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Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Residents Push Back Against Industrial Polluters

A group of residents in St. Gabriel, a suburb of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is no stranger to industrial pollution. The small town is on the banks of the Mississippi River in a stretch of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge containing more than 100 petrochemical factories. Show More Summary

Former Obama EPA Official Now Lobbying for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

This is a guest post by Derek Seidman and originally appeared on LittleSis.org. A new disclosure by Dominion shows that a long-time employee for the Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) is now lobbying for the controversial Atlantic...Show More Summary

UM scientists receive grant to investigate heat trapped in Greenland's snow cover

(The University of Montana) A new $1.54 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund University of Montana geoscientists as they study the deep layer of compacted snow covering most of Greenland's ice sheet.

Marine species distribution shifts will continue under ocean warming

(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Scientists using a high-resolution global climate model and historical observations of species distributions on the Northeast US Shelf have found that commercially important species will continue...Show More Summary

Anadarko Execs Buy up Depressed Stock After Lethal Colorado Explosions

Buy low, sell high. It's a maxim taught to stock traders from day one and one which Anadarko Petroleum's upper-level management seems to have taken to heart in the aftermath of the April gas line explosion that blew up a Colorado home,...Show More Summary

Latin-Americans with different Native-American ancestry show different health risks

(PLOS) Latin-Americans originate from a mix of people with Native-American, European and African ancestry. A new study finds that different types of original Native-American ancestry can be associated to different causes of death. Justo...Show More Summary

New York Attorney General: Feds Must Address Bakken Bomb Trains. Feds: Maybe Later?

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has joined with attorneys general from California, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, and Washington in calling for limits on the volatility of crude oil transported by rail. The failure of federal...Show More Summary

Study finds Congo's miners often resort to hunting wildlife for food

(Wildlife Conservation Society) A new study by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) has revealed how mining for valuable minerals in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a major driving factor in the illegal hunting of great apes and other wildlife for food.

Report: There’s an Auto Industry Death Spiral Coming

Over the next 15 years, the American auto industry will face a death spiral of epic proportions that will lead to plummeting demand, cratering profits and slumping sales. Car dealerships and sales of traditional gasoline-powered cars...Show More Summary

Darwin was right: Females prefer sex with good listeners

(University of Melbourne) Almost 150 years after Charles Darwin first proposed a little-known prediction from his theory of sexual selection, researchers have found that male moths with larger antennae are better at detecting female signals.

Funding Roundup: Off-Grid Power Controls, and Smarter Energy for Home and Business

Making microgrids operate more efficiently can rightly be considered a clean technology innovation, even if the technology is largely being put to use in the oil industry. That's what Houston-based FlexGen Power Systems is known for,...Show More Summary

Dong Energy Divests Its Oil and Gas Business to Focus on Renewables

The bells are tolling for the Danish oil and gas industry, and they sound like Dong. Denmark's largest power producer, Dong Energy, agreed to sell its complete upstream oil and gas interests to global petrochemical manufacturer INEOS...Show More Summary

The Real Trump Budget Question: What Role Should Government Play in Commercializing Cleantech?

President Trump released his 2018 budget request this week that gutted dozens of clean energy and environment programs. Lawmakers from both political parties have already condemned the plan, which means the budget debate is only just...Show More Summary

Government transparency limited when it comes to America's conserved private lands

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) A new study led by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison examined why private-land conservation data is sometimes inaccessible and found that limited capacity within some federal agencies as well as laws prohibiting others from disclosing certain information are to blame.

Arizona Public Service Is Back on the Grid-Scale Battery Scene

With two grid-scale batteries newly in place, Arizona Public Service is learning the elements of energy storage operation that you can't read in a book. The utility is using the pair of 2-megawatt/2-megawatt-hour lithium-ion batteryShow More Summary

Imagining the Future of Residential Solar (and Storage) With Sunrun CEO Lynn Jurich

Sunrun is now the largest standalone solar company in the U.S. And as a public company, it faces increased scrutiny of its solar services model from investors who are skeptical about residential solar conditions. On stage at the Solar...Show More Summary

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