| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:21 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department lawyer who played a key role in the Keystone XL pipeline review is moving on, sources said on Wednesday, the latest departure of a senior official involved with the long-delayed project.
Keith Benes helped...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Illinois has added the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to its list of protected species under the state's wildlife code, giving the three animals at least the same rights as the common squirrel and lowly opossum.
Bears, cougars and wolves are all "apex...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result every time. It could also describe our national disaster policy, which consists largely of doling out billions in aid after a storm and doing little to...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The state would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
MINNEAPOLIS Kristy Allen and Mark O'Rourke are bee ambassadors with deceptively similar messages. Allen, founder of a small business called the Beez Kneez, pedals through the Twin Cities selling honey from a bike trailer and handing out lawn signs that...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now.
So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it's safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out. Minnesota voted in May to ban...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Hitting the beach is a favorite pastime for Floridians looking to escape the sweltering summer sun, but heat and humidity could be the least of worries for swimmers who take a dip in polluted waters.
The Natural Resources Defense Council recently...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
When residents of America's fracking communities want to know if a particular oil or gas well in their neighborhood has a good environmental track record, they usually face the cumbersome task of searching through state records, which can take hours....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:01 PM
The Government Accountability Office is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to step up enforcement of water contamination and seismic activity associated with fracking, the high-pressure injection of fluids into wells to extract oil and...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:45 AM
Owners of some of Chicago's most prominent buildings have committed to join an effort to slash energy use, after early participants reported a 7 percent reduction in less than two years.
Though the name of the game in building skyscrapers is to make...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:50 PM
MEXICO CITY California Gov. Jerry Brown, calling for "heroic efforts" to combat climate change, agreed with Mexican officials Monday to work together on policies to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
The agreement, though nonbinding,...