The National Hockey League released its first sustainability report Monday, responding to 'major environmental challenges' posed by climate change and water scarcity. The report analyzes professional hockey's current environmental impact, and lays out future sustainability goals.
George Harrison memorial tree, planted following his death in 2001, has been destroyed by bark beetles, according to local officials. The George Harrison memorial tree is among a number of trees that have succumbed to beetles this year.
Beef environmental impact is larger than pork, poultry, eggs, or dairy, a new study finds. Beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, and takes 11 times more water for irrigation, according to the beef environmental impact study.
A Maine city council voted 6-1 late monday to block the shipment of so-called tar sands oil from western Canada through South Portland, Maine. Environmentalists say tar sands oil is difficult to clean up, but supporters of the pipeline say blocking it will kill jobs.
Global warming is making for a hot 2014. Last month was the hottest June ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It came after global warming made May the world's hottest on record.
The Obama administration's decision to allow energy companies to conduct sonic testing along the East Coast renews the fierce debate pitting protection of marine life against the goal of energy security.
Russia's government-owned oil company Rosneft says US sanctions imposed on Russia will only hurt the US and other Western investors. Rosneft says that the US sanctions are 'illegitimate and groundless.'
Oil prices continued their slide Monday but markets remain on edge over conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, and Israel's offensive in Gaza. Last week's events pushed oil prices higher, though the likelihood of direct supply disruption is small.
The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner last week is further straining relations between Russia and the West over Ukraine. That could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.
A freight train carrying diesel oil struck another freight train in a small Wisconsin village late Sunday, injuring two and spilling thousands of gallons of diesel oil. The diesel oil spill also prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes.
Gas prices in the US have fallen to the lowest level in 100 days, and drivers have strong US energy production to thank. Analysts say the domestic oil boom is softening the impact that turmoil in Iraq and Ukraine would otherwise have on prices at the pump.
Typhoon Rammasun made landfall on the southern Chinese island of Hainan Friday, causing at least one fatality. More than 26,000 people on Hainan were evacuated, and Typhoon Rammasun is expected to make landfall in Vietnam.
To solve the problem of inequality, the mayor of Bogotá, Colombia turned to better buses and more bike lanes, Guevara-Stone writes. Can urban development done right develop a more egalitarian and sustainable city?