An Asian carp caught in Lake Calumet this week is the first such live fish to be found in such close proximity to Lake Michigan. Worries mount that the species will invade, and ruin, the Great Lakes.
The EPA has released an economic analysis of the climate-energy bill that could give the legislation a boost.
The BP oil spill is likely to dominate talks between US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister James Cameron, on Saturday.
The Senate voted down a resolution Thursday that would have stripped the EPA of its authority to regulate greenhouse gases.
A resolution aims to stop the EPA's plan to start regulating greenhouse gases from the largest smokestack sources next year. The vote on it could signal the chances for an energy-climate bill.
The California Assembly on Wednesday approved a bill that would ban stores from providing plastic bags, and require them to charge for paper ones. Similar bans are in place in China and Bangladesh.
What if Americans were the ones without nuclear weapons and a well-stocked Iran was insisting that the US couldn’t have such weapons?
A climate-energy bill – one intended to appeal to enough factions to proceed through the Senate – was unveiled Wednesday after months of negotiations. But it recently lost its Republican sponsor, complicating its future.
Protection for polar bears – including a ban on trade in their fur and parts – was rejected at a conference of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES).
A compromise climate bill being developed in the Senate may drop controversial cap and trade legislation passed by the House.