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Earthrace: Biodiesel Boat to Circle Globe Faster
Earthrace, a biodiesel boat, will attempt to break the speed record for circling the globe.
Time Person of the Year: Putin, Not Gore
The Time Person of the Year is Vladimir Putin, not Al Gore or anyone else affiliated with the fight to stop global warming.
Climate Throws Spring Flowers Out of Whack
The timing of flowering plants is out of whack due to global warming, and that has the potential to throw off whole ecosystems as birds, bees and other creatures fall out of the step that has been calibrated by evolution over millions of years.
Burying 100 Years of Carbon Under Illinois
The Department of Energy is testing how to store 100 years worth of carbon dioxide under Ohio and neighboring states.
Energy Bill: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
There's a lot to like in the energy bill, but not everything good was included, and there's some bad in it too.
Voters Craft Renewable Energy Law in California
California ballot initiative would require utilities to eventually draw half their power from renewable sources.
U.S. Set for 8th Warmest Year on Record Pages: 2
The United States will record its eighth hottest year on record, and the world its fifth, if predictions hold for 2007.
FutureGen to Be Built in Illinois
The site of FuturGen, a coal-fired power plant that will create hydrogen and electricity, and sequester carbon so it doesn't fuel global warming, will be Mattoon, Illinois.
First Wave-Generated Power Plant Gets Backing
PG&E plans to be the first to sell power from an off-shore wave energy plant.
Congress Stalls Oil Shale Development
Development of domestic oil shale reserves will be delayed under a provision in the energy bill.
Hurricane Risk Driving Up Cost of Insurance
Insurance rates in Texas could increase out of a perceived increased risk of hurricane damage along the coast. Expect more of this as global warming increases the risk from natural disasters.
Drought Standoff: Oysters, Mussels and a Very Thirsty Atlanta
The leaders of three states meet today to figure out if they can share water that is dwindling as drought continues to choke the Southeast.
KT Tunstall Debuts Green Flat
KT Tunstall debuts her newly renovated green flat on television.
ConAgra Cracks Down on Popcorn, Pot Pies
ConAgra, responding to studies implicating diacetyl in popcorn as a cause of lung problems, and responding to recall of its Banquet pot pies due to salmonella, has reformulated its popcorn to avoid the additive and will begin warning customers to tho
Senate Rewards Millionaire Farmers, Again
The U.S. Senate rejected a proposal to limit farm subsidies that the farm bill doles out to rich millionaire farmers and corporate agribusiness.
NASA Maps Sunniest Places on Earth
NASA maps of the sunniest places on earth may be the key to generating loads of energy from solar power.
Drought, Flood, Frogs and Locusts
Droughts that have led to wheat shortages in Australia were relieved by heavy rains that caused the giant water holding frog to emerge, and officials to warn of impending locust swarms.
Sea Levels Could Rise Twice as Fast as Predicted
Sea levels could rise much faster than earlier predicted due to global warming.
Global Warming "Roadmap" Agreed to in Bali
In Bali, the United Nations has agreed to a roadmap to guide discussions about global warming.
The Last Time McCain Lieberman Made Headlines
The endorsement of John McCain by Joseph Lieberman recalls their effort to pass the nation's first global warming legislation, in 2003.
Shut Your Lights Off, for Dark Night Skies
Lights Out America and Earth Hour Blackout will turn out the lights across the world March 29 for one hour to allow city people to see the stars, and to make a statement about global warming.
DHL, U.S. Post Office Lead Climate-Friendly Survey
A new report helps you ship gifts with the lowest impact on the environment.
Burt's Bees Aims to Improve Bee Health
Burt's Bees teams up with scientists to offer grants for bee research that might make bees more healthy as they face unprecedented declines due to colony collapse disorder.
Go Green! Toilet Train Your Cat For Christmas!
Training cats to use the toilet might save the planet. Maybe.
One Third of Children's Jewelry Has High Lead
California has found many children's jewelry products have high levels of lead.
Solar Thermal Scales Up
The nation's first factory dedicated to building solar thermal power equipment could build enough equipment to cover four square miles of desert every year.
Merck Agrees to $20 Million Chemical Spill Settlement
Merck has agreed to a $20 million settlement to make amends for a toxic "liquid mustard gas" spill that killed fish, fouled water supplies and stopped recreation on Pennsylvania creeks last year.
Colorado River Reaches Watershed Pact
Seven states signed a pact agreeing to share the dwindling Colorado River during drought.
Bloomberg, in Bali, Calls for Carbon Tax
Bloomberg calls for a carbon tax, Gore chastises Bush roadblocks, and the world continues to heat up. News from the Bali global warming summit.
Wheat Shortage Drives Up Food Costs, Again
Extreme weather took a bite out of the wheat crop worldwide, leading to a gap between supply and demand, making bread prices rise. Expect more of this as global warming increases droughts, floods, strong storms and other extreme weather events.
Japan: 2007 Will Break Temperature Record
Greenland is melting, the Arctic is melting, and maybe it's all because of global warming.
"Fighting Global Warming Is Good Economics"
Bill Clinton discusses giving and other topics in an interview with Esquire, and The Daily Green is there.
No Water Left to Fill Georgia's Newest Reservoir
Georgia newest dam is nearly complete, bu tit could take two years to fill the reservoir at this rate, given the severity of the southeast drought.
PETA Attacks Homeland Security
PETA is attacking the federal government for use of chimpanzees on Project Bioshield.
Sears and Kmart Will Phase Out PVC
Sears and Kmart will phase out the use of PVC in most products.
Climate Mission: Impossible?
Is meeting the climate challenge possible? Maybe not, if you assume no new technology and no changes in the way we use energy.
Lawsuit: Bush Administration Fails Energy Test, Again
California is leading a lawsuit against the Department of Energy over its new energy standards for electric transformers.
South Korea Oil Spill Visible from Space
A European Space Agency satellite captured an image showing the magnitude of the South Korean oil spill.
Renewable Energy Capacity Jumps 15%
New wind and solar power investments led the world to a 15% increase in renewable energy capacity in 2006.
Sub Tropical Storm Olga + Noreaster = Weird Weather
A noreaster this weekend could feed off of Sub Tropical Storm Olga to generate power and snow.
U.S. and China Sign Food Safety Pact
China agrees to allow U.S inspections of plants in exchange for maintaining trade.
Big Stars Draw Flash Bulbs to Climate Crisis
Celebrities helped draw attention to the problem of global warming at the Nobel Peace Prize gala.
Arctic Sea Ice Re-Freezing at Record Pace
Arctic sea ice re-froze at a record pace, but still lags behind normal levels after a record summer melt.
Survey: Nurses Exposed to Toxic Substances
Nurses may be exposed to unhealthy levels of disease-causing toxins in the workplace, the hospital.
Making Fuel from Algae
Shell is building a plant to make biodiesel from algae.
Big Snow Storm Forecast, from New York to Maine
A storm that killed 22 in the plains is making its way east as the first really big snow storm of the winter season.
Happy Birthday, Kyoto Protocol
At 10 years old, the Kyoto Protocol has been called a failure many times. But is it?
Disaster Zone Expands In Wake of Korean Oil Spill
The oil spill in South Korea has expanded, leading to the designation of a new disaster zone.
A New Fund to Save Rain Forests
A roundup of news from Bali, where the United Nations is convening a summit on global warming.
Sub Tropical Storm Olga Menaces Dominican Republic
Sub tropical storm Olga, a rare December storm in the tropics, has formed over Puerto Rica and now menaces the Dominican Republic.