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  • Community Solar Projects Sprout Up Across US Friday, 28 May 2010 | 3:04 PM ET
    Anya Schoolman and the other founders of the Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop.

    Widely thought of as something a household does on its own, installing solar panels is becoming a group project in some communities across the US.  Neighbors can share information, vet installers together, and in some cases, drive down the retail cost of solar installations.

  • Lift Six-Month Shallow Water Drilling Ban: Congressman Friday, 28 May 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    Rep. Charles Boustany

    Republican Congressman Charles Boustany of Louisiana says the Obama administration move is a" knee-jerk" reaction to the BP oil spill disaster.

  • BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast Thursday, 27 May 2010 | 10:41 PM ET
    Greenpeace marine biologist Paul Horsman shows oil collected from a jetti at the mouth of the Mississippi River near Venice, Louisiana. BP announced today that it is successfully siphoning off 1,000 barrels of oil per day from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.

    Days before the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, BP officials chose a type of casing for the well that it knew was the riskier of two options, the NYT reports.

  • BP CEO Needs to Step Back from Crisis Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 4:19 AM ET

    Tony Hayward, the CEO of BP, is taking the blame for the April 20 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that has leaked at least 6 million gallons into the Gulf, but now could be the right time for him to take a step back, according to a public relations expert.

  • Panel Suggests Signs of Trouble Before Rig Explosion Wednesday, 26 May 2010 | 2:40 AM ET
    A sign warns the public away from the beach on Grand Isle, Louisiana. With oil covering many of the beaches, officials closed them to the public indefinitely on Saturday. Officials now say that it may be impossible to clean the coastal wetlands affected by the massive oil spill that continues gushing in the Gulf of Mexico.

    A memo offers the most detailed accounting of the events and decisions made aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the final hours before the April 20 blast, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Oil Spill Hurts Progress of Wind Power Tuesday, 25 May 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    The BP oil disaster off the coast of Louisiana is affecting the progress of wind power as an energy alternative at the world's biggest energy conference in Dallas.

  • EPA Weighs Sanctions Against BP’s US Operations Friday, 21 May 2010 | 4:20 PM ET
    Crisis in the Gulf

    Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency are considering whether to bar BP from receiving government contracts, a move that would ultimately cost the company billions in revenue and could end its drilling in federally controlled oil fields.

  • A Greenpeace activist walks on an oil-covered beach along the Gulf of Mexico on May 20, 2010 near Venice, Louisiana. Although BP says that it is capturing more of the massive oil leak, thousands of barrels continue gushing into the Gulf south of the Louisiana coast.

    BP says the amount of crude it's siphoning from the Gulf of Mexico leak fell to 2,200 barrels a day, down sharply from a capture of 5,000 barrels reported yesterday, due to a change in the flow of oil from the ruptured undersea well.

  • BP Ordered to Use Less Toxic Chemicals in Oil Cleanup Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 6:25 PM ET
    Workers from United States Environmental Services bring a boat with oil booms into a dock May 3, 2010 in Pass Christian, Mississippi.

    The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered BP to use a less toxic chemical dispersants to break up the oil spill from its broken undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Massey CEO: Mine Ventilation Problem Not Our Fault Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 5:48 PM ET
    A truck drives down the road near the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, West Virginia.

    Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship pointed blame for mine ventilation problems at federal regulators Thursday, suggesting that mine operators should have more control over ventilation processes underground.

  • Tamminen: Battle of the Carbon Titans Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    As summer approaches, so do the action-fantasy movies. Last week, the venue was not the local cineplex, but another location noted for outlandish egos, special effects, and scripts that require substantial amounts of imagination to fill in the gaps—Washington DC.

  • Tamminen: Greening Your Lawn Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    Man mowing and woman watering lawn

    First, trade in the old gas mower for a battery-electric model. Next, dump the petroleum-based fertilizers for organic alternatives like corn meal. Finally use organic pest control products for which bug have no immunity.

  • One Moos and One Hums, but They Could Help Power Google Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 2:29 PM ET
    Cows in a meadow

    America’s dairy farmers could soon find themselves in the computer business, with the manure from their cows possibly powering the vast data centers of companies like Google and Microsoft.  The NYT reports.

  • The Greenest States Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 1:52 PM ET
    Governors around the country, from California’s Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to Colorado’s Bill Ritter (D), have been signing legislation to attract green businesses, jobs and renewable energy sources to their states. But which state is the greenest? Green directory website , set out to answer that question by comparing a long list of data including water quality, recycling rate and water consumption. (.) Click on to check out the top ten.

    So which state is the greenest? Green directory website Greenopia.com, set out to answer that question by comparing a long list of data including water quality, recycling rate and weco-friendly buildings.

  • Reliance on Oil Sands Grows Despite Environmental Risks Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:00 AM ET
    The Syncrude oil sands extraction facility near the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta Province, Canada.

    Beneath the subarctic forests of western Canada, deep under the peat bogs and herds of wild caribou, lies the tarry rock that is one of America’s top sources of imported oil. The NYT reports.

  • Gulf Oil Spreading into Major Current Is New Worry Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    BP said Monday it was siphoning more than one-fifth of the oil that has been spewing into the Gulf for almost a month, as worries escalated that the ooze may reach a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast.

  • BP Tries Mile-Long Tube in Latest Bid to Plug Leak Saturday, 15 May 2010 | 9:33 AM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    Technicians were gingerly moving joysticks to guide deep-sea robots and thread a 6-inch tube with a rubber stopper into the 21-inch pipe spewing oil from the ocean floor. That work continued Saturday morning for a second day.

  • BP Could Begin Siphoning Oil Leak Overnight: Exec Friday, 14 May 2010 | 5:49 PM ET
    Oil booms are seen surrounding an island as they try to protect it from the massive oil spill on May 9, 2010 in Gulf of Mexico.

    BP Friday was attempting to insert a pipe to siphon oil from a blown out undersea oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and channel it to the surface, a company executive said.

  • US Allowed Drilling Without the Need for Permits Friday, 14 May 2010 | 2:10 AM ET

    The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to dozens of oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency, the NYT reports.

  • Crisis in the Gulf

    Scientists and environmental groups are raising sharp questions about the size of the oil leak in the gulf, estimated at 5,000 barrels a day, declaring that the leak must be far larger. The NYT reports.