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Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo's Initiative to Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

Marshall Brown | Posted 06.05.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Can Long Island be saved? Three of the four planned meetings called for by Governor Cuomo on Long Island Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure have now been held.

Tootsie Roll Takes On The E-Cigarette Industry

AP | By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM | Posted 07.26.2014 | Business

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Owners of brands geared toward children of all ages are battling to keep notable names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamo...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part II

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The first of four public meetings scheduled this month on Long Island's water quality crisis was held Monday, May 12, 12-4 p.m. in the Nassau County L...

Let's Adapt to Change, and Survive

Richard Ha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

What we're doing on the Big Island with Bill 113 is trying to make a law that prohibits us from helping ourselves. It is the exact opposite of what we should be doing.

And the Butterflies Will Come

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

I used to commute along what some call the most beautiful highway in America, with the Santa Cruz Mountains on the one side and the golden hills on the other. But listening to Weiss tell me about his work here, I realize I have never quite seen this place before.

Bigger Isn't Better

Karen Steuer | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Karen Steuer

Over time, farming has become more centralized, and scaled-up operations are so large that they could scarcely be termed "farms" any longer.

Water Enough for All?

Carl Safina | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

The Green Revolution was accomplished largely by doubling the amount of irrigated land. Hundreds of millions of wells now reach into the earth like straws in a thick drink on a hot day. But as with many things, we're taking more water than we're getting.

Trapped Dam Sediment A Ticking Time Bomb For Chesapeake

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- When Tropical Storm Lee sent record amounts of water down the Susquehanna River from Pennsylvania into Chesapeake Bay in September, it a...

Wake Up and See the Dead Zones!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

All told, there are over 400 dead zones worldwide, affecting an area of more than 245,000 square kilometers, a number that has increased exponentially since the 1960s.

Nitrogen Fertilizer's Toll: Not Just Dead Zones

Donald Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donald Carr

It is time for agriculture to dramatically reduce the millions of pounds of nitrogen pollution that flow off farms every year and then contaminate public waterways and drinking water supplies.

Green News Report -- March 9, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool iPhone app! Now available via Stitcher Radio's way cool app! Listen on your iP...

Rocky Mountain National Park Pollution: Air Polution From Denver, Agriculture

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Airborne nitrogen pollution from vehicle exhaust and farm fertilizer is turning algae in the alpine lakes of Rocky Mountain National Pa...

Orange is Greener When It's Organic

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

PepsiCo learned that it wasn't running the Tropicana factory or transporting juice containers, but the nitrogen fertilizers they used that were the primary carbon emissions culprit.

Methane Thaw Worries Climate Scientists

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Carbon dioxide isn't the only greenhouse gas that worries climate scientists. Airborne levels of two other potent gases _ one from ...

Nitrogen at a Glance

Isabel Cowles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Isabel Cowles

Your carbon footprint has a shadow: nitrogen. Unlike carbon dioxide, which scientists have long understood as a damaging green house gas, nitrogen is ...