Conservation & Green Economy

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.

Green Economy: Balancing Jobs, Environment

Large labor unions are willing to help fight global warming, but warn environmentalists that workers need new clean-energy jobs before existing industries are shut down.

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.

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