is, however, a $100 million piece of unfinished business.