A living lab modeled after the Sea of Cortez is set to open inside Biosphere 2.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository near Carlsbad, N.M., remains idle on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Operations at site were halted in February following a truck fire and a release of radiation nine days later. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
CARLSBAD, N.M. — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month, the U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday.
Former state lawmaker John Heaton tells a panel of officials with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant the community is frustrated with the release of information following a radiation leak at the underground nuclear waste repository, during a town hall in Carlsb…
Empty nuclear waste shipping containers sit in front of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Operations at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository were halted in February following a truck fire and a release of radiation nine days lat…
U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office Manager Joe Franco, left, answers questions during a town hall in Carlsbad, N.M. on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Operations at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository were halted in February following a truck fire and a release of ra…
In this photo taken Friday March 7, 2014, Eric Henry gases up his car in Sacramento, Calif. Starting 2015 California motorists will be hit in the pocketbook by the state's greenhouse gas reduction law AB32. Signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, AB32 will force fuel distribut…
The state’s greenhouse gas reduction law, signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006, includes fuel distributors next year. One study predicts gas prices rising 5 percent-32 percent.
SAN FRANCISCO — California’s greenhouse gas reduction law already has shaken up the state’s industrial sector, costing it more than $1.5 billion in pollution permit fees.
FLAGSTAFF — A tiny town that credits its existence to the Grand Canyon has put together a 10-year wish list of sorts for recreation, public services, transportation and development.
The idea that Congress should scrap the EPA’s vehicle mileage standards to promote consumer choice in the marketplace is not just wrongheaded; it poses a false dichotomy. There is no incompatibility between having high mileage standards and giving buyers plenty of choice.
At a time when many people have put off buying a new car until the economy improves, the last thing we need is a stringent government regulation on fuel efficiency that will raise the cost of vehicles and make matters even more difficult for consumers.
Government often accomplishes herculean tasks with little recognition.
Climate change could make forest losses permanent.
The many jaundiced assessments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on the fifth anniversary of its enactment were understandable, given that the sluggish recovery, now drowsing through the second half of its fifth year, is historically anemic.
A bighorn sheep was found dead Friday in the Catalina Mountains — marking the 13th bighorn death since 31 sheep were relocated to the range from the Yuma area in November, state wildlife officials confirmed Monday.
Full-out preparation for fire season may not be enough in a year when winter disappeared.
A fire-weather watch will be in effect this afternoon in the Coronado National Forest and other areas because of “contiguous areas of flammable fuels,” high temperatures, single-digit relative humidity and windy conditions, officials said.
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base dedicated a 16.4-megawatt photovoltaic solar array on Thursday that is the largest of its kind on any Department of Defense installation.