| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:10 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The Prairie Pothole Region of North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana provides sanctuary to millions of nesting waterfowl each summer. With an innovative partnership led by Ducks Unlimited, USDA is helping to provide new opportunities for agricultural...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Colorado proposed new rules Monday to reduce methane leaks from oil and gas operations, the first effort in the country to address emissions of the greenhouse gas that is a byproduct of the domestic fossil fuel boom.
Carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:01 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration's ability to impose environmental regulations to limit greenhouse gases from stationary sources such as power plants, factories and...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories.
The justices agreed to rule on...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — California drivers have suffered through dozens of unexpected gasoline-price spikes over the last decade, and just about every incident has spurred allegations of market manipulation and politicians' demands for investigations.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Environmental groups have been attacking crop insurance premiums and other farm bill subsidies, suggesting that it's time to get large, wealthy farmers off the government dole.
The Environmental Working Group offered a good example of the growing...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:37 AM
It's been five years since the Chesapeake Bay blue crab fishery was declared a disaster, and despite progress using science-based guidelines for protecting female crabs, the iconic Chesapeake crustacean is still not out of the woods. The Baltimore Sun's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:42 PM
A federal appeals court affirmed California's right to impose low carbon fuel standards aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, rejecting an industry argument that the regulations penalized out-of-state fuel producers.
A three-judge panel of the U....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, officials said Wednesday.
The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment...