More Energy and Environment Articles

  • Federal court backs key electric grid policy

    A federal court on Friday upheld a key rule designed to spur investment in expensive electric grid infrastructure that could connect more people to renewable energy and other power sources.

  • The Energy Department is stepping out of the way on natural gas exports. So why isn't the industry happy?

    The Energy Department is changing it's approval process for some applications, and the natural gas industry is less than thrilled.

  • India deals a blow to climate negotiations

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the world's third-largest greenhouse gas-emitting nation, won't join his U.S. and Chinese counterparts at a United Nations climate summit next month in New York.

  • Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century. Even then only one-quarter of the...

  • New study explores sinister side of meerkats

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — One of the most captivating sights of African wildlife is that of dark-eyed meerkats standing side-by-side on their hind legs, as though posing for a group photograph. They look cuddly and endearing. But a new study says they have a dark side. The dominant female meerkat in...

  • Illinois EPA to collect household toxic waste

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will collect household hazardous waste in six communities this fall. The agency said Wednesday that residents can bring leftover chemicals and other toxic wastes to sites in DuPage, Henry, Logan, Marion, Ogle and Piatt...

  • Why opponents don't like the EPA's climate-change math

    The "social cost of carbon" has sparked criticism from the Right because they say it inflates the perceived benefits from regulating greenhouse gases.

  • Californians to vote on $7.5 billion water plan

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven to action by the state's historic drought, California lawmakers on Wednesday voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan before voters in November. The measure marks the largest investment in decades in the state's water infrastructure and is designed to build...

  • Treasury takes step toward oil spill trust fund

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Treasury has set out 97 pages of rules for investing and allocating money that BP PLC and other defendants will pay in Clean Water Act fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill of 2010. The rules released Wednesday formally set up a trust fund for money that state and...

  • ACLU, news organizations back National Review, think tank in climate libel case

    A who's who of news organizations as well as the American Civil Liberties Union have sided with the conservative National Review and the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute in a libel lawsuit brought against them by climate scientist Michael Mann.

  • Global oil supply rises in face of Russian sanctions, Middle East crisis

    Global oil supply increased in July despite sanctions on Russia's oil and gas industry and turmoil in the Middle East, the International Energy Agency said.

  • Tony the Tiger and the Keebler elves are fighting climate change

    Kellogg Co., a Battle Creek, Mich., food-maker perhaps more known for Raisin Bran than its environmental practices, announced plans Wednesday to curb greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain -- including from agriculture, which chips in 10 percent of U.S. emissions. 

  • Journalists to EPA: Don't muzzle scientists

    Several journalism, environmental and science groups demanded that the Environmental Protection Agency remove new restrictions that the organizations say will muzzle independent scientists who advise the agency.

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.

  • The last time the U.S. was this cold was Bill Clinton's first year as president

    A NOAA tool used to measure climate noted that despite the cool start to the year, the temperature swings we've experienced amount to the seventh-most extreme year on record.



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