Conservation & Green Economy

Insecticides Permeate U.S. Food, Water Supply

Nicotine-related insecticides widely used on crops are finding their way into the food we eat and the water we drink, two studies in the past two months have concluded.


Canada Oil Spill Would Reach Alaska, Russia

Arctic oil spills in Canada's western Arctic region would spread quickly and impact Alaska and even Russia, a study funded by the World Wildlife Fund says.


Major Loss of Groundwater Seen in Southwest

Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for seven states and parts of Mexico.


Californians Favor Global Warming Rules, Unless Gas Goes Up

Californians continue to strongly support their state's efforts to reduce greenhouse gases -- until they find out it involves higher gasoline prices, according to a new environmental survey.


Stop-Start Engines Save Gas, Reduce Emissions

Automatic stop-start systems in automobiles provide a 5 percent to 7 percent improvement in fuel economy and a similar reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions, according to new research from AAA.


Antarctic Ice Melt 'Past Point of No Return': NASA

A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be melting at an irreversible rate, according to a study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine.


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.


LA Joins Major Cities in Reducing Building Pollution

Los Angeles is joining with nine major cities in an ambitious effort to cut greenhouse gases by improving efficiencies that reduce pollution in buildings, it was announced Wednesday.


Wells, Reservoirs Running Dry in California

As California's drought deepens, 17 communities across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said.


Monarch Migration May Disappear

The number of monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico plunged this year, leading experts to announce that the insects' annual migration from the U.S. and Canada is in danger of coming to an end.


Solar Panels Sprout in Minnesota Cities

Minneapolis, St. Paul and about 30 other Minnesota communities have installed solar equipment on city property, according to Xcel Energy, which provides rebates on modest-sized solar panels.


Alaskans Shrug Off Valdez Avalanches

Alaskans in Valdez are shrugging off a highway closure caused by avalanches, pointing out that they get 325 inches of snow in a normal season anyway.


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