Conservation & Green Economy

Feinstein Targets Corn Ethanol

Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has introduced a bill that would eliminate corn ethanol from the Renewable Fuel Standard as a way to limit the higher corn prices and rapid conversion of land to corn cultivation that increased ethanol production has caused.

GM Plant Tackles Tough Waste Challenge

A General Motors manufacturing facility in Rochester, N.Y., has no trash going to landfills.

How Do You Store the Wind?

As more and more of our electrical energy supply is furnished by renewables, ways to store that energy become increasingly important to the smartness of the grid.

Agriculture the Most Promising Market for Drones

Farmers say that the use of drones to survey crops and to monitor for disease has a promising future.

Dumping of Toxic 'E-Waste' Expands

Millions of mobile phones, laptops, tablets, toys, digital cameras and other electronic devices bought this Christmas are destined to create a flood of dangerous "e-waste" that is being dumped illegally in developing countries, the UN has warned.

Grijalva Alleges Conflict of Interest in Keystone Case

Rep. Raul Grijalva sent a letter co-signed by 24 other House Democrats to President Obama highlighting corporate conflicts of interest in the preparation of the pending Keystone XL environmental impact statement.

Grizzly Bears Could Be Taken Off Endangered List

Wildlife officials in the northern Rockies say it's time to lift protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone, a move some environmental groups say is premature.

Podesta Likely to Reject Keystone XL

President Obama's appointment of adviser John Podesta, an opponent of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, to the White House could foretell a rejection of the controversial Canada-to-Texas pipeline, environmental groups said.

Russia Says Nyet to Canada North Pole Claim

Russian President Putin Tuesday vowed to expand his military presence in the Arctic a day after Canada said it would claim the North Pole as its own.

New Obama Aide to Focus on Climate Change

John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Clinton, will join President Obama's inner circle for one year to focus on energy and climate change issues.

Auto Dealer Builds Big Solar Project

Workers from High Peaks Solar, a solar energy firm based in Troy, N.Y., are expected to finish the three-month project by the end of this week.

Eagle Deaths OK'd for Wind Power

Some green energy companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, in a U.S. effort to spur renewable energy while balancing its environmental consequences.

Wind Power and Wildlife Can Coexist

One of Maine's top wildlife advocacy groups says there's plenty of room in the state to accommodate animal habitat and wind energy development.

Climate Change Early Warning System Urged

A new National Research Council report calls for developing an early warning system to better anticipate environmental tipping points from climate change.

Is Recycling Bad for the Environment?

Instead of multiple bins, trucks and routes, which in turn lead to increased operating costs and increased greenhouse gas emissions, Houston wants to use one bin for recyclables and trash.

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