Conservation & Green Economy
One of the centerpieces of California's fight against global warming survived a significant legal challenge Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit brought by oil-industry and out-of-state farm groups.
New York state laws regulating hydraulic fracturing don't bar towns from using zoning to ban the process, the state court of appeal said Monday.
Three years after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake shook Japan and caused radiation-contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant to enter the Pacific Ocean, conservationists along the U.S. Pacific coast are worried.
A deal with federal officials will make a California wind farm the first in the country to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades.
A petition filed by Alaska to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act merits a closer look, federal officials said Wednesday.
Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Now they're commonplace.
Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to the nonpartisan Risky Business report.
The World Bank says that a move to climate-friendly practices would have the added benefits of creating jobs and improving health around the globe.
Pregnant women who live near places where agricultural pesticides are applied are at higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.
The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, with high-level delegations examining the intersection between global economic progress and environmental change.
The Supreme Court on Monday cut back on the sole Obama administration program already in place to deal with power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
The National Park Service is taking steps to ban drones from 84 million acres of public lands and waterways, saying the unmanned aircraft annoy visitors, harass wildlife and threaten safety.
A report that scientists are calling one of the most comprehensive studies of great white sharks finds their numbers are surging off the East Coast after decades of decline.
Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas communities saddled with abandoned and hazardous sites will soon find a boost from two federal grants.
Attorneys representing Pennsylvania claim that gasoline containing the additive known as MTBE caused widespread pollution and harm to the state's waters.