A recent coal dust leak near Australia's Great Barrier Reef can be easily contained, according to Environment Minister Steven Miles. But environmentalists worry the incident portends future threats to one of the most diverse biomes on Earth.
In this edition: The conservatives who support climate action; a move for coal miners and against stream protections; swords into plowshares (sort of).
New measurements of the Sierra Nevada snowpack show California's snowiest winter in 20 years. But it may be too soon for sweeping policy changes.
The beaked whale ate dozens of plastic bags before repeatedly beaching itself, drawing public attention to the problem of plastic ocean trash.
President Trump and the Republican-led Congress aren't showing much interest in climate change, but idea of a carbon tax is still percolating – and conservatives who back it symbolize a green wing of the GOP that may be growing.
The mining industry is hailing the expected revocation of an Obama-era rule as confirmation that President Trump will make good on his campaign promise to 'bring the coal industry back 100 percent.'
The army is seeking a proposal for biodegradable ammunition that will not corrode and pollute soil and water.
In the latest development in a months-long legal battle over the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline project, the acting secretary of the Army has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to issue a permit for the pipeline's construction under a Missouri River reservoir.
A longtime advocate of going slow on big carbon emissions reductions is increasingly convinced that the world needs to act faster and more substantially against global warming.
Several species of the invasive fish are proving a challenge for conservationists, who are trying to protect local ecosystems with strategies from nets to dams.
In this edition: President Trump's pipelines actions and the bid for fossil-fuel jobs; a week of confusion and fear; Al Gore's new movie.
Concern in the science community rose this week about possible Trump administration curbs on researchers. Responses range from defending facts to actually entering the political fray.