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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.
Is the Food Supply Safe?
The FDA is asking for more money from Congress for food safety. Is it enough?
8 Dead in Wake of Tornadoes, Historic Flooding
The 2008 tornado season is the deadliest in a decade and on pace to be the deadliest ever recorded in the United States. The latest twisters touched down across the Midwest, and record flooding was recorded in Indiana.
Daring Stuntmen Climb New York Times Building to Save the Environment (Sort Of)
Two activist climbers have scaled the New York Times Building in New York City, one to protest global warming, and the other to protest malaria.
Climate Bill "Doomed." Are We?
Neither Barack Obama nor John McCain showed up for the decisive vote that killed the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, which would have set up a cap-and-trade regulation for carbon dioxide, a strategy both candidates support to combat global war
Health Risk in Dental Fillings Confirmed
The Food and Drug Administration now acknowledges that there is a health risk from mercury in dental fillings, a finding that pregnant women and parents should heed to protect their children.
Why You Bought Dolphin-Safe Tuna
Dolphin-safe tuna consumer campaigns and government restrictions appear to have helped two species of Pacific dolphin recover from near depletion by tuna fishermen.
The Elephant in the Tornado Forecast Office
The 2008 tornado season is the deadliest in a decade and on pace to be the deadliest ever recorded in the United States. The latest twisters touched down in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado, with severe thunderstorms elsewhere.
New Evidence That Extraterrestrial Life May Exist
New observations by the Phoenix Lander, coupled with research on Earth into the extreme conditions that can support life, lend more evidence that the search for extraterrestrial life may not be in vain.
U.S. Crawling into Drought
The U.S. is slipping toward drought, as conditions worsen, particularly in the West.
Is Golf Causing Diabetes?
A National Institutes of Health study links exposure to pesticides used on golf courses and elsewhere to an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Huffington Post Launches Major Green Section
HuffPo Green launches today, the green section for award-winning progressive Internet newspaper Huffington Post.
U.S. to World: Forget About That Can-Do American Spirit
The U.S. believes it just can't meet near-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction goals, its reputation for doing great things be damned.
The Sunshine Vitamin Cure-All
The nature deficit disorder idea gains another argument: American children aren't getting enough of the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D.
Who Killed the SUV?
GM is getting out of the SUV and pickup truck market as fast as it can, as consumers turn to fuel-efficient small cars.
How Booze Got Caught in Water War Cross-Fire
Georgia's bid to take Tennessee River territory from its neighbor would mean a small town and its taverns get swallowed by a dry county.
Latest Round of U.N. Climate Talks Under Way in Bonn
The climate talks under way in Bonn, Germany, are the latest leading up to the Copenhagen meeting in December 2009, when the world will agree to a post-Kyoto Protocol framework for fighting global warming.
Government Invests in Wind Energy
The Department of Energy is partnering with companies to generate 20% of the nation's power from wind by 2030.
At 2 Cents a Gallon, Climate Bill Is a Bargain
Sen. Joe Lieberman frames the debate about the cost of the Climate Security Act by pointing out that the existing Bush Administration policy has resulted in huge energy price increases.
A Shot Against Nature Deficit Disorder
Book review of Bill Thompson III's The Young Birder's Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, a Peterson Field Guide.
Al Gore Backs Senate Global Warming Bill
Al Gore supports the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act, the first comprehensive legislation designed to limit greenhouse gas pollution and rein in global warming.
Senate Debates Global Warming Law Today
With the Senate debating the Lieberma-Warner Climate Security Act to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming, environmental groups are divided over how good or bad the cap-and-trade regulation would be.
Are Cell Phones Causing Tumors?
Ahead of a comprehensive World Health Organization report, leaks suggest risk from longterm cell phone use.
The Threat of Ecological "Greenlash"
Greenlash results when a localized environmental change results in widespread problems.
Arthur, Right on Time for Atlantic Hurricane Season
Tropical Storm Arthur, the first named storm of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season, is dissipating but still dangerous as it passes over Mexico and Guatemala.