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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.
Toyota Beat GM in Global Vehicle Production
Toyota is now beating GM (General Motors) in terms of number of vehicles manufactured. Detroit's GM is still ahead in terms of vehicle sales. The Detroit auto industry has been facing stiff competition from Japan and Asia with fuel efficient, high ga
Drivers Should Expect Dramatic Toll Increases
Tolls are unpopular, but they are dramatically increasing across much of the country. Bridges and tunnels are also adding congestion pricing, and putting in new tolls. Tolls are good for the environment because they encourage car pooling, combining t
10-Year Old Autistic Boy Found Dead in Creek
In autistic boy from North Carolina wandered off from his care facility, and was found dead in a creek. Highlights the seriousness of autism.
Alzheimer's or Long-Ago Lead Poisoning?
Dr. Brian Schwartz has conducted research that indicates that long-ago lead poisoning may be a root cause of Alzheimer's disease in later life.
Obama Wins South Carolina, A Victory for the Environment?
Senator Barack Obama won the South Carolina Democratic primary but his environmental policies offer both good and bad.
Large Satellite Crash Poses Health, Environmental Risks
A large U.S. spy satellite will crash to Earth in coming weeks, potentially bearing a toxic payload.
Great Lakes Suffer From Lower Water Levels
Great Lakes are setting record lows for water levels thanks to diminished ice cover in winter.
Dangerous Levels of Mercury in Tuna Nationwide
Tuna and swordfish often contain dangerous levels of mercury according to new Oceana survey.
Infectious Meningitis Fells Long Island Teacher and Teen
A teacher and teen from Long Island both died from bacterial meningitis this week.
Severe Storms in California Spawn Avalanches
Severe winter storms continue to lash California, flooding suburbs and burying skiers.
Tourism Spreads Disease to Endangered Apes
Chimpanzees suffered serious respiratory disease after close contact with humans.
Flammable Foam in Vegas Fire Also Environmentally Unfriendly
Construction foam that helped spread the Las Vegas fire is both flammable and environmentally unfriendly.
China's Plastic Bag Ban May Prove Flimsy
new Chinese ban on plastic bags may clean up country and save oil or be ignored
Mystery Blob in Maine Puzzles City Workers
A mysterious 90 foot long blob of unknown origin is blocking the sewers in Lewiston, Maine.
Heidi Fleiss to Open Eco-Brothel for Women
Celebrity madam Heidi Fleiss is now opening in Nevada an eco-brothel for women, run on wind power and using non toxic, green building techniques for indoor air quality.
100 Sickened by Salmonella from Pet Turtles in Record Outbreak
In a record salmonella outbreak, 100 people, mostly children, have been sickened after coming into contact with pet turtles.