A storm expected to hit Northern California this weekend will also bring some showers to Merced, offering a relief from last month’s dry spell. According to the National Weather Service, Merced will see some rain starting Friday, sometime before dark. The on-and-off showers are expected to continue through Sunday.
California’s air quality has improved substantially in the past few years, but the ongoing drought is having a troubling impact on the levels of particulate pollution, according to a new report released Thursday.
Kentucky has consistently opposed federal efforts to impose environmental rules on the state's power plants. First, lawmakers passed a bill to exempt the state from submitting a plan to meet the proposed air regulations that work against coal. Then it sued the Environmental Protection Agency over the rule.
In April 1989, a Michigan developer named John Rapanos dumped fill on 54 acres of wetlands he owned to make way for a shopping center. He did not have a permit, and when the state told him to stop, he refused. Courts found him in violation of the federal Clean Water Act. Prosecutors wanted to send him to prison.
Despite the major forces trying to save it, coal's future as a major energy source is being attacked by government regulations, market forces and moral arguments. As a result, government charts plotting coal's future indicate a limited life expectancy.
Emissions from fracking operations may be exposing people to some toxic pollutants at levels higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers safe for long-term exposure, according to scientists from Oregon State University and the University of Cincinnati.
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state environmental groups are taking the black villain hats off drilling companies like Chesapeake Energy Corp. and placing them on Monsanto Co. and other sellers of genetically modified produce.
Protections put in place about a decade ago to prevent large-scale diversion of Great Lakes water have been successful. However, the Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces must remain vigilant and utilize emerging technologies and scientific advances to maintain the positive momentum of the past decade, according to the consultants reviewing the measures.
The federal government will boost research and preserve 7 million acres of habitat for bees, monarch butterflies and other insects as part of a wide-ranging strategy to bolster the population of pollinators that are vital to the nation's food crops.
Warren Buffett highlights how his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. utilities make massive investments in renewable energy. Meanwhile, in Nevada, the company is fighting a plan that would encourage more residents to use green power.
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