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By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's approval of the final permit to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental…
By PBS NewsHour
By Jenny Marder
Tonight, CNN’s Sanjay Gupta will host a documentary about our science correspondent, Miles O’Brien, and the days and months that followed the freak accident that took his left arm — and nearly his life.
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, high temperatures meant there wasn’t enough snow on the ground at start of the annual thousand-mile Iditarod sled dog race across Alaska. Snow was brought in just for the weekend’s opening festivities.
By News Desk
Alaska became the third U.S. state, along with Washington and Colorado, to legalize recreational use of marijuana on Tuesday, but it still is illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
By Dina Cappiello, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
By Associated Press
President Barack Obama says he will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including the Coastal Plain, as a wilderness area.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
For thousands of years, Arctic grasses and plants have taken carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. When the plants die, they are frozen in the tundra soil, making a vault of trapped carbon. As the planet warms, the vault is opening,…
WASHINGTON — A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a floor debate next week as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on President Barack Obama to rescind his veto threat.
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