The Army Corps of Engineers will not consider the climate effects of burning U.S. coal in Asia in reviews of proposed export terminals in the Pacific Northwest, an agency official testified Tuesday at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.
RALEIGH, N.C. - Queen bees who cavort with multiple mates are not behaving badly.
It's called calving, and it occurs when enormous chunks of ice burst free from glaciers or floating ice shelves and drop into the sea with an explosive, heart-stopping crash.
The Justice Department and the state of Arkansas filed suit against the oil giant ExxonMobil over a March 29 pipeline rupture that spilled 210,000 gallons of oil into a residential neighborhood and waterways in the small town of Mayflower.
One of every three bites of food we consume depends on pollination by honeybees, but these overlooked contributors to our food system are continuing to die in stubbornly perplexing ways.
The following editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday, June 12:
It was a peaceful day at Hudson Springs Park.
Is your garden calling out to you to do something and you are not sure what to do first?
Every day our appliances take a beating. From the constant opening and closing of doors to turning them on and off, our daily actions can eventually lead to a repair call or earlier-than-expected replacement.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The smell and the smoke crept into south Denver about when the Broncos were wrapping up their final workout.
Recent studies suggest that certain chemicals in sunscreen may be harmful when they are absorbed through the skin. Oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, which may have negative effects, have become the ingredients to avoid. But they are common in many sunscreens. According to the 2012 sunscreen guide released by the Environmental Working Group, only 25 percent of the 800 sunscreens tested are effective at protecting your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients.
In a far-reaching plan that would reshape the coastline of the nation's largest city, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a $20 billion proposal Tuesday that he said will protect New Yorkers from disasters brought on by climate change.
The showers, toilets, washing machines, garden hoses and other thirsty devices can spray your water bill with charges.
Emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases are growing at such a rate that the world will likely exceed a safe limit in average global temperatures by the end of the century and veer into a higher temperature zone that would profoundly damage economic growth and most other aspects of life, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency.
LOS ANGELES - Randy McDonald darted his eyes between the lotus bed and a pack of police officers, wondering if he could get away with it.
Laura Buzzelli lived her life with a respect for the environment. So she wanted to show that same respect in death, too.
Despite a threefold increase in people and cars in the last 50 years, California's strict vehicle emissions standards have managed to significantly clear the state's air, according to new research.
California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs.
Saying that gray wolves are no longer in danger of extinction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday announced plans to remove federal protections for the often-reviled animals nationwide and turn wolf management over to the states.
As energy companies seek to plumb vast reserves of underground oil in California through the controversial drilling technique known as fracking, voters are concerned about its safety and uneasy with the state's lack of oversight, according to a new poll.
A few years ago, Shawna Coronado was approaching 40, working in a high-pressure sales position in downtown Chicago, taking a dozen prescriptions a day. This was not fun.
By now, you've planted your warm-season vegetable garden, and are just waiting for the harvests that give you fresh goodies for summer salads and sandwiches.
Making spring colorful with flowering shrubs is so easy. Just look around. Summer is different. We've kept it largely green with the pink and red of Knock Out roses and the soothing blues of hydrangeas to liven up the scene. But you can have more color - and a different look. Here are five flowering shrubs you can plant right now that grow well in the Piedmont and bloom in summer.
If you want to give Dad a non-traditional gift for Father's Day - we're talking about skipping the ties, cufflinks and socks, here - consider giving him the gift of his own, personalized space; his "Man Cave."