| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn’t get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car’s mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle.
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A key Republican senator has dropped his objection to Gina McCarthy’s confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, potentially clearing her path as Republicans seek to head off Democratic efforts to change Senate...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
A federal report looking at trends in population growth, travel patterns and land use and their impact on the environment is predictably sobering.
With the U.S. population expected to grow 42% from 2010 to 2050, the report from the federal Environmental...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Beaches across the country are being polluted with tainted runoff and sewage at a stubbornly high rate, putting swimmers at risk of getting sick, according to a new report by an environmental group.
The Natural Resources Defense Council found the number...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation declaring that "every human being has the right to safe, clean, affordable and accessible water adequate for human consumption, cooking and sanitary purposes." It was a bold assertion and suggested the state'...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...
| Jun 20, 2013
Re "Obama weighing climate initiative," June 18
We do need a sweeping climate plan. But any expert Washington watcher would tell you it's difficult to have one when the notion of a carbon tax — or any tax — is discussed.
Even direct action...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Tesla Motors, Inc., unveiled plans Thursday night to offer a service that would swap out depleted batteries in its luxury electric cars for fully charged packs.
Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk took the stage inside the carmaker’s design studio in...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A pesticide used to control aphids has been singled out as the cause in this week's deaths of tens of thousands of bumblebees in a retail parking lot in Oregon, state officials said Friday.
At least 25,000 bees were found dead and more were dying in a ...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Chevrolet’s Volt topped the Sierra Club’s list of plug-in hybrids in the environmental organization’s annual Electric Vehicle Guide.
At a price falling mid-range in the list of six EVs reviewed, the Volt takes drivers 38 electric-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:53 PM
HOUSTON — At least one person was killed and 77 injured Thursday in an explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in the Louisiana town of Geismar, part of a heavily industrial region known as “Cancer Alley.”
“This has been a...