The Environmental Protection Agency conducted a three-year study of wells in Wyoming near sites where hydraulic fracking has been conducted and found extensive contamination and a possible link to the the fracking process.
There was little hope that there would be an agreement coming out of the Durban Climate Summit last week, but China and the United States agreed to a deal to create a legally binding document to replace the Kyoto Treaty and regulate their carbon emissions.
Several new studies in recent months have added new complications that can be linked to over-exposure to pollution from automobile traffic.
With China and India's economies racing ahead, they're consuming more coal than their domestic industries can produce. To combat that, they're looking to import coal from other places, like Mozambique. In that African country, the coal boom is totally changing the way of life.
Over the weekend, some signs emerged that the Durban summit on climate change could produce a legally binding treaty that would be endorsed by both China and the United States, two of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas and two countries not subject to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, which is expiring.
The New 7 Wonders group has a new, more natural list of Wonders of the World. Visiting them will take you from South America to Africa to Asia and introduce you to some of Mother Nature's most breath-taking sites.
Scientists from the United States and Australia are teaming up to try and help save disappearing coral reefs, by freezing coral eggs and sperm, so that endangered species aren't lost. The coral can be grown in the lab, and then implanted on the reefs.
House Republicans are trying to carve out a large exemption to federal clean environment regulations. A bill in committee now would grant the U.S. Department of Homeland Security an exemption from almost all environmental laws when on federal land, within 100 miles of an international border.
In Kirbati, as the ocean levels rise, the island nation disappears. In time, the nation may have to move to giant floating islands in order to still have a home of their own.
The freighter that hit a reef off the coast of New Zealand is in danger of causing even greater damage after bad weather caused off-loading operations to be suspended.