Conservation & Green Economy

Fossil Fuels Industry Likely Contributor to Earthquakes

Oil and natural gas activity is a "likely contributing factor" to the swarm of earthquakes throughout Oklahoma over the past few years, state and federal surveys say.

Florida Is Ground Zero for Global Warming

Miami, where streets routinely flood at lunar high tides, is a hot spot for climate change.

Funds OK'd for Wind Turbines Off Virginia Coast

Dominion Virginia Power will receive $47 million over the next four years to construct two wind turbines for testing in ocean waters subject to hurricanes, the Energy Department said.

Stanford Divests Coal Stocks

Stanford has become the first major university to announce plans to divest its endowment of coal-mining stocks, the New York Times reported.

Senate to Vote on Keystone, Coal Emissions

Senators jockeyed for position ahead of an expected vote on building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and an energy bill whose riders include preventing the EPA from limiting emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Global Warming Turning U.S. Into Weird Weather Place

Global warming is rapidly turning the U.S. into a stormy and dangerous place, with rising seas and disasters costing citizens from flood-stricken Florida to the wildfire-ravaged West, according to a new federal report.

Koch Brothers Pass on Climate Change Debate

Charles and David Koch declined an invitation to debate climate change on the grounds they aren't experts, prompting the group to thank them for acknowledging their lack of expertise in the matter.

Energy Boom's Deadly Side Effect

Booming production of oil and natural gas is contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways are choked with large trucks and heavy drilling equipment.

Natural Gas Chief Links Fossil Fuels With Global Warming

Marty Durbin, head of America's Natural Gas Alliance, said human activity contributes to climate change, but argued his industry provides a solution.

TransCanada Revenue Rises 28 Percent

TransCanada Corp., the company behind the controversial Keystone XL project, said Friday it earned $412 million in its latest quarter.

Tuna OK to Eat Despite Fukushima Radiation: Study

A sample of albacore tuna caught off the coasts of Oregon and Washington state have increased levels of radioactivity from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Colo. Cleantech Program Calls for Entrepreneurs

The Energy Fellows Institute encourages new venture formation and career growth in the cleantech and advanced energy industries.

Bill Seeks to Ease California Drought

California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is drafting legislation that would expedite help for communities facing what may become the worst drought in state history.

Keystone XL Clears Environmental Hurdle

The Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved closer to completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.

California Fishing Streams Closed as Drought Worsens

California wildlife officials have banned recreational fishing on dozens of streams as a result of low water flows caused by the ongoing drought, with more such closures expected in coming weeks.

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