The frozen fringes of western Antarctica have been melting 70 percent faster in the last decade, raising concern that an important buttress keeping land-based ice sheets from flowing to the sea could collapse or vanish in coming decades, a new study shows.
Even if you have never held a paint brush, you can learn to sketch buds and blooms and stalks and stems so you can embrace and enjoy the beauty of the seasons, according to botanical art instructor Linda Miller.
The government "rubber stamps" the license for the Miami Seaquarium despite the park keeping Lolita the killer whale in inhumane conditions, an animal rights group told a federal appeals court Tuesday.
El miercoles la Suprema Corte de Estados Unidos va a escuchar argumentos en un caso que es crucial porque va a determinar la regulacion del mercurio y otros contaminantes toxicos del aire que emanan de las plantas de electricidad operadas por carbon. Lo que esta en juego es un precedente que seria muy peligroso porque estableceria que las ganancias de una corporacion son mas importantes que miles de vidas.
Thousands of wind turbines have sprung up across West Texas and up and down the Gulf Coast. Companies as diverse as Google and Dow Chemical are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in Texas in a race to lower their carbon emissions. With almost 20 percent of the country's total capacity, Texas has become the undisputed king of wind energy.
Twenty-five years in the making, a new nationwide rule is set to take effect this spring that will sharply restrict coal and oil-fired power plants from releasing mercury, arsenic and other hazardous pollutants into the air and, eventually, into rivers and lakes.
Jerry Brown says opposition to climate change policies “borders on the immoral.” He calls Ted Cruz “unfit to be running for office.” Brown says he would be running for president if he were 10 years younger.
Seven Tahoe-area ski resorts have closed down early this season because of the lack of snow. California’s drought is forcing resort operators to find new attractions to lure tourists, from live music to zip lines and mountain biking. “We have to be in the mountain recreation business, not the winter business,” a ski-industry expert said.
The Nature Conservancy issued a report Friday that argues that thinning forests on public lands can reduce wildfire risk in the northern Sierra. The report also found that such action brings a bonus: water conservation.
As the Obama administration took the first step Friday to regulate the drilling method known as fracking, opposition to the safety measures underscored the challenge of policing a practice that has cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of environmental damage and water contamination.
The Obama administration on Friday announced for the first time regulations on the controversial practice known as fracking, which has reduced the country's dependence on foreign oil but raised fears of contamination of drinking water and other environmental risks in states where it has become common.
Burmese pythons munch marsh rabbits in Everglades National Park faster than any native predator, confirming what biologists already suspected: the invasive snake is changing the balance of the park's food chain.