Fears in China are rife that pollution is out of control after 6,000 dead pigs were cleared from a Shanghai river.
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck deep beneath a mountain range in Southern California on Monday, jangling the nerves of tennis stars competing in the nearby desert town of Indian Wells and rattling urban areas as far away as Los Angeles.
Shanghai government officials were scrambling to solve the mystery of nearly 3,000 dead pigs dumped in a suburban river that is an important source of the city's drinking water, the latest environmental crisis to hit China. The Financial Times reports.
The crowds of anti-nuclear protesters have dwindled since Japan's "Summer of Discontent" last year, and a new government is keen to revive the country's atomic energy industry.
The Keystone XL oil pipeline got a boost after the U.S. State Department said it would not likely change the rate at which Canada's oil sands are produced.
Winter storm 'Q' will bring rain and snow to the Northeast this weekend
With the ability to produce electricity far beyond the requirements of its population, Iceland is looking into the possibility of laying an enormous "extension cord", which would enable them to export to the huge European market.
Unless the Justice Department and BP reach a last-minute settlement, the British oil company will return to court on Monday to face tens of billions of dollars in civil claims from the 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig. The New York Times reports.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau files a series of short CNBC.com-only reports from behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S that he is test driving from Washington to Boston. (2:49)
BP said the U.S. Department of Justice has backed its claim that oil it recovered at the 2010 spill site should be excluded from certain penalties it could face, potentially cutting its final fine by as much as $3.5 billion.
About 40 masked attackers raided a disputed gold-mining project in northern Greece early on Sunday, setting fire to machinery and lightly injuring four security guards, police said.
A meteorite exploded over central Russia earlier today, and also an asteroid passed Earth today, reports CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis.
NBC's Jim Obert reports on an asteroid called 2012 D-A14 that is traveling within 17,000 miles of the Earth.
The Nasdaq plans to move up pre-market trading by 3 hours to 4 a.m., with CNBC's Kayla Tausche and Neil Weinberg, American Banker editor-in-chief.
New York City Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban styrofoam cups and containers, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.
President Obama gave Congress an ultimatum on climate change in his State of the Union speech: Craft a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions or the White House will go it alone.
Natural gas policy came under the microscope on Tuesday as environmental and industry groups presented their views on the issue to Congress and divided along mostly familiar lines.
Will air pollution, which doesn't respect lines on a map, ultimately cause more diplomatic skirmishes or worse, asks this environmental expert.
The French and British governments promised on Saturday to punish those found responsible for selling horsemeat in beef products at the heart of a growing scandal.
It's time for a stormy rerun -- not only of wind and heavy precipitation, but also of long lines at gas stations.