| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new rules on Friday to reduce future carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, a major step to address climate change that industry and some environmentalist say could all but end the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Air quality officials on Friday approved $600,000 for contractors to design and install gas fire rings on public beaches, taking a new step in the fight over hundreds of wood-burning fire pits on Los Angeles and Orange County coast.
The South Coast...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:46 PM
With memories of the Soviet military's 1983 downing of a South Korean commercial airliner still seared in the minds of many, China's move to control the airspace over disputed islands has stirred fears of another disastrous miscalculation.
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:57 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The government of Botswana has quietly allowed international companies to explore for natural gas in some of the country's most sensitive national parks using the controversial drilling method of hydraulic fracturing,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:47 PM
Hawaii officials have shut down an area of water just off the southern coast of Maui after a kayaker was killed in an apparent shark attack there Monday.
It was the second such death in Maui this year, continuing a worrisome trend for Hawaii after a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
We'll be seeing lots more data like these, but the White House Council of Economic Advisers is reporting that the government shutdown took a huge bite out of economic growth--and that the impact will linger.
The chart above shows the effect on economic...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
The United States may be emitting 50% more methane, a potent greenhouse gas, than the federal government had previously estimated, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Though carbon dioxide from the combustion...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:13 PM
Newport Beach residents may soon be one step closer to roasting marshmallows beachside over natural gas-burning fire rings.
On Tuesday, the city staff plans to recommend that the City Council approve participation in a pilot project with the South Coast...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Newport Beach residents may soon be one step closer to roasting marshmallows beach-side over natural gas-burning fire rings.
City staff plans to recommend Tuesday that council members approve city participation in a pilot project with the South Coast...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON — Just 90 companies worldwide produced fuels that generated two-thirds of industrial greenhouse gas emissions from 1854 to 2010, according to a new study.
The 90 biggest producers of fuels driving climate change include investor-owned...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Fracking on a large scale may be coming soon to California as oilmen converge on the Monterey Shale, a formation that could hold 15 billion barrels' worth of oil. At $100 a barrel, that's … a lot of money.
Money is the real subject of Gregory...