The British Lake Ellsworth drilling was called off for the season on Christmas Day, it was announced Thursday. Work stopped after the team was unable to properly form a water-filled cavity almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) beneath the ice
"Oxford researchers looked at eating habits and greenhouse gases emitted from particular foods. More energy is used to raise animals than plants, which is why carnivores' carbon footprints are bigger."
Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power our modern lives.
A study from researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published this month provides strong new evidence that mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia is devastating downstream fish populations. The authors found a 50 percent decline in ...
"In 2013, coal, oil, and natural gas provided 87 percent of the world's energy. That fraction hasn't changed since 1999. The world has basically made zero progress in moving away from fossil fuels over the last 15 years."
Dozens of rusting barrels unearthed on former U.S. military land in Okinawa City have been identified as containing chemical precursors to defoliant Agent Orange, a toxic compound used widely in the Vietnam War and blamed for poisoning that has resulted i
Suncor is spending millions on a high profile public relations blitz to convince Canadians it cares about the environment. But we know Suncor is lobbying to get exempted from new water regulations to protect one of Canada's most important rivers.
Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers
Because the strong currents in the Straits of Mackinac reverse direction every few days, a rupture of the oil pipeline beneath the channel would quickly contaminate shorelines miles away in both lakes Michigan and Huron. Oil from a hypothetical pipeline..
Evidence has been found that dugongs, a type of marine mammal facing extinction, have been feeding on sea grasses off the coast of Henoko in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture -- which is targeted for relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.