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
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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,
Agriculture around the world is suffering due to climate change, and famous grape-producing regions are being crushed by unpredictable weather patterns, drought, and increased global demand for alcohol.
Lengthy droughts, severe storms, epic floods and fires, and extreme temperatures have all wreaked havoc on the agricultural landscape in the past year, putting some ranchers and farmers out of business
Farmers Market photo from Shutterstock The nearly one trillion dollar farm bill passed the senate on Tuesday, with plenty of good news for the state of agriculture, but also plenty of bad news. The
Hundreds gathered on a chilly night at Lafayette Square across from the White House to tell President Obama to keep his climate promise and stand up to the fossil fuel industry by rejecting the dirty tar
Image © Shutterstock A long-awaited report from the US State Department claims that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to add to global greenhouse gasses in any significant way -- not
SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles made out of ordinary transparent glass. The attractive
The US Energy Information Administration just put forth a new report that shows US carbon emissions increased 2% despite all the nation's environmental initiatives in the past year. According to the new
Over a quarter million people in West Virginia found themselves without access to clean water in their own homes today because of a chemical spill that contaminated local water sources. The spill was
Ever since the 'Polar Vortex' hit the East Coast, certain 'fair and balanced' outlets have used it as an excuse to claim that climate change is a made-up liberal conspiracy. In order to tackle these
Last year Japan set to work testing the world's fastest "floating" maglev train, which can hit top speeds of over 310 mph. Now, keen to share (or show off) their feat to the rest of the world, the
Trying to improve kid's diets is tough, even with Michelle Obama on the case. But California based Revolution Foods—a company started by two moms—is looking to transform the way America eats by
The Obama administration announced Friday that it would allow certain wind farms to kill or injure bald eagles without penalty for up to 30 years, in an effort to encourage companies to invest in green
For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled
Personal experience of climate change trumps climate denial in red state America. That's the extraordinary conclusion of a new study that finds Republican lawmakers are vastly out of step with their
Photo of waste shipping container via Shutterstock Illegal deforestation, animal poaching and the shipping of toxic waste are all environmental crimes that cost the world billions of dollars each year,
Global greenhouse gas emissions are expected to be eight to 12 billion tonnes higher than target levels in 2020, which means the hope of limiting global temperature increases to 2°C (35°F) this
Brett Herbst might just be the King of Corn. He made his first corn maze in 1996, and since then he's created over 2,000 spectacularly elaborate labyrinths as the founder of the company MAiZE. Using
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) recently released a report highlighting Japan's use of obsolete data to set hunting quotas for whales, dolphins and porpoises. Even though this year's catch
Last June President Obama made a pledge to end coal financing abroad as part of an effort to stop climate change. After making the promise, the World Bank, where the US holds the most voting power, also
Construction on America’s first high-speed rail system just officially began in Fresno, California! The nation’s most expensive public infrastructure project (estimated to cost $68 billion) is
US Capitol photo from Shutterstock More than two weeks after disagreements over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) forced a partial shutdown of the federal government, it appears that relief may
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