Conservation & Green Economy

Lower Green Energy Costs Give Hope for Global Warming

Extreme weather events such as typhoon Haiyan and superstorm Sandy are proving a 'gamechanger' for public awareness of the threat posed by climate change, Al Gore said at the World Economic Forum on Friday.


Bono, Cameron Talk Global Warming at AP Panel

British Prime Minister David Cameron says eradicating poverty must go hand-in-hand with curbing global warming.


NTSB Concerned About Rail Shipments of Oil

Supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline say the risk of transporting oil by rail highlights the need for the pipeline, which would carry oil derived from tar sands in western Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast.


States Discuss Labels on Genetically Altered Food

In the absence of federal regulation, states from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering laws to require labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients.


W.Va. Water to Be Tested for 2nd Chemical

West Virginia officials said the water supply in nine counties must be tested for PPH that was mixed with a chemical that fouled much of the state's drinking water.


Emergency Drought Bill Sought for California

House Speaker John Boehner is scheduled to visit California's drought-stricken Central Valley on Wednesday to propose emergency legislation aimed at drought relief -- and halting restoration of the San Joaquin River.


E.U. Relaxes Renewables Targets, Reaps Scorn

The European Union has shied away from more ambitious renewable energy goals as the bloc's sluggish economy appeared to dent its enthusiasm for fighting against global warming.


Japan Gets Defensive About Dolphin Slaughter

A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice.


West Virginia Chemical Leaker Files for Bankruptcy

Freedom Industries, the company responsible for a chemical leak that left much of West Virginia without water for days, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday.


U.S. Won't Be Rushed Into Keystone Decision: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry says he won't be pushed into a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, despite pressure from Canada and other pipeline supporters for quick action.


Wind Power Plants Can Make Grid More Robust: Study

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Johns Hopkins University have found that installing wind power plants at certain locations in a power grid can make the grid more robust against extraneous disruptions.


U.N. Warns Against Dragging Feet on Climate Change

U.N. experts find that the level of global warming gases is rising rapidly, and say delaying action will reduce options for dealing with the worst impacts of climate change.


Dian Fossey Honored with Google Doodle

Today's Google Doodle is dedicated to Dian Fossey, an American zoologist who studied and lived with gorillas in Rwanda for 18 years.


Cracks in Arctic Sea Ice Pump Mercury Into Food Chain

Cracks in arctic sea ice that expose seawater to cold polar air pull atmospheric mercury down to the surface and into the food chain, U.S. scientists say.


TransCanada Threatens to Use Rail if Keystone Rejected

TransCanada's CEO said if the Obama administration doesn't approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline he'll look to the more dangerous alternative of building rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma.


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