On Monday, President Obama will unveil tougher rules designed to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. If the proposed plan clear legal hurdles, the nation's power grid would face big changes.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.
There is much hype around a potential El Nino that could help ease the drought on the West Coast. But there are concerns that a deluge of rain could do more harm than good for the long term drought outlook.
Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
Water use in California dropped by 27 percent in urban areas during June. These new numbers show that mandatory conservation targets imposed because of the severe drought are affecting water use.
Beirut's streets are piled with two weeks' worth of uncollected trash. To many Lebanese, it's no surprise. The country has been without a president for more than a year.
Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to eliminate 6,500 jobs as slumping oil prices force the industry to make adjustments. Shell's profits fell by more than 30 percent in the second quarter.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with the AP's Brazil bureau chief Brad Brooks about the investigation, which found high levels of dangerous viruses in water venues for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
A scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.
Legally, a single fish species can go by many names from sea to plate, and different fish can go by the same name. An environmental group says that hampers efforts to combat illegal fishing and fraud.
A New Hampshire seacoast official says investing in a regional plant could provide a limitless supply of clean water to communities from southern Maine to northern Massachusetts.
Land in Lakeville and Freetown will provide forest, swamp and grassland habitats for wildlife.
KG Urban had agreed to clean up the site if it was awarded a state casino license, but it pulled out of the competition last week due to a lack of financing.