What if alternative energy isn't all it's cracked up to be? That's the provocative question explored in the documentary "Planet of the Humans," which is backed and promoted by filmmaker Michael Moore and directed by one of his longtime collaborators. It premiered last week at his Traverse City Film Festival.
A regional gas pipeline ruptured early on Thursday, August 1, 2019, in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said.
A coalition of states sued the Trump administration on Friday, August 2, 2019, for the second time to block a planned reduction in the penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards.
An explosion and fire at an Exxon Mobil oil refinery in Texas on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, left 37 people with minor injuries, in the latest of a series of petrochemical industry blazes this year in the Houston area.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court dealt a possibly fatal blow on Friday, July 19, 2019, to plans for a hydropower transmission line that has raised concerns among communities and environmentalists that it would harm tourism and property values.
The nation's former major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit, attorneys said on Wednesday, July 17,2019.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Friday, July 12, 2019, he wants to move the nation's most populous state away from hydraulic fracturing, a day after he fired the state's top oil and gas regulator for issuing twice as many fracking permits this year compared to last.
Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker on Thursday, July 4, 2019, that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria.