Strong Magnitude-6.6 Earthquake Strikes Close To Indonesian Coast
April 20 2012 10:05 PM
A strong magnitude-6.6 earthquake struck close to the Indonesian coast on Saturday at 10:17 a.m. local time (Friday at 8:17 p.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
New EPA Results Confirm Fracking Did Not Contaminate Water In Pennsylvania
April 20 2012 6:01 PM
The EPA's final verdict is that private water sources in the town of Dimock, to the northeast of the state, do not show levels of contaminants that warrant further concern.
Huge Water Reserves Found Under Africa
April 20 2012 2:44 PM
Researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College-London have mapped out the groundwater aquifers resting under the African continent. They found huge reservoirs of water under the northern countries of the African continent.
Chemistry Prof Questions Safety Of Dimock, Pa. Water, Challenges EPA
April 20 2012 2:35 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said hydraulic fracturing didn't contaminate private water wells in Dimock, Pa., but that doesn't mean the water is safe, said Ron Bishop, a professor in chemistry at SUNY Oneonta.
Earth Day Organizers Aim To 'Mobilize The Earth' To Environmental Action In 2012
April 19 2012 8:43 PM
As Earth Day approaches on April 22, organizers view 2012 as a pivotal year to bring the environmental issues facing the planet to the forefront of the global political agenda.
BP Gulf Oil Spill Destabilizing Marine Ecosystem, Researcher Says
April 19 2012 7:13 PM
Two years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, a deep-sea biodiversity study suggests residual oil from the BP blowout threatens the stability of the entire Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
API Pressures White House For Pipeline Approval Following New Keystone XL Route
April 19 2012 6:39 PM
The American Petroleum Institute, the leading oil industry trade group, renewed its call Thursday for President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, now that a route change has been proposed.
BP Oil Dispersant May Facilitate Skin Absorption Of Crude Oil
April 19 2012 6:18 PM
A study conducted along the Florida coast suggests the Gulf of Mexico is far from decontaminated two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and that a dispersant used in the aftermath of the spill may be partly to blame.
Jellyfish Blooming In Seas Around The World: Human Activities & Global Warming To Blame
April 19 2012 7:58 AM
Jellyfish population in marine ecosystem around the world is on the rise and may interfere directly with human activities, a new study claims.
House Passes Keystone Pipeline For Fifth Time
April 18 2012 6:52 PM
The House, on Wednesday, passed a bill ordering the issuance of a permit for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipleline from Alberta to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Election 2012: Sierra Club Endorses Obama For President Along With Other Environmental Groups
April 18 2012 3:28 PM
Environmental advocacy group the Sierra Club endorsed President Obama Wednesday, supporting his 2012 reelection campaign.
Deformed Fish, Eyeless Shrimp Linked To BP Oil Spill, Researcher Says
April 18 2012 1:17 PM
Deformed fish and eyeless shrimp being caught in the gulf is a result of the BP oil spill, a researcher said
Monsanto Bt Crops: Genetically Modified Corn Linked To Soil Ecosystem Threat
April 17 2012 8:03 PM
Genetically modified corn has been linked to a decrease in a subterranean fungus that forms a symbiotic bond with plant roots, allowing them to draw in more nutrients and water from the surrounding soil in exchange for carbon.
Hydraulic Fracturing Knocking On Illinois' Doorstep
April 17 2012 3:54 PM
Hydraulic fracturing and natural gas development could spread soon to Illinois as companies rush to lease land in the southern part of the state.
Half Of U.S. Legislatures Contemplating Hydraulic Fracturing Bills
April 17 2012 3:43 PM
As natural gas and oil extraction expands across the United States thanks to hydraulic fracturing and advances in horizontal drilling, almost half of the country's legislatures either have enacted or have pending legislation that regulates the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing.
Britain May Become Major Global Shale Gas Producer, Alongside China And U.S.
April 17 2012 3:34 PM
Reserves of the hard to extract, unconventional gas deposits could exceed 1,000 trillion cubic feet, experts now believe, ranking the UK alongside China, the U.S. and Argentina
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise As U.S. Economy Recovers
April 17 2012 3:08 PM
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2010, ending a two-year decline. The EPA attributed the increase to an upturn in the economy.
Earth Day 2012: When Is It And What Is It all About?
April 17 2012 12:12 PM
Earth Day 2012 is on April 22, and will be observed around the world with events and activities highlighting environmental concerns and planetary health issues.
Ugliest Bird In The World? About Nelson, The Baby Kea Parrot [PHOTO]
April 17 2012 11:03 AM
Imagine being rejected by your parents after being born. For Nelson, a baby Kea parrot, this is exactly what happened when he hatched. Nelson was the only bird to survive out of the three eggs that his mother laid. Since he was rejected by his parents the staff at the Bergzoo is currently taking care of him.
Thickening Of Karakoram Glaciers In Himalayas Confirmed; Scientists Baffled By Satellite Images
April 16 2012 6:46 AM
New satellite images and data have proved that some glaciers on Asia’s Karakoram mountain range, a part of the Himalayas, have gained ice mass.