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Intelligent Design Mob Turns on Climate in the Classroom
Teaching global warming in public schools is coming under fire for failing to present the so-called "other side" of the debate.
Signs of Spring: Sunlight Comes to Far North
Spring is coming to Norway's Svalbard peninsula and Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost town.
The End of the Craft Brew IPA?
Hops are in such short supply that some craft brewers have stopped making signature India pale ales (IPAs) or other hoppy beers.
Cheap and "Spent," Old Dairy Cows are Slaughtered
Old, weak and sometimes sick, dairy cows are slaughtered for beef because they are cheap.
USS New York Recycles WTC Steel
The USS New York is partially made from steel from the World Trade Center, making it one of the most patriotic recycling projects in history.
Oil Must Hit $127 A Barrel To Make $4 Gas
To make the price of a gallon of U.S. gasoline average $4 a gallon, the price of a barrel of oil would have to increase more than 25% from already record-high level, to about $127 per barrel.
The Environmental Cost of The Pill
People concerned about the environment may want to rethink their birth control options, since synthetic estrogens in the pill may be affecting local fish populations, turning males into females.
5 Proven Ways to Preserve Open Space
The Trust for Public Land and the National Association of Counties have recognized five community programs for their success in conserving local farms, forests and other open spaces.
Oil, Along With Every Commodity, Hits New Record
There's no better time to save money by going green than now, given the stagflation that is gripping the economy, as oil, wheat, gold and other commodities are trading at record-high prices.
Investors Bet Big Against Climate Calamity
A record $7 billion in catastrophe bonds were purchased in 2007, amounting to a huge bet that no major natural disasters would occur.
Leap Day Is for the Frogs
This leap day, Feb. 29, 2008, consider the humble amphibian, as zoos worldwide call attention to the extinction crisis these creatures face during the Year of the Frog.
Red Knot Needs Emergency Protection
The red knot is so endangered by fishing for the horseshoe crab that conservation groups say it needs emergency Endangered Species Act protections.
Republicans Defend McCain's Environmental Record
Republicans for Environmental Protection defends John McCain's environmental record against attacks by fellow environmental group the Sierra Club.
Leap Year: 11 Facts, 11 Myths
2008 is a leap year, and Feb. 29 marks the Leap Day that makes it happen. Here are 11 facts and myths about leap years.
Southeast Drought Improving
The record Southeast drought is relenting in many areas, but persists in the driest core.
Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your ... Radioactive?
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a request that would allow a Utah company to import a huge load of radioactive nuclear waste from Italy.
Beyond Petroleum? Or Bent on Profit?
BP may sell its Alternative Energy division for $5 billion.
House Passes Revolutionary Energy Bill
The House passed a revolutionary energy bill that strips incentives from oil companies and hands them to a variety of renewable and alternative energy initiatives, including several that directly benefit citizens.
Flu Vaccine Recommended for Kids
The CDC is recommending that school-age children receive an annual flu shot to vaccinate them against influenza, despite lingering concerns among some parents that the mercury preservative used in the vaccine could be linked to autism.
EPA Chief Battered Over Greenhouse Gas Decision
Stephen Johnson has come under renewed fire for denying California's Clean Air Act waiver, which would have allowed it and 13 other states to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
"Global Cooling" Never Earned Scientific Consensus
Global cooling never held a scientific consensus.
A New Mnemonic for the 11 Planets (Yes, 11)
A new mnemonic helps people remember the 11 planets now recognized in our solar system.
I Know Why the Polluted Bird Sings
Male European starlings that eat polluted worms sing more complex songs that attract more female starlings, in the first study that shows evidence that pollution can help a species reproduce.
A Cheap Smokestack Scrubber for Carbon
Scientists claim to have developed an affordable new method for removing carbon dioxide from smokestacks of coal-fired power plants and industry.
Nano Breakthrough Could ID Mad Cow
Scientists have announced a nanotechnology breakthrough that could allow them to identify the prions that cause mad cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other human and animal diseases, at tiny quantities in blood.
Nano or Not, Toxics Should Be Reported
Lawyers with the Project on Emerging Nanotechnology say nanomaterials should be included in the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory.
Is It Time For Universal Autism Insurance?
Wisconsin may pass a mandate requiring insurance companies to cover autism treatment.
More Winter Tornadoes Batter Georgia
The cost of the tornadoes and other strong storms that tore across Georgia Feb. 26 will cost $10 million in insurance losses, according to one estimate.
Duke Energy's Record Global Warming Lobbying
Duke Energy, the nation's third-largest polluter of greenhouse gases, reportedly spent a record $2.8 million lobbying Congress on global warming bills that would limit carbon emissions and boost renewable energy use.
Encyclopedia of Life Is Alive!
The Encyclopedia of Life, an ambitious Web site that will catalog the Earth's known life forms, has been populated with its first 30,000 species.
Did These 24 Companies Cause Global Warming?
An Alaskan village has sued 24 companies, alleging they caused the global warming that is swamping their village.
Radiohead's Global Warming "Big Ask"
Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, has joined a global warming "Big Ask" campaign to urge Europe to slash its greenhouse gas emissions.
Seattle Crumbles In Massive Earthquake*
Scientists have created the first-ever three-dimensional model of what would happen if a magnitude 9 earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, and the results aren't pretty for Seattle, Los Angeles or other coastal cities vulnerable to tsunami or eart
Virgin Launches Biofuel Jet
Virgin has flown the first jumbo jet using a blend of biofuel.
Exxon Back in Court Over Valdez Oil Spill
Exxon Mobil will face the Supreme Court in an Exxon Valdez case that will set precedent for punitive damages in pollution cases.
Iraq War Leaving Home Front Vulnerable
States may be unable to respond to natural disasters because the National Guard has been so depleted by the Iraq war.
Mexican Oil Production Slows
Mexican oil output is dropping at a time when world oil prices are high.
A Favorite Fish of Snorkelers Faces Extinction
The Chevroned butterfly fish faces extinction, and it's emblematic of the problems facing the world's coral reefs.
Incredible. Climate-Saving. Composting
Composting helps land store more carbon than using chemical fertilizers, according to new research.
For a Change, West's Water Prospects Look Good
The West is experiencing heavy snow, which should bode well for the seasons ahead, alleviating drought conditions and tamping down the wildfire risk.
How a Carbon Tax Can Cost Nothing
British Columbia's carbon tax, the only tax of its kind in North America, will not cost its residents, according to the government's proposal.
Worst Drought in 800 Years? Maybe
South Carolina may be in the midst of its worst drought in 800 years, based on tree-ring research.
Coming Soon to Public Land Near You!
"The Most Destructive Project on Earth"
The Bureau of Land Management is starting its environmental review in anticipation of opening more than 2 million acres of the American West to oil shale and tar sand development.
Bloomberg's Green Sheen Tainted
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has threatened to veto an E-waste recycling bill.
With Nader, Carbon Tax Is Back in the Debate
Ralph Nader has joined the race for U.S. president, and with him may come increased debate about nuclear power, corporate personhood and a carbon tax.
Processed Foods Had Recalled Beef, Too
Processed foods may also contain recalled beef from the Westland/Hallmark slaughterhouse, making this recall not only the biggest meat recall, but the biggest food recall of any kind.
Ralph Nader Announces Run For Presidency
Ralph Nader announces his plan to run for the Presidency this morning on NBC's Meet The Press.
Doomsday Seed Bank Opens This Week
The so-called Doomsday seed vault in Norway opens this week with hundreds of thousands of samples of seeds from around the world.
E. coli-Tainted Lettuce Traced To Origin
The 2006 incident that saw dozens sickened by E. coli bacteria has been traced to a lettuce farm in California that may have sprayed contaminated wastewater from nearby dairies onto its fields.
Another Research Group Claims Solar Breakthrough
Researchers at Northwestern University claim to have developed a breakthrough in solar power technology that makes converting sunlight into electricity more efficient.