Conservation & Green Economy
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient.
Duke Energy says it will stop burning coal at a southwest Ohio power plant that was the site of a recent oil spill into the Ohio River.
California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways.
Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.
The federal government is protecting 20 types of coral by putting them on the list of threatened species.
Trash-burning is throwing more toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study.
The Friends of the Earth environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle a California nuclear plant to review potential earthquake risks.
Aqua America's $54 million investment in a pipeline to supply water for Marcellus Shale fracking operations has not exactly gushed profits as hoped.
Florida's $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet in a little brown bug that's putting at risk the state's economy and very identity.
Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks send steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle.
Years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's pump-as-you-please policy toward groundwater.
Climate change, drought and catastrophic wildfires threaten iconic Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border.
A growing number of churches and other faith groups are divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies that release large amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
A California billionaire environmentalist is spending millions to attack Florida Gov. Rick Scott as a friend of polluters and utility companies.