Conservation & Green Economy

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.


Climate-change Talks Resume in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

U.N. talks on climate change reopened in the aftermath of the "sobering" super typhoon Haiyan and a slew of warnings about extreme weather events to come.


Typhoons and Climate Change

The Philippines is still picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the typhoon Haiyan, but there are good reasons for suspecting that the devastating storm is linked to global warming and climate change.


Rebates for Natural Gas, Electric Cars

Texans soon will have a shot at a rebate when buying electric or natural gas vehicles, but lawmakers have limited the incentives available.


Natural Gas Production Booms on Utica Shale

Natural gas production from Ohio's Utica shale is rising fast, according to Chesapeake Energy Corp.


Dutch Demand Release of Greenpeace Activists

The Netherlands asked an international tribunal Wednesday for the release of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists who were on board when it was seized by Russia after a protest near a Gazprom oil rig.


Earth vs. Capitalism: Are We Screwed?

Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data - and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.


Green Plains Buys BioFuels Ethanol Plant

One of Minnesota's largest ethanol plants is being sold in a $101 million two-plant deal to Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.


Climate Change Puts Food Supply at Risk

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world's food supply in coming decades, a leaked U.N. draft report revealed.


Obama Signs Executive Order to Combat Climate Change

A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday to make it easier for states and local governments to respond to weather disasters.


Coal Miners Rally Against EPA Rules

Hundreds of coal workers gathered Tuesday in front of the U.S. Capitol as Sen. Rand Paul and other coal-state lawmakers accused the Obama administration of waging a "war on coal" with new environmental rules.


TVA Touts Wind in Tennessee

TVA has been showcasing its investment in renewable energy with tours of its Buffalo Mountain Wind Farm in Tennessee.


Monsanto Says Glyphosate 'Safe' Despite Report

Monsanto is calling for more controls on glyphosate-based weed-killers, including its Roundup line, in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina.


N.J. Reduces Power Plant Emissions

New Jersey power plants cut their carbon-based emissions by 11 percent in 2012, the second consecutive double-digit decline of a pollutant that traps heat in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change.


Scientists Tap Cows for Renewable Natural Gas

Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestive system into fuel, an innovation that could curb greenhouse gases that cause global warming.


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