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Arctic Loses Huge Ice Shelf, but Melt Isn't Expected to Exceed 2007 Record
A big ice shelf collapsed in the Arctic, but overall the seasonal Arctic melt won't exceed the 2007 record.
Collapse of WTO Trade Talks Bodes Ill for Climate
The collapse of WTO trade talks may bode badly for international talks on curbing global warming.
Sen. Ted Stevens Indicted for Alleged Dirty Deals
Sen. Ted Stevens was indicted in connection to an alleged oil bribery scheme.
Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake Spares Southern California
A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles area in Southern California Tuesday, July 29 about 11:40 a.m. Pacific Time.
Ryan Seacrest Suffers Shark Bite
Was He Promoting Shark Week?
Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits Southern California
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Los Angeles area in Southern California Tuesday, July 29 about 11:45 a.m. Pacific Time.
Is a Dangerous Pesticide Sprayed Near Your Home?
Earthjustice and a coalition of farm and environmental groups is suing to stop the use of diazinon, a pesticide derived from World War II nerve gases developed by Nazi Germany.
Does Your Child Get Too Much Fluoride?
An expert panel has told Health Canada it should warn citizens against over-exposing their children to fluoride in toothpaste, drinking water and baby formula.
"CNN Drops" Drive Up Wildfire Costs
The cost of fighting wildfires is greater because of "CNN Drops" -- airlifts to douse flames that do no good, but look good on TV.
Thick Smog Worries World Ahead of Beijing Olympics
Thick smog in Beijing is increasing fears that air pollution will not be cleared up in time for the Olympics.
Top 5 Most Charitable U.S. Cities and States
Volunteering is alive and well in America, as a recent 6 year study demonstrates. Here are highlights, including the cities and states that have the highest rates of volunteerism.
Gulf Dead Zone Not a Record. Not Quite.
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone was the second-largest on record in 2008, because of record flooding in the Midwest and the heavy use of nitrogen fertilizers to grow corn and other crops.
Why Solar Energy Is Ready to Go Mainstream
A look at the bright future of solar energy.
Even Prius Can't Save Toyota Amid SUV Slump
Despite strong sales of fuel-efficient models like the hybrid Prius, Toyota's sales will be down for the first time in seven years in 2008, reflecting the high cost of oil and gas.
Wildfires Burning Area the Size of Rhode Island
Wildfires will get even worse, and therefore more costly, due to global warming and development patterns.
Sharks Essential to Healthy Oceans
A New Report Shows These Top Predators of the Sea Are Invaluable - and Seriously Threatened.
Regional Cap and Trade System Gears Up to Fight Global Warming
The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) is gearing up to run a regional cap and trade market to help polluters reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, and thereby reduce the impact of global warming.
Iconic National Monuments Face Flood Risk
The nation's most famous monuments in Washington, D.C. are at increased risk of flooding from the city's aging levees and sea level rise, spurred by global warming.
Mississippi River Oil Spill Stops Traffic
Accident at the Port of New Orleans pollutes river, threatens safety of water supply.
Miley Cyrus Steps Up Going Green
Teen star Miley Cyrus is going green, including riding her bicycle, owning a Smart Car and releasing an eco-anthem called Wake Up America.
New Survey Suggests Vast Oil and Natural Gas Reserves in the Arctic
A recent USGS survey suggests vast oil and natural gas reserves in the Arctic Circle. The news may touch off a fresh oil boom at the north pole.
With Ice Sheets Melting in the Arctic, Oil Reserves Take Priority Over Whale Playground.
China Buying Fewer Cars Than Expected
China, home to a booming auto market, is experiencing a slow down in the number of new cars purchased, causing a revision in market forecasts.
Motor fuel made from garbage gives trash a new image.
Maybe You Should Just Open the Window?
A new study shows fake fresh air scents may be making you sick.
Bush Proposes Lowering Oil Shale Royalties
Oil shale, controversial because it is expensive, dirty and destructive to produce, is getting a boost as the Bush administration proposes lower royalties.
More West Nile Cases Possible
Thriving mosquitoes increase disease concern. Has anyone in your state been infected?
Ford (Finally) To Switch Out SUVs for Small Cars
Ford is expected to announce a shift away from trucks and SUVs to smaller cars, in response to consumer anxiety over high gas prices and competition from other automakers.
Update: Patient Tests Positive for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Doctors Say Her Strain of the Illness Is Not Related to Mad Cow.
Just How Much Offshore Oil Really Exists?
McCain Pushes On, While Experts Say This Is Not Going to Make a Difference at the Pump.
Giant Lobster Saved
Dee-Dee the 100-year-old lobster escapes its fate as dinner.
Would You Eat Zucchini Grown in a Skyscraper?
Vertical farming, those huge greenhouses in the sky, is a notion usually considered futuristic. But the concept is gaining traction, or at least generating conversation.
China's Olympic-Sized Clean Air Plan
The Olympics in Beijing, China are approaching, and the Chinese are pushing an aggressive plan to stem the city's air pollution, including restricting cars, adding subway and light rail lines, limiting freight trucks and more.
Another Mad Cow Victim?
Public health officials in Massachusetts have confirmed that a new patient is being tested for the human variant of mad cow disease, and could be the latest victim of the degenerative, fatal disease.
Environmental Bloggers, Unite
Al Gore wants you to mobilize for climate change.
Head Back to School in Great Green Style
Head back to school in great green style with these tips for healthier school lunches, green colleges and preschools, tips for finding green school supplies and much more.
Storm Diary: Hurricane Bertha (Update)
Hurricane Bertha lost its major hurricane status, but is still menacing Bermuda as a Category 1 hurricane. Track Hurricane Bertha's progress in photos.
The Storm That Wouldn't Quit: Hurricane Bertha Reforms
Tropical Storm Bertha grew back into Hurricane Bertha Friday, July 19, and it is the longest-lived tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic in July.
Another Hurricane, Fausto, Forms in Pacific
Hurricane Fausto has formed in the Pacific, the third hurricane in that basin, and fourth in the Americas in 2008.
Video: Al Gore's Clean Energy Challenge Speech
Watch video of Al Gore's speech on the clean energy challenge and global warming.
Bertha Is Longest-Lived Tropical Storm in History
Tropical Storm Bertha is the longest-lived tropical storm ever to form in the Atlantic in July.
Al Gore's 10-Year Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis
Al Gore today will give a major speech outlining his prescription for solving the "climate crisis" and transforming the U.S. economy to run on only clean and renewable sources of energy within 10 years.
Transcript of Al Gore's "Generational Challenge" on Climate Change and Energy Use
Transcript of Al Gore's challenge to America to ween itself off carbon-based fuels within 10 years.
Tropical Storm Fausto Nearing Hurricane Strength
Tropical Storm Fausto could grow into the third hurricane of the eastern Pacific's 2008 hurricane season.
Environmentalism Is Next to Godliness
Pope Benedict used stronger language than in the past to renew his call for the world to protect the earth's resources and to stop being so greedy and materialistic.
Hey Obama! Hey McCain! Wake Up!
A group of bipartisan policy bigwigs and elder statesmen have written to Congress and the next president, Obama or McCain, about their views on energy policy and the near and present longterm crisis.
You Think Wildfire Season Is Bad Now? Just Wait
Wildfires will get even worse than thought as global warming makes mountain snowpack melt earlier, leading to earlier runoff, drier conditions and a longer fire season, new research suggests.
Ethanol, Global Warming and the Ailing Gulf
The Gulf of Mexico dead zone is likely to grow to its largest recorded size this year, because of record flooding in the Midwest and the heavy use of nitrogen fertilizers to grow corn and other crops.
Plastic Bags, Human Curiosity Threaten Sea Turtles
Watch Scientists Tag A Sea Turtle Laying Her Eggs - The Creatures Have Made the Same Journey for 100 Million Years.
EPA Report Establishes Global Warming Health Risks
The scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency have released an authoritative breakdown of how global warming will affect public health, but the White House sat on the report for seven months.