The New York Times reports that storehouses may be able to store solar energy after dark.
Tensions between Iran and the United States are driving oil prices higher, according to McClatchy.
Japan and South Korea are assessing the implications of tougher sanctions against Iran, including a disruption in oil supply, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Businessweek reports on a new study that says climate change estimates may underestimate extinction.
According to United Press International, recent earthquakes in Ohio may be linked to drilling operations.
China is considering lifting a vegetable distribution tax to avoid higher food prices, according to The Wall Street Journal.
China Daily reports that China is promoting greater economic cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted ConocoPhillips a permit to develop an oil well in the Alaskan National Petroleum Reserve, The Wall Street Journal reports.
United Press International reports the findings of a new study on plants’ responses to drought and the potential implications for engineering drought-resistant crops.
NASA reports that climate change could lead to large ecosystem shifts, according to Science Daily.
Al Jazeera reports that uncertainty looms in Iraq due to in part to economic and resource issues.
Farmers in China clash with officials due to land-use inequities, including seizures of farmland to transform into industrial parks, according to The New York Times.
The New York Times reports that U.S. and North Korea are discussing humanitarian aid, including possible resuming food aid to combat malnutrition.
United Press International reports that a low-sulfur jet fuel could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The New York Times reports that China is considering an offer for its naval ships to resupply in the Indian Ocean archipelago Seychelles, which could help China secure its sea lines of communication and its energy resources.
Efforts to unlock natural gas from shale rock could be contributing to earthquakes in the American Midwest, according to The New York Times.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the outlook for global commodities prices will depend on China’s voracious appetite for oil, copper and other products.
A new survey details Japan’s radiation hazard, according to The Wall Street Journal.
United Press International reports that ocean fish are threatened by C02 levels.
Canada has pulled out of the Kyoto Protocol, but said it will honor a separate agreements reach in Durban, South Africa that would enforce emissions reductions on the world’s largest emitters, including India and China, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reports that the EU’s carbon market will require additional action to boost prices and restore the system’s effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Washington Post reports that China may take the Seychelles up on its offer to host Chinese naval ships in the Indian Ocean.
Also from The Washington Post, the Philippines new military chief says the country will focus on bolstering external defenses so it can respond to incidents in the South China Sea.
U.S. climate envoy Todd Stern seems to shift stance on timetable for new talks, according to The New York Times.
The Wall Street Journal reports that discussion about a climate change fund is making progress at the UN conference in Durban, South Africa.
MaritimeProfessional.com reports that the Navy is conducting its final alternative fuel demo with a Landing Craft Air Cushion today.
China will cooperate with a firm created by Bill Gates to develop a fourth-generation nuclear reactor, according to United Press International.
The Sacramento Bee reports that plug-in vehicles are essential to developing a U.S. energy security strategy.
The New York Times reports that China may be prepared to accept binding cuts on greenhouse gas emissions, but outlines certain conditions that must be met first.
U.S. defense officials seek to reassure China on its policy in Asia, especially against the backdrop of growing anxieties in the South China Sea, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Washington Post reports that a bomb has struck an oil pipeline in the Syrian city of Homs.
A new study suggests that solar power is much cheaper than most analysts realize, according to United Press International.
The New York Times reports that domestic pressure in China is growing due to concerns about air pollution that is affecting economic and social progress.
Also from The New York Times, Japan has a tough road ahead in its efforts to clean up radiation in its northeast.
The New York Times also reports that South Korea is requesting a lift on a ban that prevents the country from enriching uranium or reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, in part as an effort to meet its goal to produce 60 percent of its energy from nuclear power by 2030.
Informationweek.com examines the challenges facing smart grid technology.
The Washington Post reports that China is trying to mediate an oil impasse between Sudan and South Sudan.
The New York Times reports that private funding has helped revitalize a solar project for military housing.
The United States may soon become a net exporter of petroleum products, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal also reports that India has been awarded a lucrative mining contract by the Afghan government.
The United Nations says this year’s global temperatures are among the 10th highest on record, United Press International reports.
The New York Times reports on the expectations at this week’s climate conference in Durban, South Africa.
Africa’s East Coast could be one of the brightest spots on the global energy map with natural gas deposits, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Washington Post reports that the UN’s weather office has confirmed that long-term warming trend is approaching a tipping point.
United Press International reports on a large-scale demonstration of carbon capture and sequestration in Illinois.