Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota's current oil rush.
The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said during a visit to Aspen yesterday that she doesn't believe Congress will derail plans for groundbreaking regulation of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
As governments' efforts to cut greenhouse-gas emissions continue to sputter, some researchers have discussed another possible tool for combating climate change: "geoengineering" the climate. One particular form of it, "solar geoengineering," would involve reflecting sunlight away from the Earth to reduce future warming, possibly by deploying an army of mirrors or spraying the air with reflective aerosols that would function like a chemical sunscreen.
Al Gore spent decades sounding the alarm about global warming and how to fight it. He remains very active too. But there's also a public familiarity, fatigue even, with the former vice president. Gore is, to say the least, a known quantity.
Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa emerged as the most formidable potential rival of state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat Thursday after billionaire Tom Steyer announced that he would not run.
An anti-gas drilling group from northeastern Pennsylvania has reached a settlement agreement with state law enforcement officials, after it accused them of conducting unconstitutional surveillance on its members.
Two communities in California are being exposed to at least 15 different kinds of pollutants from oil and gas development, according to a new report. And experts don't yet know how the pollution is affecting residents' health.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died at 90, according to the Associated Press.
Abdullah's 79-year-old brother, Salman, has succeeded him as king. King Salman named his half-brother, Muqrin, as his crown prince and heir.
The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co, said it would not be able to meet a self-imposed deadline to decontaminate water containing highly radioactive substances by the end of March.
Brian Deese, a senior White House budget aide, will replace the outgoing John Podesta as a top adviser to President Obama with a special focus on implementing Obama's climate-change and energy agenda in his final two years.
Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S., partly because of the market and partly because of national climate change policy.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, who has so far avoided taking a position on the Keystone XL pipeline, is sure to face the issue again on Wednesday in a return to Canada as Congress considers approving construction of the contentious project backed by the United States' northern neighbor.
Major fossil fuel companies and energy utilities have used their financial power to take control of key renewable energy lobby groups in Europe in an effort to slow the continent's transition to clean energy, according to industry insiders.
A federal judge has overturned a New Mexico county's ban on oil and natural gas drilling that was the first of its kind when it was enacted nearly two years ago.
In a sprawling, nearly 200-page decision that touched on several constitutional elements, U.S. District Judge James O. Browning ruled that the ordinance clashes with federal law.
A seismic hazard map is essentially what it sounds like—a map that shows the potential for earthquakes in certain areas. The maps give people a sense of the likelihood of earthquakes occurring, where they might occur, and how strong they might be. The maps can influence everything from public policy to building codes to insurance rates.
A highly controversial oil project that Spain's national government had pinned its hopes on was just cancelled. Spanish oil giant Repsol has decided to call off drilling near the Canary Islands, a small chain of Spanish-controlled islands off the coast of Morocco.
U.S. President Barack Obama mocked congressional Republicans' popular "I am not a scientist" demurral on climate science, and vowed to prevent Congress from undermining his administration's steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
President Obama needled congressional Republicans for their early focus on the Keystone XL pipeline in his State of the Union address Tuesday, saying that Congress should instead be working on a long-term infrastructure bill.
Europe is launching a major diplomatic push for an ambitious deal on global warming, mobilising A-list celebrities and tens of thousands of diplomats to exert "maximum pressure" on key countries in international climate negotiations.
Two charitable groups will spend $48 million over the next three years to help states figure out how to reduce emissions from electricity production, an effort to seize the possibilities that are opening up as the cost of clean power falls.