Calif. finds more instances of offshore fracking
The oil production technique known as fracking has been occurring on offshore platforms and man-made islands off some of Southern California's most populous coastal communities.
BP trial to focus on scientists' spill estimates
When BP used a capping stack to seal its blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico, the device didn't just shut the source of the nation's worst offshore oil spill. Its pressure gauge also provided scientists ...
Federal agency undermining state offshore wind plans, backers say
Tensions are building between the struggling U.S. offshore wind industry and the federal agency that oversees it.
Solar water heaters use 1/3 energy, Progress Energy study finds
Progress Energy customers saved an average of $235 a year by switching to solar thermal water heater, representing an average annual savings of 63 percent on the water heater portion of their power bill.
FBI, DHS dismiss report of water plant hack
US investigators have dismissed a report that computer hackers were behind the failure of a water pump at a plant in the midwestern US state of Illinois.
Fish to be rescued from Texas river amid drought
(AP) -- Wildlife biologists on Friday will evacuate two species of minnows from the shrinking waters of a West Texas river in the first of what could be several rescue operations involving fish affected by the state's worst ...
Aviation safety: New computer tool forecasts icing hazards
Aircraft safety is getting a boost from a new computer-generated forecast that provides pilots with critical weather information on the likelihood of encountering dangerous in-flight icing conditions.
Research demonstrates relationship of Texas coastal prairie-pothole wetlands to Galveston Bay
New research reveals vast tracts of wetlands along the upper Gulf Coast are more hydrologically connected to Galveston Bay and other waters of the U.S. than previously thought, suggesting immediate implications for how they ...
Study: Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans
Since Congress lifted a moratorium on offshore drilling last year, federal lawmakers have grappled with the issue of how best to regulate U.S. ocean waters to allow oil, wave and wind energy development, while sustainably ...
There's money to be saved in solar
A series of solar panels on the roof converts the sun's rays to electricity, the electricity then flows through cables to the circuit breaker, where it's consumed in the building. The result -- a reduction in energy costs.
NYC launches programs to protect its water supply
The one-two punch of tropical storms Irene and Lee in 2011 has prompted New York City to spend an additional $70 million to reduce flood hazards that threaten its water supply.
No signs of radiation in water near nuke dump
Water samples from three reservoirs near the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico show no signs of contamination after a radiation leak at the plant.
California tops list of states with water infrastructure needs
California could use $44.5 billion to fix aging water systems over the next two decades, according to a federal survey that placed the state at the top of a national list of water infrastructure needs.
US seeks to protect parrotfish, reefs in USVI (Update)
U.S. officials are seeking to limit the number of parrotfish caught in federal waters off St. Croix to help protect the brightly colored species, as well as fragile Caribbean coral reefs.