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Coal for Electricity Hits a 45-Year Low

The amount of electricity generated using coal in the U.S. slid to its lowest level since at least 1970 in November, according to data released this …

Fossil Fuels

These Streetlights Kill Mosquitoes, Charge Phones, And Send Disaster Warnings

Powered by wind and solar power, these lights represent the future of urban infrastructure–where the building blocks of the city are smart and helpful.<p>If the streetlights on your block don’t do anything other than brighten dark corners, that will probably soon change. New lights in Copenhagen point …

South-east Asia

It's Day 100 of the Worst Environmental Disaster Since the BP Oil Spill

Sunday marks the 100th day of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, an environmental disaster many experts have …

Southern California
Oil & Gas Industry

Kurds say air strikes push Islamic State back from Kobani

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U.S. military: Airstrikes against ISIS won't save key city of Kobani

U.S. airstrikes "are not going to save" the key Syrian city of Kobani from being overtaken by ISIS, said Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby.<p>"I think we all should be steeling ourselves for that eventuality," he told reporters in a daily briefing Wednesday.<p>"We are doing everything we can to …

Saudi prince and Emirate's first female fighter pilot take part in Syria air strikes

Saudi government releases photos of Prince Khaled bin Salman smiling from the cockpit of his F15 fighter jet<p>Saudi Arabia has offered a royal seal of approval to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group, sending its top pilot prince on bombing runs over Syria.<p>On Wednesday, the Saudi …

Middle East

UAE's first female fighter pilot led airstrike against ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri may be ISIS' worst nightmare.<p>The first female fighter pilot in the United Arab Emirates, she led a strike mission this week against the terror group, that country's ambassador to the United States said Thursday.<p>"She is (a) fully qualified, highly trained, combat …

Islamic State crisis: '3,000 European jihadists join fight'

<b>The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU's anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC.</b><p>Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Western air strikes would increase the risk of retaliatory attacks in Europe.<p>US-led forces have launched more than 200 …

Middle East
Middle East

3 More Countires Join the Coalition Against ISIS

The United Kingdom became the latest country to join the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) on Friday, …

Middle East

US says IS damaged by coalition air strikes in Syria

<b>The US armed forces chief says Islamic State (IS) militants are being damaged by air strikes in Syria but air power alone is not enough to defeat them.</b><p>Gen Martin Dempsey said a political solution and a ground campaign would both be needed in Iraq and Syria.<p>Gen Dempsey said that up to 15,000 …

Middle East

Air strikes on Isil are not enough, Syria's Kurds say

Refugees feeing to Turkey from northern Syria call for stronger military force to defeat jihadist group<p>If the fleeing and beleaguered Kurds of northern Syria derived any joy from this week's American-led air strikes against their jihadist tormentors, it has been painfully short lived.<p>Instead of …

Middle East