After building it, one city wonders if they will come
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- With Cape Wind in turmoil, development of a U.S. offshore wind industry seems more improbable than ever. But one Massachusetts city is holding out hope it will spur a renaissance.
FBI probed 'Bullets for Bureaucrats' death threat against late agency chief
U.S. EPA faced anti-government fury even in its earliest years, when the FBI investigated threats against one of the agency's first leaders.
Timeline for U.S.'s newest reactor stretches into 2019
The schedule for Georgia Power's nuclear expansion project has slipped another 18 months and faces escalating costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the company said yesterday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Can a country slash its CO2 emissions and avoid electricity price spikes at the same time?
BERLIN -- The goal is ambitious: Can Germany successfully adapt its electricity market to a future where the predominant power is renewable energy? The country is trying to pull together its current plan to get there at a difficult moment, when all across Europe, countries are suffering from market conditions that favor a fuel switch from natural gas to low-cost coal. This has yielded record export levels and rising emissions that threaten to undo Germany's reputation as a champion of climate change action.
Cowgirl to ride herd on Obama admin policy
Cynthia Lummis was about 8 years old when she began putting up hay on her family's ranch on the outskirts of Cheyenne -- she was finally tall enough to push a tractor pedal fully down. Before long, she graduated from mechanical raker to mower to baler to stacker wagon. She showed Hereford calves in the 4-H Club and has worked cattle all her life. The Republican, 60, today is a key advocate for ranchers and other land users in the U.S. House, where she's taking the reins of leadership posts that oversee public lands, grazing and energy development in the West.
Can companies push the government out of the trash business?
Major American companies in the food, beverage and consumer goods sectors are wasting resources, energy and money with inefficient packaging and recycling practices, missing a secondary market worth an estimated $11.4 billion every year, according to a survey published yesterday.
Paul steers middle course on climate change amid White House buzz
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) appears to be preparing for a likely White House run by embracing issues that are not traditional conservative priorities -- including man-made climate change.
Iowa utility’s lawsuit takes new stab at old nutrient problems
A potentially precedent-setting lawsuit initiated earlier this month is once again ripping open the debate over how best to stem the flow of nutrients from America's farms and animal operations into the country's rivers and streams.
Enforcement officials up in arms over anti-gun push
A few years back, U.S. EPA enforcement agents tracked a Utah environmental fugitive to a trailer parked at a marina in the Florida Keys.