A coalition of environmental, community and animal welfare groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday in an effort to push the Obama administration to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from enormous livestock feeding lots that supply most of the country's meat, milk and eggs.
If you listen to climate change skeptics, Earth's surface hasn't warmed appreciably in the last 15 years, and any "record" set last year is just the result of the planet doing what the planet naturally does.
Most people depend on their kitchen appliances for daily use and occasionally for a cooking marathon before a holiday feast. They're staples of the kitchen, and expected to work. But as soon as the refrigerator stops cooling or the oven won't warm, panic sets in.
WASHINGTON - The political clash over climate change has entered new territory that does not involve a massive oil pipeline or a subsidy for renewable energy, but a quaint federal chart that tries to nudge Americans toward a healthy diet.
The environmental toll from the mystery goo in San Francisco Bay climbed Tuesday to 100 dead seabirds and 300 that were saved as wildlife officials tried to zero in on identifying the toxic stuff and who may have spilled it.
A judge ruled Tuesday that the Indian government's decision to block Greenpeace from receiving foreign funding was unconstitutional in what the environmental group described as a "victory for democracy."
Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study being released Tuesday has found.
Researchers have found that pharmaceuticals and personal-care byproducts persist at low levels miles from sewage discharge pipes in Lake Michigan. And a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee shows that the most prevalent drug in the lake - the Type 2 diabetes medication Metformin - changes the hormonal system of fish exposed to it.
Construction has yet to begin on the first stretch of California’s high-speed rail line through the central San Joaquin Valley. But once significant work does start, officials say the heavy equipment to be used will be some of the cleanest machinery available .