3,500 birds died at Ivanpah 'power towers' in 1st year -- report
A sprawling Mojave Desert solar plant -- closely scrutinized by regulators for its potential impact on wildlife -- released its first tally of birds found dead at the facility in its first year of operation. A spokesman for the Ivanpah plant said the 3,500 bird deaths had a "minimal" impact on regional bird populations.
EPA's McCarthy tells industry to ignore 'doomsday' talk, focus on innovation
HOUSTON -- As Gina McCarthy spoke for a second straight year at one of the world's top energy gatherings, the U.S. EPA administrator defended a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions and told the power industry to focus on its ability to innovate.
Agency that understands threats adapts to climate change
Though it's rarely front and center, climate change is an important element in the Department of Defense's decisionmaking, experts said. Rising sea levels, soaring temperatures and more frequent extreme weather events stand to affect all of the armed forces, their bases and resources, and many in the defense sector are already working on ways to help them adapt.
Who has planted the most carbon-storing trees? China's 'Green Great Wall' takes the prize
HONG KONG -- After improving energy efficiency, piloting emissions trading and ramping up renewable energy expansion, China has also been moving on another frontier needed to help ease global warming. According to a study published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, the total amount of carbon stored in all living biomass above the soil has increased globally by almost 4 billion tons since 2003, with China contributing in a notable way to the increase.
As GOP pushes listing delay, sage grouse numbers have tumbled -- report
Greater sage grouse numbers fell by more than half from 2007 to 2013 across the western United States, according to a newly released study by leading sage grouse scientists.
GOP attempts to skirt earmarks for water projects running aground
One of congressional Republicans' major attempts to regain a say over water resources projects while maintaining their self-imposed earmark ban may have hit a brick wall.
Groups struggle to communicate on TSCA reform -- especially when many voters think it's already happened
Opposing a bipartisan chemical safety bill backed by powerful industry groups in a Republican-controlled Congress is no small order.