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A Rare Victory in Oil Sands Country
Alberta's next oil sands project was dealt a set back in court, and will have to account for its massive carbon dioxide emissions in light of global warming concerns.
Is The Oil Bubble Going to Pop?
OPEC accuses the U.S. economy of causing the oil price spike, while the overriding question remains: is the oil bubble going to pop?
Exxon Spending Dwarfs U.S. Renewable Energy Budget
Exxon Mobil is expected to spend far more drilling for new oil than the U.S. will spend on renewable and clean energy research and development.
Chinese Chemical in Pharmaceutical Killed 19
Chinese chemicals substituted for the active ingredient in the blood thinner heparin appear to have caused 19 deaths by allergic reaction.
Global Warming Paradox in A Killer Freeze
New research shows how even the crop damage from a late-season frost can be attributed to climate change.
The Weather Channel Founder Wants to Sue Al Gore?
The founder of The Weather Channel has promised a global warming carbon offset law suit for Al Gore. Sort of.
Earth: The Sequel
Earth: The Sequel is a book by Fred Krupp of Environmental Defense Fund that lays out innovative solutions to the global warming problem.
GM Will Debut Chevrolet Volt in 2010
GM will debut its Chevrolet Volt, which employs a lithium-ion battery, in 2010.
3 Wind Farms Proposed for Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore could be the next site of controversy, as three wind farms have been proposed.
Green Jobs, and Clinton's Texas and Ohio Victories
Hillary Clinton's message about creating green collar jobs seems to have resonated in her wins in Texas and Ohio primaries.
Prince Charles Eco-Attacked for Caribbean Cruise
Prince Charles is coming under fire for the carbon dioxide output of his Caribbean trip by luxury yacht.
Sales of SUVs and Trucks Down
Sales of gas-guzzling SUVs and trucks were way down in February, in part because more fuel-efficient vehicles are more popular in an era when gas prices are rising ever higher.
Schools Weren't Told of Beef Recall
Citizen groups are working to improve communications, so that schools learn more quickly when suspect foods are recalled by the USDA or FDA.
Whole Foods Creates New "Natural" Body Care Seal of Approval
Whole Foods has a new label for its natural body care and cosmetics products.
5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Dental Work
Since the poisoning of a woman who received a lead-tainted crown, there is growing concern about the presence of lead in dental fixtures.
Global Warming Deniers Blow Hot Air
Choosing between the conclusions of the Heartland Institute and Al Gore is a false choice. Instead, look to the IPCC and see how far the balance has tipped.
Oil Hits A(nother) Record High
The price of oil hit another record, topping the highest price, adjusted for inflation, that it had ever traded at.
Earth Liberation Front Launches Eco-Terror Plot
The Earth Liberation Front is a chief suspect in the apparent arson attack that set four multimillion-dollar suburban homes on fire, in the group's latest eco-terrorist attack.
Get Ready to Spring Forward
The beginning of Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, March 9, when it's time to set clocks ahead by one hour. The Spring Equinox, and the official start of spring, is Thursday, March 20.
Real Estate Investors Are Biggest Campaign Donors
Hillary Clinton has taken in more industry money from sectors that may be important to green voters than either Barack Obama or John McCain.
The Dirty Politics of Tar Sands
Alberta residents will elect their government today, in a decision that will have a big effect on the Canadian tar sands project, and therefore on Canada and the world, since the oil sands project produces so much greenhouse gas pollution.
Company Agrees to Pay Less Than 2% of Oil Spill Cleanup
The company responsible for spilling bunker fuel in San Francisco Bay has agreed to pay $2 million toward the cleanup, a small fraction of the total cost.
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.