| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:34 AM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a utility industry challenge to the Obama administration’s environmental regulations that would limit greenhouse gases coming from power plants and factories.
The justices agreed to rule on...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:45 AM
For the average person, it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the depth and breadth of the threat represented by climate change. Flip around the cable TV channels, and it's not hard to find completely contradictory views of the issue. And at a time when...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:18 PM
NEW DELHI — India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as more than half a million people in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas spent a terrifying night in shelters amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled train trips and...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 6:39 AM
NEW DELHI -- India was battered by a massive cyclone Saturday as nearly half a million people evacuated to shelters in vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas amid power outages, large storm surges and canceled trains and flights.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Scientists have determined when the climates of numerous locations around the world will shift to a new, hotter normal as a result of higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study released Wednesday in the journal Nature.
The tropics appear most...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Republican challenger John Bloom, who is seeking to wrestle Virginia's 95th House District seat from Democratic incumbent Mamye BaCote, has launched a 1-minute radio ad attacking Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe and the concept of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:21 PM
A piece this weekend debunking the claim that Congress and the president are exempted from Obamacare has drawn a harsh reaction from some readers and conservative bloggers. But their umbrage wasn't with the piece's explanation of why letters making this...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Runaway litigation is destroying America, to be sure, and ordinarily the last thing anybody should welcome is another lawsuit, especially one that seems to be aimed at silencing criticism of a public figure.
Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:31 PM
WASHINGTON – President Obama’s top advisor on energy and climate issues is leaving the post, the White House said Monday, making no immediate announcement of a replacement.
Heather Zichal has advised Obama since his 2008 presidential...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:43 PM
SACRAMENTO — For the first two years of his late-in-life second act as governor, Jerry Brown focused almost exclusively on California's woeful budget situation.
Now, with the immediate crisis having passed after a hard-won tax increase, Brown is...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Following months of steady gains, the average fuel economy for 2013 light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S. dipped in September. Researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute ??? who calculate average sales-weighted fuel economy...