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Working Together to Enhance NYC's Clothing Collection and Recycling Efforts

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mattias Wallander

An effort among charitable or for-profit organization could help the city save an additional $6 million a year by collecting 50,000 tons of unwanted clothing and shoes annually.

Scope of BP Disaster Reevaluated, Worst in History

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward F. Blizzard

New figures regarding the amount of oil spewing from the well suggest that the Deepwater Horizon disaster could be three times larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

NWF Flyover Proves BP Wrong on Oiled Wetlands (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Chris Pulaski, a staffer with the National Wildlife Federation's Coastal Louisiana program, got the chance to get on board a helicopter on Thursday. T...

Green News Report -- May 27, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: So far, so go...

Gulf Oil Spill: Cleanup Has Cost Federal Taxpayers $87 Million So Far

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Federal officials say cleaning up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has already cost the government $87 million, making it the third-most ex...

Are Bio-Fuels Still Relevant?

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Opponents of bio-fuel claim that it will never be competitive with gasoline or diesel. But bio-fuels are still in their infancy -- with more research, they may indeed become a competitive alternative energy source.

U.S. Predicts Up To 7 Major Atlantic Hurricanes For 2010

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MIAMI — The Atlantic hurricane season could be the busiest since 2005, when Katrina and Rita caused massive destruction along the same part of t...

Gulf Oil Spill: Scientists Discover Massive New Sea Oil Plume

AP | MATTHEW BROWN and JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 2...

Cheney's Chernobyl

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells


Plume Watch 2010 - We Know You Know BP

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

With "Operation Top Kill" now approved and ready to start, millions of eyes will be on the live "spill cam" hoping to catch the moment when the source...

Hot, Rich & Green: Pick Your Favorite Hot, Rich & Green Gal (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Not too long ago, a green career meant giving up the good life -- taking a meager salary at an environmental nonprofit, for instance, or forgoing hot ...

NWF Scientist Visits Nesting Grounds Hit Hard by BP Oil Spill (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

The oil on Cat Island, near Grand Isle, Louisiana, either arrived before the booms did or got through them. It has been washed about half a foot up above the water line, coating and suffocating plants.

BP Took 'Shortcuts' Before Well Blowout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well tha...

EPA Takes On Texas Emissions Regulators

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to end a long-running dispute with Texas over how the state regulates emissions, inc...

George W. Bush: 'Diversify Away From Oil'

McClatchy | Jack Z. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DALLAS -- As the U.S. Gulf Coast battled a massive oil spill, former President George W. Bush told the American Wind Energy Association conference her...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Weekend Special: Top 10 Green Things To Do in L.A.

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The YDT co-founders know what's up in Los Angeles, and now they're telling us what's green. Check out their weekend guide for ten new ways to explore...

China's IT Poisons

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Xiu Min Li

China's intricate and convoluted web of IT supply chains makes monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations daunting even for local governments.

Green News Report -- May 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New Rules for...

Say What? BP to turn off live underwater camera during next attempt to plug pipe

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Update: BP has reversed their decision to cut the public video feed during Operation Top Kill. The oil company provides no reason for the decision to ...

Addressing Climate Change: Bring on the Powerhouse Communicators

Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte and John Harte

Where's the overwhelming majority of Americans who understand climate change is real and man-made? At last count, they had decreased to 36% of the population, down from 47% last year.

BP Thumbs Its Nose At The EPA, Continues Dumping Toxic Dispersants Into Gulf

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward F. Blizzard

In an attempt to salvage BP's crumbling reputation, Doug Suttles, the company's chief operating officer, appeared on several talk shows this week clai...

Laos' Nam Theun 2 Dam Starts Illegal Operation

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Laos' largest hydropower project, the World Bank-funded Nam Theun 2 Dam, began full operation last week. It did so in violation of legal obligations to provide compensation and livelihood restoration to affected communities.

How to Sell Green Jobs to America (Hint: Avoid Mentioning President Kennedy, the Apollo Mission or Putting a Man on the Moon)

Josh Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorfman

The "man on the moon" analogy is a terrible way to convince Americans to support a green jobs agenda: It sounds expensive, socialist, and difficult.

Green News Report -- March 25, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights Out t...