Conservation & Green Economy
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.
A new report by a U.N. panel of climate scientists says it is "extremely likely" that global warming is manmade, the strongest words yet in the panel's assessment of the world's climate.
A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a photographer and several activists who were part of a team protesting near an oil platform in the Arctic last week.
In an effort to attract more eco-friendly travelers, some hotels are installing battery charging stations for guests.
Russian authorities said they have opened a piracy investigation against Greenpeace activists who protested at a Gazprom offshore oil platform.
As commercialization alliance manager at Innovation Works, Mr. Migliuolo is spearheading a cultural shift at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, where high-cost, high-risk and high-level research into fossil fuel technologies sets the standard for industries decades down the road.
The upcoming UN report on climate change is not likely to rattle US deniers of global warming who hold sway in the halls of power, experts say.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency will "effectively shut down" unless Congress approves stopgap funding by Oct. 1.