Biologists Question Federal Plans To Protect Sage Grouse BirdThe government is preparing insufficient protections for a ground-dwelling bird that has declined significantly over the past century and soon will face a possible endangered species listing.
6 Things Al Gore Won't Say At SXSW 2015Al Gore will return to SXSW to speak at SXSW Interactive and while there are a range of things he'll talk about, but there’s a good number of things he definitely won't.
Six Food Favorites Affected By Climate ChangeThe effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhen salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
America The Beautiful (And Freezing)Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
Smart Phone App Will Help Blow Whistle On Invasive SpeciesA scientist has developed a smart phone application to help keep track of invasive species.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Scientists: Tumor-Causing Virus Widespread In Wild TurkeysWildlife biologists tracking a tumor-causing virus first diagnosed in eastern wild turkeys five years ago have found the virus is far more widespread — but less deadly — than expected.
Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer RetiringEnvironmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.
Arlington To Allow More Gas DrillingArlington has allowed plans to go forward for more natural gas drilling despite two recent small earthquakes in the area.
Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For FrackingThe Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.
Solar Flare Knocks Out Some Radio TemporarilyFederal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.
When & How To See The Partial Solar Eclipse