The former South African President’s philosophy and life offers important lessons for climate justice campaigners: While climate change was not the issue that defined Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, his work offers lessons for the climate justice movement.
The combination of oilsands mines, logging, pipelines and wellheads is changing the mix of plants and animals in some parts of the province’s northeast region, says a major report from the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute released Thursday.
Ninety health, environmental and sportsmen’s groups asked the federal government to clamp down on the release of methane gas by the petrochemical industry, asserting that the United States cannot reach its goal for reducing heat-trapping emissions without addressing the issue.
Setting up an exit from chemicals it has made for decades so it can focus on higher-growth sectors, Dow Chemical is carving out chlorine-related businesses with annual sales of $5 billion and moving them to a separate division.
Strong winds and heavy rain battered Scotland and eastern England Thursday, disrupting rail and road traffic as northwestern Europe braced for heavy storms sweeping across the North Atlantic and North Sea.
Wisconsin farms this year generated the largest volume of manure spills since 2007, including an accident by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's flagship research farm in Columbia County that produced a mile-long trail of animal waste.
Wildlife officials in southwest Florida who are struggling to save dozens of beached pilot whales say there's hope that at least some of the animals might escape after they spotted at least 20 of them swimming in deeper water.
Coal mining has transformed Wyoming's Powder River Basin. On Monday, photographer Gary Braasch gives Daily Climate readers a closer look at an energy supply that's powering much of the United States – and soon perhaps a good bit of Asia, too.
President Obama ordered federal agencies Thursday to more than double their use of electricity produced by renewable resources, a directive that requires them to make solar, wind and hydro power 20 percent of the government’s energy portfolio by 2020.
By now, 130 turbines were supposed to be turning above the shallow area of Nantucket Sound known as Horseshoe Shoal. But nothing is there to capture the power of December’s winds, except perhaps for the wings of the long-tailed ducks that winter around Cape Cod.
Numerous studies tell us that 100% renewables is possible, and cost effective. But how to structure an energy market where there is no fuel cost? Germany is already grappling with this dilemma, and the world is watching with interest.
Two class-action lawsuits were filed against General Mills on Thursday by residents in the Como neighborhood of southeast Minneapolis, where state-ordered testing has shown troubling concentrations of the pollutant TCE in soil below their homes.
The United States will help China implement stricter emission standards for vehicles in a bid to help the world's biggest carbon emitter tackle rampant air pollution, the White House announced on Thursday.
The Air Quality Index of Shanghai exceeded 400 this morning to reach the "severe" category, the highest in a six-tier national rating system, according to the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center.
Spurned by one country after another in recent weeks, the roughly 1,000 metric tons of toxics may be eliminated miles away from any port, under the supervision of trained U.S. technicians in protective suits.
A case involving the disposal of industrial wastewater pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights.
Environmental and industry advocates say a proposed air emissions reporting permit issued last week for BHP Billiton Ltd.'s San Juan Coal Mine in northwestern New Mexico is the first – or among the first – ever proposed for a coal mine.
In the fight over hydraulic fracturing in California, opponents of the drilling process frequently argue that restrictions are needed because of the potential for a massive oil boom in the state. Now a report says that the hype over the Monterey Shale may be overblown.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there have been 19 small earthquakes in the vicinity of Azle, Texas, since Nov. 6. People there are beginning to get alarmed and are asking for answers, said Alan Brundrett, mayor of this bedroom community about 20 miles northwest of Fort Worth.
Japan is finding the alternatives to nuclear power pollute more or come with higher fuel costs, limiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scope to reshape the energy industry almost three years after the meltdown in Fukushima.