July 3- About 5,000 residents evacuated after the derailment of a freight train carrying flammable and toxic gas in eastern Tennessee were allowed home on Friday as investigators looked into the cause of the fiery accident. Authorities were examining the black box from the CSX Corp train that derailed with one tank car bursting into flames at midnight...» Read More
Opponents of coal-fired power plants say they were given a new weapon last week when Kansas became the first state to reject a coal-fired power plant solely on the basis of the health risks created by carbon dioxide emissions.
California will sue the Environmental Protection Agency next week in the state's bid to crack down on greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, a spokesman for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Saturday.
Oil edged downward, after surging to a record high above $90 per barrel earlier on Friday. Boone Pickens offered CNBC his insights.
Arch Coal Friday that third-quarter profit fell 46 percent as a result of production cuts, missing Wall Street forecasts, but the miner said market conditions were improving.
Solar power could be the world's number one electricity source by the end of the century, but until now its role has been negligible as producers wait for price parity with fossil fuels, industry leaders say.
Oil prices extended a record rally to more than $89 a barrel on Thursday, supported byrecord weakness in the dollar, lingering geopolitical worries and tight inventories heading into winter.
Government efforts to tackle climate change are creating a "megatrend" investment opportunity that should tempt even those sceptical about the nature and pace of global warming, Deutsche Bank analysts said on Thursday.
Oil's record rally stalled on Wednesday, after an OPEC minister said the group could not rule out another output hike to cool the red-hot market and may call a formal meeting next month in Saudi Arabia.
There is a quiet battle for the future of this industrial town, one of America's most polluted places.
Oil closed at a record high, but below a new intraday peak established Tuesday, as investors watching supply concerns and tensions in northern Iraq extended the nine-dollar rally that started last week.
Oil zoomed to an all-time high of $86.13 a barrel, propelled by robust demand from booming commodity markets and fresh geopolitical worries.
I’d like to thank the folks in Norway for choosing to announce Al Gore’s Nobel Prize win today, as opposed to say next Friday or last Friday. For months now, I’ve been pitching a story on the Solar Decathlon, a competition going on now on the National Mall that happens every two years and brings students from universities in the U.S. and Canada together to show off the best and brightest in green building.
Former US Vice President Al Gore and the UN climate panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for raising awareness of the threat of global warming.
World oil demand will grow more slowly than expected in the fourth quarter as record-high oil prices prompt some consumers to seek alternatives, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday.
When it comes to solving the fossil fuel crisis, it seems like every silver lining comes accompanied by a dark cloud.
A major power generator agreed in a court settlement Tuesday to spend $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across the Northeast.
Kazakhstan's president pledged Monday not to review a major oil development contract with an international consortium led by Italy's Eni amid tensions sparked by production delays.
The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 4.31 cents in the last two weeks, but is not expected to drop much more, according to an industry analyst.
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, arriving in Kazakhstan on Sunday, said specialists were working on potential solutions to a dispute between Kazakh authorities and Italian oil company Eni.
General Electric said Thursday it will close a number of lighting plants in Brazil and the U.S., as part of a plan to restructure its consumer and industrial division, potentially cutting more than 1,400 jobs in the process.