ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— An extensive review at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories has turned up violations in how the lab handled hundreds of containers of radioactive waste over the past decade. The latest revelations are on top of the permit violations Los Alamos National Laboratory first reported last year in the wake of a radiation release at the...» Read More
The Mountaineer Power Plant in West Virginia has become the world’s first coal-fired power plant to capture some of the carbon dioxide it churns out and store it in the ground.
It's no secret that Apple has embarked on a major environmental push these last few years: At the conclusion of any product roll-out, CEO Steve Jobs typically talks about the environmentally friendly materials and production processes used, and the priority environmental responsibility has become for the folks in Cupertino. It certainly doesn't hurt that Nobel Peace Prize winner - and environmental activist Al Gore sits on Apple's board.
The first carbon neutral house on the East Coast, located in McLean, Va., is opening its doors on Oct. 10. The Green House, as it’s been named, uses approximately 70 to 80 percent less energy per square foot than a comparable new house.
Vaclav Klaus isn’t your typical politician. He’s not afraid to voice his thoughts, even if it appears to be against the grain. As President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus assumed the rotating reins of the EU presidency in the first half of 2009. He has been fiercely critical of more closely integrating the 27-member Bloc and has also published a book highlighting his doubts on global warming.
Unilever scientists are developing an ice cream that can be stored and transported at room temperature.
Corporations who are seizing the opportunity to cut carbon emissions now, without government regulation, will profit more when regulation is enacted, according to a report released Monday by the Carbon Disclosure Project, an organization that measures companies’ carbon footprint.
The deep waters off the coasts of countries like Brazil and Sierra Leone have become hot spots for large discoveries of oil this year as exploration continues to move further from shore.
Even as China overtakes the US in the dubious category of “world’s leading greenhouse gas producer” it is also taking the lead in developing the technologies and policies to solve the problem well ahead of the US - - and sell those solutions to us at massive profits which could have been ours.
Home Depot is trying to reach environmentally-friendly business customers and consumers with an "Eco Options" label that it's rolled out in its stores, the retailer's chief financial officer told CNBC Wednesday.
Home foreclosures in August jumped 18 percent from a year ago, but decreased 0.47 from the previous month, according to a new report by RealtyTrac.
Taxpayers may not recover all of the bailout money awarded to the auto sector, said Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel in charge of the Troubled Assets Relief Program [TARP].
Protesters, some of them superglued together, surged on the London offices of Royal Bank of Scotland while naked activists occupied parts of Edelman PR company Tuesday, as part of Camp for Climate Action group's protests.
The popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales during the past month, giving the U.S. auto industry a badly needed jolt of activity during the deepest decline in auto sales in two decades.
Smart businesses and investors will now need to crack “The Carbon Code” to figure out winners and losers — and just how much to adjust their business plans and portfolios.
Brazil, long proud of its push to develop renewable energy and wean itself off oil, has a bad case of fossil-fuel fever.
Stocks bounced back on Tuesday, closing up after Monday's sharp selloff. The market continued its recent pattern of shrugging off certain economic data and continuing in whichever direction it intended to go for the day. Housing starts dropped 1 percent in July after an upwardly-revised 6.5-percent jump in June, falling well short of expectations. Meanwhile, a gauge of inflation fell more than expected: Producer prices dropped by 0.9 percent last month, compared with a 1.8-percent gain in June. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...
Higher sales from the government's Cash for Clunkers program have prompted General Motors to boost production at several of its factories, according to company and union officials.
An oil trader who has rocked Wall Street and the White House over his nine-figure salary clings to a low profile, quietly making trades from a former dairy farm in Connecticut and emerging occasionally to satisfy his passion for art.
The Transportation Department says consumers who want to purchase a new car not yet on a dealer lot can still be eligible for the car rebate program.
After surpassing the United States as the world’s largest producer of household garbage, China has embarked on a vast program to build incinerators as landfills run out of space.