Since each tiny nut requires a gallon of water, almonds are consuming 1.07 trillion gallons annually in the state, one-fifth more than California families use indoors.
West Virginia and other states argue that the plan to regulate carbon emissions from power...
Critics alleged industry groups could seek evaluations of less risky substances in an effort to...
California is choking on a worsening drought and needs more hydration. Fracking in the state...
Exxon Mobil's top lawyer said Wednesday that the nearly $9 billion initially sought by the state shouldn't be used as a barometer because it was calculated using faulty methodology.
The proposed tightening of water supplies comes as state surveyors earlier this month found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.
As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket.
Brown’s executive order primarily targets wasteful practices, including watering residential lawns and washing cars.
A recent U.N. report found that two-thirds of the world’s population could be vulnerable to water shortages and 1.8 billion people would be living in “countries or regions with absolute water scarcity” by 2025.
Gov. Jerry Brown largely called on Californians to change their habits in response to the drought, potentially including landscape alterations and a rebate program for more efficient appliances.
A radio ad released by the Don't Frack Maryland campaign is running Tuesday featuring actor Edward Norton, who grew up in Columbia, Maryland.
Cities are facing increased pressure to slash water use after Gov. Jerry Brown last week ordered a mandatory statewide 25 percent drop in urban water use compared with 2013 levels.
Obama's effort to link climate change to health comes as he works to build support for steps he's taken to curb U.S. emissions that are opposed by business and industry, including strict limits on vehicles and power plants.
In a letter to companies seeking neonicotinoid approval, EPA pesticide official Jack Housenger wrote that "until the data on pollinator health have been received and appropriate risk assessments completed, [the EPA] is unlikely to be in a position to determine that such uses would avoid ‘unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.'"
"We're in a historic drought and that demands unprecedented action," Brown said at a news conference in the Sierra Nevada, where dry, brown grass surrounded a site that normally would be snow-covered at this time of year. "We have to pull together and save water in every way we can."
Know how many chemicals are used to fracking? Or how many wells are in the U.S.? Here’s a look at fracking, by the numbers.
Environmental advocates say the Arctic ecosystem is too fragile to risk a spill, and cleanup would be difficult or perhaps even impossible because of weather and ice.
The locomotives come equipped with some 250 sensors that monitor speed, temperature and other conditions.
Paris authorities instituted a 24 hour emergency ban this past Monday that prohibited cars bearing even-numbered plates from driving within city limits.
Silicon Valley start-up Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power.
Scientists calculated that during the summer of 2012 in Beijing, replacing gas vehicles with electric cars could have reduced the heat island effect by nearly 1 degree Celsius.
The theme for 2015 World Water Day is "Water and Sustainable Development." It's about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.
Obama hasn't fully explained how he'll meet that goal, but his aides have suggested that unprecedented pollution limits he's imposing on power plants will get the U.S. much of the way there.
The bioplastics, called polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs, could replace traditional plastic in a number of processes.
"In their current form, they're an environmental disaster."
The industrial conglomerate run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is refusing to provide Democratic lawmakers with information on whether it has paid for climate change research. Last month, three Democratic senators sent 100 letters to...
North Carolina environmental officials said Tuesday that they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources called...
Lax oversight by the state has allowed the oil and gas industry to contaminate protected water aquifers and endanger the public, California regulators acknowledged Tuesday while pledging to intensify supervision. When it comes to a balance...
Dozens of groups asked the Obama administration to bolster regulations of pesticides that, they argued, led to sharply declining populations of honeybees and other helpful insects. The letter, signed by 128 groups, called on the Agriculture Department and the Environmental Protection Agency...
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