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.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The picturesque La Boca district draws hordes of tourists to stroll its narrow streets lined with colorful buildings and eat at outdoor restaurants. Now it has a new, unwanted claim to fame: The Riachuelo river that flows through the neighborhood has been named one of the planet's 10 dirtiest places.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Genetic material from an invasive fish called the Eurasian ruffe has been found in southern Lake Michigan for the first time, raising the possibility that it could migrate into the Mississippi River watershed and compete with native fish there, a scientist said Tuesday.
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.
House Natural Resources Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee hearing on H.R. 916, Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform Act of 2013; and H.R. 1604, "Map It Once, Use It Many Times Act." GAO, United States Geological Survey witnesses to testify.
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Biologists on Guam are trying to find out if mildly toxic dead mice can help eradicate an invasive species of snake that has caused millions of dollars in damages by creating power outages on the island.
The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of school systems in six major cities including New York and Los Angeles, is aiming to boost sustainability through using compostable plates, limiting packaging waste and purchasing healthier food, The New York Times reports.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Since the government began requiring ethanol be added to gasoline, the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska have lost 2.8 million acres of land set aside in the U.S. Conservation Reserve Program.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials say 33 poached rhino horns and hundreds of chopsticks and bracelets made from elephant ivory that were seized in Hong Kong have been returned to South Africa.
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider seven nominees for positions at the Interior Department and Energy Department today, representing a major reshuffle of leadership at the departments, The Hill reports.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the branch is moving forward with an initiative with the Agriculture Department to make more regular purchases of bulk biofuels to power naval aircraft and vessels, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed nine sites nationwide for Superfund designation, including a New York City industrial site once used to process radioactive substances, The Associated Press reports.
Marathon Oil announced it would invest $3.6 billion in new North American shale exploration, representing more than 60 percent of the company's $5.9 billion budget for new exploration, Houston Business Journal reports.
A group of business organizations led by Seventh Generation and the American Sustainable Business Council have launched a push for serious reform to the Toxic Chemical Safety Act, saying proposed improvements leave regulatory authority too weak, The Hill reports.
Canada's Fortis Inc., an investor-owned natural gas utility, will purchase Arizona-based UNS Energy Corp. for $2.5 billion, representing an effort by Fortis to grow its market capacity, Bloomberg reports.
Organizing for Action, the advocacy group formed from President Obama's reelection campaign, has launched a petition to support the administration's recent change to the "social cost of carbon" metric used to calculate the benefit of regulations, National Journal reports.
The European Commission is said to be planning an investigation into the U.K.'s offered price guarantee for a new EDF nuclear power plant to make sure it's consistent with European Union competition rules, Reuters reports.