Stories by Mark Clayton

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Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Sweeping changes could affect the United States' management of oceans, including offshore energy development.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Obama's 30-point energy agenda calls for big changes to address carbon emissions, fuel efficiency, renewable power and efficiency.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Water and chemicals injected at high pressure can extract more gas and may threaten drinking water in places like New York and Texas.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Despite controversy, the first big New England desalination plant is expected to go online in Massachusetts this month.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Increasingly it is being asked: Which countries are water rich, which are water poor, and who should manage water resources?

Posted on: May 13, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

With prices at $120 a barrel, Americans are feeling the pain.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor

The nuclear lobby has its sights set on a gaggle of new power plants, and is happy to have tax-payers pick up some of the tab.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor

A new court ruling could force a nationwide standard on fuel economy.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Scientists are working on one of mankind's most pressing environmental questions: Can nations bury their greenhouse gases?

Posted on: May 14, 2007, Source: Christian Science Monitor

A bipartisan bill, which cleared a Senate committee last week, seeks to boost average car mileage by about 10 miles per gallon from 2011 to 2020.

Posted on: May 14, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

A 'dataveillance' program within the Department of Homeland Security is sifting through millions of online records to note user patterns and possible links to terrorism.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2006, Source: Christian Science Monitor

An Iowa corn refinery, open since December, uses 300 tons of coal a day to make ethanol. So just how green can it be?

Posted on: May 19, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

America's surprising enthusiasm for hybrid cars has a hidden -- but very real -- benefit: it could decrease our dependence on foreign oil.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

The pesticide DDT continues to show up in alarming levels in nonmigrating songbirds.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

A U.N.-sponsored study finds that humans' growing demands have damaged the planet at unprecedented levels.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Although cars generate more greenhouse gases, airliner exhaust has an exaggerated effect, scientists say. Is it time to take action?

Posted on: Dec 10, 2004, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Despite the five million extra tons of trash generated between Thanksgiving and New Year's, many people plan to 'go green' and give environmentally conscious gifts.