Deep beneath the frozen Arctic are deposits of methane. Lots of methane. And there's even more on the sea floor. As the environment warms, these deposits are being released into the atmosphere, presenting grave risks of runaway warming.
Scientists are experimenting with rebuilding oyster reefs off the coast of New York City. One writer suspects that if these structures had been in place, Hurricane Sandy's massive storm surge would have been greatly reduced.
China's efforts to grow its economy and its manufacturing base are meeting resistance as the country's middle class burgeons. In Ningbo, a plan to build a petrochemical plant was beaten back by protesters in the street who say these plants are affecting their health.
As coal demand around the globe increases, at the same time it moderates in the United States, coal companies are looking abroad to sell their commodity. But that means new facilities need to be built to get them abroad -- and they're looking to the Pacific Northwest.
Shell in Canada wants to expand its tar sands, also known as oil sands, mining operation in Alberta. But a group from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation says not so fast. They're worried the project will do great environmental damage, and violate their rights.
With U.S. demand for coal at decades-low levels, mining companies are turning elsewhere for places to sell their products. In most cases, that means the booming economies of Asia — and long trips on container ships.
In Kenya's Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha drives the economy. It's a draw for wildlife, tourists, business -- and pollution, which is imperiling all the rest. But a series of partnerships have cleaned up the lake and got it back on track.
California starting in January will begin implementing an emissions reduction program, where emitters can purchase carbon offsets by financing emissions reduction programs in the United States. But a new report from Greenpeace questions whether that's even a good idea.
Environmentalists have targeted a nuclear power plant in New England, in hopes of clamping down on it and reducing what they say is excessive pollution. They're threatening a lawsuit under the Clean Water Act if regulators don't act.
Bob Inglis is out of Congress now, but he's still a committed conservative. Unlike many of his brethren, however, he's ready to tackle climate change. And he says Republicans, conservatives, are in the perfect position to engage on the issue and lead solutions to deal with it.