As of July 2014, there are 123 forest fires burning in B.C. Due to the summer's dry conditions, there isn't hope that this will change soon. However, the Government of B.C. has already used up its forest fire budget for the year.
In early October, oil and gas company Repsol will begin exploratory drilling in the Canary Islands in an attempt to bolster the Spanish economy. Environmentalists and locals in Spain are calling foul on this practice.
Ecuador's diverse Yasuni National Park is again threatened by oil industry road construction as state oil company Petroamazonas has in secret constructed a road into the world-famous Amazon rainforest - violating environmental laws and threatening life.
Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region's future
One of the world's rarest forests, a section of Miami-Dade County's last intact tracts of endangered pine rockland, is getting a new resident: a Walmart.
About 88 acres of rockland, a globally imperiled habitat containing a menagerie of plants, animals a
I've been doing an eco-survey of Madagascar, the island nation off the east coast of Africa that contains the highest percentage of plant and animal species found nowhere else on earth -- all of them now endangered to one degree or another.
Hluhluwe-iMfolzi Park is the oldest proclaimed nature reserve in Africa. It is well known for its diverse, rich wildlife and conservation efforts as well as having the largest population of white rhinos in the world. The reservation has been breeding.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide, U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory sympt
State-owned China National Petroleum Corporation, or CNPC, said in a statement Wednesday that a rig it had moved to a disputed region of the South China Sea in May, has "smoothly completed" its drilling after finding signs of oil and gas.
An 88-acre chunk of a unique and astoundingly diverse forest in Miami-Dade County, Florida is scheduled to be destroyed to make room for a Walmart, Chili's, Chick-Fil-A, LA Fitness, and an apartment complex. Florida's pine rockland forests are endangered
"Environmental disaster" feared after rocket lights second oil depot on fire in Tripoli amid militia clashes. A fire from fuel tanks near Tripoli's international airport that has been ignited by rocket attacks is out of control as clashes between rival
In southwest Cambodia, at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains, is a single dirt road that meanders through the heart of the pristine Areng valley. Ten miles down this road, villagers have set up an encampment to stop a hydroelectric dam project . . .
"Once again, the scientific homework is done after the assignment is due. When will the Alberta government ever learn?" Researchers discover ancient salt formation key factor in Alberta steam fracking disasters.
Look at the picture line; don't mean the girls but the big hails: Winter comes to summer including freak hailstorms, mega-flooding but also wild fires. While it was hot in Kemerovo, our remarkable picture shows the giant hailstones that thudded down on
Kerr McGee contaminated surrounding areas between 1932 and 1973 with radioactive thorium waste material from the making of lantern mantles. The factory is still contaminated. The cleanup company went bankrupt. Cleanup will resume if they get funding.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is "not consistently conducting two key oversight and enforcement activities for class II programs" for underground fluid injection wells associated with oil and gas production. The report shows that the EPA's pr
A global shell game on fossil fuels. It makes the U.S. appear to be making more progress on global warming than it actually is, because it shifts some of the pollution and the burden for cleaning it up onto another country's balance sheet.