Conservation & Green Economy
A West Virginia chemical spill that may have contaminated tap water has led officials to tell at least 300,000 people not to bathe, brush their teeth or wash their clothes.
Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast will have to report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday by federal environmental regulators.
European businesses will pay more to burn fossil fuels this year after the 28-country European Union decided to fire up its carbon trading system.
Monsanto reported better-than-expected first quarter earnings Wednesday on sales of biotech soybean seeds and its signature herbicide Roundup.
The natural gas field is increasingly dominated by shale reserves, but a backlash against hydraulic fracturing is spelling trouble for the extraction industry.
Water pollution from oil and gas drilling was confirmed in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.
Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, enduring the longest heatwave ever recorded Down Under as well as destructive bushfires.
Monday's fiery train wreck in Casselton, N.D., is providing fuel for advocates of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Officials overseeing California's high-speed rail project have taken pains in recent weeks to assure the public that construction plans are moving ahead, despite recent court rulings against the project.
Some scientists think technology could help overcome global warming and other issues the world faces.
Beginning Wednesday, California is cracking down on out-of-state recyclers -- a move that local companies welcome.
A clean energy project will bring 80 wind turbines to the Brownsville, Texas, area with the potential to power 55,000 average homes and create jobs.
A proposed California solar power plants is drawing concerns from an unlikely coalition.
Plug-in electric cars will depreciate more dramatically over five years than their conventional counterparts.
Human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than first believed to plants and global agriculture, a University of Florida scientist says.