Jul 24, 2014 — Three years after the Fukushima disaster shut Japan's nuclear power plants, reactors at a different plant may reopen. Steve Inskeep talks with Wall Street Journal Tokyo bureau chief Peter Landers.
Jul 23, 2014 — Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.
Jul 17, 2014 — The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.
Jul 15, 2014 — About 1.6 million tons of carbon dioxide will be captured annually from a coal-burning power plant near Houston. Then the CO2 will be injected into a nearby oil field to help boost crude production.
Jul 15, 2014 — Installing solar panels on a house to produce electricity is expensive. Leasing is one popular alternative, but some homeowners are learning that 20-year contracts can complicate a home sale.
Jul 9, 2014 — If you always end up killing your house plants, this week's innovation pick may help. This new microfarming appliance grows produce indoors with just seeds, an electrical outlet and a little water.
Jul 4, 2014 — One year has passed since an American train derailed and exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people and igniting debate over rail safety and oil shipment. Much of the town remains contaminated, with its downtown and some neighborhoods closed. North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports on efforts to grapple with the tragic disaster and rebuild the community.
Jul 3, 2014 — StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports on a new study that links a "swarm" of earthquakes to four specific, high-volume oil and gas industry disposal wells. It's one of several reports that show oil and gas activity could be causing a rise in earthquake activity.
Jun 30, 2014 — Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
Jun 25, 2014 — The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.