You don't have to invest thousands in high-tech insulation or a super-efficient furnace to cut home heating costs. Just sealing drafts could lower your bills 3% to 18%, according to Danny Parker, a research scientist who works with the Department of Energy.
Environmental interest groups recently rejoiced at the news that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation was donating $50 million to the Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal" campaign. However, this campaign -- if successful -- would do more than move America beyond coal. It would go a long way to moving America beyond jobs, economic growth, energy security and global competitiveness.
President Barack Obama's commission investigating last year's oil disaster is giving environmental groups hope that some change is on the horizon, but not the full scope of what they're looking for, two groups told CNN Thursday.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf is shaping up to be the worst environmental crisis in American history. Climate change activist groups have every reason to stand on a soapbox and tout their message about the dangers of oil now, while Washington and the world are listening. But for the most part, they haven't.
The lapse of the federal ban on offshore oil drilling doesn't mean sunbathers will have to contend with drill rigs near the beach next summer, nor does it mean a new era of energy independence is on the horizon.
President Bush on Wednesday called for halting the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 and said Congress -- not judges or regulators -- should take the lead role in grappling with global warming.
The Department of Homeland Security will bypass environmental and land-management laws to build hundreds of miles of border fence between the United States and Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Tuesday.
In this era of corporate environmentalism, big companies like General Electric, Wal-Mart and McDonald's have grown accustomed to working closely with save-the-earth groups like the World Resources Institute, Conservation International, even Greenpeace.
Ford Motor Co. is introducing its second fuel-efficient gas-electric hybrid vehicle a year earlier than originally planned, and the company is turning to some critics in the environmental community to help sell it.
Big money is pouring into "clean coal" -- hyped as an environmentally friendly resource that can keep the lights on and break our dependence on foreign oil -- but some critics question whether the investment is worth it.
While one major environmental group is praising Ford Motor Co. for being the first to produce a fuel-efficient hybrid SUV, others are taking advantage of the opportunity to remind consumers of Ford's otherwise poor fuel economy record.
Justice Antonin Scalia has not indicated whether he will pull out a of an upcoming Supreme Court case involving Vice President Cheney, following reports the two recently went on a hunting trip and had dinner together.