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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.
Bee Crisis Is Premise for Hollywood Thriller
A new movie, "The Happening," starring Mark Wahlberg and written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, takes as its premise that the colony collapse disorder bee crisis sets up a global epidemic both mysterious and apocalyptic.
Planting Trees for Chimpanzees
A new park in Rwanda will feature a 30-mile long corridor of trees so chimpanzees can expand into new habitat from an isolated rain forest.
Are Our Olympians Safe?
Air pollution from China not only concerns athletes readying to compete in the Beijing Olympics, but also North Americans whose air pollution is increased 15% by Asian emissions.
Drought Receding Across Southeast
The historic drought that has gripped much of the U.S. for months is receding, but still persists in some regions, as do long-term water concerns.
Deluge May Flood 13 States
Flooding could swamp 13 states today as heavy rain drops two months' worth in the space of days.
Environmentalists Praise Bush (No, Really)
President Bush has won rare praise from environmentalists for cracking down on pollution from diesel engines.
Pollute. Go Bankrupt. Pass Go. Collect $200
EarthJustice has filed a lawsuit seeking to force polluting industries, like hardrock mining, to pay ahead of time for pollution, since so many have gone bankrupt, leaving taxpayers responsible for paying for expensive toxic cleanups.
How Toys Are Being Made Safer
Several measures are working to make toys more safe by removing or reducing hazardous substances like lead, phthalates and PVC (polyvinyl chloride).
Is New Organic Beauty Label "Bogus"?
The new OASIS label standard will allow more products to be labeled "organic" but the Organic Consumers Association says the industry effort fails to meet standards set by the USDA for its certified organic program.
"Unheard Of" Super-Cell Tornadoes Strike
Tornadoes tore across the South this weekend, in the latest outbreaks in an unusually active winter tornado season.
10 Ways to Save Money On Gas
These 10 easy driving tips could help you save as much as 20 percent on gasoline. That can add up to serious money savings over time.
U.N.: Glaciers Melting Twice as Fast
The world's glaciers are melting at a record pace, almost twice as fast as previously recorded, according to a new report by the United Nations.
Policing Chinese Food and Drugs (Finally, Maybe)
The FDA has received permission from its own government (ours) to start policing the food and drug supply from China.
Possible Tornado Hits Atlanta, Georgia Dome
A possible tornado hit the Georgia Dome in Atlanta as Alabama and Mississippi State played a quarterfinal basketball game.
Wave Energy Reaches Milestone in Calif.
PG&E has won an exclusive FERC permit to develop a wave energy project off the coast of Northern California.
9th Largest Source of Toxic Mercury Shuttered
The nation's ninth largest source of toxic mercury pollution has been shut down, but other huge sources remain open.
Coldest U.S. Winter Since 2001
It was the coldest winter since 2001 in the United States, and the world as a whole, even though the eastern half of the country experienced warmer-than-average temperatures.
Gardeners Beware? Vermiculite Linked to Lung Disease
Vermiculite, a common ingredient in gardening soils and some construction products, may be causing lung disease and should be considered a public health threat, like asbestos, according to new research.
Plastic Bags Were So 20th Century
The plastic bag is losing credibility in American culture, as evidenced by an increasing number of green sin tax laws.
Supposedly "Green" Products Could Be Toxic
Even products labeled "green" or "natural" may have cancerous ingredients, and many do, according to a recent study by the Organic Consumers Association.
10 Easy Steps: Save 20% on Gas, Every Day
These 10 vehicle maintenance tips can save drivers big money on gasoline at a time when pump prices are at record highs.
Fighting a Bug Invasion with ... Bugs
The hemlock woolly adelgid is threatening the destruction of all eastern hemlocks, so now scientists are exploring the introduction of more foreign flies to eat the hungry aphids.
$20 Million Award in Asbestos Injury Case
A jury has awarded $20 million in damages to a singer and actress, and her husband, for cancer allegedly caused by asbestos.
Meat Industry Reckoning, Courtesy of YouTube
The president of Westland Hallmark slaughterhouse at the center of the largest meat recall in U.S. history never watched the Humane Society video that led to his company's downfall, and which millions others have seen on YouTube.
Robert Redford Narrates Grand Canyon Imax Movie
Robert Redford narrates, and Dave Matthews Band provides the music for a new Imax movie, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D.
Leonardo DiCaprio Interview
In an interview, Leonardo DiCaprio discusses the 11th Hour, Al Gore and personal responsibility for the earth's health. Oh, and acting.