Conservation & Green Economy

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.

3 Mile Island Back Online

A nuclear plant that produces enough electricity to continuously power 800,000 homes came back on line last month.

Student Fossil-Fuel Divestment Movement Keeps Moving

The student campaign to press colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is entering a new phase, now that administrators at several top schools have said no.

Arctic Methane Could Drive up Global Warming

The arctic seafloor is releasing methane, a potent greenhouse gas, at more than double the rate previously estimated, scientists say.

Islander Denied Status as Climate-Change Refugee

A Pacific islander whose homeland is threatened by rising seas lost his bid to become the world's first climate change refugee when a New Zealand judge dismissed his case as "novel" but "unconvincing."

U.S. Spewing More Methane Than EPA Says

The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane than the federal government estimates, with much of it is coming from just three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

When Climate Change and Property Rights Collide

As coastal cities face increasingly volatile weather, storm surge and sea level rise associated with climate change, building resilience has become a top planning priority. But what are governments legally allowed to do about it?

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