Conservation & Green Economy
The discovery of genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field has reignited the debate over genetically modified food.
A U.S. Department of Energy proposal to recycle scrap metal from its nuclear facilities has set off the radiation detectors of environmental groups, some in the metals industry and one member of Congress.
Environmentalists are pushing U.S. President Barack Obama to designate more federal lands as monument sites to prevent expanded oil and gas drilling.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk announced that the electric-car
company is expanding its network of "Supercharging" stations across the country,
so that Model S owners can drive from Los Angeles to New York just using Tesla's
network of fast charging stations.
A requirement that major utilities generate 1.5
percent of their power from the sun by 2020 will force four investor-owned electric utilities to generate 30 times
more solar power than they do today.
Kansas City has signed a deal to install solar
panels and equipment on 80 city buildings to meet part of their demand for
2013 began with a bang for the U.S. wind power industry as
Congress passed an extension of the federal production tax credit.
Before this week, most students at El Paso's Center for Career &
Technology Education had never held a shovel, much less completed any yard work,
said interim Principal Matthew Farley.
The San Onofre nuclear plant has been shut down for more than a year because of equipment problems
with its replacement steam generators.
The Solar Impulse plane, in the second leg of a coast-to-coast flight, broke a distance record for solar-powered flight.
Hamilton Green Action members will try
to utilize existing organizations and events to advance the agenda of making
this Ohio burg the "greenest little city in America."
California's heavy industries spent $280 million on greenhouse gas
permits in the state's latest carbon auction, which environmentalists see as a sign that
the program is hitting its stride.
Pot production often uses hospital-intensity lamps, air
conditioning, dehumidifiers, fans and carbon-dioxide generators to stimulate
plants and boost their potency.
New, tougher standards have been part of the problem for the coal industry, no doubt. From here, though, they're running a distant third to natural gas and western coal.
Companies operating industrial-sized turbines
that are killing eagles and other protected birds
have yet to be fined or prosecuted -- even though every death is a