- Alaska Volcano Produces Small Eruption With Ash Cloud Several Miles High; Planes Alerted
June 21 2012 5:25 PM
Scientists from the Alaska Volcano Observatory have raised the aviation alert level around a remote volcano after a small eruption produced an ash cloud several miles high.
- Who Ruined Rio+20? Sustainable Growth Summit Disappoints The World
June 21 2012 6:53 AM
The United Nations Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, a two-day meeting of more than 115 political leaders from around the world, is turning out to be a major bust.
- Conservationists To Use Drones For Protection Of Endangered Species In Nepal
June 21 2012 4:52 AM
Drones can save lives! Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Conservation Drones will soon be used to save nature and protect endangered species in Nepal, after the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) successfully tested drones for monitoring activities in protected zones.
- Lions Disappearing From Kenya As Conflicts With Humans Increase
June 20 2012 2:46 PM
KWS estimates that only about 2,000 lions remain in the country, implying they could completely vanish within two decades.
- Duluth Flooding Drowns Lake Superior Zoo Animals, Evacuations Under Way In Fond du Lac And Thomson Township
June 20 2012 11:05 AM
Serious flooding is taking place in Duluth, Minn. on Wednesday, June 20 as torrential rainfall is bombarding the North Shore of the city. According to weather reports, a series of training thunderstorms, that all passed over the same region, has dumped 4 - 5 inches of rain over the large area of Northern Minnesota. Evacuations are under way in the Fond du Lac neighborhood of Duluth and in Thomson Township, while Duluth fire and police crews are trying to take control of the situation.
- 'Agreement Reached' at Rio+20 Summit
June 19 2012 1:43 PM
The text of the agreement calls for urgent action on sustainable global production and consumption, but gives no detail on when and how this is to be achieved.
- Naked Oysters And Acidic Ocean: New Global Warming Side Effects To Worry About
June 19 2012 12:57 PM
A new study predicts that by 2050, waters just off the western coast of the U.S. will become acidic enough such that ocean-dwelling creatures like mussels, oysters and corals won't be able to form their shells or skeletons.
- Colorado?s High Park Wildfire 50% Contained; Nearly 60,000 Acres Burned
June 19 2012 12:00 PM
Firefighters in the western U.S. are making progress on several wildfires, but weather conditions could make things worse.
- Antarctica Was Much Warmer And Wetter To Support Substantial Vegetation Millions Of Years Ago
June 18 2012 2:56 AM
Millions of years ago, the ice-covered Antarctica was much warmer and wetter than it is today, claimed a recent study. The climate along the edges of the frozen continent was even suitable to support substantial vegetation including stunted trees.
- India?s Mining Industry Scarred By Corruption, Lack Of Regulation: Report
June 14 2012 2:58 PM
Indian media has feasted on scandals in the mining industry in recent years.
- Skip Rush Hour, Get Paid, Help The Environment -- Stanford's Commuter Plan
June 12 2012 4:41 PM
Stanford University is testing out the new program Congestion and Parking Relief Incentives, or Capri, to decrease traffic congestion by paying drivers to commute at off-peak hours.
- Blame Coal's Hardship On Economic Factors, Not Federal Regulations, Says EPA Administrator
June 11 2012 7:43 PM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said her administration's environmental policies have had no influence on the coal industry's current hardships, despite enforcing tougher emission standards the industry says increases their costs and dampens demand for coal.
- U.S. Just Had Warmest Year On Record: NOAA Report
June 08 2012 12:21 PM
Sounding more climate change alarms, NOAA reports the U.S. just emerged from the warmest spring recorded.
- Arctic Sea Bursting With Unexpected Life
June 08 2012 10:31 AM
Scientists describe finding an unprecedented phytoplankton bloom in the Arctic -- akin to stumbling across a rainforest in the middle of the Sahara.
- New NASA Discovery Reveals Unprecedented Blooms Of Ocean Plant Life Beneath Arctic Ice [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
June 08 2012 2:37 AM
Thanks to a NASA-sponsored expedition to the Arctic Ocean in the summers of 2010 and 2011, scientists have found an area underneath sea ice, which is richer in microscopic marine plants, essential to all sea life, than any other ocean region on the Earth.
- NASA Discovery: Sea Life Burgeoning Under Thinning Ice Of Arctic Ocean
June 07 2012 4:07 PM
NASA scientists investigating the Arctic Ocean have discovered blooms of microscopic plantlike organisms thriving beneath the barren tundra, which was previously hidden from scientists and the rest of the world.
- Toronto Becomes Largest North American City To Outlaw Plastic Bags
June 07 2012 3:03 PM
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford opposed the ban.
- In A First For Developing World, Mexico Enacts Climate Change Law
June 06 2012 5:48 PM
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has signed into law climate change legislation that will bind the country to significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Only Great Britain has done the same
- World Environment Day 2012: Find Out How Everyone's Pitching In Around The Globe
June 05 2012 4:35 PM
From Mexico to Madagascar and from France to the Philippines, people around the globe are celebrating World Environment Day 2012.
- Oil And Gas Industry Group Says EPA Is Wrong On Methane Emissions
June 04 2012 6:27 PM
The American Petroleum Institute and America's Natural Gas Alliance are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's most recent natural gas emission estimates and suggest actual industry emissions are half what federal regulators say.