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An Eco-Sin Tax on Bottled Water
Bottled water will be taxed in Chicago in 2008, opening a new era of eco-sin taxes.
Indonesias Tsunami Devastation Recedes
Indonesia is recovering well from the 2004 tsunami.
Richard Branson Gets Candid
The rebel billionaire is environmentalism's knight in shining armor.
Bush Administration Faces Endangered Species Lawsuits
The latest in a long line of lawsuits challenges the Bush Administration's Endangered Species Act polities.
Eco-Entrepreneur Transforms Middle School Lunch
A 12 year old has started a new business that sells reusable lunch bags.
Whooping Crane Makes Dramatic Comeback
The whooping crane may be benefiting from global warming.
Australia Could Send Troops to Defend Whales
Australia has contemplated using its military to prevent harm to Migaloo and other whales targeted by Japanese whalers.
Chocolate Fuel Powers Car From Britain to Timbuktu
Two men are driving a car powered by chocolate fuel from Britain to Africa.
Maybe What We Need Is A Few Good Volcanic Eruptions
A volcanic eruption like the one that led to global cooling in 1783 might be the only thing to save from ourselves, as our greenhouse gas pollution fuels global warming.
Demand for Cement Outpaces CO2 Reduction
Cement plants are huge producers of greenhouse gases, and there's not much more room for improvement, according to the Economist.
Al Gore Still Leaving Presidential Door Open a Crack
Al Gore keeps the door open to a presidential run, even as he downplays the idea and focuses on global warming and grassroots politics.
Forecast: Warm Winter
This winter is forecast to be warmer than average, and drier than usual in the Southeast, which is experiencing a historic drought. The reason? La Nina. But it's consistent with global warming, too.
In Denying California, EPA Denied Experts, Law & History
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson allegedly ignored the expert recommendations of his staff when he rejected California's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
Runaway Global Warming Starts with a Single Step
Fossil evidence indicates that 55 million years ago runaway global warming occurred because modest warming triggered a series of positive feedback signals that escalated the problem.
President Bush's Nuclear Power Panacea
President Bush sees nuclear power as the "best" solution to global warming.
Meat and Milk from Cloned Animals to Be Tracked
Food industry companies have agreed to a voluntary tracking system to keep tabs on cloned animals that might be used to produce meat or milk for sale as food.
Schwarzenegger Vows to Sue EPA
Schwarzenegger has vowed to sue the EPA again over the state's effort to set greenhouse gas limits on vehicle emissions.
EPA Blocks California's Greenhouse Gas Emission Law
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected California's request for a Clean Air Act waiver that would have allowed it to regulate greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.
Federal Law Limits Polluter's Liability
The cost of cleaning up the San Francisco oil spill will exceed $61 million, and that leaves a question mark after the question, who will pay?
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.