Conservation & Green Economy
Americans are installing more wind turbines near homes, farms and
businesses to generate their own electricity, a Department of Energy lab is
A Connecticut town hopes to create hundreds of jobs if a bid for a $100 million renewable
energy project is approved by the by state Department of Energy and
Shellfish harvesters in California have filed suit saying the state's "otter-free" zone wasn't properly terminated.
If the Obama administration is indeed waging a "war on coal," as its
critics contend, then Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is trying to bridge the opposing camps.
Researchers at Michigan State have successfully engineered a plant that stores oil in its leaves as well as its seeds, which could be a boon for biofuel production.
The House threw a wrench in President Obama's
climate change initiative by voting to limit the government's ability
to enact environmental regulations.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority
on Thursday approved a policy aimed at keeping construction costs in check amid fears of cost overruns.
A version of Ford Motor Co.'s popular F-150 pickup truck can be prepped
to run on natural gas as well as gasoline for the 2014 model year, a move the
automaker says it's making in response to customer demand.
The federal government plans to open up most of an Ohio state forest to hydraulic fracturing -- but apparently didn't bother letting the locals know.
Saudi businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal said hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in search of natural gas in the U.S. and elsewhere could
undermine the Arabian economy.
Late last Sunday night, I drove home from work through blindingly heavy
rain that continued for at least 30 minutes. It made me wonder: Do birds seek
super-sheltered branches for sleeping at night in case of heavy rain?
High concentrations of arsenic, selenium and strontium were discovered in
drinking water wells located closest to natural gas extraction sites, according
to a study from the University of Texas at Arlington.
A tiny white sliver inside the heads of fish could hold evidence of a
century's worth of humans wrecking the environment: atomic bombs, overfishing,
even climate change.
California conservationists are looking for a way to save a giant sequoia planted by naturalist John Muir in the 1880s.
Thousands of miles away, in Southeast Asia, an oil industry is booming,
gobbling up giant tracts of rainforest in the process.