The Supreme Court gave an Idaho couple another chance Wednesday to challenge a government ruling barring construction of their "dream house," an important property rights defeat for the Obama administration.
Chantell and Mike Sackett call their legal challenge against federal regulators a "David vs. Goliath" fight over property rights.
The tactic du jour for environmentalists trying to sell a skeptical public on tighter regulations is this: spin the thing as a job creator.
With a coal-fired power plant in the background, an environmental group released a report Tuesday disputing any link between tighter anti-pollution laws and a loss of jobs.
Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement Monday.
Airlines have warned the European Union risks sparking an international trade war if it insists on imposing a carbon tax on carriers flying into its air space.
Despite easing off on one particular clean air regulation last week, there's every indication President Obama plans on tightening a half-dozen other environmental rules in the months ahead.
After weeks of Republican attacks on the Obama administration's tightening of environmental regulations, the president said Friday he would halt a planned increase in clean air standards.
Stringent fuel economy requirements like those set for 2025 will be impossible to meet without sacrificing the safety of the vehicles we'll drive in the future.
President Obama plans to announce an agreement tomorrow on a new round of fuel economy standards for cars and trucks that would require mileage gains through the year 2025.
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new national guidelines on Wednesday for mercury and air toxics released from power plants.
It's no secret that many Republicans are deeply skeptical of global warming.
The Chicago Climate Exchange, a pilot program for the trading of greenhouse gases in the U.S., is shutting down for lack of legislative interest.
Residents want to know what's taking so long to clean up oil trapped beneath parts of Brooklyn. Allan Chernoff reports.
Beneath the Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, New York, is a giant oil spill that BP, ExxonMobil and Chevron are slowly cleaning up.
(This article is part of Fortune's series on fracking .)
(This article is part of Fortune's series on fracking .)
If Republican leaders were serious -- and gutsy -- about using the Gulf oil spill as an opportunity to put the nation on a sane energy course, they'd pull out a little-noticed bill sponsored by Arizona's Jeff Flake and South Carolina's Bob Inglis and plop it atop their 2010 campaign book.
Democrats admit that when it comes to passing comprehensive energy and climate change legislation, they simply do not have the votes.
President Obama met Tuesday with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House to discuss passing an energy and climate change bill this year.
President Barack Obama called Tuesday for the Senate to "stand up and move forward" on the issue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.
Senator Joe Lieberman explains to CNN's Candy Crowley why comprehensive energy reform can happen in an election year.
In a strategy similar to the endgame on health care reform, President Barack Obama will convene top senators from both parties at the White House on Wednesday to try to reach a deal on an energy reform bill.
America's commercial trucks will soon get their first fuel economy regulations, President Barack Obama announced Friday.
A climate-change bill that was scheduled to be unveiled at a news conference Monday is now up in the air after Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina walked out of talks.
Final rules for new fuel economy standards were unveiled by the government Thursday, placing the national average for all vehicles at more than 34 miles per gallon, well above current levels.
In the next couple of weeks, lawmakers are expected to unveil an unprecedented climate change proposal that may open up more areas for offshore drilling and cut emissions through a cap on greenhouse gases and a tax on gasoline.
A new proposal to curb global warming could jump start stalled Senate greenhouse gas discussions and put an average of $1,100 a year back into the pockets of American consumers.
With Copenhagen climate talks looking stalled and the Senate mired in complicated eco-wrangling, is there a simpler way to get the U.S. to reduce the carbon emissions that most scientists blame for global warming?
The success of a congressional effort to push through stymied climate change legislation remains far from a sure thing.
Being chief sustainability officer of a giant chemical company is a big job, but not for all the reasons you may think. DuPont CSO Linda Fisher must work hard to minimize the company's environmental footprint, but even nonmanufacturing companies now realize that the challenge is greater than they had imagined.
Top Democrats put the issue of climate change back in the spotlight Tuesday, debating legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions while announcing $3.4 billion in new clean energy funds.
If Congress won't get the job done on climate change, President Obama has a way to do it himself. But is he strong-arming the legislative branch?
A final proposal for new fuel economy standards was unveiled Tuesday in a joint announcement by the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Obama administration on Tuesday is set to propose stricter fuel economy standards in an effort to cut down vehicle greenhouse gas emissions.
Get ready for fireworks. As congressional Democrats begin drafting another bill regulating greenhouse gases, opponents are already saying it would cost millions of jobs amid the worst recession in decades.
President Obama promised more money for conservation and renewable energy in his budget outline Wednesday, paid for in part by a mandatory cap on greenhouse gases.
President Obama signed a memorandum Monday requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider an application by California to set more stringent auto emissions and fuel efficiency standards than required by federal law.
President Obama's executive order requires the EPA to reconsider letting California set its own standards.
To save the planet and move away from imported fuel, some say a big energy tax is the best way to go.
Debate is rife in Australian political circles about whether carbon trading is the way forward for climate change abatement.
It was one of the most surreal images in American history: A river, so fouled with industrial waste that it caught fire and burned. In June 1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River become the poster child for the birth of the modern American environmental movement.
The new President's first order of business? Don't be George W. Bush
You wanted to know more about greenwashing, and Scot Case, from environmental marketing firm TerraChoice, answered.
The U.S. rules against granting the polar bear full endangered status, but the species will be protected.
Polar bears will now be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act.
You wanted to know more about carbon trading, and Abyd Karmali, Managing Director and Global Head of Carbon Emissions at Merrill Lynch answered.
Seven Western states and four Canadian provinces on Tuesday proposed a comprehensive program to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, manufacturers and vehicles
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday all but killed a federal plan nearly seven decades in the making to build the world's largest water pump in the Mississippi Delta
Analysis: The White House's proposed overhaul of the Endangered Species Act is its latest end-run around Congress to undo one of the real success stories of the green movement
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has turned a "blind eye" to Florida's Everglades cleanup efforts, while the state is violating its own commitment to restore the vast ecosystem
The Court affects environmental policy more than you may realize. And it may only be as green as our next President
CNN previews this months Business Traveller's Environmental Special - Travelling with a conscience: Is carbon offsetting off kilter?
Off the back of CNN's Going Green week, this month Business Traveller will focus on the environment and travelling with a conscience.
The Senate takes up a bill that would cap U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Analysis: Senators Joseph Lieberman and John Warner's Climate Security Act is the U.S.'s most serious attempt to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Is it destined for failure?
It's no exagerration to say that entrepreneurs are being crushed by regulatory costs. A 2005 report by the Small Business Administration found that small firms spend $2,400 more per employee, on average, than bigger counterparts to keep up with the demands of Uncle Sam.
Analysis: The US finally rules that global warming is indeed threatening the species' survival. Not that it will make any difference
The GOP candidate's global warming plan has its flaws. But he has engaged the issue, and that bodes well for the '08 campaign
Students will learn about U.S. environmental legislation
Folks are paying a lot of green for eco-mansions. But do they really get green bragging rights? Miles O'Brien reports.
The world's greatest green champion is no tree-hugger. He's an economist who's made lots of money off the cap and trade of pollutants -- which, incidentally, also cleans the air
If all goes according to plan, the business of buying and selling rights to pollute the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases - carbon trading, as it is known - will curb global warming and save the world. That is its only purpose. Along the way, a lot of people will get rich.
Viewpoint: President Bush's new strategy for saving the world from climate change is too little, too late
Eating ethically is no easy task these days. One problem is deciding which ethic is more important. Keeping third-world farmers in fair trade jobs by purchasing their produce? Or assuaging your concerns over the environmental impact of getting that produce to your kitchen by shopping locally instead?
Tim Lang, creator of the ''Food Miles'' concept, discusses the future of our food supply and what's at stake.
The EPA tightened restrictions on ozone, but why is the new limit still higher than what science recommends? Critics say it comes down to politics and money
A White House acceptance of mandatory caps on carbon outputs is conditional on the unlikely prospect of India and China doing the same
True or False: China, India and other developing countries are exempt from the Kyoto Protocol
CNN's Helena Cavendish de Moura reports on efforts to use carbon credits to save Guyana's rainforest.
Cutting down trees is pretty much one of the worst things you can do when it comes to climate change. Deforestation, by varying accounts, contributes anywhere from 20 percent to 30 percent of all carbon dioxide (C02) emissions -- around 1.6 billion tons.
Gov. Schwarzenegger wants to clamp down on greenhouse gas emissions. Only the US government stands in his way
Consider this: if all 19,700 members of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reduced their energy consumption by just 10 percent, they would save approximately $193 million in energy costs and eliminate more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year.
George Bush again played roadblock-in-chief at the G8 summit. But he has a point: the G8 is largely irrelevant to making real progress on carbon emissions
Troubled, flawed and shunned by the United States, the Kyoto Protocol remains to date the most comprehensive attempt by the international community to tackle, at a governmental level, one of the defining issues of our age: global warming and climate change.
Chief executives from such major corporations as General Electric and DuPont teamed up with environmental organizations Monday, urging U.S. lawmakers Monday to pass sweeping legislation that would ultimately cut greenhouse gas emissions.
With the Democrats back in control of Congress next month, mandatory restrictions to combat global warming are again on the table.
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to take up the issue of climate change, some unusual alliances are forming - and corporate America finds itself on both sides of the debate.
An executive at American International Group, one of the largest insurance firms in the world, said he believes a tax on carbon emissions, long opposed by the Bush administration and legislators on both sides of the political isle, is coming to the U.S.
A sharply divided Supreme Court limited the reach of federal regulators to block private development that might affect water quality, in an important property rights dispute that exposed deep divisions among the justices.
The European Union is moving ahead with a plan to cap the greenhouse-gas emissions of airlines - including U.S. carriers that fly to Europe - a move that could add billions of dollars in extra cost...
Every flight you take produces greenhouse gases, which can have a direct impact on climate change. Travel uses energy and this comes mainly from fossil fuels.
While the recent implementation of the Kyoto Protocol marked a key milestone, international accord on how best to address climate change remains elusive, as doomsday scientific forecasts clash with thorny political realities.
Southern California tops the list of the nation's cities and counties most threatened by air pollution, according to the American Lung Association's annual report.
A national group of Christian leaders is sending a scathing letter to President Bush to coincide with Earth Day, accusing his administration of chipping away at the Clean Air Act.
"Two offers at 150."
Now that we're all feeling queasy about being so reliant on Middle Eastern oil, what can we do about it? Answer: carbon tax.
TWENTY YEARS ago, the Potomac River was full of slime and muck, so polluted that not even kids dared swim in it -- and so embarrassing to Washington politicos that they agreed to spend $5 billion c...
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