A bill calling for toxic oil dispersants to be used only as a last resort was quashed after the oil industry voiced its opposition.
Global warming was originally known as the Callendar Effect, in honor of an engineer who discovered it in 1938.
Foxx has improved public transit in Charlotte, N.C., starting a streetcar project and extending light rail, and he's installed electric-vehicle infrastructure.
A divestment campaign pushed by 350.org is spreading from colleges to cities. Boulder, Colo., Eugene, Ore., and Ithaca, N.Y. are also on board.
Rooftop solar systems could help keep the lights on after a terrorist attack on the power system, says the nation's top energy regulator.
Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in the House and Senate would require food containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled.
Two gasoline barges in Mobile went up in flames on Wednesday night, critically injuring three people. The fire was put out on Thursday morning, and now an investigation into the causes is underway.
One coal-fired power plant will be shut down and others will be cleaned up to make amends for air pollution violations, thanks to the EPA.
A truck full of fracking waste was turned away from a Pennsylvania landfill after it set off a radiation alarm. But, hey, nothing to worry about.