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  • Spill Could Raise Shipping Rates Monday, 3 May 2010 | 5:35 PM ET

    Shipping in and around the Gulf of Mexico is business  as usual, in spite of the oil spill, in this heavily trafficked area. But should the oil spill spread, higher shipping rates could result, an analyst told CNBC Monday.

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is withdrawing his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the environmental tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Famous Oyster Producer Feels Effects of Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 4:48 PM ET

    The owner of Lousiana's largest oyster producer,  Motivatit Seafood,  says he will have to raise prices if the water where he harvests oysters gets over-run by the coming tide of oil.

  • Let BP, Not Feds, Handle Spill: Expert Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:32 PM ET

    BP should be allowed to contain the massive oil spill and head the cleanup operation in the Gulf of Mexico, a leading energy expert told CNBC Monday.

  • Special Chemical Used to Contain Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 12:03 PM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    A chemical compound that breaks down oil into droplets so that bacteria can eat it may be part of the solution to Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • Tamminen: Lessons From The Gulf Oil Spill Monday, 3 May 2010 | 10:33 AM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    While the BP oil spill costs $6 million a day, the wind, the sun, moving water, biomass, and geothermal resources don’t spill. Once the technology is in place to use them, the fuels cost nothing and therefore provide economic and geopolitical certainty.

  • Surface Area of Gulf Oil Spill Appears to Have Tripled Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 5:55 PM ET
    A clean-up worker laying booms beside a fragile wetlands near the town of Venice that is in the path of the oil spill that is creeping towards the coast of Louisiana.

    The surface area of a catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill quickly tripled in size amid growing fears among experts that the slick could become vastly more devastating than expected.

  • BP Finds Chemical That Disperses Oil in Deep Water Saturday, 1 May 2010 | 4:33 PM ET
    Weathered oil collects on surface of water after explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.

    Officials from BP have successfully tested a chemical that attaches itself to oil and weighs it down to the ocean floor, where there are natural forces that absorb the oil, CNBC has learned.

  • Oil Spill Spreads, Threatens Fishing and Shipping Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 4:37 PM ET
    Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research workers clean Northern Gannet bird covered in oil from Deepwater Horizon oil rig incident.

    Oil analysts and environmental experts say the economic impact of the Gulf coast oil spill could grow dramatically, as the leak continues and the slick spreads.

  • A boat works uses a protective boom to collect oil that has leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico.

    High winds and rising surf are forcing the oil to shore more quickly and over a wider space. Florida has declared a disaster area, and there is little doubt that it will affect Mississippi and Alabama, too

  • Florida's governor says an oil leak fouling the Gulf of Mexico has him rethinking whether drilling off his state's coast is a good idea.

  • Tamminen: What's in Your Electricity Shopping Cart? Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 10:28 AM ET
    Power strip

    Large companies, such as HP and AT&T, are asking the President to support polices that would ensure every consumer gets detailed information about energy dollars that will be spent on appliances or lighting options.

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    Caught in the middle of the nationwide housing storm, the residents of an unfinished housing development outside Fort Myers, Fla., now now see a ray of light.

  • At 40, Earth Day Is Now Big Business Thursday, 22 Apr 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Peat The Penguin

    Forty years after its birth, Earth Day has turned into a premier marketing platform for selling a variety of goods and services, like office products, Greek yogurt and eco-dentistry. The NYT reports.

  • There's No Extra Green in Green Homes Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:43 PM ET
    Solar Home

    Forgive me for jumping the gun on earth day, but I had to relay a really interesting conversation I had today with Rhone Resch, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.

  • QUIZ: Alternative Energy Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    From cutting-edge technology to ancient ingenuity, take our quiz to find out how much you know about alternative energy.

  • Tamminen: The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day Monday, 19 Apr 2010 | 12:03 PM ET

    It’s that time of year again. Earth Day. The 2010 edition marks the 40th anniversary. If Congress wants to score some environmental and economic “green” for the planet, it should declare its intention to let the states address climate change.

  • Earth Day Turns 40: How Tech Made Us Greener Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Technology has made Americans more efficient and greener without even realizing it thanks to advances ranging from cleaner car engines to LED light bulbs to programmable thermostats.

  • Algae Could Grow Into A Biofuels Leader Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 12:06 PM ET

    While corn ethanol dominates the current biofuel market, the future of clean liquid-energy looks more likely to be found floating on ponds than growing in fields.  "It algae has the potential to revolutionize the field of biofuels," says one analyst.

  • Fuel-Cell Power Industry Takes On Important New Market Sunday, 18 Apr 2010 | 12:06 PM ET
    Bloom Boxes installed on eBay's campus in Silicon Valley.

    New technology allows the production heft to supply the stationary, green-electricity market and take on solar and wind power plants