Five years ago today a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan unleashed a powerful tsunami, triggering one of the worst nuclear disasters in history.
China's central government wants to go after more companies that pollute and local governments that inhibit enforcement of environmental regulations.
Southern California Gas, which operates the natural gas storage facility on the outskirts of Los Angeles, announced that a relief well had brought the leak under control.
The special prosecutor appointed by Michigan's attorney general to investigate the crisis says criminal charges could be brought against public officials found responsible for any deaths linked to Flint's contaminated water.
As a state official says the Los Angeles-area gas leak could be plugged as early as next week, the Southern California Gas Company faces a growing number of state and county lawsuits.
Nations agreed in Paris last year to quickly transition their economies away from fossil fuel sources and toward renewables — and the UN secretary-general says investors should double their commitment to clean energy sources by 2020.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is reportedly joining New York's chief lawyer in questioning what the oil giant knew about climate change and what it was telling its shareholders and the public.
The state's auditor calls the expenditure "inappropriate" and says there are plenty of other needs that could have been addressed with funds granted to the state following the 2010 BP oil spill.
While bacon might produce less greenhouse gases than lettuce per calorie, looking at serving sizes tells a different story altogether.
India is imposing restrictions on when and what types of automobiles are permitted, much like rules Beijing has put in place to deal with dangerously high levels of pollution.
The United Nations Environment Programme says the conditions for plastics to break down rarely exist in the oceans, where millions of tons of it ends up each year.
Japan says its whaling program is legal under international law because it's for scientific purposes and it plans to kill over 300 minke whales this season in Antarctica.
ExxonMobil is facing increasing pressure as members of the US Congress, Democratic Party presidential contenders, and New York's attorney general support investigations of whether may it have committed fraud.
The storm was one of the strongest on record in the region, and the UN's humanitarian agency is mobilizing aid assistance.
While scientists differ on the timescale in which West Antarctica's ice sheets might collapse, the consequences for many of the world's coastal areas seem pretty clear — mass human displacement.
A new NASA study says Antarctica is actually gaining ice — but scientists caution there's ample evidence that climate change is greatly impacting the southern continent.
Authorities are asking residents to monitor the storm's activity and ensure their hurricane supplies are up to date.
US coal producers are desperate to access energy markets in Asia, amidst plummeting domestic coal prices, cheap natural gas, and tighter air quality restrictions.
For the First Time on Record, Three Category-4 Hurricanes Occurred Simultaneously in the Pacific Ocean
Scientists say warm sea surface temperatures in the Eastern Pacific are fueling an especially active hurricane season.
A new study contradicts other predictions that deforestation rates will fall around the world and its authors point to Brazil as a model for reigning in forest destruction.