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Energy & Environment
The latest updates on energy and environment news, analysis and opinion covering energy policy and its impact on resources and climate.
The OPEC oil cartel led by Saudi Arabia and allied producers including Russia will try to agree Thursday on cuts to the amount of crude they send to the world, with prices having tumbled lately despite their efforts to prop them up.
President Biden’s aggressive push to accelerate the nation’s wind energy comes amid increasing public opposition to both onshore and offshore wind farms, and critics say rising costs to build and maintain them will ultimately be passed along to taxpayers and ratepayers.
Hostile environment: Biden skipping U.N. climate talks for first time as president, irking activists
President Biden will not attend this year’s United Nations climate summit in Dubai, according to reports citing an unnamed White House official.
More than half a million people were left without power in Crimea, Russia and Ukraine after a storm in the Black Sea area flooded roads, ripped up trees and took down power lines, Russian state news agency Tass and Ukraine’s energy ministry said. Meanwhile, the Moscow region experienced its heaviest snowfall in 40 years, the governor said.
After a bull escaped from an enclosure along a stretch of Interstate 17 in Arizona Friday, state troopers corralled it and returned it to its enclosure. No one was injured in the incident.
When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out.
A horse was found dead in Texas on Thursday, shot in the head and with its legs tied up.
Biden’s electric vehicle push speeds past market demand; dealerships at loss, taxpayers paying costs
A new study calculates taxpayers are on the hook for a staggering $50,000 for every electric vehicle sold or $22 billion annually, but electric vehicle sales have cooled.
Nissan will invest $1.4 billion to update its factory in northeast England to make electric versions of its two best-selling cars, a boost for the British government as it tries to revive the country’s ailing economy.
A plan for how Vietnam will spend $15.5 billion to transition to cleaner energy has been finalized and will be announced at the COP28 climate conference, which begins in Dubai next week.
On the cusp of the COP28 climate talks, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited frozen but rapidly melting Antarctica and said Thursday that intense action must be taken at the conference where countries will address their commitments to lowering emissions of planet-warming gases.
A train derailed and spilled a chemical in a remote part of eastern Kentucky on Wednesday, prompting officials to encourage residents of a small town to evacuate amid concerns about air quality.
Dozens evacuate and 10 homes are destroyed by a wildfire burning out of control on the edge of Perth
Dozens of residents have been evacuated and at least 10 homes destroyed by a wildfire burning out of control on the northern fringe of the west coast city of Perth during heat wave spring conditions, authorities said Thursday.
First, some families fled drought and violence. Now they say they have nowhere to hide from intense flooding as rainfall exacerbated by the weather phenomenon El Nino pummels large parts of Somalia.
A Florida man remains behind bars after police said he caught and then ate a protected species of sea snails near the coast of Key West.
A pair of motorcyclists, one of them injured in a crash, were airlifted to a hospital by a U.S. Navy helicopter out of Death Valley National Park in California.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday that Iran’s decision in September to bar several experienced U.N. inspectors from monitoring the country’s nuclear program constituted “a very serious blow” to the agency’s ability to do its job “to the best possible level.”
A group of Lahaina wildfire survivors is vowing to camp on a popular resort beach until the mayor uses his emergency powers to shut down unpermitted vacation rentals and make the properties available for residents in desperate need of housing.
A lack of snow and warm temperatures that suppressed deer movement led to a lackluster opening weekend of Wisconsin’s nine-day gun season, with hunters killing thousands fewer deer than last year.
The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled what it called the single largest spending on an “environmental justice” project, with $2 billion in Environmental Protection Agency grants from the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act.
A landslide that ripped down a heavily forested mountainside in southeast Alaska killed a girl, injured a woman and left five other people missing as it struck three homes in a remote fishing community, authorities said Tuesday.
The latest round of negotiations to craft a treaty to end global plastic pollution closed late on Sunday after strained talks in Nairobi, Kenya, where delegates failed to reach a consensus on how to advance a draft of the treaty after a week of negotiations.
The family of German Robles set up a camera trap in 2002 and, to their surprise, caught a black bear wandering through their farm in northern Mexico where residents fear a new freight train line will soon bisect their properties.
An Oracle, Arizona, man attempting to hike from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the Colorado River was found dead by National Park Service personnel Thursday.