The founder of the controversial shale-gas explorer Cuadrilla Resources wants to hand towns and villages billions of pounds from fracking what he calls “the people’s gas”.
A powerful committee of MPs will investigate whether they were given misleading evidence by the boss of Sellafield nuclear facility during a probe into the £70bn-plus cost of cleaning up the hazardous site.
Heavy haze still shrouded north and east China on Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or canceled. The smoggy weather affected a large swathe of the country's land from north to south.
It could be the most significant news for the Great Barrier Reef for many years. A team of scientists in Townsville have just succeeded in thawing out coral stem cells and placing them in a culture that they hope could be used to build a genetic repository to help safeguard the threatened reef.
Healthy eating in Australia has a new enemy: home-delivered McDonald's. The global fast food giant has quietly introduced a trial of home delivery in a Sydney outlet that is in one of the city's most disadvantaged areas and has one of the highest levels of obesity.
There's frustration over a dangerous chemical under a Minneapolis neighborhood and what to do next. General Mills faces two class-action lawsuits, filed this week, regarding the dumping of that chemical.
Fading newspaper clips dating back to the early 1970s reported on the lack of sewers in Norton, Ohio. But it was not until early 2009 that city officials learned the severity of septic contamination in the 270-household area known as Nash Heights.
Gulfport officials are tired of waiting on federal agencies to OK plans to repair piers and jetties damaged since Hurricane Isaac.
The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Shanghai’s air pollution dropped today as some flights were still disrupted after an air quality gauge reached “beyond index” level yesterday, causing a heavy fog.
The extensive damage caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the ensuing cleanup efforts to natural resources along the shoreline and in deepwater habitats of the Gulf of Mexico were outlined for the first time Friday.
From the wildebeest to the monarch butterfly, this year many of the world’s great animal migrations are out of whack.
The flaws in the maps had significant impact. Developers relied on FEMA’s assessment of risks when they built new homes near the water. And homeowners and businesses made crucial decisions about where to buy or lease property on the assurance that they were outside of the high-risk zones.
Air pollution from vehicles and electric generators inside the Angkor Archeological Park and in Siem Reap City is soiling and darkening the monuments at the World Heritage Site, an official at the Apsara Authority, which is responsible for the park, said Friday.
Hundreds of dead sea birds found on the beaches of St. Lawrence Island were the victims of the Alaska's first detected avian cholera outbreak, officials said this week.
Airlines that use the Los Angeles facility's gates have been unable to replenish their aircraft with drinking water because of contamination.
While consumer demand will ultimately propel more non-GMO grain into the market, more proximate factors can also influence what kinds of seeds farmers plant.
If you hate having to rub noxious chemicals onto your skin to deter mosquitoes, take hope – the next generation of repellents could smell like mint or caramel, and be more effective.
Leaky intestines and an abnormal mix of gut microbes may contribute to autism symptoms, a study of mice suggests.
The largest coal export terminal in North America could well be built in Northwest Washington State at Cherry Point. Native Americans, including the Lummi Nation, have lived around Cherry Point for millennia. Now the Lummi are speaking out about what they stand to lose if the site is developed.