An artificial reef that conservationists hope will repopulate Matagorda Bay with oyster beds was completed over the weekend by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 250-foot-long, 50-foot-wide structure was completed Saturday, Corps spokesman Isidro Reyna said.
For much of the past 55 years, portions of the Norwalk River were greatly affected by the same sources of pollution as many Fairfield County watersheds. Until recently, fish populations were low, beavers had left, and birds of prey like ospreys were rarely found.
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its sixth annual ranking of metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. For the first time, Philadelphia placed in the top 10, moving up to the number-nine spot.
Since the early 1960s, water has – thanks to an aggressive program of dam building upstream – only occasionally reached the delta at the mouth of the Colorado River. But Minute 319 – an amendment to a U.S.-Mexico water treaty – changed this.
Cage after cage, oysters destined for a sprinkling of lemon juice and a delighted diner are pulled from the majestic Chesapeake Bay, where 20 years ago they had nearly disappeared. The mollusk's reintroduction is playing a vital role in the health of the bay.
The Daily Climate is bringing on a seasoned journalist as its climate science reporter. National Geographic senior editor Marianne Lavelle will bring her award-winning talents to the site beginning in late April.
The Energy Department recently hosted a debutante party. Awkward, adolescent companies that capture carbon emissions or convert them into chemicals or fuels nervously gussied up booths and showed off nearly mature technology ready for commercial partners at the agency's annual Energy Innovation Summit.
We've gone from one small collection of turbines in 1975 to nearly 1,000 wind farms - capable of generating enough electricity for 15 million homes. The bad news: Wind power will still only account for 4.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2015.
The number of premature births and children’s hospital visits for asthma dropped significantly in parts of the United States, Canada, and Europe barely a year after they enacted smoking bans, researchers reported in The Lancet last week.
Harvesting seaweed 'forests' and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world's energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea.
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