Conservation & Green Economy

Fracking Protest Turns Violent in New Brunswick

Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay is calling for an end to any confrontations and the resumption of talks to resolve a dispute over shale gas exploration in eastern New Brunswick.


Beekeepers Gather for Big Conference

Though the colony collapse disorder that's been decimating bees around the world isn't specifically on the Western Apicultural agenda, it will be the background for many of the talks.


Nobel Laureates Appeal to Russia Over Greenpeace Activists

Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners have written a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin urging him to prevent piracy convictions of 28 Greenpeace activists, a photographer, and a videographer.


Climate Change Is Here

A mounting body of evidence demonstrates that climate change is neither distant nor theoretical. It is here and now.


World Food Prize Takes on GMOs, Climate Change

The World Food Prize Foundation is confronting both opposition to genetically modified crops and the divisive issue of global warming as it gathers experts and national leaders to talk about how to feed a growing global population.


Global Warming's Latest, Tastiest Victims

Lobster populations are exploding in the Gulf of Maine, but are plummeting in the waters of southern New England, likely due to warmer waters and disease.


Saudis to Use Shale Gas for Electricity

Inspired by a shale gas boom in the U.S., which has transformed itself from the world's largest gas importer to a net exporter, Saudi Arabia plans to take its first steps to commercialize its own large unconventional deposits.


Warming Will Hit Tropics First

Amber-eyed jaguars could soon boot out polar bears as king of adorable, furry species facing extinction because of global warming.


Thousands to Gather for Environmental Meeting

The Energy Action Coalition is holding its annual Power Shift environmental convention in Pittsburgh this year, the first time its been convened outside of Washington, D.C.


Hybrids, Diesels, EVs Lift MPG Figures

Americans may not be as impressed with high mpg ratings now that gas prices are falling, but the poor showing of "fuel-efficient" pickups, SUVs and minivans can end up costing more than you might think.


Shutdown Hobbles Probe Into Dolphin Die-off

The deadly virus that's been savaging bottlenose dolphin populations along the Eastern Seaboard for months has also taken a toll on the team in Virginia charged with recovering the carcasses for study.


Solar Decathlon Features 19 Hi-tech Homes

A charging station that powers a pedelec (electric bike), a walkway that heats your home, and a bathroom that doubles as a shelter in storms. Oh, and don't forget the edible walls and movable rooms.


U.S. Antarctic Research Affected by Shutdown

The National Science Foundation says it will shift its antarctic research programs into caretaker mode if the U.S. government shutdown continues past Monday.


U.S. Could Run Short of Nuclear Reactor Material

The U.S. could be facing a shortage of lithium-7, vital to the operation of many of the country's nuclear reactors, and only Russia and China produce significant amounts of it.


Coal-fired Power Plant to Close

The Public Service Commission conditionally approved a proposal by Kentucky Power to buy a half-interest in a power plant in West Virginia to supply electricity in parts of eastern Kentucky.


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