SEATTLE _ In a decision that highlights the clash between two cherished environmental goals _ producing green energy and preserving protected wildlife _ federal officials announced Friday that some wind power companies will be allowed to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty.
LOS ANGELES _ Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits that allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
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Genetic evidence of Eurasian ruffe, an invasive species in the perch family, has been found for the first time in southern Lake Michigan, a conservation group said Tuesday.
Michigan environmental officials are drafting a settlement with Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc. over a series of violations of the state's water laws that occurred earlier this year.
WASHINGTON _ In a sprawling complex of laboratories and futuristic gadgets in Golden, Colo., a supercomputer named Peregrine does a quadrillion calculations per second to help scientists figure out how to keep the lights on.
In a move that underscores Wall Street's growing unease over the business-as-usual strategy of the world's fossil fuel companies, Bloomberg LP unveiled a tool last week that helps investors quantify for the first time how climate policies and related risks might batter the earnings and stock prices of individual oil, coal and natural gas companies.
The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, according to a new documentary released in South Africa.
Scientists sounded alarms Tuesday with a pair of studies challenging the idea that climate change is occurring gradually over the century and that its worst effects can be avoided by keeping emissions below a critical threshold.
California Gov. Jerry Brown, who championed environmental causes when he was governor before and made global warming a focus of his current administration, has been targeted in recent weeks by an increasingly vocal group of activists whose animosity would once have appeared improbable.
Karen Plarisan's interest in "slow flowers" came naturally. She was sick of pesticide exposure.
North Carolina is the undisputed Boss Hog on the East Coast, the nation's No. 2 pork-producing state with upward of 10 million pigs raised in industrial-sized feedlots.
The United States may be emitting 50 percent more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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All it took to reach a more realistic estimate of how much fish is being harvested from the sea was one scientist with an Internet connection and an inquisitive mind.
When Alice Menge started gardening, it was all about islands. With a nudge from her husband, Dick Sherwood, she's gone continental.
Nations whose fleets fish for bluefin tuna and sharks ended a meeting in South Africa without reaching agreement on action to protect critically endangered species, environmentalist groups said.
In the vast tundra of Southwest Alaska, the planet’s greatest remaining stronghold of wild salmon, an open-pit mine of staggering proportions is being hatched. The EPA figures the proposed Pebble Mine could wipe out nearly 100 miles of streams and thousands of acres of wetlands. But the deposit of copper and gold also is a potential $300 billion bonanza in a place where good jobs can be scarce.
The Argentine tegu lizard doesnt grow nearly as big as a Burmese python but it may be a greater threat to South Floridas native animals.
Wind energy is known to be environmentally friendly, except for one persistent concern: The spinning turbine blades often kill birds, especially raptors such as eagles.
The Obama administration on Friday set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, but their impact could be minimal because they don’t apply to existing plants and there are few coal-fired power plants being built in the United States.
The Department of Agriculture and the Coca-Cola Co. said Friday they will collaborate to restore damaged watersheds on national lands, including one in California.
President Barack Obama’s top environmental official was visibly moved as people in this fishing town told her the giant Pebble Mine would kill wild salmon and destroy their culture.
As she marveled at the site of a shrinking Alaska glacier, the newly installed leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that the president told her that fighting climate change should be her primary focus.
A virus similar to measles in humans may be responsible for the deaths of more than 333 bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast this summer, researchers said Tuesday.