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Another Casualty of Global Warming?
The ribbon seal may be endangered due to loss of Arctic sea ice and global warming, among other threats.
Cyclone Pancho Nears Category 3 Strength
Tropical Cyclone Pancho near Australia neared Category 3 hurricane strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Think Local, Act Local
A new survey shows Americans are concerned about the environment, but they most want government to act to protect local water and air quality, not preserve the global climate.
Category 2 Hurricane Churns Near Australia
Tropical Cyclone Pancho near Australia reached Category 2 hurricane strength on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
Organic Farming as Productive as Conventional
Organic farming methods are as productive as conventional methods, according to a new study.
Plastic Turns 75. Yay?
Plastic turns 75 amid a worldwide backlash against litter, hormone disruption and landfill litter.
Clint Eastwood Ousted by Schwarzenegger
Clint Eastwood has been ousted from the California state parks commission by friend and fellow actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children
Despite concerns about autism, the CDC strongly recommends vaccinating children.
San Francisco Skyline Could Go Dark
San Francisco may fine building owners for keeping the lights on after hours.
Public Transit Saves 3.4 B Gallons of Oil
Public transportation saves the U.S. about 220,000 barrels of oil a day, more than we import from Equador, but less than we import from the U.K.
Water Bottles Recall
Water bottles with lead paint have been recalled.
Ice Shelf Size of Conn. "Hanging By Thread"
The Wilkins ice shelf, a swath of floating ice the size of Vermont, could disintegrate any day.
Spring To-Do List: 4 Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips
Four simple lawn mower maintenance tips can cut pollution in half, and help you save gas, time and money.
Agricultural Revolution 50 Million Years Ago
Leaf-cutter ants were the Earth's first farmers, some 50 million years ago.
Slaughterhouse Abuse Was Not Rare
The cattle abuse documented at the Westland Hallmark slaughterhouse was not uncommon at other slaughterhouses, according to USDA data just made public.
Undressing Britney Spears (for the Environment)
Britney Spears is auctioning an outfit she wore on How I Met Your Mother to benefit the NRDC, a national environmental group.
Historic Flood: Water Still Rising
The White River in Arkansas is expected to crest today at levels not seen in at least a quarter century.
Talcum Powder Cancer Alarm
Does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?
Video: Saab Unveils BioHybrid Concepts (and Green Fashion)
During the New York Auto Show, Saab hosted an event to launch its BioHybrid 9-X concept cars, which run on ethanol and boast a hybrid drive. Saab also partnered with Reflective Circle to tout a line of eco-fashion clothes.
Taking Green from a Movement to a Revolution
How to make the green movement grow into a revolution.
Energy Efficiency Boondoggle
Energy companies are being taken advantage of, losing millions on efforts to promote energy efficiency. Wah wah wah.
Southeast Primed for Wildfire
Parts of the Southeast are under red flag warnings today, as wildfire risk jumped to high levels following an historic drought.
Arkansas Braces for Historic Flood
Flooding from Texas to Ohio today could be most severe in Arkansas, where the White River could reach a flood stage never before recorded.
2008 So Far: 153% More Tornadoes Than Average
There have been more than 150 percent more tornadoes in 2008 to date than the average over the previous three years, and the death toll is second only to 1971.
Cargill Meat Plant Explodes
A Cargill Meat Solutions plant in Arkansas exploded, leading to evacuations but apparently no injuries or deaths.
Well, They Said It Was Safe ...
Bisphenol A was approved by the FDA, which relied on two discredited industry studies rather than hundreds of government and university studies that raised concerns.
Mysterious Bat Disease Is Spreading
White nose syndrome, the mysterious illness killing bats, has spread to Massachusetts.
Dangerous Weather Up 21%
Dangerous weather is up 21% in Russia in just two years, mirroring a worldwide trend many attribute to global warming and climate change.
Kansas Governor Stands Tall Against Coal
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebilius vetoed the expansion of a coal-fired power plant, possibly cementing her position as a vice presidential contender should Barack Obama win the Democratic presidential nomination.
N.Y. Inches Toward Congestion Pricing
New York Gov. David Paterson has thrown his support behind Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial congestion pricing plan for Manhattan.
Flood Waters Still Rising
Flooding continues to plague the U.S. Midwest, as more rain and snow threaten to worsen an already dangerous and damaging situation.
New, and Giant, Species Found in Antarctic
New species have been discovered off the coast of Antarctica.
Wal-Mart Brand Milk Will Be rBST-Free
Wal-Mart's Great Value-brand milk will be rBST-free, with no artificial growth hormones.
Building Green Habitat for Humanity
Home Depot Foundation will give $30 million so Habitat for Humanity can use green building practices on its charitable affordable homes.
More Floods Forecast for Swamped U.S.
More flooding is predicted this spring across the U.S., where historic floods are already swamping many areas.
A Salary You'd Love to Not Have
Duke Energy's top chief took no salary in 2008 but still pocketed $7.6 million.
Giant Pandas, and Their Many Keepers, Hope to Conceive
The giant pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo didn't mate successfully, so Mei Xiang, the female, has been artificially inseminated in an attempt to take advantage of a tiny window of fertility.
One Good Thing from the Alberta Oil Sands
An old Cretaceous Period plesiosaur fossil of a new kind was found in the Alberta oil sands.
Is Avian Influenza More Risky Than Global Warming?
Pandemic flu is a greater security risk than global warming or terrorism according to a new British national security assessment.
Snapshot: First Day of Spring Snow, 2003-2008
Maps show how much of the U.S. was covered with snow on March 20 - the first day of spring, or vernal equinox - each year between 2003 and 2008.
Flood Death Toll Rises to 13
Floods have killed more than a dozen, led to thousands of evacuations and done millions of dollars in damages.
Change the World in Six Steps
Energy Star is promoting six steps to "Save the World" by using less energy and replacing old appliances with energy-efficient models.
Salt Power, which draws energy in estuaries when salt meets fresh water, is a very young technology that promises modest clean and renewable energy gains.
First Day of Spring Is Today!
The first day of spring, the vernal equinox, is Thursday, March 20, 2008.
Hannah Montana Backpacks Laced with Lead
A Center for Environmental Health study found lead at worrying levels in Hannah Montana backpacks and other themed products.
Deluge Floods U.S. Heartland
Floods are afflicting a huge swath of the U.S. today.
No, You Can't Just Pollute Our Groundwater
A record penalty against gasoline station owners that failed to prevent underground spills has been upheld.
Has Climate Already Passed Dangerous Point?
NASA's James Hansen and colleagues say the atmosphere already has way too much carbon and we need to roll back the clock to 1988 to reach a safe equilibrium.
Global Melting: Putting 2 And 2 Together
With glaciers receding at a record pace and the Arctic having lost more ice than at any time in modern times, we're likely seeing early and clear evidence of global warming.
Reebok Pays $1 Million to Settle Death-by-Lead Charge
Reebok agreed to pay a record $1 million civil penalty to settle allegations that a free charm bracelet it gave away with children's shoes had so much lead that it killed a four-year-old who swallowed one.