'The Dust Bowl,' part I, aired Sunday night on PBS stations. The Ken Burns documentary points to how the Dust Bowl was man-made – and overcome with smarter policies and practices.
Nutella tax is aimed at reducing unhealthy ingredients in French food. But by taking on a French favorite, the Nutella tax is spurring a backlash.
Toyota recall involves some 2.8 million vehicles worldwide, including 2004 to 2009 Priuses sold in the United States. Faulty steering shafts and water pumps prompted the latest Toyota recall.
The US energy boom will boost jobs and capital spending, cut imports and carbon emissions, according to a new report. But the energy boom is not a panacea for the climate –or US foreign policy.
New York's new gas rationing system goes into effect with police on hand to ensure it's enforced. Cars with license plates ending in an odd number will be able to fill up Friday. Even-number license plates can fill up Saturday.
California Proposition 39 results: 60 percent of voters approve measure to close tax loophole and fund clean energy and energy efficiency projects in public buildings. For a tax measure, California Proposition 39 had surprisingly little organized opposition.
Gas prices have varied from $1.70 to $3.40 a gallon over the past 100 years of presidents, according to a new infographic. Can you guess who was in office when average gas prices were at their highest? Their lowest?
When it comes to the presidential election, energy plays a major role in states like North Dakota and West Virginia. Ohio and Pennsylvania are also swayed by energy issues.
Back then, America's economy was over-reliant on oil. Now, its dependent on an electric grid that needs to be modernized.
The uptick in October's unemployment gives challenger Romney an advantage over President Obama. But elections turn on more than just unemployment.
If superstorms like Sandy are increasingly destructive, they will make several green energy initiatives look practical in ways that have nothing to do with climate change.
If anything, hurricane Sandy is depressing gas prices at a time when they're headed down anyway. So many motorists are staying home that demand for gas has fallen.
Gas prices saw the biggest decline in four years last week and continue to fall this week. Hurricane Sandy could disrupt East Coast refineries for a time, but by the holidays, prices are expected to go lower still.
Anglo American's first female CEO, Cynthia Carroll, took over the when the platinum producer was booming. But missteps by Anglo American in Chile and strikes in South Africa have exacerbated a worldwide slide in commodity prices.
China lays out plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2015. Until Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster, which triggered a moratorium, China planned to quadruple its nuclear capacity.
Renewable energy proposal in Michigan would enshrine a '25 by 25' mandate in the state constitution. If voters approve the referendum Nov. 6, Michigan would be the first state to include a renewable energy goal in its constitution.
MIT inventor of a liquid metal battery makes guest appearance on The Colbert Show and adds a note of optimism in climate debate. Can liquid metal battery or other battery technology diminish world's reliance on oil?
Energy and green energy were hot topics during the presidential debates, but climate change didn't come up once. The candidates may be avoiding the issue because voters don't want to hear a difficult message.
Natural gas and new methods for oil drilling are creating an unconventional energy jobs boom in several states. By 2015, production of unconventional oil will outstrip conventional oil, according to a new report. But the boom in natural gas and oil extraction doesn't benefit everyone equally.