Bitumen extraction itself is land, energy and water intensive. Extracting useful petroleum products from these deposits requires a huge amount of energy input and processing relative to other energy sources, including other oil sources
An unholy trinity of forces - levees along the Mississippi River, sea level rise due to climate change, and fossil fuel extraction - have caused about 2,000 square miles of southeastern Louisiana to disappear into the Gulf of Mexico . . .
This report, part II in a series, looks at likely impacts of 2°C and 4°C warming across three vulnerable regions. It describes risks to agriculture and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rise in sea-level and devastation to coastal areas likely. . .
September 1 marks 100 years since the last known Passenger Pigeon, known as Martha, died at the Cincinnati Zoo. It's hard to imagine now, but at one time this species was the most numerous bird on earth, with a population of 3 to 5 billion birds.
Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.
Paintings by an Indian elephant have gone on sale at a gallery in the capital, Delhi, to help raise money to protect the endangered animals.
Artist Alpana Ahuja said she had used bananas and other food to lure Phoolkali to create the artworks.