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Obama Likely To Face Even Higher Global Temperatures

Climate Progress | Jeff Goodell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The themes of James Hansen's recent talk at American Geophysical Union's fall meeting were not new to anyone who has heard him speak recently (or to r...

EU Bans Certain Pesticides

Reuters | Jeremy Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

European Parliament negotiators have struck a political deal with EU countries about revising pesticide authorization rules that would reduce the numb...

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Madoff Victim: Major Sustainable Food Foundation Collapses

Grist | Tom Philpott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For a couple of years, there has been lots of buzz in the sustainable-food world about the Fair Food Foundation of Ann Arbor, Mich. Fair Food was f...

Innergie: A Smart, Green Hub

Discovery News | Alyssa Danigelis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We're getting closer to a truly intelligent electrical-charging system. Tech startup Green Plug announced today that it will be teaming up with power ...

Ray LaHood at Transportation, What is Obama Thinking?

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

A Republican with a consistently bad record on environmental issues has just been nominated to run the Department of Transportation.

Poznan Climate Change Conference: All You Need To Know

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WHAT WENT DOWN IN POZNAN? Poznan, Poland hosted the 2008 United Nations Climate Conference, which began on December 1 and ends today. Over 10,000 peop...

Colorado Forecasters Expect Busy '09 Hurricane Season

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University on Wednesday predicted above-average activity in the Atlantic next year...

Earth Hour: An Hour Of Darkness For The Planet (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The World Wildlife Fund has announced that Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, and San Francisco would lead the list of U.S. cities co...

South Korean Oil Spill Captain Jailed

Agence France Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A court Wednesday jailed the Indian captain and chief officer of a Hong Kong supertanker after ruling they were partly to blame for South Korea's wors...

Melting Man: Red Cross-Sponsored Activist "Melts" On Sidewalk

Treehugger | Kimberley D. Mok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A young man melting into a puddle of himself is something you don't see everyday, much less in a busy public square. Yet this humourous but surprisin...

Renewable Businesses Bring The Green To Portland

The Wall Street Journal | Maura Webber Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oregon's bid to cash in on its green appeal has given Portland's weakening commercial-real-estate market an early holiday gift. Denmark-based Vestas ...

Meet Shmeat: Test-Tube Meat

Grist | Lou Bendrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this year, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced that it will offer a $1 million X Prize for the creation of affordable, human...

Bank Of America To Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

Grist | Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the world's largest financial institutions said this week it will phase out lending money to coal operators that use mountaintop removal mining...

Coral Reefs Already 1/5 Destroyed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

POZNAN, Poland — The world has lost nearly one-fifth of its coral reefs and much of the rest could be destroyed by increasingly acidic seas if c...

Darfur Conflict Ravages Environment

Reuters | Andrew Heavens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sudan's Darfur conflict has devastated the environment in the region, stripping forests and destroying farmland, according to a U.N. report. People c...

Facebook and You Tube Helped Obama and Can Help Clean Energy, Too

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The clean energy industry may lack the donations that flooded into the presidential campaign, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of the online social networking systems utilized.

Using Twitter To Remote Control Your Home's Lights

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Twitter is starting to develop as a platform for practical green living. You can stream green tips from Max Gladwell, monitor your energy consumption...

Watch Flamingo Chicks Flutter Via Live Cam

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Kamfers Dam, a large wetland near Kimberley, South Africa, is one of only four places in the whole of Africa where the spectacular Lesser Flamingo bre...

Wall-E Park To Be Built In New York

New York Magazine | Robert Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On giant piles of trash left by a generation of New Yorkers, landscape architect James Corner is building a park that has the power to change the way ...

Blue OLEDs: Efficient Monitor Breakthrough Claimed By Korean Scientists

ars technica | Jon Stokes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last year at Thanksgiving, I was thankful for OLED displays finally coming to market in a meaningful way in 2007. But despite the progress made last y...

New York Water Supply Threatened By Mercury Found In Eagles

New York Times | Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"If mercury is affecting them, it eventually is going to affect us, as well," Ms. White said. Eagle chicks elsewhere in New York also were tested for...

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Balloons Recycle Helium This Year | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Today marks the 82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It also marks the second year that the helium used in some of the over-si...

40,000 Pick Free Vegetables At Colorado Farm

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest -- 40,000 ...

What Dangerous Particles Did LA Residents Breathe During The Fires?

LA Times | Bettina Boxall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Los Angeles times reports on some Californians' worst fears -- that the wildfires put something bad in the air: It was full of tiny particles -- ...