Former Vice President Al Gore was asked by England's The Guardian what he thought about Pope Francis’s encyclical on global warming, which has been interpreted to be anti-capitalist. Gore’s response: We need “reformed capitalism.”
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Lawmaker Grills EPA Chief For Claiming 0.01 Degree Of Averted Global Warming Is ‘Enormously Beneficial’
In a recent congressional hearing, a Republican lawmaker slammed Environmental Protection Agency Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy for claiming the agency’s pending rule to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants was “enormously beneficial” when it would only avert one one-hundredth of a degree of global warming.
Senate Republicans soundly defeated an attempt by Democrats to get the federal government more involved in state’s Common Core standards by setting up a grant program to develop or improve "climate science” curricula in schools.
The U.S. has signed an agreement with four other countries bordering the Arctic to ban commercial fishing in the North Pole until more is known about the region's natural resources and ecosystems.
First, investors were worried that Germany would not be able to finance the “greening” of its electrical grid, and now there are worries the U.K. is taking on too much debt to finance its own green-energy revolution.
A lawsuit brought by environmentalists and federal regulators has forced a major utility to phase out coal use at six power plants in Iowa. Activists claim these retirements bring the total number of U.S. coal plants shut down to 200 -- or 40 percent of the U.S. coal plant fleet.
Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed a power purchasing deal so the city government can get 35 percent of its energy from wind turbines in Pennsylvania. The mayor’s office says the deal will save residents money and reduce D.C.’s carbon dioxide emissions.
There’s a lot of geothermal heat flowing towards Antarctica’s western ice sheet which scientists warn is in a state of collapse, according to a new study. The “surprisingly high” amounts of heat under the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be contributing to its rapid melting over the last decade, say researchers.
For decades Gazprom held sway over Latvia’s political system, but the country’s economic minister is optimistic that energy market reforms will help break Russia’s stranglehold on natural gas supplies.
Organic farming is often sold as more environmentally friendly, but a new study out of Oregon found that large-scale organic farms are more greenhouse-gas intensive per acre than conventional farms.
The Environmental Protection Agency has plans to rapidly expand its workforce in the coming months amid attempts by Republican lawmakers to cut the agency’s budget. According to a government watchdog report, the EPA is looking to hire more than 500 employees to replace those who left last year.
The United Kingdom’s foreign minister thinks public officials should treat global warming the same way they treat nuclear proliferation.
As if problems in the Middle East, China and Greece weren’t already enough to spook global oil investors, now the Obama administration has announced it has reached a nuclear deal with Iran after months of tense negotiations.
If you’re an environmentalist, you’ll definitely want to go to the “Goofest” put on by the EPA’s former policy administrator Michael Goo. Goofest was apparently bigger occasion than the “killing of Bin Laden,” according to emails obtained by House Republicans.
Is the world on the verge of another “Little Ice Age”? Scientists with the University of Northumbria say the world could plunge into another mini ice age within the next 15 years as solar activity declines.
BP has agreed to pay $18.7 billion to the federal government, five states and hundreds of local governments for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico-- a settlement that could make millions of dollars for lawyers.
A new study is urging activists and the media to talk less about how global warming will impact the environment and more about how it will negatively impact public health. Framing global warming as a public health issue, the study says, will convince people to support policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Here’s how you know Antarctica can be a boring place. A government watchdog report details how employees at a taxpayer-funded research station in the South Pole were storing and brewing beer in their office.
President Barack Obama has designated more than one million acres of land as “national monuments,” meaning the president has restricted the use of 260 million acres of U.S. lands and waters.
After this year, there will be no more deep coal mines in the United Kingdom. It marks an end to a 300-year legacy of producing coal -- a cruel irony as the country struggles with a virtual energy crisis.