The agreement between the state and the plant owner comes as New York will invest billions in the upgrade of nuclear power plants upstate.
Beijing announced several new measures aimed at curbing the country's smog problem on Saturday, including a new environmental police force, shutting down the city's only coal-fired power plant, and supplying cleaner gas and diesel to fuel stations.
The aquatic entertainment park's long-running orca show will be performed for the last time on Sunday.
The orca whale, profiled in the 2013 documentary 'Blackfish,' became a symbol of the cruelty of captivity for animal-rights activists and much of the public.
Antarctica's Larson C shelf is about equal to the area to the state of Delaware. Its collapse into the sea might be imminent.
There might be less than three dozen vaquitas in existence. US Navy-trained dolphins could help find them in order to help protect their endangered population.
Over the course of a 10-year study, University of Washington researchers found that human development caused 'divorce' – and had a negative impact on reproduction – for some songbird species.
Moose are dying at an alarming rate across the continental United States, and scientists are studying environmental variables to determine how to best support the population.
Parts of Africa face one of the worst droughts in a century. Alongside needed food aid, new farming methods may offer a longer-term response – and lighten domestic burdens for women.
The island nation has little water of its own but is determined to shed a reliance on water imports. One key is water recycling, alongside desalination and catchment.
More-intense rains increase mudslide risks in a region known for its steep terrain. Possible responses include preserving lemon groves and testing an early-warning system.
President Obama established two areas in southern Nevada and Utah as national monuments, adding to his environmental legacy. But will Congress allow these recent designations?