By Zack Colman | 03/31/14 10:44 AM
Every continent has been affected by climate change, and the risks of not curbing greenhouse gas emissions that cause it will grow in the coming years, according to a comprehensive United Nations report. The latest iteration of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change expanded on...
03/30/14 12:28 PM
SEATTLE — People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and...
03/30/14 12:22 PM
NEW BEDFORD, Pa. — An energy company is dusting off an old, unused state law that can force property owners to accept oil and gas drilling under their land, pitting neighbor against neighbor in a Pennsylvania community and raising the possibility that lawmakers will have to take sides....
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 12:23 PM
On Jan. 9, an industrial storage container spilled around 10,000 gallons of crude MCHM, a chemical used in coal production, a half mile above a drinking water intake in the river. The drinking ban was lifted Jan. 13, when authorities said levels of the chemical MCHM had dropped below a federal...
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 12:19 PM
As Connecticut moves on several fronts to diversify its supply of energy, proposals for wind power have stalled as state lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on rules for turbine locations, shadows created by spinning blades and other details.
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 12:15 PM
Farmers from across the nation gathered in Washington this month for what has become an annual trek to seek action on the most important matters in American agriculture, such as immigration reform and water regulations.
By Ashe Schow | 03/28/14 01:30 PM
Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a difficult choice: Does he sign a bill that would create jobs, boost state revenue and reduce energy prices, or does he kill the bill and side with his billionaire campaign donor? Right now, a bill to lift the ban on offshore drilling in Virginia...
By Zack Colman | 03/28/14 12:39 PM
The White House took steps Friday toward issuing methane emissions regulations at hydraulic fracturing sites, a move that would slash greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of meeting President Obama's climate goals but will invite backlash from industry. The news is a victory for environmental...
By Joseph Lawler | 03/28/14 11:36 AM
One size rarely fits all. You wouldn't buy clothes from a store offering only the largest sizes, blindly accepting the word of the proprietor that a super-sized pair of slacks is what you want and need.
By Zack Colman | 03/28/14 05:17 AM
Concern is growing at the Energy Department and on Capitol Hill about a combined $450 million of commitments made to two companies building next-generation nuclear reactors. The Energy Department entered into separate, five-year cost-share agreements with Charlotte, N.C.-based Babcock and...
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 10:59 AM
That hair. Without question, it's the first thing people notice about Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Parted on the left, cut only by his wife, Naomi, the long gray mop resembles Gene Wilder's in "Young Frankenstein." And like Wilder's titular character, Moniz is prone to experimentation and risk.
By Ashe Schow | 03/27/14 06:27 PM
Did you know that hydraulic fracking and the oil sands that would be transported by the Keystone XL pipeline cause cancer? It makes sense: Environmentalists don’t like fracking or the Keystone XL, therefore, they cause cancer, right? Well, actually, no. It turns out that despite Dr. John...
By Washington Examiner | 03/27/14 04:25 PM
Rhea Suh is living the sweetest dream of every radical environmental activist toiling in the trenches of Big Green’s war against fossil fuels. Suh has received a fat salary and extremely generous benefits since 2009 as assistant secretary for policy, management and budget for the Department of...
By Zack Colman | 03/27/14 01:42 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency says a rule it proposed this week merely clarifies its existing authority over the nation's waterways. Republicans say it's "the biggest land grab in the history of the world," as House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., called it.
By Jesse J. Holland | 03/27/14 08:11 AM
New 2013 census information released Thursday shows that 6 of the 10 fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties in the country are located in or near the oil- and gas-rich fields of the Great Plains and Mountain West.
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