A northern Illinois nature photographer has been found not guilty on charges of illegally taking two injured baby eagles from the wild, four months after his first trial ended with a deadlocked jury.
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The Obama administration is warming up increasingly to U.S. exports of natural gas after years of blocking greater access by domestic producers to the international market. Published February 22, 2015
Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe reportedly tossed a snowball Thursday on the Senate floor while arguing against "the hysteria on global warming."
A top Canadian official on Tuesday brushed off President Obama's veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, expressing supreme confidence that eventually the White House will sign off on the project.
President Obama on Tuesday sided firmly with environmentalists in vetoing a bill that would approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a move that sparked a bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill and deepened a rift between the administration and key Democratic allies in organized labor.
Some of Hollywood's biggest elites -- including Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Robert Redford -- are getting in on the Keystone Pipeline XL political action, telling President Obama in no uncertain terms: Veto the bill and put an end to the project.
Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the United Nations' body that's tasked with studying climate change and its supposed effects, resigned from his post Tuesday amid charges that he sexually harassed one of his employees.
U.S. and Iranian negotiators moved closer Monday to reaching a two-phase nuclear deal that would hinge on a provision allowing Tehran to ramp up its uranium enrichment gradually after a 10-year period of restrictions and inspection from outside powers.
The Smithsonian Institution said it is launching an investigation into a climate scientist, just a day after a New York Times piece revealed the man had accepted large payments from oil companies.
Michael Jenkins believes there's more than one way to hug a tree. The president of the Washington-based nonprofit Forest Trends is trying to recast the long-running debate between developers and environmentalists over how to preserve and profit from the world's forests.
A federal advisory committee is urging that the government's next generation of dietary guidelines for the first time take into account environmental factors, specifically recommending more fruits and vegetables and less meats.
A massive snowstorm coursing through Jerusalem has boxed in the ancient city, leaving vehicles unable to enter or exit because all of the roads are closed.
Paul Hamill isn't what you'd call a climate denier. Far from it. But he's also not a fan of pressuring academic institutions to sell off their fossil fuel stocks.
Despite steadily decreasing gas prices, potential car buyers say they will still factor in fuel economy and gas mileage for their next vehicle purchase, according to a new survey released Thursday by the Consumer Federation of America.
Cruise-boat dinners, Super Bowl parties and golf tournaments were part of Department of Energy conferences that cost taxpayers more than $21 million over a 16-month span, according to a new report from the department's inspector general.
The number of likely voters who blame global warming for extreme weather events such as blizzards and hurricanes is dropping as disagreement in the scientific community continues.
Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky.
It is such a high, blessed relief to finally get to the bottom of the most pressing issue here in this age of $17 trillion U.S. debt, barbaric animals burning humans alive in cages, the systematic rounding up, rape and mutilation of young girls around the world and all these inconvenient blizzards and bone-chilling winds blowing giant holes in our faith in the newly founded Church of Global Warming.
Five inches of snow shut down the nation's capital Tuesday, with thousands of workers staying home due to the closure of the federal government and dozens of area school systems shuttered for the day.
Snowy conditions and sub-zero wind chill factors hit spots north hard in the last 24 hours, leaving firefighters in Philadelphia battling a three-story blaze on a building that houses the Locust Medical Center — that was then encased in ice — while residents in Boston dug out from yet another double-digit-inch dump of snow.
Climate change activists spent Valentine's Day weekend wooing supporters for fossil fuel divestiture with their first-ever Global Divestment Day, but not everyone was feeling the love.
U.S. power companies struggling with the escalating costs of building nuclear plants are closely watching similar efforts in China, where officials are expecting delays.
Climate-change activists spent Valentine's Day weekend wooing support for fossil-fuel divestiture with their first-ever Global Divestment Day, but not everyone was feeling the love.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Saturday urged President Barack Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast, in the Republican response to the president's weekly radio address.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture quietly released a report on Thursday announcing a plan to spend over $750 million on sage-grouse preservation efforts by 2018.
Calling for a new age of cooperation between government and private industry, President Obama said Friday that neither entity can fend off sophisticated cyberattacks on their own and must work together to secure the U.S. in the digital age.
What do you get when you mix a governor, his ambitious fiancee, a billionaire environmentalist and some handsome green energy consulting contracts? In Oregon, they have collided to produce an influence-peddling scandal that threatens to end Gov. John Kitzhaber's tenure.
Congress gave final approval to the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday, setting up the first real veto test of President Obama's tenure in the White House as he and Capitol Hill enter a new era of frayed feelings.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden met Wednesday at the White House with the spouse of a jailed Venezuelan opposition leader just a week after the South American nation's president accused Mr. Biden of actively helping to plot a coup against him.
House Speaker John A. Boehner accused President Obama of "listening to … anarchists" in his threat to veto the bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, ahead of a final vote in Congress later Wednesday on the long-stalled project.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan took the first step toward repealing the state's "rain tax," which is levied on property owners for land with impervious surfaces to pay for EPA-mandated programs to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
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In November, comments closed on a proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to redefine "waters of the United States," as set forth in the Clean Water Act of 1977. While Sen. Edmund Muskie, Maine Democrat, author of the 1977 law, required 88 pages for his entire statute, this spring's Federal Register notice ran 370 pages, not counting appendixes, one of which hit 300 pages alone. Little wonder the new "wetland" rules have generated controversy and a likely Supreme Court case.
The latest disgrace out of Capitol Hill in this lame-duck session is the "tax extenders" bill. This has become an annual Washington ritual with Congress waiting until the very last minute to approve dozens of expiring tax credits, deductions and loopholes. It is a microcosm of everything wrong with the way Congress operates.
The PTC truly is crony capitalism in its finest form.
If you think President Obama's unilateral exercise of executive powers granting near-blanket amnesty to illegal immigrants was an abuse of power, get a load of what this administration is doing over at the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Claiming a key victory in the fight to escape reliance on foreign fuel, the Obama administration announced Wednesday that domestic oil production surpassed imports for the first time in nearly two decades.
Failing to heed the lessons of the Solyndra debacle, Energy Department officials kept quiet about their knowledge that a government-backed electric car charger company was sliding toward bankruptcy and putting taxpayer money at risk, the agency's chief watchdog has found.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been knocked out of the headlines in recent weeks, but debate over the project found new life on Capitol Hill this week.
The Energy Department's latest biomass plant is seeing plenty of green — it's environmentally friendly and it's costing taxpayers a wad of money.
In a possible sign that New York State won't be allowing fracking anytime soon, drilling giant Chesapeake Energy reportedly has abandoned its fight to retain land leases in portions of the state sitting atop vast natural gas reserves.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
To John LaRue, the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is no dream. It's already here.
It's been almost 17 years, but educators have called for national teaching guidelines for science in schools around the nation — and they want part of the curriculum to focus on climate change and evolution.
Congress is warning gas prices — already on the upswing, these past few weeks — could go even higher, given an Environmental Protection Agency mandate on renewable fuels that's about to take effect.
Several think tanks will hold a conference Thursday linking the Arab Spring to global warming.
Millions of dollars already have been spent, and much more soon will be dumped into a litany of studies looking at fracking's impact on water and air quality and at possible links to cancer and other diseases.