A petrochemical disaster outside Houston that has disrupted ship traffic for days at a major U.S. oil port led two major refineries on Monday to reduce fuel production, according to people familiar with the matter.
Senators are expected to vote this week on a resolution regarding the Green New Deal, a Democratic proposal to tackle climate change through an unprecedented uptick in government spending on clean energy.
Oil and gas companies have long touted their efforts to curb methane emissions from leaky oil-field equipment. They have taken a decidedly dimmer view of government attempts to reduce leaks of the planet-warming gas.
The Brazilian government would be open to evaluating new hydro power projects in the Amazon region on their merits, as the administration shrugs off "ideological" interference in the licensing process, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Monday.
More than a decade ago, I authored a paper warning that the toxic pollutant lead was damaging the brains of our children and costing each year's cohort of American babies hundreds of billions in lifetime income. Today I am writing because there is mounting evidence that failing to protect our children from air pollution will cost far more.
Exxon Valdez made visible the immediate environmental risks associated with fossil fuel extraction. Today, decades later, the long-term climate impacts from decades of fossil fuel extraction have gained center stage as the issue becomes a more pressing — and visible — concern.
The end is in sight for coal energy in Germany. And yet, entire villages are still being razed to make room for expanding coal mines, with residents protesting in vain. Does resettlement still make sense?
Petrowest's financial woes were widely known when BC Hydro quietly awarded a major contract to a B.C. numbered company — 1054143 — that an investigation by The Narwhal reveals was incorporated by key Petrowest executives.
The government's fracking proposals would release the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as almost 300 million new cars, fatally undermining ministers' obligation to tackle the escalating climate crisis, according to new research.
The Valero refinery in Benicia is shut down, probably for several days, after a problem caused coke particles to escape through a stack. The city urged people with respiratory problems to seek shelter immediately.