For those involved in managing the fallout from environmental disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, it is essential to have tools that predict how the oil will move, so that they make the best possible use of resources to control the spill.
The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000 a day.
The Award is part of a new initiative to develop the world's first realistic model of a sustainable world in 2020 – and identify the companies and persons who can make it real.
New problems at the San Onofre nuclear plant: Four more tubes that carry radioactive water have failed pressure tests, bringing the total number to seven.
The meteorologist-turned-adventurer Felicity Aston has had a soft spot for Antarctica ever since she learned of the ill-fated British explorer Robert Falcon Scott
A confession: When I wrote about the environmental footprint of various kinds of booze a while back, I was really hoping that whiskey would turn out to be the greenest.
Brazilian prosecutors said Saturday they will file criminal charges against 17 executives of Chevron Corp. and drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. for a new oil leak near the offshore well where at least 110,000 gallons (about 416,000 liters) spilled
Global greenhouse gas emissions will rise 50 percent by 2050 unless current energy and climate policies change soon, according to a report released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
She said the European Union-backed canine project "will have a significant impact on the poaching problem in the park, particularly in protecting the vulnerable elephant population as demands for ivory increase worldwide."
A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment argues that serious consideration should be given to mass drugging the population to make them more environmentally conscious.
About 3.7 million Americans live within a few feet of high tide and risk being hit by more frequent coastal flooding in coming decades because of the sea level rise caused by global warming, according to new research.
People warned to stay indoors as hospitals become crowded with patients complaining of respiratory and eye problems.
These are tough times to be a construction worker in America.
Great Lakes ice coverage declined an average of 71 percent over the past 40 years, according to a report from the American Meteorological Society.
By now you likely have plenty of information and encouragement for why not to purchase GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). What we need now is to band together and take action.
Has BP Made “Natural” Oil Seeps In the Gulf Larger?
Monsanto’s Roundup, containing the active ingredient glyphosate, has been tied to more health and environmental problems than you could imagine.
The corporate propensity for rationalizing the irrational in the pursuit of profit appears to be boundless.
Reactors must be able to handle the worst if we hope to prevent a repeat of last year's meltdowns.
In what could be the first climate-induced relocation of a country, the leaders of the low-lying archipelago of Kiribati plan to buy nearly 6,000 acres on Fiji in case rising tides force their entire population to leave.
Dragging them desperately by their tails, this is the dramatic moment beachgoers leapt into the sea to save around 30 dolphins from certain death.
"They...come in with weapons, they seized a half-million dollars worth of property, they shut our factory down, and they have not charged us with anything," says Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz
Numerous communities where fracking has occurred in the U.S. have had their public water resources contaminated as a result of fracking.
Brazil stands at a crossroads in its efforts to preserve the Amazon rainforest as the government considers controversial legislation governing land use.
Ecuadorian plaintiffs in an environmental lawsuit against Chevron Corp. (CVX) said Friday they will soon be able to begin a process in foreign countries to pursue a multibillion-dollar ruling issued by Ecuadorian courts against the U.S. company.
BP PLC has agreed to settle lawsuits from thousands of fishermen who lost work and others who claimed they were harmed by the oil giant's 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster, in the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
The extent and the scale of the increase in world mineral extraction over the last 10 years is staggering, according to a new report.
Knowledge and tools of chemistry are improving all the time. Nanotech might cause some breakthrough, and biotech has some potential for making great leaps forward in environmentally friendly resource extraction.
The Earth’s oceans may be acidifying faster than at any point during the last 300 million years due to industrial emissions, endangering marine life from oysters and reefs to sea-going salmon, researchers said.
For more than forty years, the Dr. Seuss classic has been a clarion call for reducing consumption and promoting conservation. But the book’s eloquent environmental message is being crushed by the film’s slew of corporate cross-promotions.