Conservation & Green Economy
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.
Amber-eyed jaguars could soon boot out polar bears as king of adorable, furry species facing extinction because of global warming.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Science Foundation says it will shift its antarctic research programs into caretaker mode if the U.S. government shutdown continues past Monday.
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.
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.
Teens Salina Santiago and Melissa Alvarez have found uses for vacant lots in Philadelphia, including a bird sanctuary.
UCLA chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose, potentially leading to a 50 percent increase in biofuel production.
Grid Alternatives, a California nonprofit, is expanding its cost-saving solar power project to the East Coast with a pair of installations in Asbury Park, N.J.
Rumpelstiltskin has nothing on Westway Towing owner Craig Goldstein, who plans to turn the waste vegetable oil he collects from hundreds of restaurants and food service vendors into his own "liquid gold."
A Solano County, Calif., wind farm would be the first renewable energy project in the nation allowed to kill eagles under a federal plan, a U.S. agency said.
The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it clear that human action is warming the planet and we're headed for disaster, despite a supposed halt in global warming over the past 15 years.