Noteworthy News

Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?
In my New York City apartment, the kitchen drawers, the coat closet, even the wine rack are overflowing with a type of waste that is rapidly disappearing elsewhere — the used plastic shopping bag.
Clean Energy Learns to Compete
Europe used to be nirvana for companies in the clean-energy business, but in the past couple of years it has become a much tougher place. 
New Fracking Rules Proposed for U.S. Land
The Obama administration on Thursday issued a new set of proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands, moving further to address industry concerns about the costs and reporting burdens of federal regulation.
A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit
Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. 
Young Americans Lead Trend to Less Driving
In the middle of the last decade, the number of miles driven — both over all and per capita — began to drop, notes a report to be published on Tuesday by a nonprofit advocacy organization.
We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means.
Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million. 
Liquefied Natural Gas Export Plans Stir Debate, Raise Environmental Concerns
A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster.
Engineering the $325,000 Burger - Or You Could Eat a Good Veggie Burger!
A researcher in the Netherlands wants to show the world — including potential donors — that in-vitro meat is a reality.
Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears
The level of the most important heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere, carbon dioxide, has passed a long-feared milestone, scientists reported Friday, reaching a concentration not seen on the earth for millions of years.
Replanting the Rust Belt
Pittsburgh in springtime is an edible city.