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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.
Slaughterhouse to Close After Recall
Hallmark/Westland may well go out of business after being embroiled in the largest ever recall of meat in the U.S.: 143 million pounds of beef.
Turkey Invades Iraq
With the invasion of Iraq by Turkey to strike at Kurds, watch the oil markets for price spikes.
California Mulls Bans on Toxic Ingredients
California may expand bans on potentially toxic ingredients phthalates, bisphenol A, and lead.
"Death Nail In the Coffin of World Fisheries"
Global warming, combined with overfishing and pollution, could doom the world's oceans and the fish that live there.
Fruits Are Good for Your Health? Not So Fast
Two companies have agreed to stop labeling their products as having unproven health benefits.
Homebuilders Launch New Green Effort
The National Association of Homebuilders has launched a new national rating system for green buildings.
U.S. Has Paved Enough Land to Cover Ohio
There's a movement to make the nation's roads more green by ensuring they don't contribute to pollution, runoff and other common and underappreciated environmental problems.
The Senator with Oil On His Hands
Sen. Ted Stevens has filed for re-election.
The China Carbon Challenge
China's emissions are huge, and we'll have to confront them to confront global warming.
Just How Toxic Was that "Toxic" Satellite?
The Pentagon's reason for shooting down a spy satellite, that it was toxic, doesn't hold water in the green blogosphere.
Governors Tackle Clean Energy
The nation's governors are focusing on clean energy, not only for the environmental future of the nation and world, but for its economic health as well.
Did Navy Sonar Kill A Dolphin?
Did Navy sonar kill a right whale dolphin in the Channel Islands?
U.N. Launches the Climate Neutral Network
Four nations and a number of cities and businesses have joined the U.N.'s Climate Neutral Network. The only U.S. participant is Altanta-based Interface, Inc.
McCain Scores Zero on Environmental Report Card
McCain scored zero points on the latest League of Conservation Voters Scorecard because he missed every one of 15 votes deemed important for environmentalists.
The 20 Biggest U.S. Polluters
The list of the top 20 most polluting U.S. facilities, by weight of pollution emitted, in 2006, is one statistic you can extract from the EPA's Toxic Release Inventory.
Gray Wolves No Longer Endangered*
Gray wolves have been removed from the Endangered Species Act list of threatened species, but conservation groups will challenge the decision.
On Greenland, a Little Melting Goes a Long Way
A little surface melting on Greenland leads to significant loss of ice mass, a worrying signal that global warming could trigger enough melting to affect sea levels worldwide.
The Origins of the Next Pandemic
A new map shows the most likely origins of new human diseases that come from wildlife.
Dynegy's Coal Plant Plans Attacked
Dynegy's plans to build six new coal-fired power plants in six states is coming under fire from the Sierra Club.
Pythons Will Colonize U.S.
Python habitat will increase dramatically as global warming heats up the U.S.
The massive beef recall has led to a Senate investigation of USDA inspection practices, which, groups say, are often thwarted by wily industry reps.
How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Climate Employees?
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is being criticized for hiring a 25th person to work on climate change-related issues.
Should Energy Monopolies Profit on Efficiency?
Some big users of electricity are balking at the prospect of seeing the cost savings associated with reduced demand going toward energy company profits.
Nonstick Chemical Impairs Turtles
The livers and immune systems of loggerhead turtles are being damaged by common nonstick compounds also found in humans, raising health concerns.
After Topping $100, What's Next for Oil?
Eight factors affecting the price of oil, now and in the future.
Obama and McCain Sweep Again
Barack Obama and John McCain won the latest round of contests for their party's nomination.
Total Lunar Eclipse: When to Watch
When to look for the Wednesday, February 20, 2008, total lunar eclipse.