Conservation & Green Economy

Electric-cars Owners Power up With Solar

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.


Landowners Skeptical About Keystone XL Pipeline

Three times more individuals and groups than four years ago want to have a say in South Dakota's decision on whether to re-approve the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state if it is ever built.


BP Spill Left Giant 'Bathtub Ring' in Gulf

New research shows that the BP oil spill left an oily ring on the sea floor that's about the size of Rhode Island.


Homeowners Turn to Solar Power

Some systems can generate enough solar power to cover all of a home's needs, but might take a decade or more to pay for themselves.


Why Electric Vehicles Aren't Taking Off

The failure of electric vehicles to gain steam among consumers continues to vex automakers.


'Energy Vampires' Still Lurk in Homes, but Suck Less

Refrigerators and air conditioners can be obvious energy hogs, but small appliances and electronics that draw electricity even when turned off will run up your meter, too, especially newer devices that require a constant Internet connection.


GOP Candidates Tiptoe Around Climate Change

Republicans in competitive races are often saying they are not in a position to make a judgment on climate change, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment.


Cape Cod Building Mussel Industry

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the first offshore shellfish aquaculture permit on the East Coast, adjacent to Cape Wind's planned wind farm.


South Florida Pushes for Statehood Over Sea Level Concerns

South Miami Vice Mayor Harris says Tallahassee isn't concerned with the effect of sea-level rise on southern coastal communities.


What Does 'Organic' Mean for Nonfood Items?

There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.


Biofuels Plant Heralds Renewable Fuel Future

A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the U.S., Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said.


Deadly Tornado Clusters Increase in US

Decades of US tornado data has suggested twisters are ganging up and grouping together, according to meteorologists.


Montana to Send Bison to Indians, Not Zoos

Montana wildlife officials decided Thursday against shipping 145 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park to the Bronx zoo and other locations across the country.


Calif. Bullet Train Gets OK From Court

The California Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to consider an appeal of a case brought by opponents of the state's $68 billion bullet train project, delivering a crucial ruling that allows construction to go ahead as planned.


Natural Gas Not a Fix for Global Warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects.


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