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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.
Will Sprawl Finally Win the Civil War?
The Civil War Preservation Trust has added four new battlefields to its list of historic sites endangered by suburban sprawl.
Bottom Line: Air Unhealthy in Cities Nationwide
The EPA set new standards for ozone pollution that will make the air healthier for more Americans, but critics and EPA scientists note that the standard does not match current science on the health risks of this air pollutant.
Wheat Fungus Could Cause Mass Starvation
The spread of a devastating wheat fungus was sped up by Tropical Cyclone Gonu, and now threatens to infect the Asian breadbasket, which could affect millions.
10 Burning Earth Science Questions
The National Research Council has outlined 10 earth science questions to guide future research, from exploring the origins of life on this planet to global warming.
Young and Beautiful Green Celebrities Party to Support Riverkeeper
Amanda Hearst and other members of the Riverkeeper Junior Council recently hosted a benefit for the nonprofit, and to encourage young people to get involved in the environment. Check out New York's hottest young green celebrities.
Clean Energy Businesses Booming
Alternative and clean energy investments like wind and solar energy are booming, but the entire sector is still a fraction of the value of Exxon Mobil alone.
Well, It Was a Farm Before It Was Your McMansion
Farmers are wielding new laws to protect themselves from new neighbors, as sprawl crowds the exurbs.
Peak Oil Now? Chevron's Deficit Spending
Chevron will spend $30 million dollars every day to boost its oil output, and it still won't produce as much as it did in 2006. Is this peak oil?
Pacific Salmon Population Collapsing
Officials may close down all commercial fishing for Pacific salmon off the West Coast of California and Oregon because the population of fish is collapsing.
Tropical Cyclone Jokwe Kills 8
Tropical Cyclone Jokwe struck Mozambique as a Category 3 hurricane and killed at least 8, leaving thousands homeless.
"Combustible Dust" Has Killed 131 Since 1980
Combustible dust has been killing workers for nearly 30 years.
Toxic Peruvian Meteorite Explained
The Peruvian meteorite that made people ill after hitting earth in September 2007 appears to have been very strange, and its path through the sky and impact defy conventional wisdom about meteorites in several ways.
Has the Last Dirty U.S. Coal Plant Been Built?
A new bill in the House would outlaw the building of new coal-fired power plants with outdated pollution control technology that fails to capture carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that causes global warming.
Our Drugged Drinking Water: 3 Solutions
Riverkeeper has suggested three ways to solve the problem of pharmaceuticals in drinking water.
China's Pollution Dwarfs Kyoto Reductions
China's greenhouse gas emissions are rising so fast that they dwarf - by many times - the emissions reductions called for by the Kyoto Protocol.
How Green Is That Novel?
A new report card assesses the state of the book publishing industry on global warming initiatives.
Record Heat Wave in Australia
The longest heat wave in recorded history is baking Adelaide, Australia.
Europe Faces Flood, but Not That Kind
Global warming will likely induce migration from climate-ravaged countries to Europe, but it can't be said to have caused the floods that soaked the U.K. in the summer of 2007.
Dole Escapes Pesticide Penalty on Technicality
A California judge has single-handedly halved a jury award for Nicaraguan farm hands made sterile by the use of a pesticide in Dole banana plantations.
Gulf War Syndrome Caused by Chemicals
Gulf War Syndrome was caused in part by a class of chemicals common to pesticides, nerve gas and anti-nerve-gas pills, according to a new study.
$200 A Barrel Oil? Crude, But Possible
Oil and gas both hit new record high prices Monday.
The Disappointment of Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer, governor of New York, has been implicated in a prostitution ring, bringing down hopes he'd continue the strong environmental legacy he built as attorney general.
Saving the Snow Leopard
Snow leopards are the focus of the first 12-nation conference about how to protect the endangered big cat.
Look at Wildflowers, Track Climate Change
Project Budburst is a new citizen science campaign that should help scientists identify evidence of climate change as people around the country and world record the timing of spring flowers and other phenology.