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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.
The FDA Wants You!
In the aftermath of food and drug safety scandals, the FDA will fill hundreds of new positions to try to prevent additional health scares.
The Hidden Cancer Risk of Common Chemicals
People are being exposed to unsafe levels of common toxic chemicals because EPA scientists are being blocked from completing health risk assessments that guide cleanups at hazardous waste sites.
How to Fix the Food Crisis
The income of the most profitable companies dealing in grain, seed, fertilizer, pesticides and other food crops reached $4 billion in the last quarter while the U.N. struggles to fill a $755 million gap in its emergency food program.
14 New Species Discovered in Brazil
Fourteen new species, including a legless lizard, a horned toad and a woodpecker, have been discovered in the Cerrado of Brazil.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis Will Strike Myanmar
Tropical Cyclone Nargis is no longer expected to reach major hurricane status, but it is now expected to strike Myanmar as a Category 2 hurricane.
A Victory in Court for Polar Bears
Environmentalists won a lawsuit forcing the Bush Administration to decide whether or not to list polar bears as threatened species eligible for protection by the Endangered Species Act.
Introducing the Ranger Rick Roll
The Internet humor phenomenon of rickrolling gets a green update here at The Daily Green, becoming the Ranger Rick Roll.
3 Virginia Tornadoes Injure 200 People
Virginia experienced a damaging outbreak of tornadoes Monday, something that some scientists say is likely to become more common as global warming creates conditions conducive to the formation of more frequent and violent twisters.
Tropical Cyclone Nargis Forms in Bay of Bengal
Tropical Cyclone Nargis: A major hurricane is brewing in the Bay of Bengal and could reach Category 4 strength before making landfall in the vicinity of Bangladesh, India and Myanmar.
California Wildfire Still Uncontained
Wildfires forced 1,000 from their homes in California and burned six homes in Michigan, as the early fire season continued at its above-average pace.
Fact Check: Domestic Oil & Gas Drilling Up 63%
Oil and gas drilling on U.S. territory is up 63% from the rate in the 1990s, contrary to the assertions of oil company executives.
What We Don't Know Is Harming Our Children
The National CHildrens Health Study should help determine the causes of a range of childhood ailments, from autism to ADHD and asthma. Read an important interview with Dr. Philip Landrigan.
Congress Takes A Few Cents from Ethanol Industry
Prompted by the worldwide food crisis, Congress negotiated a slightly better farm bill, with less for corn ethanol and more for nutrition, but many irrational subsidies remain.
Will U.S. Follow Canada's Lead on Polar Bears?
With the Bush Administration still delaying its decision whether to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, Canada has stopped short of making a similar declaration.
Perspective on the San Diego Shark Attack
A man was killed by a shark attack off Solana Beach, San Diego. Total shark attacks continue to rise, but the number of fatalities reached a 20-year low in 2007.
Nuclear Power Profit$
Entergy's profits are way up as its nuclear power plants grow more profitable.
Why Do You Pay Factory Farms $115 Every Year for Grain?
American taxpayers subsidize factory farms that pollute the environment and endanger the health of animals and people.
Al Gore Won't Work for Next President
Al Gore won't work in the next president's administration, but he will help out. If helping out means unending pressure to act on the "climate crisis."
The Pitfalls of Engineering the Climate
Fixing the climate via an elaborate climate engineering scheme could backfire by destroying the ozone layer, while fixing the ozone hole over Antarctica may lead to increased warming there. Good luck, Earth.
Where Winter Roses Come From ...
Lake Naivasha, Kenya is a center for the world's winter rose-growing industry, and it pays an environmental price.
Europe's Newest Nature Parks
Europe has designated new natural areas that cover an area the size of Maryland and Rhode Island combined.
New Data: Global Warming Gas Buildup Accelerating
The latest data from the federal government show that levels of global warming greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane are accelerating sharply.
Google Named Strongest Global Brand
Google has been named the world's most powerful brand for another year, in part because of its commitment to going green, renewable energy and corporate responsibility.
EPA Scientists Report Political Interference
The scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency report a high degree of political interference, according to a new Union of Concerned Scientists survey of EPA staff.
Get a Free BPA-Free Baby Product
Bisphenol A-free baby products are being given away by Playtex.
Is It Time to Stockpile Food?
Food riots in America? Maybe not, but the food crisis is hitting home in various ways.
The National Research Council says smog kills.
Going Green Gets Easier Online
Columbia University professor and WNBC TV tech journalist Sreenath Sreenivasan recommends these Internet sites as great for learning to go green.