Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc. announced this week it is proposing to build 11 wind farms in seven states in the Southwest, the Upper Midwest, and Colorado, using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large part of it.
As many as 7,000 massive underground methane bubbles, formed by thawing permafrost are set to explode in Siberia. Such explosions, while releasing greenhouse gases, can create massive craters and poses a major safety risk to the local people.
It is unusual for the NSIDC to release data for both poles at the same time, but 2017 has been an "exceptional" year. However, new satellite data shows that there is less sea ice globally than at any time in the entire 38-year satellite record.
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A court in northern India has ruled the sacred Ganges and Yamuna rivers living entities, bestowing on them the same legal rights as human beings, meaning that if anyone harms or pollutes the rivers, the law would view such an act as criminal.
New Zealand's strong economic growth is placing strains on the environment that threaten to undermine its "clean, green" reputation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warned Tuesday.
If the world wants to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, all countries must shift away from energy production using fossil fuels, according to two separate international reports.
A wildfire near the city of Boulder, Colorado prompted the evacuation of 426 homes on Sunday, while a wildfire in Western North Carolina, near Nebo in McDowell County, continues to rage almost unabated.
The most recent record-tying El Nino that ended in the spring of 2016 left behind enough of a warm water bulge to ensure this year's La Nina failed to develop - But it does set the stage for El Nino conditions, as Peru is experiencing now.
Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country's woes.
Researchers in China have developed Graphene solar panels that can generate energy from raindrops. The solar panels with a respectable 6.53 percent solar-to-electric conversion efficiency allows generation of power during periods of clouds and rain.
On Thursday, California Governor Jerry Brown's administration floated a proposal for a plan that would cost taxpayers about $400 million over 10 years to slow the shrinking of the state's largest manmade lake.
There are different measures of the state of an environment, such as toxins in soil or gasses in air. One measure, that can be qualified, is the microbial population since living entities directly signal the ‘health’ of a given locale.
US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would slash funding for science, health and environmental programs at home and abroad, sparking outcry among experts who say the cuts would endanger the planet.
The European Parliament on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a law requiring firms to ensure they do not use so-called conflict minerals from Africa and other areas that end up funding warlords.