Site Map : http://www.thedailygreen.com
Index -> NEWS -> News Articles
News Articles Home
Annabelle Gurwitch's "My Recycling Road Trip" Webisode on TheDailyGreen.com
A video webisode called "My Recycling Road Trip" by Annabelle Gurwitch, comedienne and writer.
Do You Suffer from Videophilia?
More Americans suffer from "videophilia," according to research that correlated a rise in the use of electronics with a decrease in time spent on outdoor recreation.
"The Gravest Threat to Bats Ever Seen"
White Nose Syndrome is infecting bat colonies, threatening the Indiana bat with extinction.
The Twilight of the Coal Era
Plans to build 50 coal-fired power plants were abandoned or delayed last year, and Wall Street banks are taking into account global warming concerns before investing in new plants.
Rebate Checks and Green Economic Stimulus
Investing now in solar and wind power is a smart way to stimulate the economy, even as the rebate checks are mailed.
FDA Food Safety Budget Hardly Bigger
The FDA food safety budget is increasing, but not enough to deal with rampant food safety problems identified in the last year.
A School Project Every Class Should Do
Students in a San Francisco-area high school did a simple experiment to find that lead dust at excessive levels contaminates the air in their classroom.
A New Era of Green Thrift
The New York Times today declared a new era of thrift. One way to save money is to go green.
Introducing the "Ultra Low Power" Chip
Newly developed ultra low power chips are 10-times more energy efficient than those used to run cell phones, pdas, BlackBerries, iPods and similar personal electronics.
Warning: 9 Climate "Tipping Points" Growing Near
Researchers identified nine possible climate tipping points, including seven that could occur this century.
5 Ocean Research Breakthroughs on the Horizon
The Pew Institute for Ocean Science has identified five fellows that will receive research grants to conduct cutting edge research intended to engineer solutions for preserving oceans.
Biological Pollution Decimating Lakes and Rivers
A new study has correlated human population density and economic activity with so-called biological pollution, when invasive fish species alter native ecosystems.
Super Tuesday Guide to Green Voting
Learn how the Republican and Democratic candidates stand on energy and environmental issues before the Super Tuesday primary election.
How to Avoid Phthalates In 3 Steps
How to avoid products that contain phthalates, which may disrupt the normal workings of the endocrine (hormone) system.
Huge Investments On Tap for Next Generation Batteries
The development of new lithium-ion batteries for plug-in and other hybrid-electric vehicles is expected to dramatically increase the market for advanced battery technology in the next five years.
N. America Recycles Just 52% of Aluminum Cans
Alcoa wants to see aluminum can recycling increased in North America from 52% (a decline of 16 percentage points since 1992) to 75%.
Neil Young has Hybrid BioDiesel Dreams
Neil Young is transforming a 50-year-old Lincoln Continental into a plug-in hybrid biodiesel that could get 100 mpg.
Sam Waterston Argues for Ocean Protection
Sam Waterson has joined the board of Oceana, a leading environmental organization devoted to protection and restoration of the world's oceans.
A New Deal For Food
It's time Congress revamped the farm bill so that we subsidize organic, local and nutritious foods instead of agribusiness. Here's how it can be done.
China's Worst Winter in 100 Years
China's Year of the Rat is off to an unlucky start, as some areas have seen the worst winter weather in 100 years.
Toxic Chemicals 101
Deirdre Imus is working on a "Greening Your Schools" program to help get hazardous substances out of schools.
Babies Are Exposed to 7 Kinds of Phthalates
Babies are being exposed to phthalates, possibly through shampoos, lotions and powders, a new study concludes.
Smart Fortwo Steals The Show
The fuel efficient Smart Fortwo got a good look at the Philadelphia Auto Show.
Coal Plants Get "Greenwash"
Kansas lawmakers are coming under fire for a compromise that would allow two new coal-fired power plants to be built, despite lax emissions standards in an era when global warming is a real and present danger.
It Rains More on Weekdays Than the Weekends
New NASA research indicates that it rains more on weekdays than weekends, because particulate pollution spikes midweek, and rain can be induced by the fine dust in the atmosphere.
Super Bowl, Super Green Effort
The Super Bowl continues to tackle its greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts.
Polar Bear: First Victim of Climate Change?
Polar bears may become an endangered species due to climate change.
Strong Snowstorms Black Out Chinese Cities
Strong snowstorms have crippled Chinese cities, a potential taste of winter after climate change.
U.S. Government Cancels Clean Coal Power Plant
U.S. government canceled clean coal power plant that would have avoided climate changing emissions.
Irish Ban Makes Plastic Bags Rare
Irish plastic bag ban dropped use 94 percent and provided a model to the world on going green.
What Do Groundhogs Know About Global Warming
Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter but his groundhog cousin in Georgia disagreed, perhaps because of climate change.
High Oil Prices Good for Exxon Mobil and Environment?
Exxon Mobil earned record profits in 2007 thanks to continued high oil prices.
Sewage Soils San Francisco Bay
Heavy rains and human error caused 2.7 million gallons of sewage to flood San Francisco Bay.
Sunny Weekend? Thank Pollution
Sunny weekends in the southeastern U.S. may be due to midweek air pollution causing more rain.
Welcome To The Anthropocene!
Geologists propose giving the present geologic era the new name Anthropocene because of climate change and other human impacts.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Electronics and the Environment
The electronics industry has a big environmental impact, but it is getting much greener. From energy efficiency, recycling, reducing toxins and packaging waste, HP, Sony, Philips and more are leading sustainability.
Shell Oil Shocks
Shell Oil announced record-breaking profits to the furor of its workers, who fear layoffs and cutbacks.
Alternative Fuel Takes Flight
The Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial jet plane, is to be powered by alternative fuel.
Tropical Cyclone Gene Menaces New Caledonia
Tropical Cyclone Gene, a Category 3 hurricane, is menacing New Caledonia, after striking Fiji.
Greener Gadgets Conference to Take Place in NYC
The Greener Gadgets Conference in New York City will feature green technology, sustainable technology, in consumer electronics. Check out the latest in green design.
Bottles Holding Hot Liquids Leach Chemicals
New research finds that hot liquids make Bisphenol A leach from polycarbonate plastic bottles, whereas repeated use does not have as great an effect.
Will Brad Pitt Become a Green Movie Star Mayor?
Will celebrity actor Brad Pitt run for election as mayor of New Orleans? The Hollywood star is known for going green, so will he become the next green politician?
Hot Seas Spawn More Hurricanes
A study attributes 40% of increased hurricane activity to warmer sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic basin.
Converting Beetle-Killed Trees into Ethanol
A new plant in Colorado hopes to turn beetle-killed trees into cellulosic ethanol, a rising alternative fuel.
McCain, Clinton Win Florida Primary
Sen. John McCain's win in the Republican Florida primary means momentum is building for a new national global warming policy with the next president, Democrat or Republican.
Food Safety System Still Scattered
The FDA is making progress but the food safety net for American food is still scattered among 15 agencies administering 30 laws, a GAO report found.
Ice Cap Smaller Than Any Time in 1,600 Years
A study says the Baffin Island ice cap in the Arctic has shrunk by 50% in 50 years, is at its lowest extent in at least 1,600 years and will disappear by mid century.
U.S. Scraps Plan for Anti-Radiation Pills
Potassium iodide pills, anti-radiation pills, are controversial, but now the White House has ruled that it will not be passing the over-the-counter pills out to those who live 10 to 20 miles from a nuclear power plant to prevent thyroid cancer.
A "Great Leader" on Global Warming
Ted Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama for president, citing his ability to lead on global warming policy among his unique qualifications.
Bush Pledges $2B For Climate *
In his last State of the Union address, President George W. Bush is expected to unveil a $2 billion plan to invest in international clean energy development, but it is unlikely to change his legacy relative to the environment and global warming.