Conservation & Green Economy

EPA Chief Promotes Clean Power to Western Governors

Gina McCarthy, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, promoted proposed clean power plant rules as a way to deal with wildfires and floods that have ravaged the West in recent years.

Rubio, Bush Drag Feet on Climate Measures

As other coastal states take aggressive measures to battle the effects of global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush deny the science and balk at government fixes.

Homeowners can't sue over polluted drinking water

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Marine homeowners in North Carolina can't sue CTS Corp. for contaminating their drinking water decades ago because a state deadline has expired.

BP Must Keep Paying Fines During Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court says BP must keep paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals settlement with some businesses.

Is Nevada a Natural Fit for Emerging Water Market?

Surviving in the desert made Las Vegas an expert in squeezing the most out of every drop of water. Now, local leaders are looking to turn that expertise into a stream of new jobs.

Lawmakers at Mexico Summit Focus on Fighting Climate Change

Some 300 lawmakers from close to 60 countries are focused here on achieving legislative changes in each of their nations that will help limit the rise of world temperatures, according to legislators consulted by Efe.

Help on the Way for Climate Change Victims

Tom Steyer and his wife, Kat Taylor, are creating a fund to help victims of weather disasters, starting with firefighters who battle blazes in the American West.

BP Oil Spill Safety Device Still Poses Risk

A federal investigative board concludes that the safety device that didn't stop the 2010 BP oil spill had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for other rigs.

Natural Gas Replacing Coal, Even in Coal Country

In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks in Kentucky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas.

Study: No 'Silver Bullet' to Stop Global Warming

A new study says science can't undo climate change, but people can by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

TransCanada to Build Merrick LNG Pipeline

TransCanada says it plans to build a $1.9 billion pipeline to help feed Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp.'s proposed liquefied natural gas facility near Kitimat, B.C.

First Solar Rises on Commerce Dept. Clampdown

Shares of First Solar rose Wednesday as the Commerce Department clamped down on Chinese solar equipment companies by imposing preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs.

Power Plan Clouds Coal's Future as Energy Source

President Obama's plan to reduce gases blamed for global warming from the power plants eases restrictions in coal-dependent states and won't necessarily be the reason coal-fired power plants will be retired.

GMO Labeling Advances in New York

A proposal to require labels on food products containing ingredients from genetically modified crops is inching closer to a vote in the New York Legislature.

U.S., E.U. and Chinese Climate Goals Coming Into Alignment

The new U.S. effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution sees Washington rallying behind the European Union in the fight against global warming and might also help spur emerging economies like China to take action.

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