Food, dairy and environmental groups said Congress needs to move forward with legislation to end a mandate requiring ethanol to be blended into the country’s gasoline supply.
TransCanada has begun moving oil into the Keystone XL pipeline’s southern leg, which runs from Oklahoma to the Texas coast, a company spokesman said Monday.
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg winds down his last month in office, his climate plan as received an important boost. But there is still uncertainty over whether his successor, Bill de Blasio, has any interest in carrying forward Bloomberg's legacy on combating global warming.
The Obama administration's efforts to clean up air pollution go on trial today, as the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court review two landmark rules from President Obama's first term.
Whole milk from organic dairies contains far more of some of the fatty acids that contribute to a healthy heart than conventional milk, scientists are reporting. It is the most clear-cut instance of an organic food’s offering a nutritional advantage over its conventional counterpart.
Governor Christie has refused to join a coalition of eight Eastern states seeking to curb air pollution blowing in from Midwest and Southern coal-fired power plants that help make New Jersey’s air quality among the worst in the nation.
Late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions occurred at an unusually high rate among Washington women from 2000 through 2003 — during the same time frame that lead levels were dangerously high in the drinking water in Washington, D.C., a study has found.
That palm oil listed in the ingredients of your favorite candy bar or lipstick? More and more of it comes from forest and farmland razed by multinational corporations a world away.
The Obama administration faces the first test of its pledge to oppose funding for overseas coal projects today when the Asian Development Bank board decides on $900 million for a coal plant in Pakistan.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians signed a historic water-sharing initiative at the World Bank in Washington on Monday. The deal capped 11 years of water negotiations, and came as the United States continues to push a new effort to forge a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
The World Cup may be great for planet soccer, but it isn't so good for planet Earth.
Here is a remarkable fact about global warming: It might be twice as bad right now were it not for a treaty negotiated by a conservative American president, for an entirely different purpose, based on motives no one has ever quite understood.
Researchers striving to understand the origins of dementia are building the case against a possible culprit: lead exposure early in life.
Ever since he took office three years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown has been trying to build two landmark public works projects to reshape California: a $68 billion high-speed rail system and a $25 billion overhaul of the state's water system, including two massive tunnels under the Delta.
A wildfire season that began with dire warnings that dry conditions had set the stage for a year of flames across California and the West turned out to be among the quietest of the past decade.
Conventional wisdom says environmentalism suffered a near-death experience in 2010, when a sweeping climate change bill ran aground in the Democratic-run Senate. But aspiring eulogists for the green movement have gotten ample material in the years before and since that failure.
A pioneering AstraZeneca laboratory that measures the impact of discarded medicines on fish and crustaceans is to be donated to Plymouth University after the drugs company deemed it commercially unviable.
An annual stocktake of bird populations by a coalition of nature groups shows that many of the country’s 107 most familiar species, such as the starling and grey partridge, are suffering “plummeting” population changes compared with the 1990s.
Dozens of huge concrete tanks containing unknown amounts of toxic petrochemical waste will be left on the seabed under the latest proposals for decommissioning some of the oldest and largest oil rigs around Scotland’s coast.
Russia hopes to mimic the success of shale oil in the US with the development of its own hard-to-reach oil reserves. Russia holds the largest deposits of technically recoverable shale oil at around 75 billion barrels of oil.