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Waterfalls Discovered in New York City!
Check out these (man-made) feats of nature in NYC while you still can.
Are Larger Fires Due to Global Warming?
Buffeted by drought and fed by lightning and wind, the wildfire season has already exceeded the 10-year average by a significant margin. These conflagrations are consistent with what scientists have told us we should expect from climate change.
Why We'll Wish We Did What California Has Done
California has set new rules for reducing global warming pollution that are more comprehensive than any other state's plans. Here's why that matters.
Supreme Court Slashes Exxon Valdez Penalty 80%
The Supreme Court has slashed the penalty Exxon-Mobil will have to pay for the Exxon Valdez spill by 80% from $2.5 billion to $500 million.
A New Yellowstone in the Everglades
By buying out big sugar, Florida will create a new park in the Everglades to rival Yellowstone.
World Losing Rain Forest the Size of Illinois Every Year
Five things you can do to help save the rain forests, which are disappearing at a rate of a forest the size of Illinois every year.
National Security At Risk From Global Warming
South Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Bangladesh, Tunisia, Paraguay, Yemen and Ivory Coast are among the most vulnerable countries to climate change, from a U.S. National Security perspective.
48 Wildfires Burning 314,355 Acres in 6 States
Nearly 50 fires are burning more than 300,000 acres across the United States as an intense wildfire season continues.
How Smoggy Is Your Car?
In California, vehicles will be labeled based on how much pollution they produce.
7 Natural Insect Repellents
DEET may be an effective insect repellent, but its safety is questionable. Fight biting insects with these natural bug sprays and repellents instead.
Green Tips for Summer
Green grilling tips and recipes, organic beers and natural wines, safe sunscreens, nontoxic bug repellents and more.
What We've Learned About the Climate in 20 Years
The testimony about global warming, of climatologist James Hansen before Congress June 23, 2008.
The Best George Carlin Environmental Quotes
Legendary comedian George Carlin has passed away. He often touched on environmental subjects in his humor, so we have assembled our favorite of his quotes on green themes.
Why You Should Know the Number 350
New advertisements ask people to get familiar with 350, the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere in 1988, and the goal, they say, we should be aiming for to reduce emissions.
Typhoon Fengshen Isn't Done Yet
Typhoon Fengshen is responsible for at least 155 deaths in the Philippines, and the death toll is expected to rise much higher even as it moves on toward China and Japan as a tropical storm.
The Renewable Fuel We Love to Hate
Barack Obama is more supportive of federal subsidies for corn-based ethanol than his rival John McCain.
New York's Clearwater Festival to Bring Film, Music and Green
New York's Clearwater Festival, the Great Hudson River Revival, is a great green festival for music, film, activism and more.
Why the Sierra Club Endorsed Barack Obama
The Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers have endorsed Barack Obama. Find out why.
Calculate the Carbon Footprint of Your Next Flight
A new calculator helps you estimate the carbon dioxide emissions caused by your next airline flight.
Pet Food Infested with Rodents and Birds
Pet food from Petco may be unfit for consumption because a distribution center held food in unsanitary conditions where rodent and bird infestations were noted during inspections in April and May.
Bush Administration Links Extreme Weather to Global Warming
Global warming is causing more extreme weather events like drought, flooding, heat waves and hurricanes in North America, and it's likely to get worse, the Bush Administration reports.
Mayfly-Mimicking Sensor to Replace Canary in the Coal Mine
In exciting new biomimicry technology, scientists are working to apply mayfly biology to sensors that sniff out environmental toxins.
Does Global Warming Trump Nuclear Waste?
John McCain wants to build 45 nuclear power plants, arguing that they're needed to combat global warming, while Barack Obama hasn't embraced nuclear power because nuclear waste stays radioactive for so long.
Six Months, 30 Billion Fewer Miles Traveled
Americans are driving less this spring, signaling the first steep drop off in miles driven in a generation, possibly the steepest ever.
See Madagascar for Under $20
Madagascar is a hotbed of biodiversity, and now people can see it up close at a new Bronx Zoo exhibit featuring lemurs, crocodiles, hissing cockroaches and more.
Cigarette Butt Litter Has Become a Major Polluter
Cigarette butts pollute beaches and waterways with toxic chemicals and don't biodegrade.
How to Use Less Paper at the Office
A new calculator helps you figure out how different office paper choices can help the environment.
Would Off-Shore Oil Drilling Save You Money?
President Bush and John McCain want to open off-shore coastal sites to oil drilling. Would it make any difference to prices now? No. Is it a good long-term solution? Probably not.
What the Mississippi River Flood Tells Us About Global Warming
The epic flood in Iowa and the Mississippi River may be a harbinger of global warming, so what should we do about it?
Some Hormones With Your Perfumed Air?
The NRDC and other groups are suing the federal government in hopes it will force companies to label the ingredients in air fresheners, which one study showed include hormone-disrupting phthalates.
McCain Wants to Open Coast to Oil Drilling
Sen. John McCain would open up off-shore drilling to increase domestic oil supply - but would it make any difference to record high gas prices? Maybe one day, a little. Definitely not anytime soon.
Why Al Gore Endorsed Barack Obama
Al Gore endorsed Barack Obama. Watch a video of his speech.
Is a Hamburger as Bad as a Hummer?
The 6 most important decisions you can make to better the environment.
Honda Unveils Zero-Emission Car
The Honda FCX Clarity is a hydrogen fuel cell car.
Will High Electricity Rates Drive Innovation?
The price of electricity is rising fast. One easy solution: Use less energy. Here's how.
To Drill Or Not To Drill
Congress is debating whether to open more land for oil and gas drilling, or to protect more wilderness. Considering the future of energy isn't fossil fuels, the choice should be clear.
China Alone Increased Worldwide CO2 Pollution 2% Last Year
China is officially the world's top polluter of greenhouse gases, having accounted for one quarter of the world's emissions in 2007. Now what?
Weather Extremes Mark Spring 2008
The latest report from the National Climatic Data Center shows that Spring 2008 was the 7th warmest ever recorded around the world, and it was marked by weather extremes, like drought, flooding and severe storms.
Who's Watching Out for Toxic Safety?
A new Bush Administration policy will make it harder to identify and remove toxic chemicals, according to NRDC.
Allergy and Asthma Rates 50% Higher Near Roads
Air pollution near major roads has been linked to increased rates of asthma, allergies and skin rashes among children.
Bees Outnumber Mammals and Birds Combined (For Now)
A new update to the world's bee census reveals 2,000 new species at a time when pollinators of all kinds are in worrying decline, and not just due to Colony Collapse Disorder.
More Evidence Points To Greenland Tipping Point
New research suggest Greenland is melting faster than previously thought, and that it will result in a 45% increase in the rate of sea level rise.
Gas Prices Set Record High for 11th Consecutive Week
Gas prices rose for the 11th consecutive week and may peak at $4.15 average.
50 Homes Burn in California Wildfire
At least 50 homes have burned in Northern California amid one of the most destructive wildfire episodes in what has already been, and promises to be, an intense fire season.
Epic Midwest Flooding Could Worsen
Epic flooding in the Midwest could get worse as continued rain and swollen rivers cause downstream damage on the Mississippi.
New Data: 2008 Tornado Season Off the Charts
The 2008 tornado season is the deadliest in a decade and on pace to be the deadliest ever recorded in the United States.
Take Your Park to the Streets
A photo flipbook of 2007's National Park(ing) Day and tips on how to start your own park.
Like Ocean Fishing? Read This
NOAA Fisheries Service may require recreational anglers and spearfishers to get an annual license in order to gather data enough to protect depleted fish species.
Why The Arctic Melt Matters to the Rest of the World
The forecast for the Arctic is more melting, which means that permafrost will likely melt too. Meanwhile, the politics of global warming and energy policy only get more confused.
Air Quality Forecast: Don't Breathe
Air quality becomes unhealthy on hot days as ozone and particulates react in heat and sunlight. Today's forecast calls for unhealthy air in much of the eastern U.S. from Virginia to New Hampshire.