There were 3.1 million of them in the United States in 2010, which represents 2.4 percent of total employment that year. But such jobs accounted for 6.8 percent of all construction jobs.
A new study confirms that oil from the Macondo well made it into the ocean's food chain through the tiniest of organisms, zooplankton.
A species of lizard is now extinct from the Hawaiian Islands, making it the latest native vertebrate species to become extirpated from this tropical archipelago.
A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that "co-management" -- a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments -- provides a solution to a vexing global problem: overfishing.
If all goes according to plan, this “mega-jail,” housing about 4,000 inmates, will seamlessly disconnect itself from the electric grid and switch over to its own microgrid, powering itself.
GMS, the world’s largest cash buyer of ships for recycling, reportedly will scrap the ship now named the Oriental Nicety in India.
While the costs associated with storing nuclear waste and the possibility of it leaching into the environment remain legitimate concerns, they may no longer be obstacles on the road to cleaner energy.
A new finding suggests plants may play a role in electrifying the atmosphere.
Companies deploy social media to raise awareness and encourage change in honor of World Water Day, March 22.
A new study by researchers at MIT shows that there is enough capacity in deep saline aquifers in the United States to store at least a century's worth of carbon dioxide emissions from the nation's coal-fired powerplants. Though questions remain about the economics of systems to capture and store such gases, this study addresses a major issue that has overshadowed such proposals.
After 25 years, former waste dump converted to endangered wildlife habitat in Guam.
Backed by health and consumer-safety groups, a Massachussetts representative petitions FDA to take action.
Permits call for major reductions in phosphorus; new limits on mercury, ammonia and temperature.
U.S. Government raising awareness of accidental exposures during National Poison Prevention Week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed that companies be required to report to EPA all new uses, including in domestic or imported products, of five groups of potentially harmful chemicals. EPA also calls for additional testing on health and environmental impacts of PBDEs.
Banana peel, coffee grounds and other food waste will be transformed into green fuel for Oslo’s city buses starting next year. The Norwegian capital’s new biogas plant will also supply nutrient-rich biofertilizer for agriculture.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a complaint against CRM Rental Management, Inc. of Rome, N.Y. for not informing residents of its buildings about potential lead-based paint in their apartments.
In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites.
Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs.