Noteworthy News

Drought -- and neighbors -- press Las Vegas to conserve water
Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city.
Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets
Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods to and from the nation's largest port complex.
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.4% in 2012
Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.
Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights
The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
Salvation Gets Cheap
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which pools the efforts of scientists around the globe, has begun releasing draft chapters from its latest assessment, and, for the most part, the reading is as grim as you might expect. 
Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline
Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President Barack Obama to reject the project.
Dual Turning Point for Biofuels
There is an old joke in the energy business that advanced biofuels are the fuel of the future, and always will be.
U.N. Climate Panel Highlights Lack Of Action On Rising Temperatures
The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
Leaked climate change report: Scientific body warns of 'devastating rise of 4-5C if we carry on as we are'
Global greenhouse gas emissions over the past decade were the "highest in human history", according to the world's leading scientific body for the assessment of climate change. 
China Takes On Big Risks in Its Push for Shale Gas
Residents of this isolated mountain valley of terraced cornfields were just going to sleep last April when they were jolted by an enormous roar, followed by a tower of flames.