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EPA Chief Grilled Over Warming
If Democrats want swift action on climate change, they may have to do it themselves
Whole Foods Goes Local
The national chain buys local, and even pays the little guy to help small farmers grow
Facing Population Boom, Cities Innovate
Cities are using technological innovations to reduce congestion now, and prepare for a growing population.
Sheryl Crow To World: I Use TP
Sheryl Crow laughed off her statement about using just one square of toilet paper to conserve resources yesterday.
Scientists launch bee study
Concerned about "Colony Collapse Disorder," scientists said a comprehensive research program is needed to diagnose the problem afflicting the nation's bees.
Law Hides Food Data
Federal law prevents citizens, reporters, watchdogs or anyone else from finding the answers to even basic questions about nearly 140,000 food manufacturing facilities in 170 countries.
EPA: 'Technology Is The Key'
In an interview with Roll Call, EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson refrains from tipping the agency's hand about two important decisions related to global warming.
FDA Fails To Protect Food Supply
The Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged that the international network of food producers and processors has outgrown the agency's capacity to effectively monitor it.
Ford's New Green Strategy
To increase its dwindling share of the U.S. car market, Ford is promoting its environmental chief to the top of the corporate ladder.
New Bulbs For California
California is poised to become the first U.S. state to ban incandescent bulbs, after a key committee vote in the state legislature.
Kerry's Book - And Second Chance
Sen. John Kerry got a second chance with a tough crowd as he promoted his new book about the environment.
McCain's energy policy speech
The Republican presidential candidate frames climate change as a security issue
Clean Mobility in the Twin Cities
Two cities, and a commitment to low-emissions vehicles, make this car-sharing program twice as nice.
Boulder's Eternal Sunshine
The idea is to maintain the free flow of sunlight onto the south-facing walls of many of the city's buildings, so they can reap the benefits of passive solar energy now and preserve the option of installing photovoltaic panels later.
When it comes to combating global warming, these communities are re-writing the best practices handbook with real innovation, real action and real results.
Plymouth's Local Food Web
Take a small town, mix in a farmers market, and sprinkle some Internet savvy - viola! Local Foods Plymouth is the freshest idea in fresh, local produce to come around in years.
David And GOP Goliath
Laurie David and Sheryl Crow had a row with Karl Rove over global warming.
Big Green Apple
A new New York nickname: "The first environmentally sustainable 21st century city."
TV Producers Look For Green
TV and film producers see environmentally-themed programs as money makers, and they are filling their schedules.
McCain Sees Climate And Security As One
Republican presidential candidate John McCain will propose strict caps on carbon emissions to avert the "serious and urgent" security threat he says it poses.
Democrats Propose Energy Policies
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards all used Earth Day to trumpet policies related to energy and climate.
Chicago's Green Roof Revolution
Chicago has launched a green roof revolution.
Redford puts heat on candidates
Robert Redford joins The Heat is On campaign, urging the 2008 presidential candidates to take action on global warming.
California's carbon diet plan
California will slash greenhouse emissions from a variety of industries.
Spreading Gore's message
"Climate change messengers," trained by Al Gore, have presented his slide show on global warming an estimated 5,000 times.
Web of life keeps growing
From the leafy canopies of trees in the Northeast to the far-off jungles of Borneo, thousands of new species are being discovered each year.
A Hip New Cousteau, Still Speaking for Oceans
At age 27, Philippe Cousteau aims to continue his family's legacy of ocean conservation, but in his own 21st Century "sexy" way.
Tree capital of the world
New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan to plant 1 million new trees, as part of the city's plan to combat climate change.
John Edwards: Decision 2008
The Democratic presidential candidate says "Our Great Challenge" is to act - now.
After silicon success, clean energy
The founder of Sun Microsystems sees renewable energy as the next big thing.
Valuing green real estate
A new on-line database helps homebuyers learn about the green attributes of houses.
Hillary Clinton is taking will offset the carbon emissions from her campaign
Pet food contaminated on purpose?
The contaminant blamed for killing scores of pets may have been added on purpose to boost the apparent protein content, officials are now saying.
Red carpet carbon offsets
Reducing the impact of celebrity galas and public events is the latest rage, fueling a $100 million carbon offset industry.
Groundswell on global warming
Public concern about global warming - and the willingness to do something - give this Earth Day an energy not seen in a generation.
The carbon-neutral capital
Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer want to take a bite out of the government's energy demand, starting with the offices they control.
Effective (and easy) action
People who want to make a difference this Earth Day don't have to march on Washington. Just march around the house.
Be Part of the 2% Solution to Global Warming
Sierra Club's executive director blogs about the 2 % solution to global warming.
Amped-up April showers
The April nor'easter may be a portent of things to come, according to scientist's projections for a warmer world.
Congress digs organic farms
For the first time, Congress has heard from organic farmers and may include them in the hugely influential farm bill. The farm bill plays kingmaker in the world of crops.
Designers are taking a cradle-to-grave approach to clothes and jewelery without losing sight of fashion's guiding principle: It has to be fabulous.
Earth-friendly and easy to find
Major retailers are promoting sustainable choices.
Short grass, fewer fumes
That cloud of smoke that puffs out of lawnmowers will be less pungent under a new EPA rule.
At U.N., a new climate debate
The U.N. Security Council spent time yesterday debating about whether to debate the security risks posed by global warming.
'Filling station of the future'
A station with biodiesel in its pumps and organic produce in its quickie mart? That's a corner store we could get used to.
A true green thumb
For the gardener, it's one of those common sense ideas: native plants are suited to survive local climates. Climate change and other environmental concerns make going native even more enticing.
Food inspectors miss 99 percent of imports
The tiny fraction of food imports to the United States that the Food and Drug Administration does inspect are often found to be contaminated. The quality of the vast majority of imports is never assessed.
Global warming framed as security threat
Change those lightbulbs yet? Here's another reason to do something about climate change. A new report issued by retired generals warns that global warming, if unabated, could multiply security threats around the world.
Jeff Corwin walks for (what else?) wildlife
The affable and enthusiastic host of The Jeff Corwin Experience, will join the sixth annual Walk for Wildlife, to raise money for a center that treats injured, abused and abandoned wildlife.
America's greenest campus
The California State University at Chico, a 16,250-student campus about 90 miles north of Sacramento, has won the National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Chill Out contest.