A wildfire burning out of control between the towns of Sedona and Flagstaff in northern Arizona was most likely "human caused," say authorities. The blaze has been dubbed the "Slide Fire" due to its
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A new study by the University of California Davis Center for Watershed Sciences finds that the worst drought in state history could cost the agricultural industry $1.7 billion this year and eliminate
After overcoming numerous obstacles from financial woes to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York was finally able to cut the ribbon on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum this morning.
As President Obama makes his way to California to preach the gospel of solar power, his words have become action back home in Washington D.C. After years of waiting, the White House solar array is now
A landmark report to be formally launched at the White House tomorrow will warn Americans that climate change is not a far-off, future doomsday event--it's a clear and imminent danger. Compiled by over
When Kinder Morgan decided that it wanted to expand its pipeline capacity from Alberta to Vancouver, it had to get approval from the National Energy Board in Canada. So the company did what any
Every year the American Lung Association rates cities based on air quality, and this year Los Angeles tops the list. Despite having improved air quality over the past few decades, the city violates
Buried at the very bottom of a fact sheet released at yesterday's White House Solar Summit is a striking statistic: "Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting workers
2013's government shutdown didn't stop the United States Department of Energy (DOE) from moving forward on a range of initiatives to ramp up renewable energy, promote energy efficiency, and combat
Here's some good news on the climate change front: Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012 and dropped 3.4 percent in 2012 alone, according to the U.S.
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents have carved a massive 80-acre crop drawing in a Nebraska cornfield that sits directly in the path of the proposed project. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the
How important are the little details? Just ask the middle school student in Pittsburgh who discovered that the government could save $400 million dollars just by changing the typeface it uses. Suvir
The electricity costs of wind energy and natural gas are virtually identical when the price of carbon emissions is included, according to a new study on the federal tax credit for wind power. Researchers
While the Obama Administration has thus far focused on reducing carbon emissions to tackle climate change, pressure has been mounting to do something about methane pollution. Although methane accounts for
For years, scientists and social activists have warned that income inequality, resource depletion, and unchecked population growth could lead to the collapse of civilization. However policy makers have so
Photo from Shutterstock A few years ago, when the economy took a nosedive, a majority of Americans decided for the first time since the 1980s that the economy was more important to protect than the
President Obama said he wouldn't wait for an intransigent Congress to take action on climate change - and the White House is following up on this promise by launching the Climate Data Initiative. The
Inspired by both nature and mandalas, Klein has found her own unique way of expressing the beauty and abundance of her surroundings. She uses all sorts of natural finds to represent the ancient Hindu and
U.S. Senators held an all-night talking session last night to bring focus to the issue of climate change. For some countries that might not seem like such a big deal, but in the U.S. (where just a few
"People all across the country are concerned about this pipeline because it’s going to pollute the water. Because it’s going set off catastrophic climate change. Because it’s a security risk," Whit
Mother Nature doesn’t give her information for free. Her minions cloud their enemies’ judgement with devilish deception, and make plain the truth for their friends. Birds flock and fish school,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today unveiled its proposed revisions for the ubiquitous Nutrition Facts label. Around 20 years ago, the agency instituted the labels in an attempt to provide
California is experiencing one of its driest periods in recorded history, and now local farmers are being told not to expect any water from the state. Federal officials from the Bureau of Reclamation
Several U.S. Supreme Court justices just confirmed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sufficient power to regulate carbon emissions. A case brought by 13 states and several power companies
A newly released NASA satellite image taken from space shows the extent of California's worst drought since record-keeping started in 1885 and potentially the region's driest period in 500 years.
Stewart Brand is an author, environmentalist, and above all, best known for his work as the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1966 Brand was one of the first environmentalists to push NASA --
United States’ Bold Vision for 2015 Paris Climate Deal Calls on Developing Countries to Limit Emissions
The United States recently submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change its bold vision for an international climate deal in Paris, France in December 2015. The 11-page
Back in 2008 we wrote about Calatrava’s spiraling Chicago Spire, which was to become America's tallest structure and the second tallest in the world. Since then, construction on the soaring
Photo via Shutterstock This week the White House announced a new "National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking" that includes a near complete ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory.
Edward Snowden's massive data leak has uncovered stunning secrets concerning the NSA's dubious behavior. The government agency seems to have an eye on every aspect of domestic and foreign policy,
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