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4 Ways Global Warming Increases Wildfire Risk
How global warming is linked to wildfire risk in the Western U.S.
2012 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast: Normal (Potentially Deadly)
The 2012 Atlantic hurricane forecast is for an average or below-average season of named tropical storms and major hurricanes, according to NOAA, Colorado State University and Accuweather.com.
Answers to 3 Common Beginner Gardening Questions
Tips for beginning gardeners, from Roger Doiron of Kitchen Gardeners International.
Even Nail Polishes Labeled "Natural" May Not Be
Consumers searching for a natural non toxic nail polish without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP (a phthalate) may have been misled by product packaging, according to a California Department of Toxic Substances Control study.
Look for Good Housekeeping's 'Green Central Station'
Good Housekeeping at Green Central Station.
EPA Proposes Weaker Safe Swimming Guidelines
The safe swimming guideline set by the Environmental Protection Agency is weaker than current guidelines.
Study: Suspect Chemicals Found in Many Products
A new study finds many consumer products have chemicals that may cause asthma or hormone problems (endocrine disruption).
Settlement Allows Continued Sale of Brazilian Blowouts
A class-action lawsuit settlement allows for better labeling and payments for consumers, but also continued sale of the formaldehyde-containing Brazilian Blowout hair straightening product.
9 Things You Can Give Up for Lent That Will Help the Environment
See what to give up for lent to save the environment. With these simple resolutions, you'll give up something for lent and it will help save the environment in a big way.
How to Cut Your Gas Bill in Half Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7
These five (or six) tips will help you save money on gas as the price hits $4 a gallon.
Cadmium: The New Lead
There are a growing number of studies linking cadmium exposure to brain damage and learning disabilities in children. It's a similar problem to lead.
Latest Toxic Toy Recalls: Lead and Cadmium in Toys and Jewelry Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Lead, cadmium and phthalates continue to prompt recalls of toys, children's jewelry and other children's products. You'll find them all here.
The Record-Breaking 14 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters of 2011 Pages: 2 3 4 5 6
The record-setting 12 billion dollar weather disasters of 2011.
One More Shot at Protecting Bluefin Tuna
A lawsuit challenges new US rules for the commercial bluefin tuna fishery.
Christmas Bird Count Starts Today
The annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count starts Friday.
Commute By Public Transit? Your Tax Benefit Is Being Cut
The public transit commuter tax benefit for 2012 will be half of what it was in 2011 unless Congress acts soon.
Christmas Bird Count and 25 More of the Best Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors
Citizen science is a fun way for kids and adults to learn the scientific method, explore the outdoors and help scientists make real discoveries about the way the world works, and how the environment is changing.
9 Tips To Keep Holiday Shopping Sane (and Green)
Holiday shopping doesn't have to be a drag, whether you start on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or some other time. These tips will help you stay sane, save money and have a joyous holiday.
When Daylight Savings Time 2011 Ends
The first day of fall, the autumnal equinox, is Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.
In Time for Halloween, Scientists ID Bat Malady
Scientists have identified the cause of White Nose Syndrome in bats.
Winter Outlook: Continued Drought in U.S. Southwest
The Southwest U.S. drought centered on Texas is only supposed to get worse this winter, according to the latest Winter Outlook forecast from NOAA.
9 Breakthrough Awards for the Environment
Popular Mechanics has named its 2011 Breakthrough Award winners, and they include many honorees making strides to improve the environment.
Did EPA Cook the Books on the Health Impact of Climate Change?
What the EPA Inspector General report on the agency's climate health finding says and doesn't say about the expected impacts of climate change.
Study: Ecotourism has Significant Benefits
Ecotourism has many benefits and advantages for local economies and ecosystems, according to a new study.
Industry Sets its Own Cadmium Limits for Children's Jewelry
The Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Association has developed a voluntary standard for cadmium in children's jewelry.
Arctic Ice Melt 2nd Greatest Ever Seen
The arctic sea ice extent in September 2011 nearly set a new record and is a worrying sign of climate change.
Climate Reality Project Begins 24-Hour Blitz Tonight
Al Gore's Climate Reality Project launches its 24 Hours of Reality, about climate change.
10 Inspirational Individuals Win Heinz Awards
The 2011 Heinz Award winners are working in fields as various as oceanography and musical composition.
Beyond the Prius: New 2012 Hybrid Cars Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
New hybrid SUVs and luxury cars, even a minivan, are joining the compact cars in the hybrid vehicle market.
Study: Dry Cleaning Chemicals Stick to Clothes
How much dry cleaning chemicals stick to clothes that have been to the dry cleaners? Scientists have found out.
FDA: Brazilian Blowouts are Unsafe
The FDA has labeled Brazilian Blowouts adulterated and misbranded because they contain toxic formaldehyde but claim to be formaldehyde free.
Tropical Storm Lee Is a "Super Soaker"
Tropical Storm Lee's path will take it over Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, where it will drop 10-15 inches of rain, or as much as 20 inches of rain in some isolated locations.
Hurricane Irene On a Path Toward Mid-Atlantic, New York City and New England (Update)
Video and graphic maps show Hurricane Irene's path through the Caribbean and toward a landfall in South Carolina, North Carolina or Virginia.
VIDEO: If A Hurricane Hit NYC ...
What would happen if a hurricane hit New York City? We asked a meteorologist to find out.
Hurricane Irene, Global Warming and the Rising Cost of Storm Surge Damage
Much of the risk from Hurricane Irene comes from storm surge, and storm surge from storms like Hurricane Irene is forecast to become more dangerous due to sea level rise from climate change.
East Coast Earthquake Struck In Less-Risky Region
See maps of the August 2011 East Coast earthquake. Shakemap of the epicenter in Virginia, plus damage risk maps for the United States.
Turning an Abandoned Lot Into a Community Garden (Video)
Video with animations shows how to build a community garden out of an abandoned lot.
The 15 Most Walkable Cities in America Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
America's most walkable cities, as determined by New Urbanism principles and the Walk Score developed by America Walks.
The 20 States with the Most Toxic Air
The Toxic 20 states are named in a new study designed to support rules that will reduce air pollution from power plants.
Green Shopping Deals for July (Updated!)
Promo codes and deals for natural, organic and eco-friendly products.
4 Things Parents Can Do to Stop School Bus Pollution
School bus pollution can create unhealthy conditions for children, but parents can take action to replace old polluting buses and to pass and enforce anti-idling laws and other rules to clear the air.
The Least Healthy Meals in America
These high-calorie, high-saturated fat, high-sodium meals can be found in chain restaurants across the U.S. and they represent the worst of the Xtreme Eating Awards.
How to Test for Lead Dust Following a Home Renovation Project
How to test for lead dust - a clearance test. The EPA chose not to require that contractors perform this test, but homeowners may require it in the contract before starting home renovation projects.
7 New Electric Cars Available in 2011 Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Much anticipated electric cars are hitting showrooms this year, from the Nissan Leaf to the Chevy Volt, Coda, Think, Fisker Karma and more.
5 Air Pollution Facts and Myths
Ozone air pollution leads to smog ... but ozone in the atmosphere protects us from the sun's harmful rays. How? Here are four myths and facts about ozone air pollution.
Budget Romance: 8 Summer Date Ideas
From picnics in the park to stargazing after a healthy hike, summer offers many opportunities for memorable cheap dates.
Study: Bicyclers Inhale Tailpipe Pollution
Bicycling is healthy, but may increase exposure to air pollution, which carries lung and heart disease risks. Here's how to cut down on the risk.
Study: Environment, More than Genetics, Triggers Autism
A new study identifies environmental factors as a leading cause of autism, trumping genetics.
Latest Cell Phone Study: Mobile Devices Do Not Pose Cancer Risk
The safety of mobile devices and cell phones is supported by a new comprehensive review of published science on links between brain cancer and non-ionizing radiation.
Cosmetics Industry: Brazilian Blowout-Type Treatments Are "Unsafe"
The cosmetics industry, via its Cosmetics Ingredient Review panel, has deemed Brazilian Blowout-type Keratin hair straightening treatments to be "unsafe."