As Shell makes preparations to send offshore drilling rigs into the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas north of Alaska, it's important to walk through the history of energy exploration in the Arctic.
A federal official said Thursday that BP acknowledged it has been too slow in paying claims to people affected by the Gulf oil spill. BP has vowed to streamline the process.
Changing rainfall patterns have increased the number and severity of floods. Better forecasts and improved flood management have helped, but planners need to do more to reduce risks and boost community resilience.
Anti-government infused threats against the IRS and gun violations on federal property are going up. Many government employees see the over-heated political debate these days as a personal danger.
Orcas are very susceptible to pollution, due to their place at the top of the ocean food chain. But little is known of their habits since they're hard to track.
A German businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Oregon to smuggling 40 tons of coral into the US from the Philippines. Coral reefs are threatened globally.
With just over a month remaining in office, the Bush administration loosened federal protection of plant and animal species threatened with extinction.
To researchers’ chagrin, measures that might save more of the rare animals have been held up by the White House.