Senate Agriculture Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing, "Shortchanging Our Forests: How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire." Forest Service Deputy Chief Jim Hubbard to testify.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to name three parts of Louisiana's Gulf coast as "impaired," a move that would limit pollutants the state can discharge, Houma Today reports.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced $100 million for a competitive grant program to fund research into ways to improve coastal resilience against storms like Hurricane Sandy, Greater Alexandria Patch reports.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Scientists said Monday they have for the first time documented that an Asian carp species has successfully reproduced within the Great Lakes watershed, an ominous development in the struggle to slam the door on the hungry invaders that could threaten native fish.
WASHINGTON (AP) — At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are unconvinced.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.