In order to address growing environmental crises and feed a booming population, the central government is promoting expanded cultivation of potatoes, which require less water and produces greater yields.
Legislators say gray wolf populations have rebounded and are no longer in need of federal protections — a claim rejected by the courts.
A group of scientists spent five years investigating meltwater behavior on Greenland's ice sheet, and their findings could improve projections for future sea-level rise.
The Economic Cost of Carbon Pollution Is Much Greater Than Estimated, Say Stanford University Researchers
The US government estimates each ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs the economy $39 — a figure that should be $220.
Eric McDavid spent nearly nine years in prison on "eco-terrorism" charges and his lawyers say his wrongful imprisonment was part of a broader government effort at suppressing political dissent.
The oceans absorb a quarter of all carbon dioxide emissions, which makes them more acidic and, according to Swedish taste testers, is souring the flavor of the popular shellfish.
The company had initially offered to pay $6,000 in damages from a pair of 2008 oil spills, which lawyers and human rights activists say are a common occurrence in the resource-rich Niger Delta.
An advisory committee to the US Department of Agriculture drafted recommendations that include environmental impacts, as well as nutritional considerations, which upset the beef industry and members of Congress.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service announced on Monday it will begin a year-long evaluation of whether or not the insect should be placed under federal protection due to habitat loss, disease, and climate change.
Plummeting prices at the pump might not lead to more automobile traffic, according to a government study and the long-term prospects for the electric vehicle sector.
The city is using property tax revenue to fund the construction of pumps that might keep rising sea levels at bay — a strategy that scientists say is extremely short-sighted.
Many American coastal cities will likely experience over 30 days of flooding by mid-century, says a new government analysis, and one of them is Norfolk, Virginia, home to the world's largest naval base.
Pregnant women subjected to high levels of air pollution during pregnancy were twice as likely to give birth to an autistic child than women living with low levels of air pollutants.
The American Energy Alliance posted a cartoon on its website that shows Uncle Sam being crushed by a thick tome titled 'EPA Torture Report Volume IV."
Poachers, predators, tourists, and climate change are causing havoc for the iconic holiday animal, but conservationists say better habitat preservation strategies on the regional and national levels might help stem the loss.
But, when people understand the link between human activities and global warming, they are — by and large — willing to change their dietary habits.
Climate activists have sought to find a silver lining in more frequent, intense weather events — they might convince climate change deniers that humans are impacting the atmosphere.
A British scientific study found that climate change may help a deadly parasite spread among US and European honeybees, which could severely impact one of the most fundamental processes in food production.
In the most comprehensive report of its kind, conservationists reveal a multi-billion dollar online market in protected animals and illicit animal products, like ivory.
Despite projecting significant declines in crop yields, the international bank did not pledge to fully diversify from fossil fuel investments.