But it will still take until mid-August for operations to begin for sealing the oil leak. Drilling of the relief well began less than two weeks after the start of the BP oil spill.
The leaked 'climategate' e-mails showed lack of transparency, plus some politicking. But while scientists have been largely cleared of wrongdoing, the impact has shaken climate science.
Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill were first spotted entering New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday, and have disrupted the lake's rebounding fishing industry.
Citing health benefits of reduced air pollution, the EPA on Monday proposed requiring power plants in the central and eastern US to dramatically curb emissions by 2014.
Some experts wonder how 'independent' BP's grants for Gulf oil spill research on ecosystem damage and recovery will be. But so far, it looks like the money comes with no strings attached.
BP has agreed to allow wildlife rescuers to pluck rare sea turtles – including endangered Kemp's Ridley turtles – out of Gulf oil spill 'burn boxes.'
Fourth of July weekend should bring thousands of tourists to Louisiana's Grand Isle. But the BP oil spill leaves beaches nearly deserted. A concert is planned to help fishing and tourism.
Oil is more likely to keep moving east because of the so-called loop current, NOAA officials said in a report issued Friday. The likelihood of the Gulf oil spill soon hitting the Keys and the southeastern coast of Florida is 80 percent, according to the officials.
Eco-aware rehabber finds that doing right by the earth is cost-effective, too.
Answers to some questions about the history of Sheep Dog Hollow came from the home builder's grandson.
Airlines and airplane manufacturers are working to make air travel greener. Meantime, consider taking a bus or train.
Polyurethane substitute is made from eco-friendly whey, a byproduct of cheesemaking.
Retired U.S. National Park Service workers formed Global Parks to share their expertise abroad.
The BP oil spill is a unique event, so scientists are converging on the Gulf to try to understand how best to combat deep-sea oil spills and what effects they have on the environment.
If humans heated the earth, perhaps our technology can cool it, too. A look at the science of geoengineering and how it might be used to address global warming.
Some pros and cons of geoengineering schemes that might be considered when addressing global warming.
The Interior Department has approved the Cape Wind project, clearing the way for the first offshore wind power in the US.
The green renovation project is almost complete. Here are the lessons learned.
The green renovation of Sheep Dog Hollow, a 100-year-old farmhouse, is almost finished. But wind power is still under consideration.
The science and history behind oil spills.