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Global Warming Linked to Increased Frequency of Extreme Weather Events
Global warming is a climate phenomenon, but direct connections to weather events are difficult to make. A recent study quantifies a link with increased frequency of rainfall and heat related events.

Hydrofracking, Injection Wells, and Oklahoma Earthquakes
Earthquake swarms near hydraulic fracturing activities have puzzled many in the last few years. Is hydrofracking to blame? Geologists are finding answers to that question.

Deer Ticks, Lyme Disease, and Climate Change
Lyme disease occurs following complex interactions between bacteria, a tick, mammals, habitat, and the climate. Learn about how those interactions are changing.

Which Is More Environmentally Responsible, Urban or Rural Living?
We all should make environmentally conscious lifestyle decisions, but what about a fundamental one: do we have a greater impact living in the city or in a rural area?

Environmental Risks from Mine Tailings
Learn what mine tailings piles and tailing ponds are, and the environmental risks they are associated with.

What Is Acid Mine Drainage?
Acid mine drainage is a significant water pollution problem in many mining regions. Find out how it happens, what some environmental consequences are, and what solutions exist.

6 Environmental Costs (and 3 Benefits) of Hydroelectricity
Hydropower is a renewable source of electricity, but here is why it is not free of environmental costs.

California Drought Leads to Decline in Hydropower
The extended drought in California has consequences on the state’s energy budget, as the contribution from hydroelectricity continues to decline because of low water levels in reservoirs.

New Bill May Cut Algae Blooms in Lake Erie
A new bill approved by the Ohio legislature aims at reducing nutrient and sediment pollution in Lake Erie through better practices on farms, in harbors, and waste water treatment plants.

Leonardo DiCaprio on Global Warming
Celebrated actor Leonardo DiCaprio is co-writing, producing and narrating a feature-length documentary film about global warming.

Which States Have the Richest Biodiversity?
The number of plant and animal species in a given area varies widely across the globe. Find out where biodiversity hot spots are in North America.

Arctic Winter Ice at Lowest Extent Observed
The amount of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during the 2014-2015 winter was the lowest observed. Find out how it happened and what it means.

An Increasing Role for Carbon Neutral Power in European Energy Portfolio
The European Union mandated its members to switch to cleaner sources of electricity. See which countries are most reliant on carbon-neutral energy, and how they do it.

World Water Day: Billions Worldwide Lack Safe Water
World Water Day -- More than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Every day, 14,000 people die from diseases caused by this global water crisis, the majority of them children under 5 years old. World Water Day is an annual observance to raise public awareness about this critical global health issue and to inspire personal action. Read the interview with Gary White, executive director and co-founder of WaterPartners International, to learn how you can help.

World Water Day - A Billion People Worldwide Lack of Safe Drinking Water
World Water Day -- More than a billion people lack access to safe drinking water. Every day, 14,000 people die from diseases caused by this global water crisis, the majority of them children under 5 years old. World Water Day is an annual observance to raise public awareness about this critical global health issue and to inspire personal action. Read the interview with Gary White, executive director and co-founder of WaterPartners International, to learn how you can help. Page 2.

What Causes Water Pollution in Our Rivers?
The quality of a large proportion of the nation's rivers is compromised by water pollution. Three types of pollutants account for most of the water pollution problems.

Nutrients as Major Water Pollutants
Phosphorus and nitrates in rivers are a major source of water pollution. Find out what these nutrients are, why they are a problem, and what can be done to prevent it.

What Is No-Till Farming, and Why Is It Beneficial?
Learn what no-till farming is, why it is an important approach to reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture, and what are the drawbacks associated with the technique.

Removing Dams, Saving Rivers
Explanations for dam decommissioning and removal, along with risks and examples.

7 Steps for Writing a Paper on an Environmental Issue
Pay attention to these steps to help you choose a topic and write a successful research paper on an environmental issue that interests you.

What Does Ozone Have to Do With Global Warming?
Once and for all, understand the real role ozone plays in global warming.

Conserve Energy: Use Less Electricity (II)
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Pro Tips to Lower Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Conserve Energy: Use Less Electricity
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Conserve Energy: Use Less Fuels for Heating
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Make Good Transportation Choices: Drive Smart
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Make Good Transportation Choices: Drive Less
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Make Good Food Choices: The Right Fruit and Vegetables
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Make Good Food Choices: The Right Dairy and Meats
Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.

Water Quality: The Worst Beach States in the U.S.
Find out which states have the beaches with the worst water quality.

Water Quality: The Best Beach States in the US
Find out which states have the cleanest beaches.

Wind Power - What is Wind Power, How Does Wind Power Work and How Does Wind Power Help the Environment?
What is wind power? How does wind power work? And how does wind power help the environment? Find out here.

Global Climate Change is Threatening Skiing
To skiers and snowboarders, global warming means shorter seasons and less snow. How are ski resorts adapting?

Four Underreported Environmental Disasters of 2014
These four significant disasters of 2014 were illustrative of current environmental problems, but were largely ignored by the press.

These 8 States Produce the Most Renewable Energy
Find out which are the leading states in renewable energy production, based on their progress towards the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

Top 10 Countries with the Healthiest Environment
A ranking of the best countries based on their Environmental Performance Index.

Energy East Pipeline Basics
Find out the purpose, route, benefits, and concerns for the proposed Energy East pipeline slated to run between Alberta and eastern Canada.

Six States Lagging Behind in Renewable Electricity Production
Find out which states are trailing behind the rest in renewable energy production, based on their progress towards the EPA's Clean Power Plan.

New Rules Limit Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Industry
The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules to limit emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, leaking from oil and gas industry equipment.

Global Warming Latest: Food Security
A significant report by the IPCC has recently been released considering climate change vulnerabilities for society. Read the organization’s conclusions about food security.

All About Global Warming - Environmental Issues
What is global warming and why is global warming a problem? Learn all about global warming, how global warming threatens life on earth, and what people, businesses and governments can do to reduce global warming.

Eco-Friendly Strategies to Help You Survive Tick Season
Ticks are small insects that can cause big problems, such as Lyme Disease. But the commercial products designed to kill or repel ticks are as dangerous as the ticks themselves, containing chemicals that can damage the nervous systems of pets and people and lead to cancer and other diseases. Find out how you can avoid ticks without dousing your house and yard with toxic chemicals.

Is Radiation from Cell Phones and Microwaves Harmful?
Scientific research indicates that exposure to cell phones and microwave radiation can cause health problems. Learn more about the health effects of cell phones and microwave radiation.

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How Much Does It Cost to Use Ethanol?
What is the true cost of using ethanol, or an ethanol blend, as an alternative fuel in place of gasoline?

Does Cell Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
The potential health risks of long-term cell-phone use are starting to worry an increasing number of scientists and public officials.

Save Energy With Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs use less energy, last longer and cost less to use than standard incandescent bulbs--and they are good for the environment. Learn how changing just one light bulb could help change the world for the better.

Canada Flushes Raw Sewage Into the Ocean
Canada flushes some 200 billion liters of raw sewage directly into natural waterways every year, from the St. Lawrence River to the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Pacific Ocean. One of the worst offenders is the city of Victoria, the picturesque capital of British Columbia, the province that is preparing to host the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Tap Water in 42 States Contaminated by Chemicals
Public water supplies in 42 U.S. states--the tap water millions of Americans drink every day--are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group.

Radiation Safety - Is Radiation Ever Really Safe?
Radiation safety is a controversial subject. Government and nuclear industry officials talk about

Eco-Friendly Drain Cleaners
Looking for a way to keep your drains unclogged without damaging the environment or your health? Learn about some of the best non-polluting, non-caustic options.

Business and Political Perspectives on Global Warming
Global warming is a complex problem that can only be solved by a worldwide effort involving individuals, businesses, and governments at all levels. Global warming affects everyone. Yet, our perspective on the issue—how we see it and how we choose to address it—may be very different from the views of people from other backgrounds, professions or communities around the world. Page 2.

About Cilmate Change and Global Warming
Climate change, specifically global warming, has captured the attention of people worldwide and has inspired more debate and action—personal, political and corporate—than perhaps any other environmental issue in history. But all of that discussion, along with the mountains of data and conflicting points of view that go with it, sometimes make it hard to really know what’s going on. This guide will help you cut through the rhetoric and confusion and get to the facts.

Global Water Supply Drying Up as Population Grows
Water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, yet billions of people lack access to clean water. Population growth in many water-stressed countries, plus excess water use in developed countries, is shrinking water resources worldwide and raising fears about water scarcity. Learn what you can do to help.

The Disappearance of the Amazon Rainforest
Preserving the Amazon rainforest in South America, as well as other rainforests worldwide, remains an important global environmental issue, even when the news media turns its attention elsewhere. Although they cover a relatively small percentage of the planet, rainforests are home to about half of the plant and animal species on Earth. Yet, according to the United Nations, at least 37.5 million acres of rainforests are lost every year. Find out more.

The Benefits of Cell Phone Recycling
Why recycle cell phones? That's easy. Recycling cell phones saves energy and conserves natural resources.

1969 Cuyahoga River Fire Sparked New Efforts to Protect the Environment
Forty years ago today, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland caught fire, helping to ignite the fledgling environmental movement and a wave of aggressive political

Chernobyl: World Still Feel Effects of History's Worst Nuclear Accident
Nearly a quarter century ago, a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine exploded, sending clouds of radioactive fallout over northern Europe and

Lakeview Gusher of 1910 Bigger, Not Worse, Than BP Oil Spill
When BP finally stopped the oil flowing from its ruptured underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico last month [July 2010], the government announced that the 4.9

Reduce Human Beings by 90 Percent to Solve Environmental Woes, Says Scientist
A professor at the University of Texas at Austin believes planet Earth would be better off if Mother Nature simply killed off 90 percent of the human

How Do Small Businesses Affect the Global Environment?
Environmental regulations usually focus on large businesses and whole industries, yet small businesses actually generate 60 percent of all commercial waste

13 Scary Facts About Global Warming
In honor of Friday the 13 today, the Environmental Defense Action Fund (the lobbying arm of the green nonprofit group Environmental Defense Fund) has put

Population Growth Expected to Cause a Food, Water and Energy Crisis by 2030
Global population growth will create a perfect storm of food, water and energy shortages by 2030, according to the UK governments chief scientist. By

Nuclear Waste Disposal - EPA Poised to Regulate Nuclear Waste Disposal for a Million Years
The U.S. government may have a long reach, but trying to regulate nuclear waste disposal for 1 million years is a stretch even for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But that is what the EPA is trying to do, following a court decision that said a regulatory plan for 10,000 years wasn't long enough to deal with the toxic effects of nuclear waste.

San Antonio Plans to Convert Human Waste to Energy
San Antonio will be the first U.S. city to convert human waste into energy that can fuel power plants and other facilities. Methane from human waste, also known as biosolids, will be converted into natural gas and sold to a private company.

Earth Day and Lenin - Is Earth Day a Communist Plot?
Some people still claim that April 22 was chosen as the date for Earth Day in 1970 because it was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary and communist politician, and that Earth Day itself is a communist plot.

Energy Saving Tip: Heat Only the Space You Need
One way to save money on your heating bill and reduce the amount of energy you’re using is to stop heating rooms you rarely use.

Thomas Edison - Renewable Energy - Thomas Edison - Champion of Renewable Energy Over Fossil Fuels
Thomas Edison may have invented those incandescent light bulbs everyone is replacing these days, but he was also a pioneer in the use of renewable energy and green technology.

Energy Saving Tip - Bundle Up to Stay Warm, Save Money, Save Energy, and Help the Environment
One way to stay warm while saving both energy and money is to make efficient use of your own body heat by bundling up in warm clothes and then lowering your thermostat.

Secondhand Smoke - U.S. Surgeon General Reports Indisputable Dangers of Secondhand Smoke
The U.S. Surgeon General has declared secondhand smoke a hazard to human health and says the only way to eliminate the dangers to children and nonsmoking adults is to create smoke-free environments by stopping all smoking indoors--but he stopped short of calling for smoking bans that would do just that.

Red Tides Overview - What are red tides and other harmful algae blooms?
What are red tides and other harmful algae blooms?

Congestiong Pricing - Does Congestion Pricing Reduce Traffic Congestion and Pollution?
International cities use congestion pricing - higher tolls for drivers during peak traffic times - to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. Will NYC be next for congestion pricing?

EPA Seal - What is the History and Origin of the EPA Seal?
The EPA seal, like the agency it represents, has become a symbol of environmental protection, justice and conservation across the United States and around the world. But what is the origin of the EPA seal? Where did it come from and what does it mean?

Breast Cancer and the Environment - Do Chemicals Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself.

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge - What was the first national wildlife refuge in the United States?
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge was the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. Learn all about Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Americans Would Support Higher Gas Tax to Reduce Global Warming
Americans are generally opposed to raising the federal tax on gasoline, but a majority would support a gasoline tax increase if they knew the money would be used to reduce global warming or to lessen United States dependence on foreign oil, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll.

Autism - Can Vaccines Cause Autism in Children?
Is it true that toxins in some common childhood vaccines cause autism? Should parents consider not vaccinating their children to avoid the possibility of autism? Learn the facts.

Environmental Refugees - Scholars Predict 50 Million “Environmental Refugees” by 2010
Scholars are predicting that 50 million people worldwide will be displaced by 2010 because of rising sea levels, desertification, dried up aquifers, weather-induced flooding and other serious environmental changes.

Clean Coal and Liquid Coal - Is Clean Coal Really Clean?
Clean coal supporters claim clean coal and liquid coal can help to free the United States of its dependence on foreign oil without damaging the environment, but critics say

Gerald Ford - President and Park Ranger
President Gerald Ford, who died December 26, 2006 at the age of 93, was the only American president ever to have served as a park ranger in the National Park Service.

Fluoride - Are You Getting the Right Amount of Fluoride for Good Dental Health?
Are you getting enough--or too much--fluoride for good dental health? While the right amount of fluoride can prevent tooth decay, too much can lead to serious health issues, including eczema, osteoporosis, and even bone cancer.

Digital Music -- Coming to a Landfill Near You
Digital music. Is it better for the environment to buy CDs or to download music to an i-Pod or MP3 player?

Bisphenol A Regulation -- Who Regulates and Controls BPA?
Who regulates bisphenol A, more commonly called BPA? Which U.S. government agency controls the use of BPA and decides what level of BPA exposure is safe?

Solar Power - Sunny Side of the Street - Can Roads Be Used to Generate Solar Power?
Using road surfaces to generate clean solar power is an innovative idea being explored in both Europe and the United States. Experts believe that turning highways into solar collectors as well as transportation corridors could generate enough electricity to meet the energy needs of the entire world.

Eco-Friendly Moving - Tips for Making an Eco-Friendly Move
These simple tips for an eco-friendly move will make your more more environmentally friendly and make moving day less wasteful.

Air Pollution - Indoor Pollution from Cooking Fires Kills 1.5 Million People Annually
More than half the worlds populationabout 3 billion peoplecook their meals with wood, dung, coal and other solid fuels over open fires or on primitive stoves inside their homes, and that simple act is killing 1.5 million people every year, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Modern stoves that burn cleaner fuels could be installed cheaply, and would create enormous health and economic benefits.

Horse Slaughtering - Should the Slaughter of Horses Be Banned?
Tens of thousands of horses are slaughtered every year in the United States and Canada, and the meat is either exported to Europe and Asia or fed to zoo animals domestically. Many of the horses are mistreated prior to slaughter and killed in ways that are pointlessly cruel. What is being done to end the needless and inhumane slaughter of horses?

Offshore Drilling Ban - What Will Happen When the Offshore Drilling Ban Expires?
The Democrats in Congress agreed to let the offshore drilling ban expire to prevent President Bush from vetoing a necessary funding bill and shutting down the federal government. But what will happen when the offshore drilling ban expires? What effect will the loss of the offshore drilling ban have on the environment and the economy?

Deforestation - Amazon Rainforest - Brazil Pledges to Cut Amazon Deforestation by 70 Percent
Brazil has unveiled a plan to slow deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by more than 70 percent by 2018, which will significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, protect wildlife habitat, and preserve valuable medicinal plants.

Red Tides Economic Impacts - What are the economic impacts of red tides and other harmful algae blooms?
What are the economic impacts of red tides and other harmful algae blooms?

What Is the Cash for Clunkers Program?
Cash for Clunkers is a federal program designed to stimulate U.S. auto sales and help the environment by providing an economic incentive for consumers to replace old, low-mileage vehicles with new, fuel-efficient models that are safer and emit less pollution and fewer greenhouse gases.

Locavore - Locavore Origin - What is the Origin of the Term "Locavore?"
Locavore is a term that is widely used to describe people who are committed to eating locally grown food for reasons ranging from better nutrition to supporting local farms and businesses to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But where did the word come from and how did it become part of our everyday language?

Plastic Bags - Whole Foods Pledges to Stop Using Plastic Bags
Whole Foods, one of the leading natural and organic grocery chains in North America, has decided to ban the use of plastic bags in every one of its 270 stores--a move that will take 150 million plastic bags out of circulation each year.

Global Warming - Scientist Denounces TV Ads for Deliberately Misleading Public on Global Warming
A senior scientist whose research is being cited in television ads that challenge the reality of global warming has denounced the ads as a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public and says the group that produced the ads is misrepresenting his work to support its false claims.

Global Warming - Scientist Denounces TV Ads for Deliberately Misleading Public on Global Warming
A senior scientist whose research is being cited in television ads that challenge the reality of global warming has denounced the ads as a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public and says the group that produced the ads is misrepresenting his work to support its false claims. Page 2.

World Leaders Launch Initiative to Accelerate Work on Global Warming
Lawmakers from G8 nations and five major developing countries, plus officials from financial and business organizations, are backing an initiative to monitor global warming and force governments to act more decisively to control it.

Lead Air Pollution - EPA May Abandon Health Standards for Lead Air Pollution
In a stunning display of convoluted logic, the EPA is contemplating dropping health standards that regulate lead air pollution and mandate lead-free gasoline and trying to rationalize the potential decision by citing its success in virtually eliminating the toxic heavy metal as an air pollutant over the past 30 years.

World Trade Center - 9/11 Terrorist Attack Left Thousands of Rescue Workers with Chronic Health Problems
The largest study ever conducted of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers show widespread, persistent and, in many cases, chronic problems that are unlikely to improve, according to doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Page 2.

World Trade Center - 9/11 Terrorist Attack Left Thousands of Rescue Workers with Chronic Health Problems
The largest study ever conducted of 9/11 rescue and recovery workers show widespread, persistent and, in many cases, chronic problems that are unlikely to improve, according to doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

What’s For Dinner? Genetically Modified Foods
Banned in Europe and shown to cause lesions in mice, genetically modified foods continue to be a staple in U.S. diets.

Zero Waste Starts with Responsible Design
Zero Waste encourages manufacturers to consider environmental impact of a product from design through delivery and eventual retirement. Learn more about Zero Waste and the effort to adopt it in American manufacturing.

Survivor - Can Earth's Pristine Places Survive Survivor?
Survivor is filmed in some of the world's most beautiful natural settings, but what kind of environmental impacts do the cast and crew leave behind after the cameras stop rolling? Does the popular TV program rate as high with environmentalists as it does with viewers?

Train Travel– Will We Have High Speed Train Travel in the U.S.?
Train travel was once popular in the US. Will Obama's plan for high speed train travel bring train travel back, while reducing pollution and saving energy?

School Lunch - How School Lunch Packaging Waste Adds Up
Did you know that school lunch waste creates more than 18,000 pounds of garbage for the average elementary school? Learn about a recyclable school lunch solution that makes school lunches cool and environmentally responsible.

BPA Overview - What is BPA?
The use of BPA (bisphenol A) in thousands of common household and consumer products has become increasingly controversial as new concerns about the potential health effects of BPA continue to emerge. But what is BPA exactly, and what do you need to know about BPA to protect yourself and your family?

Renewable Energy - Will Chocolate Fuel Your Next Car?
Combining chocolate with the right kind of bacteria produces hydrogen, a clean renewable energy that could be used with fuel cells to power vehicles or manufacturing processes, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Environmental Education - Teach Your Children Well - Does U.S. Environmental Education Make the Grade?
Is America doing enough to educate its children about the environment? Congress declared environmental education a national priority in 1990, but since then has failed to provide sufficient funding for the environmental education programs it created. The task of environmental education has fallen to local schools, individual teachers, and non-governmental organizations.

The Politics of Poison - Many Americans Still Breathe Toxic Air - Toxic Chemicals and Air Pollution
The Clean Air Act has given Americans cleaner air overall, but many U.S. communities still have local polluters that spew toxic chemicals and other pollutants into the air, poisoning residents and confounding state and federal regulators.

Green Roofs are Cool - How Green Roofs Help the Environment
Green roofs use soil and living plants atop homes and commercial buildings to create roofs that do more than provide shelter. Green roofs collect rainwater, reduce runoff, filter pollution, and offer natural habitat for birds.

Environmental Racism Creates Unequal Health Risks
Environmental racism still exists in many communities, where landfills, hazardous waste sites and polluting industries are often sited in poor minority communities. The environmental justice movement, inspired by the research of Dr. Robert Bullard, is working to end environmental racism.

Toxic Toys: Chemicals in Toys Endanger Children
Chemicals typically used to make plastics soft and flexible have been cited as making toys and other children's products toxic and creating serious health problems for kids. A growing number of governments have banned the chemicals that create toxic toys.

Dissection - Does Classroom Dissection Deplete Species, Encourage Cruelty to Animals?
Dissecting frogs and other creatures has been a standard teaching practice in science classes for generations, but collecting amphibians, birds and other animals for dissection puts added pressure on species that are struggling to survive the habitat loss and other environmental changes. Meanwhile, some studies have shown dissection may not achieve the educational goals teachers once thought, and new digital teaching tools offer alternatives that carry no environmental consequences.

Let There Be Light - Solar-Powered LED Lamps Brighten Lives of Poor People
An experiment with low-cost, solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) lamps that is lighting up the lives of a handful of families in rural India could become a beacon of hope for millions of poor people worldwide who currently rely on kerosene lamps and other lighting solutions that are toxic--and frequently lethal--when used indoors.

Eating Seafood that Contains Mercury (Risks)
Commercial seafood contains higher levels of mercury than most people suspect, and neither government regulators nor the seafood industry are doing much to educate or protect consumers from the health hazards of eating seafood laced with mercury, according to a study by the Chicago Tribue and Rutgers University.

Light Pollution Raises Risks of Breast Cancer
Forget romantic songs about the beautiful city lights. Light pollution, defined as excess light at night, increases women's risk of breast cancer significantly, as well as wasting energy and disrupting the migration patterns and breeding cycles of many birds and animals.

Should We Stop Using Nuclear Power?
Should we stop using nuclear power? Germany made that decision in 2011. Other nations may follow. Do the benefits of nuclear power outweigh the risks? What do you think? Should we stop using nuclear power or build even more nuclear reactors?

The Car Company Conspiracy To Kill Public Transportation
The powerful automaker General Motors led a conspiracy to leave Americans no other choice but to abandon public transportation and purchase a car.

Gas-Powered Lawn Mowers & Pollution (Greener Options)
Gasoline-powered lawn mowers may account for five percent of U.S. air pollution, according to the EPA. Mowing your lawn for an hour with a gas-powered mower pollutes the air as much as driving 100 miles in your car. Find out how you can make mowing your grass a little greener.

Tired of Mowing and Maintaining Your Lawn?
Tired of spending dozens of hours and hundreds of dollars mowing and maintaining your grass lawn? Low-cost, low-maintenance alternatives to grass lawns can free you from your lawn mower, save you money, and provide attractive green spaces without the need for toxic chemicals. Learn more about alternatives to grass lawns.

Is Excessive Use of Antibiotics Creating Super Bugs?
Antibiotics are the miracle drugs of modern medicine--treating or curing countless diseases--but they are also helping to create a new generation of

Smoking Could Kill 1 Million Indians Annually by 2010
Smoking kills 900,000 people every year in India, and unless corrective action is taken soon that number will increase to 1 million smoking-related deaths annually by 2010 and beyond, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and conducted by scientists from India, Canada and the UK. According to the World Health Organization, smoking-related deaths are increasing worldwide, with the majority occurring in developing nations.

When Are the Two Annual Earth Days?
When is Earth Day? Earth Day is an important date in the environmental calendar, but some people are confused about when Earth Day occurs because there are actually two Earth Days every year. So, when is Earth Day? Find the dates of both Earth Days and learn why there are two.

US Autos Account for Half of Cars' Global Warming
U.S. automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted by automobiles globally, according to a new study by Environmental Defense.

What Is the Problem With Carbonated Soft Drinks?
Carbonated soft drinks (aka soda pop) have become a dietary staple for millions of people, but what are the dangers and drawbacks of consuming so much

The Best Eco-Friendly Dishwasher and Laundry Soaps
Keeping your clothes and dishes clean is just part of living a healthy life, but are you using dishwasher and laundry soaps that put the envrionment at risk? Phosphates and other chemicals in many dishwasher and laundry soaps can pollute lakes and waterways, kill many plant and animal species and pose human health risks. Learn about the alternatives.

Why Do Heat Waves Make Air Quality Worse?
Air quality during a heat wave not only feels worse, it is worse. Find out how heat waves affect air quality, and what you can do to protect yourself from poor air quality and heat waves.

More Than Half of U.S. Population Lives With Unsafe Air
According to the American Lung Association, more than half of all Americans live in counties with unsafe levels of smog and particle pollution, which leads to many lung and respiratory illnesses.

Is African Wildlife Headed for Extinction?
Why are African wildlife numbers dwindling? Find out what threatens African elephants, hippos, rhinos and lions, plus how you can help save African wildlife.

What Are the Health Effects of Red Tides?
How do red tides and other harmful algae blooms affect human health?

Organic Cotton - Why Is Organic Cotton Clothing So Cool?
Learn why health and environmental concerns prompt hip designers to choose organic cotton, and where to look for organic cotton clothing.

Organic Farming - Can Organic Farming End World Hunger?
All farming was organic for thousands of years, but then mankind discovered chemical pesticides and fertilizers and began to believe they were the secret to high crop yields and high profits. New research confirms organic farming is still best for farmers and consumers--and may be the only way to end world hunger without harming the planet.

Effects of Global Warming According to 2007 IPCC Report
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the effects of global warming are serious and inescapable--and many of those effects are already taking place.

Global Warming - Is Global Warming a Hoax?
Some people, although not many, claim that global warming is a hoax. The widespread consensus among scientists, politicians and business leaders worldwide says otherwise. This article spells out some of the evidence and arguments that refute the claim.

Global Warming - Controlling Global Warming is Cost-Effective and Within Reach
Solving the growing problem of global warming due to excess greenhouse gas emissions is cost-effective, affordable and well within reach, according to a report by the world's leading climate scientists.

Academy Awards -- Oscar Goes Green
At the 79th Academy Awards, Oscar turned green for the first time--and not with envy. Producers of the annual telecast worked with scientists and environmental groups to neutralize the show's environmental impact and to send a message about environmental stewardship to millions of viewers worldwide.

Alaska - Pollution and Cancer on The Last Frontier
Thousands of industrial and military toxic waste dumps put Alaska residents and wildlife at risk of serious health effects, according to a toxic waste sites report prepared for the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation but never published.

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint - How to Calculate—and Reduce—Your Carbon Footprint
Use online calculators to measure your carbon footprint and discover how you can reduce your carbon footprint with simple, everyday lifestyle changes.

Phonebooks - Why and How to Recycle Phonebooks
Learn why it's good to recycle your old phonebooks, plus useful tips on how to reuse your phonebooks if your recycler won't take your phonebooks.

Green Valentines - Give Green Valentines on Valentine's Day
While you're feeling romantic on Valentine's Day, express your love for the planet as well as your partner but giving green valentines.

How Environmental Issues Affect the Poor
Consider this central paradox of U.S. environmentalism: In much of popular and political culture, the movement is dismissed as the pet cause of white, well-off Americans -- people who can afford to buy organic arugula, vacation in Lake Tahoe, and worry about the fate of the Pacific pocket mouse. And yet, the population most affected by environmental problems is the poor.

What Causes Child Mortality? How Can It Be Prevented?
The child mortality statistics are staggering. In the world’s poorest countries, over 30,000 children under age five die each day. Learn about the current efforts to reduce child mortality, and what still needs to be done to prevent child mortality.

How to Make Eco-Friendly Home Improvements
Making eco-friendly home improvements is easier than you may think, and the benefits to your health and the environment can be dramatic. Learn more about do-it-yourself eco-friendly home improvements, and get the resources you need to make eco-friendly home improvements a snap.

What Is Earth Hour? Facts on This Global Event
Ever since Sydney, Australia held the first Earth Hour in 2007, Earth Hour has become a global event that grows larger each year, inspiring millions of people worldwide to take action against climate change.

What Does "Biodegradable" Really Guarantee?
Many products claim to be biodegradable, but what does that label actually mean? With no legal definition for the term and no clear standards for enforcement, consumers have no guarantee that

What Are Some Eco-Friendly Wood Floor Waxes?
It's difficult to find wood floor wax without harmful chemicals, but it's not impossible. Here are suggestions for wood floor wax that helps to keep your indoor environment healthy.

CFL Mercury - Health Hazard or Environmental Benefit?
Compact fluorescent lamps, which use far less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs, contain mercury that should be recycled to avoid creating risks to public health.

Global Warming Leads to 150,000 Deaths Every Year
Along with posing serious future threats to human health, global warming currently contributes to more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses every year, according to the World Health Organization and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. And those numbers could double by 2030.

Green Living - Get Tax Incentives for Green Living
Looking for tax incentives? Learn how to take advantage of green living tax incentives for individuals and businesses in the U.S. and Canada

Honeybees Disappearing - What Have We Learned About Honeybees Disappearing?
Years after the first reports of honeybees disappearing, honeybees are still threatened. What's the latest info on honeybees disappearing, and how does organic farming affect honeybees disappearing?

Are Dishwashers Good for the Environment?
Is it more environmentally friendly to hand-wash dishes or to use a dishwasher? The answer may surprise you. Learn what the experts say.

Plant-Based Meals - Can Peanut Butter and Jelly Save the World?
Every time you eat a plant-based meal, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, instead of an animal-based meal, such as a hamburger, you strike a blow for the environment by sending a clear message about resource management to restaurants, supermarkets and farmers.

Plant-Based Meals - Can Peanut Butter and Jelly Save the World?
Every time you eat a plant-based meal, such as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, instead of an animal-based meal, such as a hamburger, you strike a blow for the environment by sending a clear message about resource management to restaurants, supermarkets and farmers. Page 2.

Green Roofs - What are Green Roofs?
What does the term

Global Population Hits 7 Billion - Global Effects of Population Growth
World population reached an all-time high 7 billion in 2011, and the population is still growing rapidly. What effects can we expect from having 7 billion people living on Earth?

Polar Bears -- Polar Bears Threatened by Global Warming, says Bush Administration
Polar bears need to be protected from the effects of global warming, according to a proposal by the Bush administration to make polar bears a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. But does the Bush administration's new concern for polar bears also signal a new intention to address the broader problems of global warming?

Farmers Markets - Farmers Markets Overview - Why Are Farmers Markets So Popular?
Farmers markets offer consumers a direct link to the farmers and other producers who grow, raise and process their food, but farmers markets also help to create robust local economies and more vibrant communities.

Greenbelts -- What Good are Greenbelts?
Greenbelts are areas of undeveloped land around urban areas, intended to provide open space and control development. But are greenbelts more than decoration or a concession to environmentalists? Do greenbelts serve any real purpose? Learn more about the vital role of greenbelts in urban design and global resources management.

San Francisco Hopes to Turn Pet Feces Into Power
American dogs and cats produce 10 million tons of animal waste every year, and most of it ends up in landfills or ends up in the water table. San Francisco and several other cities in the Bay Area have set a goal to end their use of landfills by 2020, so they have started looking at the feasibility of turning pet feces into power instead of pollution.

Hurricane Wilma - News Coverage on Hurricane Wilma
Updated news coverage about Hurricane Wilma, plus resources and information to help people prepare for the hurricane and cope with the damage.

Which Wine Stopper is Best for the Environment - Cork, Glass, or Plastic?
Did you know that your choice of wine stopper can help the environment and biodiversity? Find out which wine stopper is best for the environment.

Smog - Americans Breathe Dangerous Levels of Smog
More than half of the residents of 10 U.S. states are living in areas with dangerous levels of smog that routinely exceed EPA air quality standards. Smog, or ground-level ozone, creates serious health risks for children and seniors, and causes or aggravates many respiratory illnesses.

Global Warming Latest: Oceans
A significant report by the IPCC has recently been released synthesizing the current science behind global climate change. Read the organization's conclusions about ocean observations.

Global Warming - Catastrophic Effects of Global Warming Have Already Begun, says IPCC
A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that the effects of global warming are serious and inescapable--and many of those effects are already taking place. Page 2.

Arbor Day Dates - When is Arbor Day?
When is Arbor Day celebrated in the United States and around the world? Is Arbor Day always celebrated on the same day, or does it differ from region to region? And is Arbor Day always called Arbor Day?

Study: Heavy Use of Mobile Phones Increases Cancer Risk
Mobile phones are a mainstay of personal and professional communications worldwide--but are they safe? A new study by the Swedish National Institute for Working Life and the University of Oerebro has found the first significant evidence linking mobile phone use to an increased risk of brain tumors.

What Are the Health Risks Associated With Chromium-6?
Chromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.

Sweden Aims to Be World's First Oil-Free Nation
Sweden has set an ambitious goal to eliminate its dependency on oil by 2020. The nation of 9 million people has made a good start at becoming oil-free. Sweden is already less dependent on oil than other nations in the European Union and a world leader in the use of renewable energy.

Labeling Genetically Modified Foods
Many consumers have concerns about genetically modified foods and want labels that will identify genetically modified food products so they have a choice.

U.S. Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security - How Safe and Secure are U.S. Nuclear Reactors?
Nuclear safety and security became issues of prime concern after a major earthquake and tsunami in Japan damaged nuclear reactors, causing a crisis as radiation began to leak into the atmosphere, and raising questions about U.S. nuclear safety and nuclear security.

Is Water Now More Valuable Than Oil?
The most valuable commodity in the world today is not oil, but water. Find out why many of the world’s leading investors are making big bets on water.

Roadkill: a Risk to Wildlife Populations
The most visible environmental consequence of roads, roadkill can be a serious threat to wildlife populations.

What Do We Mean by Road Ecology?
The environmental effects of roads go beyond roadkill.

Farmed Salmon vs Wild Salmon - Which is Best for Your Health
What are the differences between farmed salmon and wild salmon when it comes to human and environmental health?

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling Fast Food Waste
Along with burgers, tacos and french fries, fast food restaurants serve up a mountain of paper, plastic and Styrofoam waste every day. Fast food waste is a growing problem, as fast food chains expand and open new restaurants around the world. Some fast food companies have taken voluntary steps to reduce, reuse or recycle their waste, but is that enough? Do we need stronger regulations to govern fast food waste?

Energy Saving Tip - Use a Hot Water Bottle to Reduce Your Personal Chill Factor
Looking for a foolproof way to stay warm on a cold night? Try using a hot water bottle to warm your hands a feet.

Living Alone is Bad for the Environment
Want to help the environment? Get a roommate, get married, or find some other way to expand your household. People who live alone consume considerably more energy and other resources than those who live in households of four or more, and younger, more affluent singles use more than their older counterparts.

Cell Phone Recycling - How to Recycle Your Old Cell Phone
What happens to your old cell phone after you upgrade to a new model? Do stores really recycle old cell phones, or refurbish them and give them to the poor, or do they just end up in landfills? Learn how you can ensure your old cell phone is recycled and put to good use instead of damaging the environment.

Seal Hunting -- Animal Advocates Pressure Canada to Ban Seal Hunting -- Again
Thousands of baby fur seals used to be clubbed and shot each year in Newfoundland. In the 1980s, Canada ended vessel-based seal hunting in response to economic pressure from European governments, but the government has Canadian government has reauthorized the winter seal hunts to help local fishermen.

Hexavalent Chromium Overview - What is Hexavalent Chromium?
Hexavalent chromium is one form of the metallic element chromium and a human carcinogen when inhaled, but no one knows whether low levels of chromium-6 in drinking water is a serious health risk.

How to Find Products “Not Tested on Animals”
What does it really mean when a product says

New Urbanism - Green Urban Design - Designing Eco-Friendly and People-Friendly Communities
What makes “new urbanism” housing developments more environmentally friendly than regular old suburban neighborhoods? New urbanisim incorporates green building design and renewable energy to create livable communities that encourage people to walk, shop locally and get to know their neighbors.

Joe Biden - Joe Biden on Energy and the Environment
Joe Biden, U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate in the 2008 election, has a long history of strong support for key environmental and energy issues. Learn more about Joe Biden's energy and environmental record and proposals.

Online Bill Paying - Why Online Bill Paying is Good for the Environment
Online bill paying is gaining popularity and it's good for the environment. Here's how online bill paying reduces waste while saving you time and money.

Municipal Recycling - Not Mandatory in All U.S. Cities
If recycling is one of the three Rs of environmental preservation--reduce, reuse, and recycle--then why is recycling not mandatory everywhere in the United States and elsewhere? Should recycling be mandatory? What would have to change for recycling to become the law of the land?

Germany to Stop Using Nuclear Energy - German Nuclear Energy
Germany plans to shut down all of its nuclear reactors by 2022, ending its reliance on nuclear energy in favor of safer renewable energy from wind, solar and hydroelectric power.

Home Canning Preserves Taste, Nutrition and Self-Reliance
Home canning is a traditional skill with outstanding applications for today. Home canning enables you to preserve the great taste and nutritional value of your backyard garden or locally grown foods, reduce your exposure to pesticides and other chemicals, and increase your sense of self-reliance. Find out how easy it is to get started.

Cancer Deaths - U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline for First Time Since 1930
The number of cancer deaths in the United States has declined for the first time in more than 70 years—the first time since the government starting keeping statistics in 1930—according to an American Cancer Society analysis of government health data.

Cancer Deaths - Cancer Deaths Decline for First Time Since 1930
The number of cancer deaths in the United States has declined for the first time in more than 70 years—the first time since the government starting keeping statistics in 1930—according to an American Cancer Society analysis of government health data. Page 2.

Polar Bears - Endangered Species Act - U.S. Lists Polar Bears as Threatened Species, but Fails to Ban Oil Drilling
The United States has listed polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, but at the same time left the door open for continued oil drilling in polar bear habitat.

Climate Science Censorship - Federal Scientists Accuse Bush of Climate Science Censorship
Now federal employees are going on record to accuse George W. Bush of climate science censorship. Learn what these employees say about Bush and climate science censorship.

Traditional vs. Plug-in Hybrid Cars - Which is Better and What's the Difference?
The new plug-in hybrid cars being developed promise exceptional gas mileage with far fewer emissions than standard gasoline-powered automobiles or even traditional hybrid cars, but will the driving public accept some of the limitations they represent?

Global Warming - Global Warming is Unstoppable and Humans are to Blame, says UN Report
A report by a United Nations group of international scientists makes it clear that the consequences of global warming are no longer avoidable and that human activity has been the primary cause of rapid global warming for more than half a century.

Global Warming - Global Warming is Unstoppable and Humans are to Blame, says UN Report
A report by a United Nations group of international scientists makes it clear that the consequences of global warming are no longer avoidable and that human activity has been the primary cause of rapid global warming for more than half a century. Page 2.

Secondhand Smoke - The Basics of Secondhand Smoke and Its Effect on Human Health
Even if you're a nonsmoker, cigarettes (or cigars or pipes) may be hazardous to your health, because of the secondhand smoke you end up inhaling whenever you are around people who are smoking. Learn more about secondhand smoke and how you can protect yourself and your family from its serious health effects.

Cross-Border Pollution: A Growing International Problem
Cross-border pollution is a serious environmental problem that often frustrates national solutions. As pollution from one nation contaminates the air and water of another, it creates a dilemma for both and leaves local communities with few real options.

Paper Recycling - Between the Sheets - Taking the Wrinkles Out of Paper Recycling
Most business offices generate about 350 pounds of waste paper per employee every year, yet despite the good intentions of many companies to recycle their office paper quite a few still aren't getting the job done. What's the problem, and how can we solve it?

Paper Recycling - Between the Sheets - Taking the Wrinkles Out of Paper Recycling
Most business offices generate about 350 pounds of waste paper per employee every year, yet despite the good intentions of many companies to recycle their office paper quite a few still aren't getting the job done. What's the problem, and how can we solve it? Page 2.

Cell Phone Recycling Overview - Cell Phone Recycling Guide
Recycling used cell phones is good for the environment and can help bridge the digital divide in developing countries or raise money for charity. Learn how, why and where to recycle your used cell phones.

Toxic at Any Speed - Indoor Air Pollution Inside Your Car
The EPA lists indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health, and the concentrations of some toxic chemicals that cause indoor air pollution are five times higher inside your car than at your home or office. Learn more about the risks of indoor air pollution inside your car and what you can do about it.

Where to Find Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Options
Traditional carpet cleaning solution contains chemicals that can damage health and the environment. Learn where to find healthier professional and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning options.

Why Are Few Food Containers Made of Recyclable Plastic?
Find out which ingredient in most plastic containers that makes it so hard to recycle them, and how corn plastic could be the eco-friendly answer.

Nations of the World Pledge to Conserve Biodiversity
The Nagoya Protocol and other strategic plans to conserve biodiversity were adopted by 193 nations in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, but 50 countries must ratify the Nagoya Protocol by February 1, 2012, before it can take effect.

Top Environmental News Sources
Stay informed and up-to-date on worldwide environmental news with this list of the best environmental news sources on the Internet.

Environmental Issues - What To Do
Concerned about the environment? Here are ways you can get involved and make a difference. You'll find tips to reduce waste, find eco-friendly products, and support community, government and corporate efforts to help the environment.

Environmental Issues - What's at Risk?
What will happen to the Earth and its people, animals, plants, lands and oceans if we fail to successfully address the environmental issues we face today?

Green Christmas
Are you still dreaming of a White Christmas? Why not make yours a Green Christmas instead by taking an eco-friendly approach to the holidays?

Green Halloween
A growing number of people are adding a new color to the traditional orange and black of Halloween--green. Make your Halloween an eco-friendly holiday that will be a real treat for you, your family, and the environment.

Green Thanksgiving
Why not make your Thanksgiving Day holiday an eco-friendly celebration that captures the spirit of the first Thanksgiving while adding extra meaning by helping to improve the environment?

Salmonella
What is salmonella, how does it affect our health and the safety and quality of our food, and what is being done to prevent the food-borne illnesses that salmonella causes?

Renewable Energy - Learn About These Offbeat Renewable Energy Sources
Did you know that chocolate could be a source of renewable energy? And how about pet feces? Learn about some offbeat renewable energy sources.

Environmental Issues: Fashion and Entertainment
How green living extends to fashion and entertainment, including eco-friendly fashion and entertainment issues that affect the environment.

Green Living in the Kitchen - How Food and Beverages Contribute to Health and the Environment
Want to practice green living in your kitchen? Here are green living tips and information about food and beverages, and how they contribute to the environment.

Reducing Waste - Environmental Issues and Tips about Reducing Waste
junk mail, reduce waste. Environmental Issues.

An Inconvenient Truth -- Al Gore's Call to Action on Global Warming
Information about

Green Living - Tips for Green Living in Your Home
Green living in your home--look here for information about green living and which home products are best for green living.

Green Living - The Environmental Issues of Animal Testing and Animal Rights
News and information about environmental issues related to animals, including animal testing and animal rights.

Kyoto Protocol and Global Warming - News and Information About the Kyoto Protocol
In response to global warming, many countries joined the Kyoto Protocol. What is the Kyoto Protocol and how could it affect global warming worldwide?

Green Holiday - How to Have a Green Holiday
Green holidays - tips and information on how to celebrate green holidays in your home.

Cap and Trade: Frequently Asked Questions
Cap-and-trade systems create economic incentives for companies and utilities to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Learn more about cap-and-trade systems.

Carbon Tax FAQ
A carbon tax is one way of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Learn what a carbon tax is and how a carbon tax works. Carbon tax is making the news as environmentalists and governments try to slow global warming.

Global Warming News - What are the Media Saying about Global Warming?
Much of what people learn about global warming comes from news sources like television, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, films and radio. Learn about important global warming news coverage.

Green Retirement Plans - Green 401(k) Plans Let You Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
As people become more environmentally conscious, they are looking for additional ways to live green and to make bigger contributions to sustainability. Employees are demanding more green investment options, and more employers are starting to offer 401(k) plans that enable workers to align their dreams of retirement and their dreams of a better world.

Green for Good - Living Green and Doing Good
Green for Good offers consumers an opportunity to live green and do good at the same time. Green for Good provides an easy-to-access online marketplace for hundreds of organic and natural products, and the company also donates at least 10 percent of its after-tax profits to ecologically friendly organizations.

Interested in Hybrid Cars? New Tax Incentives and Benefits Make Hybrid Cars More Appealing than Ever
If you have been considering the purchase of a hybrid car, these new tax incentives and benefits may make the switch to hybrid cars even more appealing.

Carbon Emissions Trading - European Union Tells US Airlines to Go Green or Get Lost
U.S. airlines must start paying for carbon credits to offset their carbon dioxide emissions or face restrictions, or a possible ban, on flights to the European Union, according to EU Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot.

Global Warming - Most Americans Believe Global Warming is a Threat
Most Americans believe global warming is a serious threat, to themselves and to future generations, and the majority support government mandates to help develop renewable energy and reduce global warming, according to a TIME magazine/ABC News/Stanford University poll.

Global Warming - Bush Announces U.S. Plan to Tackle Global Warming
President George W. Bush, long accused of ignoring the problem of climate change and opposing international efforts to develop a solution, has proposed his own strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that intensify the greenhouse effect and contribute to global warming.

Global Warming - 500 U.S. Cities Pledge to Reduce Global Warming
On May 15, 2007, Tulsa, Oklahoma became the 500th city to endorse the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a voluntary commitment by U.S. cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming pollution in their communities to 7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012.

Environmental Issues - What is EarthTalk?
Information about EarthTalk, a publication of E/The Environmental Magazine.

Save Energy - Stop Winter Drafts Cold - How to Stop Winter Drafts
Even with the door closed tight, winter drafts can enter a room to make you shiver and force your furnace to work extra hard to maintain a comfortable temperature. Learn how to stop winter drafts cold. Save both energy and money by stopping winter drafts.

Obama’s CAFE Standards – The Obama Administration’s CAFE Standards
On May 19, 2009, President Barack Obama announced a new national policy and set tough new CAFE standards that will increase fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for all new cars and trucks sold in the United States beginning in 2012. Obama's CAFE standards require automakers to achieve a combined average fuel-efficiency CAFE standard of 35.5 mpg by 2016.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 2.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 3.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 4.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 5.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 6.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 7.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your Halloween a treat for Mother Nature. Page 8.

Tips for a Green Thanksgiving
Follow these 10 tips for a green Thanksgiving celebration that enriches your holiday experience and improves the natural environment.

Green Halloween Tips - Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature
Halloween may be spooky, but it doesn't have to be a scary time for the environment. Have a green Halloween that is eco-friendly and rewarding for everyone. Use these tricks to make your green Halloween a treat for Mother Nature.

Van Jones Profile - Profile of Van Jones - Special Advisor to the White House on Green Jobs
Van Jones is special advisor to President Barack Obama on green jobs, enterprise and innovation. A former civil-rights lawyer, Van Jones earned a national reputation as an environmental leader and social entrepreneur by working to battle poverty and preserve the environment with the same economic strategies.

EarthTalk Columns from E/The Environmental Magazine
EarthTalk is a regular question and answer feature of E/The Environmental Magazine. Topics range from major environmental issues to advice on living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Selected columns are reprinted on About Environmental Issues by permission of the editors of E.

Environmental Issues - Ozone Depletion
What is ozone depletion? How does ozone depletion affect the earth? Learn the causes and effects of ozone depletion, and how it changes our environment.