Conservation & Green Economy

Poll: Global Warming's Divide More Political than Scientific

Global warming, also called climate change, continues to be a divisive issue in America, a new poll suggests.


More Greenpeace Activists Get Bail in Russia

A Russian court has ruled that nine Greenpeace activists can be freed on bail before their trial for hooliganism, raising hopes that most of the Arctic 30 will be released after two months in prison.


Tornadoes Plow Through Illinois, Indiana

Illinois and northwest Indiana were hit with at least 14 tornadoes over the weekend, the National Weather Service has determined.


Self-healing Electrodes Promise Better Phone, Car Batteries

A self-healing battery electrode could bring a new generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices, U.S. researchers say.


2 Greenpeace Activists Make Bail in Russia

A Russian judge refused Monday to free Australian Greenpeace activist Colin Russell, who was among 30 people arrested following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic, signaling that others also could be kept in jail for three more months pending trial.


NASA Launches Maven Mars Explorer

NASA's robotic explorer Maven rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel climate-change mysteries on the red planet.


Analyst Cuts Renewable Energy Rating

Shares of Renewable Energy Group declined Monday in the wake of a proposal by federal regulators to ease 2014 renewable fuel standard targets.


Obama Addresses 'Tremendous Step Towards American Energy Independence'

President Obama said Saturday the United States has made progress on the energy front and is now producing more oil than it imports from other countries.


EPA Proposes Reduction in Biofuels Mandate

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed a reduction in the amount of ethanol in the U.S. fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 isn't working as well as expected.


Brownfield Cleanup Costs Soaring

The fiscal anchor that is a decade-old program meant to encourage developers to clean and rebuild on polluted land will continue to get heavier and heavier, an environmental group said.


Paul McCartney Urges Putin to Release Greenpeace Detainees

Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of "Back in the USSR" on Thursday as he urged Russian President Putin to release 30 Greenpeace activists who have been detained for nearly two months.


Most Americans Say Global Warming Is Real

The vast majority of Americans say global warming is real, serious and man-made -- especially in coastal and drought-stricken areas.


Scientists Warn of Hot, Sour Seas

Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a grimmer outlook for global waters, according to a new report Wednesday.


Global Warming Brings Big Changes to Deep South

Poisoned seafood, scorched forests, flooded homes and crumbling bridges are just some of the problems the South can expect as the earth's climate changes and temperatures heat up in future decades, a new report says.


Greenpeace Activists Moved to St. Petersburg

Russia on Tuesday transferred the "Arctic 30" Greenpeace activists by train from the Arctic Circle city of Murmansk, where they had been held since late September, to Saint Petersburg.


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