New York could soon become the newest state in the union to allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the controversial technique used to enable shale oil and gas extraction.
Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology's benefits for the environment — and the wallet.
Matt Damon defended his new anti-fracking feature, Berlin film festival contender "Promised Land", Friday against poor reviews and ticket sales and said it was getting harder to make "issue movies".
Yoko Ono, Susan Sarandon and other celebrities recently toured a fracking site in Pennsylvania.
The suffocating smog that blanketed swathes of China is now hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings yesterday of health risks for the young and the sick.
Golden rice, a new strain that boosts vitamin A levels and reduces blindness in developing countries, is about to be sown in the Philippines – and is the new battleground crop
Authorities temporarily shut down over 100 factories to try and tackle extreme air pollution in the Chinese capital.
Tubbataha Reef off the southern Philippines is home to some of the richest marine life on the planet. It's much deserving of its world heritage site status.
This is a story that shows how deliriously capitalist China has become (for good and bad).
The US president could be poised to approve the doubling of imports of tar sands oil, one of the filthiest fuels on Earth
For more than two decades, special interests have persuaded Congress to mandate Americans buy ethanol whether they want to or not. As a result, 40 percent of the U.S. corn crop is now used for ethanol rather than food.
t the height of the smog Beijing authorities said readings for PM2.5 -- particles small enough deeply to penetrate the lungs -- hit 993 micrograms per cubic metre, almost 40 times the World Health Organisation's safe limit.
There is a new bubbling spot that emergency workers are calling “Mother of All Bubbles” It is methane gas. The gas is all around the area and has been bubbling in the bayous since last summer. This is the biggest and most active bubbling spot that
Strapping a giant condor to the back of a raging bull is a central part of an Andean festival celebrated in Peru but some people worried about the endangered vulture's future say it is time to ban the tradition.
Filabot promises to help turn your plastic crap into 3-D printed fanciness, alleviating one of the biggest sustainability problems for 3-D printing.
The correlation is across different states and countries who stopped using leaded gasoline at different times. Violent crime peaks around 20 years after lead pollution peaks. The crime rates in big and small cities in the US, once wildly different, h
Smog has reached alarming levels in Beijing and much of northern China, forcing parents to keep their children inside and sending many to the hospital.
'We may die fighting to defend the rainforest'
He is a collector of animal-related items. During Mr. Conrad’s [initial] arraignment, the federal magistrate judge, Margaret J. Kravchuk, asked if some of those assets could be liquidated to cover his legal costs.
Then there's BrightSource Energy, the outfit bailed out by Obama last year despite being $1.8billion in debt. The scary thing is these are only a few names on a long list of companies just like
Group urges Gov. Cuomo to enact moratorium on fracking
Virginia officials scored a key victory in their battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over what EPA critics describe as a land takeover. The EPA exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a creek as a pollutant
The new movie is short on details. Here are the key environmental issues with fracking, and how to deal with them
'Prove It First' law subject of 'well-funded mining industry attack on a grassroots and tribal movement'
These days, the temporary holding pens and long-term pastures where many wild horses end up are nearing capacity or full. And the cost of caring for them has ballooned over the past decade. “We’re looking at critical mass,” said Tom Gorey, a spoke
The Obama Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says no law empowers any judge to stop it from conducting illegal scientific experiments on seniors, children and the sick.
The conversion of traditional farmland to blueberry production also eliminates habitat in which the raptors might otherwise find prey, Day said. Agricultural pesticides — a poisoning risk — are also an issue. Formed 37 years ago, OWL (owlcanada.ca
This inspiring video is from permaculture expert Geoff Lawton’s farm in Australia. He shows how it’s done. This is a vision of a sane future for humans and food production which protects the environment. Highly recommended.
In a country on the doorstep of western Europe and popular for sunshine holidays, an unusually bitter winter has hit isolated mountain villages, causing hardship not usually associated with Morocco.
A massive whale, some 60 feet (18 meters) long, beached itself on Wednesday morning in New York City, where, despite rescue efforts, it seemed to have little chance of survival.