A group of scientists are suggesting the government declare plastic a hazardous waste in order to generate more funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's clean-up programs. Though more research needs to be done, one ecologist says they already have a strong lead.
After passing the United States as the top carbon emitter, one researcher says China's now making a commitment to reduce the country's carbon output. But in order for China to reduce large amounts of CO2, they say, the U.S. will need to do more.
In a recent study, climate scientists learned that the amount of waste heat large global cities produce influences regional climates. Now, scientists are using the study to explain how the planet is warming.
Residents of Beijing an other parts of northern China are still dealing with terrible pollution, but it's not nearly as bad as it was on Saturday, when pollution levels exceeded the scales used to measure such problems. But while the pollution is horrible, China's not the first place to deal with deadly pollution.
While they didn't get everything they wanted in President Barack Obama's first term, nor did they get all they asked for at the ballot box in November, environmental activists are bullish about how the second Obama term will play out, in regard to the environment.
Colombia is a relatively large producer of gold on the global scale, but it has an out-sized role in the amount of pollution it produces. But a new group of miners, small now, is turning to a more earth-friendly, even historic, way of separating gold from ore.
A number of college students across the country are trying to convince the administrators running their endowments that for the good of everyone, they need to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. A similar effort around South African businesses was an important part in ending apartheid.
Some 60 years ago, London was enveloped by an extraordinary fog, even by that soupy city's standards. And it wasn't just fog, it was smog, from coal furnaces and factories. It was also deadly, killing as many as 4,000 people over a four-day period.
The Central Intelligence Agency for a few years has operated a group focused on examining how climate change could affect U.S. National Security. But, recently, the desk has been shutdown, which some environmentalists say is because of opposition from Republicans in Congress.
A new report from U.S. researchers has found that of the 378 largest coal-fired power plants in this country, a disproportionate amount are in close proximity to low-income community and communities of people of color.