Earlier this year, Ohio became the first state to freeze a scheduled increase in the amount of electricity that must be generated by wind, solar and other renewable sources. The move gave advocates of repealing states' mandatory green energy standards a rare victory after defeats the last two years.
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast we ultimately act to limit it. They now confront an issue that many had hoped to avoid: adaptation.
This winter, Yurok tribe forestry crews will be four-wheeling down muddy fire roads, hiking through steep, slippery brush and trekking across more than 20,000 acres of forest to count and measure trees.
State officials recently designated a section of Putah Creek in Yolo County as a "Wild Trout Water" because it supports a wild-spawning population of large rainbow trout. The designation includes Lake Solano, a small lake along the creek.
Six years after a catastrophic coal ash spill in Tennessee washed away homes and polluted rivers, the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced the first federal regulations for the toxic wastes created by coal burned to produce electricity.
The massive water diversion tunnels proposed in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta have undergone another significant design change: State officials now plan to eliminate giant pumps at the three Sacramento River intakes.
The recovery of the imperiled tricolored blackbird in California’s Central Valley is closely linked with the state’s dairy industry. More than $370,000 has been paid to dairy farmers who agree to delay harvesting their fields, where tricolored blackbirds nest. Earlier this month, California listed the tricolored blackbird as an endangered species on an emergency basis.
Ernie Plant's eyes get wide when he talks about how spectacular Lake Huron's salmon fishing was back in the late 1980s, when his dad would take him up north on Friday nights after his high school football games.
Any doubts Howard Tanner had about whether a hatchery-raised crop of Pacific salmon could find a home in the freshwater of the Great Lakes evaporated just months after the first class of finger-sized cohos were planted in Lake Michigan.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A record number of Florida panther attacks on farm animals and pets took place this year, in what the state wildlife commission says is a consequence of the endangered cat's increased population.
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