Last spring, a website called Helium reported breathlessly that BP's release of methane gas into the Gulf of Mexico would not only poison the water, the fish and the neighborhood, but it also very possibly could trigger "a world-killing event" — perhaps releasing a "mammoth undersea methane bubble"
Hundreds of employees of a solar panel factory in Massachusetts are looking for new jobs after the company announced that it's moving the plant to China.Three years ago, Massachusetts wooed Evergreen Solar to locate in a former Army base in Devens that had been converted into an office park, hoping
In a case that is every bit a 21st century crime both in terms of what was stolen and how, thieves in Europe have made off with about $40 million worth of carbon emission permits.The permits are issued in Europe to try to fight global warming.
For four hours Tuesday night, investigators from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) laid out their working theory about what happened April 5, just before a West Virginia coal mine exploded and 29 miners were killed.And they went through the explosion scenario step-by-step in a
The federal oil spill commission's final report contains many recommendations for the nation's offshore oil and gas industry. Some recommendations call on the industry to change its ways; others call on the government to press beyond its current reforms.
A new study concludes that the vast quantity of methane gas that spewed from the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico was gobbled up rapidly by bacteria.About a third of the material that gushed into the ocean from the BP blowout was in gas form, not oil, and the new study is the latest attempt to figu
The "godmother" of Appalachia's mountaintop removal movement has died of cancer at age 58.Julia "Judy" Bonds is credited with helping to turn into a national issue the widespread strip mining of West Virginia mountains.