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Global Warming Reality Check
World carbon emissions keep going up.
16 Hormone Disrupting Chemicals Found in Teen Girls
The Environmental Working Group has found 16 different potentially hormone disrupting chemicals in the blood and urine of teen girls, raising concerns about health effects from cosmetics and personal care products.
New Invention Could Boost Fuel Economy 10%
Scientists say they have developed a cheap fuel injection technology that can boost fuel efficiency 20%.
Millions of Green Jobs Possible With Right Investment: U.N.
A new U.N. report outlines how green collar jobs could grow very big very quickly.
Senate Renews Alternative Energy Tax Credits
The Senate passed an eight-year renewable energy tax break plan, but the financial crisis jeopardizes investments.
Lead Paint Recall: Harry Potter Bookends
Harry Potter bookends have been recalled due to lead paint.
eBay's World of Good Provides New Marketplace for Fair Trade and Green Products
eBay's World of Good online marketplace features vetted green gifts, fair trade goods and other green products and ethically sourced goods, benefiting source communities. A good example is Divine Chocolate of Africa.
Saving Climate Could Doom Coral
Even stabilizing the climate and staving off the worst consequences of global warming by reducing carbon emissions could doom coral reefs because of ocean acidification.
Can We Bring Darwin's Tortoise Back from Extinction?
Galapagos turtles extinct since around the time of Darwin's famous voyage could be bred back into existence based on new genetic tests.
With Budgets Tight, Carbon Auctions Can Provide Cash
Regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs hit milestones this week, as cash-strapped states see the carbon credit auctions as a source of income.
EPA Shirks Responsibility on Perchlorate
The EPA won't set a safe drinking water standard for perchlorate, leaving millions at risk, apparently because it doesn't want to expose the Defense Department to the liability for hazardous waste cleanup.
Fall Is Here! Only, It's Not
Peak fall foliage seems to be coming later, thanks to global warming.
World Consumption Exceeds Resources After Today
As of Sept. 23, we have exhausted a year's worth of natural resources and gone into ecological debt, with 99 days still to go in the year.
Cell Phones May Be Unsafe for Teens
Cell phone use by people under the age of 20 may significantly increase the chance of developing a brain cancer called glioma.
Take the Chicago 13-Point Global Warming Challenge
Chicago is challenging its residents to save $800 in ways that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. You too can take the 13-point challenge.
Northeast's Largest Privately Owned Lake Preserved
Follensby Pond, where Ralph Waldo Emerson met with philosophers and the bald eagle recovery was engineered, has been preserved by the Nature Conservancy along with 14,600 acres around it in New York's Adirondack mountains.
Court to EPA: You Can't Ignore Polluters
The EPA can't ignore real estate development and construction when enforcing the Clean Water Act, a court has ruled.
House Passes No Child Left Inside Act
Congress is tackling the issue of nature deficit disorder with the No Child Left Inside Act, which would expand grants for K-12 environmental education.
Global Temperatures Hot, Getting Hotter
The January-to-August temperature data shows the world continues to get warmer due to global warming.
Google and GE Team Up to Push Green
Google and General Electric are teaming up to promote wind and other renewable energies, and smart grid electricity distribution upgrades.
Scientists Scour World to Fill Doomsday Seed Vault
Scientists are beginning to scour the world for new additions to the Svalbard Doomsday Global Seed Vault.
6 Safe Green Investments
Six safe ways to invest money in energy efficiency for a real return on investment, during a time when financial markets are tumultuous and the stock market isn't safe.
House Ends Ban on Offshore Oil Drilling, Pleasing No One
The House passed a bill to allow offshore oil drilling.
Chevy Volt Unveiled
GM unveiled its Chevy Volt, an electric plug-in hybrid car.
Why Second Place Matters, When It Comes to Arctic Sea Ice
The extent of Arctic sea ice has melted to a degree only seen last year. It's the second-greatest melt ever recorded, and there's still time for additional melting this season.
A Behind the Scenes Tour of Green Fashion at New York Fashion Week September 2008
Get a behind the scenes photo tour of New York Fashion Week 2008, with a close look at how green fashion is gaining ground among supermodels, designers, celebrities and environmentalists. From Angela Lindvall's Be EcoChic runway show to Aveda and mor
Human Study Raises Fresh Concerns About Bisphenol-A
As the Food and Drug Administration considers the health effects of Bisphenol-A, a new study raises new and alarming concerns about its safety.
Catch-22 Offshore Oil Politics
Congress is debating offshore oil and other energy policy this week. Here's a look.
Ozone Hole Exceeds Size Recorded Last Year
The ozone hole has reached a size larger than seen in 2007, and its seasonal expansion still has a couple weeks left to go this year.
Which Candidate Thinks Like You?
Take the 2008 candidate quiz. When it comes to environmental and energy issues, which candidate thinks like you, John McCain or Barack Obama?
Hurricane Ike Leaves 28 Dead, and Billions in Damage
Hurricane Ike caused at least 28 deaths, billions in damages and widespread flooding across not only Texas but the Midwest U.S.
Another Take on the Aveda CAPS Launch
Margaret Teich checks out the launch of the Aveda CAPS program for recycling bottle caps, and asks tough questions about the greening of the cosmetics industry.
Aveda Sets a Green Example for Fashion Week
Evan Miller of Aveda meets with journalists during New York Fashion Week to talk about the natural cosmetic company's efforts to green fashion, as well as the Aveda CAPS program, which promotes recycling of bottle caps.
Hurricane Ike Promises 'Certain Death'
As Hurricane Ike nears landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast, a huge swath of land may be affected, and the National Weather Service has warned of "certain death" for those who fail to evacuate Galveston.
Everything Teachers Need to Know About Mercury
The EPA makes available resources for teachers who want to teach students about toxic mercury and prevent exposure in schools.
End Of a Sexy, Druggy and Expensive Era at the Interior Department
The Obama Administration is shuttering a corruption plagued office in the Interior Department that is supposed to collect oil and gas royalties for drilling on public land, and investigating the former Bush Administration Secretary of the Interior fo
Hurricane Ike, Huge and Growing Rapidly Stronger, Nears Texas Landfall
Texas is bracing for Hurricane Ike, a Category 2 hurricane that could gain strength, as memories of both Hurricane Dolly this year and the Great Storm that wiped out Galveston in 1900 are fresh.
2008 National Solar Tour
The American Solar Energy Society's National Solar Tour helps make solar energy go mainstream.
11 Carbon Offsets You Can Trust
Environmental Defense Fund has identified 11 carbon offset projects you can trust.
40% of Freshwater Fish Imperiled
Nearly 40% of all North American fish are imperiled, a "staggering" 92% increase in just 20 years.
Sept. 12 -- The Anniversary That Isn't
What if an energy revolution had started on Sept. 12, 2001?
Can Young Green Voters Decide the 2008 Election?
The nonpartisan Power Vote campaign of the Energy Action Coalition aims to get 1 million young voters to vote for the best candidate for energy and climate issues, which by the group's definition, looks like Obama.
Oil Will Soon Be as Outdated as Typewriters
Investing in offshore oil -- or oil at all -- amounts to bad strategy.
Goats: The New Weed Whackers?
100 Goats Make Environmentally Friendly - And Unusual - Workers in Los Angeles.
Tree Sitters Delay Final Chop
Four UC Berkeley Tree Dwellers Continue Protest and Won't Come Down.
The Other Offshore Energy
Delaware is set to become the first state to build and offshore wind farm, in 2012.
In Haiti, a Disaster for the Global Warming Era
Haiti's hurricane crisis can be seen as a harbinger of things to come as global warming increases the strength of storms.
Electronics, Cradle Toward Cradle
Samsung has joined Sony and LG as the only electronics manufacturers offering free take-back recycling programs for their televisions and other goods.
How the U.S. Open of Tennis is Going Green
The U.S. Open of tennis is going green, in partnership with the USTA and IBM. Energy efficiency and recycling are stressed, and green technology is employed, especially new data centers.
Oil Prices Rise as Hurricane Ike Batters Cuba
Hurricane Ike is blamed for dozens of deaths in Haiti, is battering Cuba, and Hurricane Ike's projected path takes it to the Florida Keys and the U.S. Gulf Coast.