PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (AP) — Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For decades, this city in California's agricultural heartland relied exclusively on cheap, plentiful groundwater and pumped increasingly larger amounts from an aquifer as its population grew.
PHOENIX (AP) — Robert Redford will join conservationists from across the U.S. and Mexico at an event Saturday in Phoenix aimed at raising money and awareness for the restoration of part of the overtaxed Colorado River that has become more desert than delta.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean — the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy says she will take a deliberate approach to any minerals mining permit reviews in Alaska's Bristol Bay area, following a trip to the area.
In a blog post Thursday titled "Finding Balance in Alaska", McCarthy did not sway from her insistence that she went to the state on a fact-finding trip in connection with President Barack Obama's climate agenda.
Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee field hearing, "Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Progress and Challenges." EPA Director, Chesapeake Bay Program Director Nicholas DiPasquale to testify.
While lawmakers remain in their states during the congressional recess, top Obama administration officials are heading outside the Beltway this week to press the president's energy and environment agenda.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is to kick off the travel with events in New Jersey and New York on Monday. Later in the week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell are both expected to go to Alaska.
GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — At Ike Bunney's dude ranch near the Sierra community of Tuolumne City, all creatures have been evacuated as firefighters brace for an intense battle to keep a wildfire raging north of Yosemite National Park out of mountain communities.
"We've already evacuated the horses," said Bunney, who was keeping an eye on his Slide Mountain Guest Ranch on Sunday. "I think they're worried about the fire sparking over these hills."
The Justice Department told a federal judge that it could take up to two months to formally publish the Environmental Protection Agency's final Clean Power Plan in the Federal Register, a development that would further delay legal action against the rules, The Hill reports.
Some Alaska native leaders remain undeterred by warnings of more extreme weather from a changing climate, with most in the North Slope region embracing expanded oil and gas development both onshore and in Arctic waters, E&E reports.
The administration of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, intends to develop a compliance plan for the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and will not join current legal challenges to the rule, the Lansing State Journal reports.
Four environmental groups plan to launch a multi-million-dollar ad campaign against four Republican senators up for reelection in 2016 who opposed carbon regulations: Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, The Hill reports.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said his country doesn't plan "significant cuts" to its oil production to help stabilize global prices, but output could decrease if prices continue to dwindle, Reuters reports.
Oil prices slid 8 percent Monday morning, reversing gains from a day earlier, as concerns mounted that China's manufacturing sector is contracting at the fastest rate in three years, Reuters reports. U.S. crude was down $3.91 to $45.92 per barrel and Brent crude fell $4.32 to $49.83 a barrel.