Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional Republicans have filed a brief calling on the Supreme Court to throw out President Barack Obama's authority to regulate industrial carbon emissions as a "threat to liberty."
In a brief filed Monday, McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul, both Republicans from Kentucky, and six House lawmakers said the Environmental Protection Agency "usurped Congress's exclusive authority" in using the Clean Air Act to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources.
University of Toronto chemists have discovered perfluorotributylamine, a made-made chemical that can exist as a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can linger in the atmosphere for 500 years, the Toronto Star reports.
Vice President Joe Biden's trip to China has brought pledges Washington and Beijing will work more closely on greenhouse gas issues, energy data transparency and climate change, National Journal reports.
Scientists say climate change is partly to blame for the spread of certain fungal and parasitic diseases, as drier weather in some regions and wetter weather in others provide breeding grounds for disease-carrying organisms, USA Today reports.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him to protect its political goals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than climate change's bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government concluded Tuesday.
Oil continues to wash up on some Louisiana beaches four years after the Deepwater Horizon sinking sent oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico and a number of area residents remain angry and resentful despite BP paying out billions of dollars in compensation, Reuters reports.
Environmental Protection Administrator and Boston native Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will throw out the first pitches at the Red Sox game Tuesday, to mark Earth Day, The Hill reports.
A subsidiary of American Energy Partners, the company run by shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon, is renting seven rigs from his former firm Chesapeake Energy to drill for gas in the Utica Shale, Bloomberg reports.
The total U.S. rig count for the week remained at 1,831, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc., which said that oil rigs declined while gas and miscellaneous rigs increased, Bloomberg reports.
Vermont Yankee owner Entergy has applied to scrap the 10-mile emergency planning zone around it, because of the nuclear plant's closing by year's end, raising concerns from citizen groups, The Recorder reports.
Critics complain that proposals to increase security of the nation’s power grid, drafted by the industry in the wake of an attack on a California substation last year, won’t do enough to stop anyone intent on sabotage, The Wall Street Journal reports.