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.
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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.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is joining a growing number of states threatening not to implement the key aspects of the Obama administration’s global warming agenda, arguing pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations would impose huge costs on Americans.
A new study resurrects the idea of the so-called “hiatus” in global warming about one month after government scientists claimed the lull in temperature rise was an aberration in the data.
In a rather testy exchange during a House hearing, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher tore into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy for not knowing what percentage of the atmosphere was made up of carbon dioxide.
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have promised environmental activists they would not take campaign contributions from fossil fuel interests -- ironically, the candidates never promised to stop campaign travel in fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley’s campaign recently released a major white paper on how he would reign in financial institutions had a huge mistake: the first source it cited was a satirical news article.
Two recent reports warned that global warming threatens polar bear populations across the world, but the warnings in those reports obscure today’s reality about polar bears -- they are doing just fine, according to experts.
President Barack Obama’s push to unilaterally commit the United States to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions in the coming years is about changing the constitutional system that similarly hampered former President Bill Clinton’s global warming goals, according to a law professor.