| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Saying that President Obama is lagging behind even some of his Republican predecessors in protecting public lands, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is urging the administration to put more federal land off limits to energy and other resource...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:43 AM
As energy companies seek to plumb vast reserves of underground oil in California through the controversial drilling technique known as fracking, voters are concerned about its safety and uneasy with the state's lack of oversight, according to a new poll....
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down.
Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Scientists have released video of an 8-foot-long, shimmering oarfish taken about 200 feet below the ocean surface -- and it is breathtaking.
Elusive and alien-looking, the oarfish has a thin, eel-like body with squiggly iridescent markings that glow...
| May 27, 2013
| 4:05 AM
Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:06 PM
Up to half of the food produced worldwide never makes it into a consumer's mouth, according to a new report.
That’s as much as 2 billion tons of grub that’s wasted, according to a study released Thursday by Britain's Institution of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:33 PM
A group of conservation organizations and Bay Area water agencies is proposing a vastly scaled-down version of a new export system for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, arguing that it would cost less and be more reliable than a plan supported by...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:46 PM
For decades, war has been waged over the holy grail of America's Arctic frontier, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The wide coastal plain on the edge of the Beaufort Sea contains stunning populations of caribou, grizzly, musk oxen and other wildlife...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:24 AM
BEIJING -- Surrounded and pushed back by police, hundreds of people shouted and marched again in the southern China city of Kunming to protest the construction of a petrochemical plant.
It was the second time this month that demonstrators gathered in...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Two federal agencies on Friday announced a major review of how seismic testing for oil and gas deposits affects marine mammals and fish in deep waters off the Gulf of Mexico.
So-called seismic surveys entail blasts from air guns or other ship-borne...
| May 10, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Some say that you can’t put a price on precious natural resources. As of this week, you can.
The public and private tab for conserving the nation’s fish, wildlife and natural resources is close to $40 billion a year, according to a study...