Shell backs off Arctic 'for the foreseeable future'
September 28, 2015, 2:24 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The oil giant has spent billions on a quest to drill off Alaska, but now it's abruptly putting those plans on ice.
50 whales may be a new (and very endangered) species
May 11, 2015, 10:42 a.m. by Russell McLendon
DNA testing suggests Bryde's whales in the Gulf of Mexico might actually be a unique species on the brink of extinction.
5 years after BP oil spill, brown pelicans still affected
April 22, 2015, 1 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Though years have passed, a number of animal species are still being harmed by the effects of the disaster and the full effects are yet to be known.
Exploration of Siberia's mystery craters urged by researchers
February 25, 2015, 1:34 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
As more sinkholes are discovered, concerns over the potential danger posed by the phenomenon are growing.
Are abandoned oil and gas wells dumping methane into the atmosphere?
December 18, 2014, 9:28 a.m. by Shea Gunther
Researchers at Princeton recently studied the question, and what they found was not pretty.
4 reasons why Alaska's Bristol Bay is worth protecting
December 17, 2014, 2:54 p.m. by Russell McLendon
President Obama has blocked future oil and gas drilling in the bay, which provides 40 percent of U.S. wild-caught seafood.
Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta tar sands for new documentary
August 25, 2014, 4:03 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Oil groups are all riled up after it's revealed that the actor is researching the region for a new environmental documentary.
Rafting through ANWR, to protect the 'Last Great Wilderness'
July 31, 2014, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Located on nearly 19.3 million acres of tundra in the northeast corner of Alaska, this natural treasure is the largest and one of the most remote refuges in the United States. It's also one of the most threatened.