- Developer says it will honor vote on proposed wind turbines Updated: Dec-01-15 2:39 pm
GRAFTON, Vermont - The developer of a wind power project proposed for a Vermont forest says it will honor a public vote on the project.
- The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments Updated: Dec-01-15 12:13 pm
LE BOURGET, France - The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 11:15 am
PARIS - Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. His declaration was both a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican senators, many of whom don't believe that global warming is real.
- Appalachia grasps for hope as coal loses its grip Updated: Dec-01-15 4:36 am
WELCH, West Virginia - The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day.
- California's top oil regulator quits after controversies Updated: Nov-30-15 8:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's chief oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch.
- EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply Updated: Nov-30-15 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
- Idaho lawmakers review solar energy incentive proposal Updated: Nov-30-15 5:56 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Officials with Idaho's solar energy industry say they want to pay taxes on the energy they produce, not property taxes - a system that already applies to other renewable energy developers.
- Top carbon culprits US, China, India debate nuances of roles Updated: Nov-30-15 4:13 pm
LE BOURGET, France - Call them the culprits of carbon.
- McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-30-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.
- Solar panel project for Bloomington buildings moves forward Updated: Nov-30-15 12:48 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - A nearly $1 million project to equip Bloomington City Hall and other buildings with solar panels has cleared its first hurdle.
- LED quickly becoming the standard for Christmas lights Updated: Nov-30-15 10:07 am
BEND, Oregon - Sure, they use less electricity, last longer and their price continues to drop. But there's another reason LED lights have become the norm for holiday illumination.
- Univ. of California joins Bill Gates' clean energy coalition Updated: Nov-29-15 9:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The University of California announced Sunday it is joining a coalition led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates that will invest in the research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change.
- Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home Updated: Nov-29-15 8:52 pm
PARIS - Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
- The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack Updated: Nov-29-15 7:16 pm
PARIS - The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
- Possible pathways emerging for Montana to meet carbon cuts Updated: Nov-29-15 3:22 pm
HELENA, Montana - Industry officials and state regulators have started to look at how to reach the carbon-cutting goals set for Montana, which faces the nation's most stringent cuts under President Barack Obama's climate change plan.
- Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made Updated: Nov-29-15 12:24 pm
PARIS - This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.
- California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions Updated: Nov-29-15 11:05 am
SACRAMENTO, California - California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
- Proposed wind farm in Carbon County awaits analysis Updated: Nov-28-15 7:53 pm
RAWLINS, Wyoming - The second Environmental Analysis for Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County is anticipated to come out soon.
- Nuclear crossroad: California reactors face uncertain future Updated: Nov-28-15 6:37 pm
LOS ANGELES - Six years ago, the company that owns California's last operating nuclear power plant announced it would seek an extended lifespan for its aging reactors. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. envisioned Diablo Canyon as a linchpin in the state's green energy future, with its low-carbon electricity illuminating homes to nearly midcentury.
- Florida counties fight fracking push Updated: Nov-28-15 11:56 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Dozens of Florida cities and counties oppose a plan to give the state control over the oil and gas exploration process known as fracking.
- News Guide: What to know about December legislative session Updated: Nov-28-15 11:48 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Legislature returns Tuesday for two or three weeks of voting with a number of issues on tap before it adjourns for the year.
- Company to convert landfill's methane gas into electricity Updated: Nov-28-15 10:20 am
BRISTOL, Virginia - A Virginia firm expects to begin converting methane gas from the city's landfill into electricity by year's end.
- Energy-rich Russia pays little attention to climate change Updated: Nov-28-15 9:29 am
MOSCOW - When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire crews. Environmentalists say there was another culprit: global warming.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am
PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.