A stand of American chestnut trees that somehow escaped a blight that killed off nearly all their kind in the early 1900s has been discovered along a hiking trail not far from President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Little White House at Warm Springs.
After 12 years of research and development, Guy Negre has developed an engine that could become one of the biggest technological advances of this century. It's application to CAT vehicles give them significant economical and environmental advant
After the last egg of a suddenly famous family of bald eagles vanished before a worldwide Internet audience, a Canadian conservationist has begun setting up more wildlife Internet cameras.
Each year US coal-burning power plants spend millions disposing of 70 million tons of fly ash, a fine powder loaded with mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals. Henry Liu, a retired civil engineering professor turns them into bricks.
A federal appeals court struck down a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier for coal-burning power plants to make equipment changes without installing controls to fight the pollution that would result.
The northern part of the Bering Sea is now becoming vulnerable to invasion by species from warmer, southern seas which could severely affect local wildlife.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called for measures to "basically halt" the destruction of the nation's environment in the name of economic growth. "We must work ceaselessly if we are to create clean and pleasant living and working
The planet's population is projected to reach 6.5 billion at 7:16 p.m. EST Saturday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and its World Population Clock.
A satellite study of the Greenland ice cap shows that it is melting far faster than scientists had feared - twice as much ice is going into the sea as it was five years ago. The implications for rising sea levels - and climate change - could be drama
"Even in areas where tap water is safe to drink, demand for bottled water is increasing, producing unnecessary garbage and consuming vast quantities of energy," according to Emily Arnold, author of the study published by the Earth Policy In
Using the slider at the bottom demonstrates the polar ice on the ocean melting away over time. Note: Ice on the land masses around the artic circle does not decrease, and may gain. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_ice
Scientists painted a gloomy picture of the effects of global warming on the Arctic, warning of melting ocean ice, rising oceans, thawed permafrost and forests susceptible to bugs and fire.
The EPA and Whitman said repeatedly—beginning just two days after the 9/11 attack—that the air appeared safe to breathe. The EPA's internal watchdog later found that the agency, at the urging of White House officials, gave misleading assurances.
Imagine turning a worthless waste material into an innovative, biodegradable product that protects the environment, promotes plant growth and gives jobs to poor farmers.
The indictment tells a story of 4½ years of arson, vandalism, violence and destruction executed on behalf of the ALF or ELF extremist movements to support acts of domestic terrorism, AG Alberto "The Rack" Gonzales said.
The Interior Department yesterday agreed to open about 400,000 acres on Alaska's North Slope for exploratory oil drilling, an area that previously had been off limits because of concerns about the impact on wildlife.
In the final clashes of a year of partisan conflict, Senate Republicans suffered defeat in their drive to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, but salvaged a $39.7 billion package of deficit cuts on Vice President Dick Cheney
The European Union and Canada piled pressure on the US to join an international pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit the predicted chaos from global warming.
Six Western governors and a growing number of senators say they fear a plan in a budget bill allowing the sale of millions of acres of public lands could do permanent harm to their states.
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in Montreal, host of the UN Climate Change Conference, to demand that governments worldwide take concrete measures against global warming.
The United States defended its decision not to sign the Kyoto Protocol on Monday, saying during the opening of a global summit on climate change that it is doing more than most countries to protect the earth's atmosphere.
The state media in China yesterday rounded on officials responsible for a cover-up of a major pollution incident in the north-east of the country.
These are the Klondikers of global warming: men from all over the world who have come to Hammerfest, gateway to the Barents Sea, to make their fortune from new resources - oil, gas, fish and diamonds - made accessible by the receding ice.
When a chemical plant leaked poison into a river in northeastern China, sparking a calamity this week, regional officials employed a time-tested strategy to quash the bad news: They lied.
Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated from their homes along a river in northeast China after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream dumped 100 tonnes of toxic chemicals in the water, local media said on Friday.
The FBI has agreed to pay $100,000 to an environmentalist who sued the agency after he was wrongly arrested in 2003 for fire-bombing or vandalizing 125 sports utility vehicles in the Los Angeles area.
Global greenhouse gas emissions will rise by 52% by 2030, unless the world takes action to reduce energy consumption, a study has warned.
Wind farms produces clean electricity for tens of thousands of homes. They kill a large number of migratory birds passing through. Environmentalists are going to court to shut down the farm to protect red-tail hawks, golden eagles, and other raptors
32 home owners who run their own water service in Chandler are ordered to start submitting their water testing reports or face massive daily fines. There is no interstate commerce, so where does the EPA get its authority to threaten these private pr