By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 06:03 PM
Congress passed its first conservation bill since 2010 on Tuesday when the House approved legislation protecting more of Lake Michigan's shoreline. The House sent a measure to President Obama's desk that would expand the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Glen Arbor, Mich., by 32,500...
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 05:14 PM
The effects of climate change are "threat multipliers" that will force the Pentagon to rethink how it engages in training, missions and humanitarian aid around the world, the Defense Department said Tuesday in its Quadrennial Defense Review. The review, released every four years, steps up...
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 02:46 PM
President Obama moved more money into his climate-change priorities in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal, although the Environmental Protection Agency overall would receive less money.
By Zack Colman | 03/04/14 12:19 PM
Republicans are growing more vociferous about speeding natural gas exports, as they say it would help break Russia's chokehold on Central and Eastern Europe. But approving new exports is a complex procedure, and the shipping costs make it tough to find a useful price point.
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/04/14 11:42 AM
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called on President Obama to lift restrictions on natural gas exports to help Ukraine free itself from Russia's military and economic grasp. “The U.S. Department of Energy's excruciatingly slow approval process amounts to a de facto ban on American natural...
By Nicholas K. Geranios | 03/04/14 08:59 AM
While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.
By Michael Biesecker | 03/04/14 08:09 AM
North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge.
03/03/14 06:16 PM
Majestro CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) – The recent water contamination class actions in West Virginia have many similarities to the cases that have already been brought before the state’s Mass Litigation Panel. Anthony Majestro, an attorney with Powell & Majestro in...
By Zack Colman | 03/03/14 03:12 PM
The 16-day government shutdown in October came at a $414 million economic loss to communities that host and surround national parks, the Interior Department said Monday. Those figures are a preliminary estimate based on 7.88 million fewer park visitors in October compared with the previous...
By Zack Colman | 03/03/14 11:14 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday set new limits on the amount of sulfur permitted in gasoline, capping a lobbying battle that pitted the oil and refining industries against automakers and public health groups. The EPA's "Tier 3" gasoline rule ratchets down sulfur content to 10...
03/03/14 09:49 AM
RENO, Nev. — There's a whole lot of shakin' going on at the University of Nevada, Reno. UNR's seismic-simulation facility became the largest in the United States and second largest in the world this week with an expansion that included moving three new 27-ton shake table tops into the...
03/03/14 09:39 AM
DES MOINES, Iowa — Two inspectors are responsible for making sure thousands of asbestos-removal projects are being properly handled in Iowa each year. The Des Moines Register reports that the lack of inspections at asbestos removal projects was highlighted by problems at a downtown Des...
By Ashe Schow | 03/03/14 09:21 AM
You know how global warming alarmists are constantly telling us to “go green”? And how going green will not only save the environment but also save all kinds of money on energy bills?
By Associated Press | 03/03/14 09:12 AM
Environmental activists and some members of Congress are concerned about two oil pipelines beneath a waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron.
By associated press | 03/03/14 08:42 AM
Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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