“Why would you risk this in an area where it could be so detrimental,” says Mike Dombeck, the only person ever to head both the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.
Wind and solar power continue to get cheaper as development and installation costs fall and capacity factors — the percentage of theoretical output that is reached in actual use — keep rising.
If lawyers must disclose child abuse and financial fraud, why not crimes against natural resources that belong to us all?
Solar and wind installations drive an expansion that brings renewables' share of global electric demand to 24 percent.
Even in corn- and soybean-dominated landscapes, bees got most of their pollen from noncultivated plants — which still carried loads of pesticides.
A UN report says global warming is lacing farmers' products with elevated levels of nitrates, fungal poisons and other potentially lethal compounds.
The Antarctic, it seems, makes its sea ice in sheltered “factories,” protected from wind, waves and warm-water currents by barriers of older ice that allow new ice to grow thicker and persist longer.
Some plant oils thought to discourage mosquitoes and ticks worked for less than an hour.
A final decision will be made by the governors themselves in late June.
In wake of review, governors from eight states, including Minnesota, will vote on precedent-setting move to tap the Great Lakes for a municipal system lying outside their basin.
World Health Organization estimates that sooty particles are responsible for one-eighth of all deaths around the globe.
Urban farming makes a significant difference in the world, but not in the ways you might think.
The unfolding catastrophe in Alberta's Fort McMurray illustrates the destructive potential of climate-changed wildfire regimes.
Emissions had been falling worldwide — until production surged at a single regional source.
It’s the microscopic soil organisms that form the foundation for almost all land-based life.
A sampling of excellent coverage on the 30th anniversary of the world's scariest — and least understood — nuke plant disaster.
Moose are flourishing, fir forest is threatened – and a whitetail deer invasion grows likelier.
Under pressure for mountains of K-Cup waste, company changes plastic – but consumers must disassemble their spent pods.
A new assessment looked at the U.N.-designated World Heritage Sites whose unique natural features give them “outstanding universal value.”
Satellite data from the world’s remnant tiger habitats suggests that the big cat’s slide toward extinction can be slowed and its remaining numbers doubled in the next seven years.
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