Conservation & Green Economy

Study: Human-induced Climate Change Threatens Plants, Agriculture

Human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than first believed to plants and global agriculture, a University of Florida scientist says.


Natural Gas Set to Dethrone Coal

Natural gas is expected to overtake coal to become the largest source of U.S. electrical generation by 2040.


Energy Saving Tips to Help Handle All that Christmas Tech

There are ways to enjoy our new gadgets without a skyrocketing electric bill.


Climate Change Isn't an Equal Opportunity Destroyer

Scientists say climate change will not affect all regions of the world equally -- some places will get a lot less water, while others get a lot more.


Renewable Energy Group to Acquire Syntroleum

Syntroleum, which has struggled with mounting financial losses, patent fights and production problems for years, announced it has found a buyer in Renewable Energy Group.


Fracking and Earthquakes: Dems Call for Investigation

Reps. Peter DeFazio and Henry Waxman called for a hearing on whether earthquakes in Oklahoma and other states are being caused by activities related to hydraulic fracturing.


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.


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