SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A Chilean court ruled on Wednesday that the tailings dam for Antofagasta Minerals' flagship Los Pelambres copper mine is safe, though a separate appeal has not yet been decided on a judge's ruling to demolish the facility that holds refuse left over from the extraction process.
OSLO (Reuters) - Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Volcano Calbuco erupted on Wednesday in southern Chile, sending a plume of ash and smoke several miles up into the sky, local television images showed.
T.J. Fudge (yes, he makes a mean fudge) and the other researchers are looking at ice cores at the South Pole, for new clues about regional climate change.
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 143 million people in 48 neighboring states across the United States are at risk from earthquakes, experts said on Wednesday.
The president uses his Earth Day message to call for climate action -- and throw a few jabs at Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.
President Barack Obama just marked Earth Day with a speech on climate change, given from a podium in Florida's Everglades National Park. The choice of venue was appropriate from an environmental perspective—the Everglades is already acutely feeling the impacts of sea live rise—but it was also telling from a political standpoint. Show More Summary
Happy Earth Day! Today is a day we can all band together and share our love for this beautiful planet—or at least drown our sorrows about climate change with nerdy themed cocktails. Later today, President Barack Obama will mark the occasion with a climate-focused speech in the Florida Everglades. Show More Summary
Twitter is attempting to curtail the occurrence of cyber-bullying, trolling and promoting violence against others by implementing new policies. Social Twitter trolls censorship cyber-bullying
LONDON (Reuters) - Bees may be getting hooked on nectar laced with widely used nicotine-related chemicals in pesticides they cannot even taste, in the same way humans are addicted to cigarettes, new research has found.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An environmental activist planned on Wednesday to swim nearly two miles in a New York City canal described by the top U.S. environmental agency as among the nation's "most extensively contaminated" bodies of wat...
Solving California's water crisis got a lot harder on Monday when a state appeals court struck down steeply tiered water rates in the city of San Juan Capistrano. Like many other California cities, this affluent Orange County town encourages...Show More Summary
Got a pair of used rain boots too beat up to pass on? Jennifer Tuohy of the Home Depot shows you how to upcycle them into homemade planters The post Easy Upcycling: Homemade Planters From Rain Boots appeared first on Sustainablog.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 100,000 people in Vanuatu have no clean drinking water, a month after a monster cyclone struck the tiny Pacific nation, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.
This week, the longstanding battle over the dam and reservoir that have for a century flooded Yosemite National Park’s storied Hetch Hetchy Valley moves to the courts. A new lawsuit, filed by conservationists on the 177th anniversary of John Muir’s birth, asserts that the City of San Francisco’s continued operation of O’Shaughnessy Dam and Hetch Hetchy Reservoir […]
The Lyrids meteor shower will be reaching its peak tonight on April 22, 2015 (technically during the early morning hours of April 23, 2015). Considering that the Lyrid meteor shower is consistently one of the best of the year… Make you...Show More Summary
Shifting sands seen at Bondi and other beaches in Australia this week may worsen as sea levels rise, eroding sandy beaches there
MANILA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Philippines' climate change commissioner, Naderev "Yeb" Saño, who grabbed the limelight at U.N. climate talks with emotional pleas for action, stepped down on Wednesday to lead a "pilgrimage" to parts of the world hit by climate impacts.
(Reuters) - ExxonMobil Corp has agreed to pay more than $5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal Clean Water Act and state environmental laws in connection with a 2013 crude oil spill from the Pegasus Pipeline in Mayflower, Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global fast food giant McDonald's Corp has pledged to end deforestation caused by production of commodities in its supply chain, focusing on beef, coffee, palm oil, poultry and packaging.