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Bush Administration Lists Polar Bears as Threatened Species
The Bush Administration will list the polar bear as a threatened by global warming, making protection under the Endangered Species Act possible for the imperiled Arctic icon.
Texas and Louisiana in Tornado Zone Today
Texas and Louisiana are under a tornado warning for May 14, 2008 as the U.S. tornado season continues to rage.
Global Warming Solution: Landfill Forests?
Two German scientists have proposed a novel but unlikely approach to solving global warming: Plant forests enough to cover the United States every year, then bury them.
Vaccines Once Again on Trial for Causing Autism
A federal court will hear another case in the ongoing controversy about whether or not the mercury preservative thimerosal in vaccines causes autism.
Pandas Survive China Earthquake (UPDATE)
In a rare bit of good news out of the earthquake epicenter in China, rare giant pandas have survived the quake.
Another Cyclone Heading for Myanmar
A second tropical cyclone is forming over Myanmar, which is still reeling from Tropical Cyclone Nargis, which killed as many as 100,000 and left nearly 2 million at serious risk of starvation and disease.
Has Colony Collapse Disorder Hit Germany?
In an echo of the colony collapse disorder crisis in the United States, honey bees in Germany are dying in droves. There, however, beekeepers are pointing to the use of a new pesticide as a likely culprit.
Ground Beef Recall: Meat May Have Pieces of Plastic
Ground beef recall: List of ground beef products recalled because the meat may have pieces of plastic in it.
Another Way Air Pollution Can Kill
A new study says that tiny particulate air pollution can cause deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots in the legs and thighs.
Florida Wildfires Engulf Dozens of Homes
The early wildfire season continues to be brutal, as 70 homes were lost in Florida.
The World Series You Missed
The World Series of Birding is the most important day of competition for a sport that most people don't know exists.
McCain Lays Out Global Warming Agenda
John McCain laid out his policies on global warming, framing them as a middle path between doing nothing and doing what the Democrats want (which is what the scientists and United Nations would also like).
Florida Wildfires Punctuate Intense Fire Season
The early wildfire season continues to be brutal, as firefighters battle blazes in Florida, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas.
China Earthquake Kills Up to 8,500 (UPDATE)
The massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that shook Western China was felt 2,000 miles away and killed at least 100 students, though the death and destruction is still being assessed.
On Environment, Is McCain Maverick or "Erratic"?
John McCain will focus on global warming in a policy speech today. His record on the environment is part maverick, part erratic.
"Public Health Catastrophe" Imminent in Myanmar
The death toll continues to rise in Myanmar (Burma) as the military junta prevents international relief officials from reaching victims of Cyclone Nargis.
U.S. 2008 Tornado Death Toll 58% Above Average
The 2008 tornado season is the deadliest in a decade and on pace to be the deadliest ever recorded in the United States.
Tornado Toll: 22 Dead, and a Town Wiped Off the Map
Tornadoes touched down across the South in the latest spate of extreme weather in a particularly active year. The town of Kite, Ga. was wiped off the map, and 10 were dead.
One Good Thing About This Lame Duck President
President Bush can veto the bloated Farm Bill because he's a lame duck. Well, good.
What the World Does Not Need Right Now: Another Major Hurricane
Typhoon Rammasun is expected to become a major hurricane in the Pacific, but it isn't expected to make landfall as it threads through Pacific islands like th Philippines and Japan.
A Burmese Village Wiped Off the Map
Before and after satellite images show a village in Myanmar/Burma literally wiped off the map by Tropical Cyclone Nargis.
A Bold New Generation? (Yawn)
Yawn, n., Young And Wealthy but Normal, a new eco-conscious generation. Definition.
Greensboro Tornado Kills 1, Injures 3
Tornadoes touched down across the South in the latest spate of extreme weather in a particularly active year.
Migratory Birds Being Silenced: How to Help
The decline in migratory birds is startling, but everyone can help by improving backyard habitat, making careful purchases of paper and wood products and by encouraging Congress to preserve important habitat.
Myanmar Cyclone: How to Help
Where to send donations to help the hundreds of thousands, or millions, of victims of Tropical Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar (Burma).
China to Buy Fertile Foreign Farmland
As China buys up foreign farmland, reining in sprawl ought to be part of U.S. food security policy.
When Repression, Politics and Calamity Collide
The United Nations could force relief on reluctant Burma (Myanmar) in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Nargis. A week after the storm hit, with hundreds of thousands in growing danger from disease and starvation, should it?
104+ Driving Tips for Better Gas Mileage
Getting better gas mileage can save a lot of money, and it is easier than you think. Check out this guide to hypermiler and ecomodder tips.
Risk of Pandemic Flu Still Acute
The World Health Organization warns that the risk of pandemic flu, either from the H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) or other virus, is still acute.
U.S.: Oil Cost Rising 53%
Oil will cost 53% more in 2008 than it did in 2007, if the latest Department of Energy forecast holds true. It's significantly upped its price forecast in just a month.
$423 Million Settles MTBE Water Contamination Suit
Several oil companies have settled lawsuits over MTBE contamination of water by agreeing to pay more than $400 million.
Injustice in the Amazon
The alleged mastermind of the murder of Dorothy Stang will walk free after a second trial acquitted him in the Brazilian Amazon.
Myanmar Cyclone May Have Killed 100,000
Cyclone Nargis may have killed 100,000 in Myanmar, making it the most deadly storm since 1991, when 138,000 died in Bangladesh.
Myanmar Cyclone Aftermath: Rice Shortage
The humanitarian crisis in Myanmar could contribute to the food crisis around the world, as its rice exports drop.
Myanmar Cyclone: Maps of Flooding
Maps show extent of flooding across Myanmar in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Nargis and the tidal wave it engendered.
The Cost of Alaskan Oil Exploration
Groups filed suit to stop seismic oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas of the Alaskan Arctic, alleging the activity would put marine mammals like whales and seals at risk.
Myanmar Cyclone Death Toll Rising - 22,000
At least 15,000 are dead, 30,000 missing and hundreds of thousands without homes in Myanmar after Tropical Cyclone Nargis made deadly landfall, spawning a tidal wave.
Forget Polar Bears. Global Warming Will Ravage the Tropics
Tropical wildlife will actually be more affected by global warming than the poles, in terms of species made vulnerable.
Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Gets 2nd Look
The Infectious Disease Society of America will stop an investigation by agreeing to review its recommendations on treating chronic Lyme disease.
The Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar
Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Yangon and the surrounding Irrawaddy River delta region in Myanmar (Burma), with Category 4 hurricane strength, but assessing the damage and death toll is made difficult by the military junta's troubled relationship wit
Environmental Group Endorses Obama Over Hillary
Friends of Earth Action, an environmental group, has endorsed Barack Obama in the race for president, citing his stance against a gas tax holiday as a defining difference between him and his rivals, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
Listeria Concern Prompts Meat Recall
List of meat and chicken products recalled because of possible listeria contamination.
Cyclone Nargis Trashes Myanmar's Largest City
Tropical Cyclone Nargis struck Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar (Burma), with Category 4 hurricane strength.
Climate at Both Earth's Poles Shows Clear Human Influence
The Arctic is melting and Antarctica is cooling, both because of human-caused changes to the atmosphere. But the cooling of Antarctica is likely short-lived.
Ozone Hole Auctioned on eBay
The 2008 ozone hole is being auctioned on eBay.
Bad News for Wildfire Season
Snowpack in California is dwindling, leading to drinking water supply concerns and a greater risk of wildfire this spring and summer.
EPA Still Deaf to Its Own Scientists
The EPA has set a new lead air standard, but it fails to match the recommendation of its own scientists.
Cyclone Nargis Suddenly Monstrous
Tropical Cyclone Nargis suddenly became a Category 4 hurricane as it neared landfall in Myanmar, according to the latest data from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
North Pole Could Melt This Year
There's a three in five chance that Arctic sea ice melting in 2008 will exceed the dramatic new record set in 2007.
Trees Fight Asthma
Children who live on tree-lined streets have lower rates of asthma, according to a new study.