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EPA Scientists Told to Shut Up
The EPA has told its scientists not to talk to reporters or government watchdogs.
More Births Last Year Than During Baby Boom
There were more babies born in 2007 than at the height of the baby boom in 1957. What will the world be like for children born in this 21st-century boomlet?
Connecting the Dots On Offshore Oil Drilling
The decision to drill for off-shore oil comes down to a bigger question: Are we going to sign up for another generation of fossil fuel burning and global warming?
We're Not Worthy: EPA Devalues Your Life by $900,000
Smog kills, but because the EPA now values life at $900,000 less per person than just five years ago, it's likely that smog levels won't be reduced because of cost-benefit analyses.
If This Doesn't Violate the Clean Water Act, What Would?
The Supreme Court will decide whether or not destroying a pristine lake in a national forest by dumping toxic waste in it constitutes pollution under the Clean Water Act. Yeah, it seems that obvious.
On Climate, Bush Covered Ears, Stamped Feet, Yelled 'I Can't Hear You!'
The White House reportedly ignored emails about global warming from the EPA it just didn't want to acknowledge existed.
Review: Encounters at the End of the World
A review of Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World, which is set in Antarctica, where scientists study life in the most remote continent on Earth.
Is the FDA Hiding Something?
The FDA is looking into the safety of Bisphenol A, a ubiquitous suspect chemical found in plastics. Why now?
How Best to Spend $3 Billion a Day
It could cost $45 trillion to tackle the world's energy crisis. It could cost more not to.
Americans Are Driving Less... So Why Does the Government Think This Is Bad News?
Americans are driving less, but the Federal Highway Administration is not happy. Why?
What I Learned from 9th Grade English Class
The next generation has cause to be pessimistic (and they are) which is why we have to prove to them there's reason for hope.
McCainiacs Love Those Organic Fibers
Sen. John McCain is raising money for his campaign by selling organic and biodegradable and reusable clothing, hats and other products to highlight his environmental concerns and his differences from the unpopular President Bush.
The Pollsters Aren't Asking the Right Question
Did Barack Obama's opposition to the gas tax holiday win him the North Carolina primary or narrow Hillary Clinton's margin in the Indiana primary? Pollsters didn't ask.
The Best (Selfish) Argument for Biodiversity
Cone snail venom has yielded a new oral pain killer. Preserving even uncharismatic species can produce important biochemical breakthroughs, an important argument for the protection of biodiversity.
Snorting a Forest the Size of N.H. Up Your Nose
Narcoranchers are carving up the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala, the largest intact rain forest in the Americas next to the Amazon, to supply America's cocaine habit.
A Quick Lesson in Conservation Economics
U.S. Suburban Sprawl, by the Numbers
Some of the nation's most intense population growth has occurred in places like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Atlanta, where water is increasingly becoming scarce.
Why The Mortgage Crisis Is a Carbon Crisis, Too
Cheap money led to more homes, more sprawl, more demand for electricity and more power.
Next Step for Spitzer: How About Snake to Rat?
Eliot Spitzer could mop up his ugly prostitution scandal by telling all about the corruption he witnessed while attorney general, governor and a member of the Democratic Party.
Cyber-Terrorists Spam the Eco-Terrorists
If the Earth Liberation Front Web site has been hacked by illicit Viagra purveyors, does this represent a case of cyber-terrorism against eco-terrorists?
Justice Alito Owns $100,000+ of Exxon Stock
Justice Samuel Alito's recusal from the Exxon Mobil case is still a miscarriage of justice, because it could mean the precedent-setting case leaves the Supreme Court without resolution.
Rick Renzi Indictment: The Back Story
Rick Renzi, R-Arizona, has been accused of orchestrating a land deal that brought him hundreds of thousands of dollars, and may have involved prominent environmental groups.
Democracy, Brought to You by Coal
Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, a coal front group, is sponsoring the next Democratic presidential debate.
Want Real Economic Stimulus?
Jump-Start the Green Collar Economy
The economy needs a boost, and green tech could do the trick.
How Huckabee Can Save the World
If Mike Huckabee takes enough votes from Mitt Romney to ensure victory for John McCain Super Tuesday, it will amount to a victory for tackling global warming. Here's why.
Aussies Guarantee Scientific Freedom. Why Not U.S.?
In Australia, when politics interfered with science, the government set out clear scientific freedoms for its scientists. If only it were so in the United States.
Senate Says No to Frankenmeat (and Frankenmilk)
The Senate has blocked the use of cloned animals to make foods by requiring years' worth of studies into the safety of Frankenmeat and Frankenmilk.
Who Controls Congress, Anyway?
Democrats appear ready to give up on several key provisions of the energy bill, at the behest of Republicans.
Raise Your Hand If Global Warming Is a Serious Threat
2008 Republican candidates refused to raise their hands when asked if global warming is a threat, though they all sort-of acknowledged it, to one degree or another, when pressed.
Why the World Should Know Rodrigo Medellin
Rodrigo Medellin is a prominent biologist in one of the world's most biodiverse nations, Mexico. Which is why the world should know his name.
Bangladesh, Global Warming and Islamic Extremism
Cyclone Sidr is a warning sign about the intersection of global warming, islamic extremism and national security, and the U.S. media is ignoring it.
Peter Berle, 1937-2007
Peter Berle's work to preserve the environment, like others, went on in the background, but his legacy remains in the foreground for those who enjoy the wild places of New York.
Why Bees Are Nothing to Laugh At
From food to taxes, bees matter, and they're in crisis due to colony collapse disorder.
Greenhouse Gases Have Not Exceeded "Worst-Case Scenario"
Global Warming gases have not reached a critical threshold 10 years early, despite the widely reported remarks of Australian scientist Tim Flannery.
Where's That Can-Do American Spirit?
Poll shows Americans, particularly Democrats, are pessimistic about the environment and its future.
Finally, a Sign of the Apocalypse that Isn't Caused by Global Warming
Swarms of locusts like cold weather, not global warming, according to a new study in China.
Senate's Folly: Russia Readies Official Claim to Arctic
The U.S. is on the global warming sidelines in the oil rush in the Arctic because it has not ratified the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The World's Greatest Scientific Model
A scientist won an award for her model of ocean ecosystems.
Bush, Polar Bears and Journalistic Jujitsu
Bush Administration hides information on the plight of the Arctic and polar bears by releasing the information late on a Friday.
A Single Employee Is Responsible for Checking All U.S. Toys for Defects
News Editor's Blog / Dan Shapley
Axis of Arctic Oil
Russia Norway and Germany make grab for Arctic oil spoils as global warming changes north pole.
The Geopolitics Of Global Warming
As the Arctic melts, the oil rush at the North Pole heats up.
What's Really Wrong With NASA (Hint: It Isn't Drunk Astronauts)
NASA is abandoning its earth science mission and care for the "home planet" while the media focuses on drunk astronauts.