- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am
PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.
- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Japan announces $10.6 billion in climate financing for 2020 Updated: Nov-26-15 5:16 am
TOKYO - Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.
- How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.
- Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time Updated: Nov-24-15 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
- Google to buy solar power to run massive NC server farm Updated: Nov-24-15 10:18 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Google says it will offset the tremendous electricity needed for its North Carolina server farm with solar power under a new program that allows corporations to voluntarily pay more for renewable energy.
- German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments Updated: Nov-24-15 6:25 am
BERLIN - Germany's Allianz SE, one of the world's largest financial asset managers, said Tuesday it would over the next six months decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind power.
- Capitol Education Center to be named after first lady Updated: Nov-24-15 3:31 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A visitor center at the Kentucky Capitol has been renamed as the Jane K. Beshear Capitol Education Center.
- US to cancel lease on land sacred to Blackfoot Indian tribes Updated: Nov-23-15 10:57 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Interior Department plans to cancel a long-suspended oil and gas drilling lease near Glacier National Park that's on land considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, according to court documents filed Monday.
- After criticism, Iowa board sends money to research centers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Reversing course after days of criticism, Iowa regulators transferred funding Monday that they had withheld for months from university centers that study alternative energy and global warming.
- New York plots path to renewable energy goal Updated: Nov-23-15 3:35 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo's goal of generating half the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
- Residents wary of natural gas proposal amid climate concerns Updated: Nov-23-15 6:49 am
HANOVER, New Hampshire - Residents in western New Hampshire are concerned that an investment in new fossil fuel infrastructure could affect environmental issues in the region.
- Voter initiatives seek higher use of renewable electricity Updated: Nov-22-15 2:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and an attorney want Montana voters to pass a law requiring power companies to buy and sell more renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide - a gas tied to climate change - in the atmosphere.
- Massachusetts committee to hold hearing on clean energy Updated: Nov-22-15 1:52 pm
BOSTON - The clean energy future of Massachusetts will be discussed this week during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.
- Wildlife officials concerned with placement of wind farm Updated: Nov-22-15 1:26 pm
TARKIO, Missouri - Federal wildlife officials are raising concerns about a proposed northwest Missouri wind farm they say could have an impact on the migration of birds into the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
- Albany County looks to Colorado company for wind farm Updated: Nov-22-15 12:29 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Albany County is looking to a Colorado company for help building a wind farm and transmission line.
- Q&A: Michigan debates increased energy-efficiency programs Updated: Nov-22-15 4:11 am
LANSING, Michigan - A centerpiece of Gov. Rick Snyder's long-range energy plan derives from a simple premise - using less.
- Cloudy future for solar bill as lawmakers break for holidays Updated: Nov-21-15 11:23 am
BOSTON - Sunshine may be free, but the future of a key solar power bill remains cloudy on Beacon Hill.
- Preconstruction testing begins at proposed Vermont wind farm Updated: Nov-21-15 8:31 am
READSBORO, Vermont - The U.S. Forest Service says preconstruction testing at the site of the proposed Deerfield wind farm in the southern Vermont towns of Readsboro and Searsburg is underway.
- Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping Updated: Nov-21-15 7:21 am
BERLIN - Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone. Over Merkel's decade in charge, she has presided over Germany's strong re-emergence on the world scene - showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of renewable energies and embracing a role as a key negotiator in the Ukraine conflict and a moral authority in Europe's migrant crisis.
- Tennessee Valley Authority cutting back solar incentives Updated: Nov-20-15 6:33 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - The Tennessee Valley Authority is rethinking the way it treats solar power, and that has some environmentalists and local solar installers worried.
- North Fork mining could cause millions in climate damage Updated: Nov-20-15 10:11 am
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - The U.S. Forest Service says allowing expanded underground coal mining in Gunnison County could cause millions of dollars of damage globally from coal and methane emissions over nearly 40 years. But the Daily Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1T3DyQS) reports that the agency's analysis, released Thursday, also says North Fork Valley coal is among the cleanest available and mining is an important part of the local economy.
- Greenpeace: Indian court stays order canceling work permit Updated: Nov-20-15 8:20 am
NEW DELHI - Greenpeace India said Friday that a court has put on hold a government order canceling its registration to operate in India.
- Tupelo begins energy efficiency program saving $140K a year Updated: Nov-20-15 6:19 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - The city of Tupelo should start saving $140,000 or more each year for the next two decades by upgrading to more efficient lighting at athletic fields, parks and government buildings.