The Guardian recently reported a billionaire-funded vast right-wing conspiracy to sabotage President Obama's energy agenda and defeat him in the upcoming elections. Environmental correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg pointed to a February meeting held in Washington, DC, of what she called "a network of ultra-conservative groups" backed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers. Adding fuel to the fire, she also revealed a "confidential strategy memo" discussed at the meeting which advised "using 'subversion' to build a national movement of wind farm protesters."
Germany's power grid is in trouble, and federal regulators are warning something must be done before the onset of winter's usual skyrocketing energy demands. They say the current grid is unable to support the forced transition from nuclear to government mandated "renewable" energies and must be expanded quickly to avoid blackouts.
Research reveals a newly discovered basin under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet scientists say could make the area more vulnerable to collapse and sea levels more likely to rise. Are we at risk of drowning?
Reports of mutant shrimp spawned recent news stories linking Gulf of Mexico shrimping closures to the British Petroleum oil leak of 2010. It turns out the closures are regularly scheduled seasonal occurrences that allow small shrimp to grow to a marketable size.
A group of California teenagers is suing the federal government for endangering the survival of their generation by failing to reduce national emissions of carbon dioxide.
A controversial billboard campaign by the Heartland Institute comes under fire from critics who say it likens climate-change scientists to terrorists.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has issued new costly regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing, a process used in 90 percent of oil and gas drilling operations on public lands in this country.
New research proves Greenland's glaciers are flowing more slowly than predicted, but experts still fear threats to coastal communities from sea level rise. Are their fears unfounded?
Vast stores of natural gas trapped in methane hydrates offer a low-cost alternative energy source that could jump-start the U.S. economy now that research by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proven successful in safely and economically extracting it.
China is facing a population crisis — a tremendous gender imbalance in its population of young people. A report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) predicts that by 2020 one in five young men will not be able to find a bride. That amounts to 24 million bachelors.