08/15/14 01:30 PM
ERIE, Colo. (AP) — In a story Aug. 13 about 13 oil and gas wells approved by Erie town trustees near two subdivisions, The Associated Press reported erroneously that some would violate state drilling setback rules. State rules require wells to be at least 500 feet from homes and 1,000 feet from...
By Zack Colman | 08/15/14 12:43 PM
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.
By Zack Colman | 08/14/14 04:50 PM
The Energy Department is changing it's approval process for some applications, and the natural gas industry is less than thrilled.
By Zack Colman | 08/14/14 05:11 PM
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.
08/14/14 04:30 PM
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...
08/14/14 12:45 PM
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...
08/14/14 11:00 AM
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...
By Zack Colman | 08/13/14 05:04 PM
The "social cost of carbon" has sparked criticism from the Right because they say it inflates the perceived benefits from regulating greenhouse gases.
08/14/14 01:15 AM
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...
08/13/14 09:45 PM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 08/13/14 12:14 PM
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.
By Zack Colman | 08/13/14 10:51 AM
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.
By Zack Colman | 08/12/14 06:45 PM
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.Â
By Zack Colman | 08/12/14 03:56 PM
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.
By Paul Bedard | 08/12/14 03:03 PM
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.
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