Conservation & Green Economy
Fracking has yet to unleash an oil boom in California, but pumping powerful acids underground may be more effective at freeing oil locked in the state's Monterey shale petroleum deposits.
Billions of bees are needed to pollinate California's $3.9 billion almond crop,
and D&J Apiary earns a big payoff trucking its
hives each February to the San Joaquin Valley.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. estimated massive amounts of radioactive material have flowed into the Pacific Ocean, raising fears about the harm to marine life.
California is the first state to propose
limiting chromium-6, a carcinogen found throughout the state, but
environmentalists say the recommended standard is too lax.
A deal between the federal government and Texas to save the dunes sagebrush lizard from extinction may have done more to shield energy companies from scrutiny than to protect the denizen of the West Texas oil field.
A University of California report describes the
state's embattled bullet-train proposal as an opportunity for environmental
and economic benefits in the San Joaquin Valley.
Members of two Northern California tribes demonstrated at
Westlands Water District, asking officials to drop their lawsuit
against water releases that would protect a large run of salmon.
The U.S. Navy says it won't adopt recommendations by the California
Coastal Commission for limiting harm to marine mammals from Navy sonar training.
Three months after California Gov. Jerry Brown
and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval reached an agreement on the governance of the
basin surrounding Lake Tahoe,
Brown fired back at environmentalists who fear it will lead to more development.
The cost of solar systems is continuing to fall -- with Texas leading the way -- making rooftop sun power competitive in some cases with electricity from the grid.
Shale gas production reached an all-time high in Pennsylvania
during the first six months of 2013, according to Department of Environmental
The White House confirmed
Thursday that American-made solar panels are being installed on the First
Family's residence as part of an energy retrofit to improve
energy efficiency in the historic building.
The head of the EPA said Wednesday that the Obama
administration is finished waiting for Congress to act on climate change and
plans to bypass the legislative branch in developing a federal response.
Ever since becoming president of National Grid's New York
state operations in early 2011, Ken Daly has been dealing with one natural
disaster after another.
National Grid plans to pour $1.6 billion over three years in infrastructure upgrades across upstate New York, its Chief Executive Officer Steve Holliday announced Tuesday.