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  • Australia passes landmark carbon price laws
    published on November 7th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Australia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.
  • Study tallies health costs of climate disasters
    published on November 7th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.
  • (Incandescent) lights to go out in China
    published on November 4th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.
  • Warming gases saw biggest jump on record
    published on November 3rd, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.
  • NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica
    published on November 2nd, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.
  • Climate scientist sparks protest
    published on October 31st, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    MINNEAPOLIS — The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America isn't the type of affair one might associate with outrage among the citizenry — or anyone, really.
  • Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real
    published on October 31st, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.
  • Crop scientists fret about heat, not just water
    published on October 24th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Crop scientists in the United States, the world's largest food exporter, are pondering an odd question: could the danger of global warming really be the heat?
  • Insuring against extreme weather
    published on October 13th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Future of Tech: A high-tech crop insurance company aims to make farming profitable — and a profit for itself — by writing policies that offer protection against floods, frosts, droughts and other bouts of crop-damaging weather that are on the rise.
  • Fall colors arrive later? Warming studied as factor
    published on October 6th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Clocks may not be the only thing falling back: That signature autumn change in leaf colors may be drifting further down the calendar.
  • Canada's Arctic ice shelves breaking up fast
    published on September 30th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    Canada in just six years has lost nearly 50 percent of the ice shelf area that holds back glacial ice from melting into the ocean, scientists report.
  • More ships take shortcut via less icy Arctic
    published on September 28th, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    A Danish shipper says it saved a third of the cost and nearly half the time in shipping goods to China by taking advantage of receding Arctic ice to sail north of Russia instead of via the Suez Canal.

  • Dolphin stuck in California wetlands draws a crowd
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, California (Reuters) - A dolphin who took a wrong turn from the Pacific Ocean into a Southern California wetlands became an unwitting star on Friday when scores of motorists on a nearby busy highway stopped to watch it swim in circles.




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  • Nuke plant offline due to jellyfish-like creatures
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    In California, a tiny, jellyfish-like sea creature called salp is causing problems at the Diablo Canyon atomic plant.




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  • Reef sharks vanishing near populated islands
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Gray reef sharks (Carcharhinus amlyrhynchos) at Kure Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii.As many as 90 percent of reef sharks have disappeared from reefs near populated islands, a new study finds.




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    published on April 27th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

  • Anti-UN-environment bill heads for passage in Ariz.
    published on April 26th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    Some Arizona lawmakers say their bill would stop a U.N. conspiracy, but critics claim it could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts.

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  • Poisoning trees to make billboards visible
    published on April 26th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    A whistleblower says his job at an advertising company was to poison trees, so billboards would be easier to see. A criminal investigation is under way in Florida.

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  • Wanted: Poacher who cut off cougar's paws
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    Investigators are trying to track down who cut off the paws of a cougar found dead Wednesday near a California freeway.

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  • Judge: Leaning toward approving BP spill deal
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    A judge says a final decision on the settlement proposed by BP and plaintiffs' lawyers to compensate individuals and businesses for the 2010 Gulf oil spill would not come for weeks.

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  • Burger King vows cage-free chicken and pork
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.




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    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

  • Study: Antarctic ice shelf melt tied to warmer seas
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    This illustration based on satellite data shows the thickest ice shelves (greater than 550 meters) in red. Thinner ones (less than 200 meters) are in red.When it comes to melting ice shelves in Antarctica, the danger comes from below, new research suggests.




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  • Trump to Scotland: Ax 'monstrous' wind farm plans
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    Donald Trump swept into Scotland's parliament on Wednesday to demand the country end plans for an offshore wind farm he fears will spoil the view at his exclusive new $1.2-billion golf resort.

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  • Cities with dirtiest air see better days, new report finds
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    The cities with the dirtiest air are finally cleaning up their act, the American Lung Association (ALA) reported Wednesday in its annual listing of cleanest and most polluted areas across the country.




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  • California mad cow 'just a random mutation'
    published on April 25th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    Although the U.S. reported the fourth confirmed case of mad cow in six years this week, the government is stressing there is no threat to human health. Officials are still investigating how the dairy cow contracted the disease.

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  • First criminal charges filed in 2010 BP spill
    published on April 24th, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    The first criminal charges in the 2010 BP gulf spill were filed against a former BP engineer accused of intentionally deleting hundreds of text messages about the size of the spill.

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  • Analysis: Dow's new corn: "time bomb" or farmers' dream?
    published on April 24th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    A piece of corn is seen in a hay bale at a farm in Fredericksburg, Texas September 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joshua Lott(Reuters) - A new biotech corn developed by Dow AgroSciences could answer the prayers of U.S. farmers plagued by a fierce epidemic of super-weeds. Or it could trigger a flood of dangerous chemicals that may make weeds even more resistant and damage other important U.S. crops.




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    published on April 24th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

  • All-white killer whale spotted off Russia
    published on April 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    An all-white, and possibly albino, killer whale has been spotted in seas off eastern Russia, scientists reported Monday, dubbing the adult male "Iceberg.An all-white, and possibly albino, killer whale has been spotted in seas off eastern Russia, scientists reported Monday, dubbing the adult male "Iceberg.




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  • 'Gaia' scientist: I was 'alarmist' about climate change
    published on April 23rd, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Scientist James Lovelock has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.Scientist James Lovelock has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.




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  • Sea lion, shot in flipper, returns to ocean
    published on April 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    The California sea lion that was found with a bullet in her flipper has healed and was released back into the wild on Friday.

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  • Earth Day events: from condoms to DC concert
    published on April 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    If it's Earth Day, it must be the time of year for volunteers to turn out en masse to plant trees. Those events certainly were prominent across the U.S. on Sunday, but they were not the only ones.




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  • $60 light bulb cut for Earth Day -- to $25
    published on April 22nd, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    The $60 LED light bulb is coming down in price – just in time for Earth Day.




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  • In '72, EPA battled pollution; now it's politics
    published on April 21st, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    WASHINGTON -- A polluted drainage ditch that once flowed with industrial waste from Lake Charles, La., petrochemical plants teems with overgrown, wild plants today. A light-rail line zips past the spot where a now-defunct Portland, Ore.

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    published on April 21st, 2012 at 10:52 PM

  • Doctors develop life-saving drugs from coral reefs
    published on April 20th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Patients are benefiting from the natural chemicals derived from the Earth’s oceans.




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  • Car parts made out of cash? Ford testing them
    published on April 20th, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Ford has trumpeted its use of recycled materials in its cars in recent years – from soybeans in seat cushions to blue-jean material as a sound dampener. But now it's really going "green."




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  • Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who staged one of Malaysia's largest street rallies in years, demanding fair rules for national elections expected soon.
  • Obama promotes GI Bill safeguards for vets
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    President Barack Obama, eager to show administrative action in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters.
  • Ukraine delays trial of fasting ex-PM Tymoshenko
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A Ukrainian judge ruled Saturday that jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko could not be tried in absentia and delayed her hearings in a new tax evasion case until May 21.
  • US looks to South America for security partners
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    In these days of shrinking defense budgets, the U.S. is looking to its southern neighbors to help monitor and protect the Asia Pacific region in the years ahead.
  • Escaped China activist in U.S. protection: rights group
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing after an audacious escape from 19 months under house arrest, a U.S.-based group said on Saturday, in a drama that threatens to ignite new tensions between the two governments. The United States has not given any public confirmation of reports that Chen, who slipped away from under the noses of guards and bristling surveillance equipment around his village home in Shandong province, fled into the U.S. embassy. ...
  • Nugent says he's insulted by concert cancellation
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post over his comments about President Barack Obama.
  • Authorities: Bunker of Washington fugitive surrounded
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Authorities on Friday surrounded an elaborate, underground bunker believed to be that of a gun-toting survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter nearly a week ago and then holing up in the woods of Washington state.
  • Judge wants to know more about Zimmerman finances
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Calling it an "oversight," George Zimmerman's attorney said Friday the neighborhood watch volunteer did not disclose that a website had raised more than $200,000 for his defense, even though his family told the judge they would have trouble coming up with his bond.
  • Romney urges young people to take economic risks
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Mitt Romney on Friday encouraged young Americans facing bleak job prospects to "take risks" — and even borrow money from their parents — to help improve their economic fortunes.
  • U.S. officials: Core al-Qaida 'essentially gone'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, U.S. counterterrorist officials say.
  • Disgraced cyclist Landis subject of fraud investigation
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Bicyclist Floyd Landis, stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win after testing positive for testosterone, is the subject of a federal investigation into a $450,000 defense fund he created and later abandoned, a legal source said on Friday.
  • Obama cracks down on for-profit schools
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    In front of thousands of service members, President Obama today signed an executive order aimed at protecting veterans from for-profit educational institutions trying to “swindle” and “hoodwink” them instead of providing the education they deserve. Speaking to the Army’s Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart,...
  • McCain slams Obama for using bin Laden in 'cheap political attack'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday blasted President Barack Obama for casting doubt on whether Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, calling it "a cheap political attack." The Obama campaign leveled its attack in a new campaign ad. "No one disputes that the President deserves credit for ordering the [...]
  • New photo shows work at North Korea nuclear test site
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place.
  • Bear wanders onto Colo. campus, moved to mountains
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A 200-pound black bear that wandered onto the University of Colorado campus and caused a stir before falling 15-feet from a tree has returned to the wild, officials said Friday.
  • Secret Service cracks down on partying
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    The Secret Service, embarrassed by the Colombia prostitution scandal, moved Friday to avoid a possible repeat incident by toughening its "standards of conduct" with new restrictions on drinking alcohol, a ban on "patronizing of non-reputable establishments," and a prohibition on agents bringing foreign nationals back to their hotel rooms. Booze is off-limits 10 hours before [...]
  • S&P; 500 rallies for week on Amazon, Expedia results
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday and posted their best weekly gains in a month as stronger-than-expected earnings from Amazon.com and Expedia Inc reinforced confidence in corporate performance. Wall Street managed a fourth day of gains as the strong earnings season outweighed a surprisingly weak reading on first-quarter economic growth. Online retailer Amazon climbed 15.7 percent to $226.85 and contributed half of Nasdaq's gain for the day. An S&P; retail index rose 3.5 percent and hit an all-time high. Shares of Expedia, the Web-based travel provider, surged 23. ...
  • Maine's GOP governor calls state workers 'corrupt'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Maine's blunt-speaking governor is again creating a ruckus with his offhanded remarks — this time by calling state government middle managers "about as corrupt as can be."
  • FCC requires local TV stations to disclose political ads
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Local TV stations will be required to post information including rates to a public database on the political ads they run, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Friday. How will this work? The FCC will host an online database making available information about political ads running...
  • What would you like to ask Michael J. Fox?
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Want to know about the work he's doing to find a cure for Parkinson's disease and how he has maintained a positive outlook and keeps working despite his health diagnosis? ABC News Diane Sawyer will talk to him on Wednesday and could ask your question!

  • Tear gas used as 25,000 rally for Malaysia reforms
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Police unleashed tear gas and chemical-laced water Saturday at thousands of demonstrators who staged one of Malaysia's largest street rallies in years, demanding fair rules for national elections expected soon.
  • Obama promotes GI Bill safeguards for vets
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    President Barack Obama, eager to show administrative action in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters.
  • Ukraine delays trial of fasting ex-PM Tymoshenko
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A Ukrainian judge ruled Saturday that jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko could not be tried in absentia and delayed her hearings in a new tax evasion case until May 21.
  • US looks to South America for security partners
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    In these days of shrinking defense budgets, the U.S. is looking to its southern neighbors to help monitor and protect the Asia Pacific region in the years ahead.
  • Escaped China activist in U.S. protection: rights group
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under U.S. protection in Beijing after an audacious escape from 19 months under house arrest, a U.S.-based group said on Saturday, in a drama that threatens to ignite new tensions between the two governments. The United States has not given any public confirmation of reports that Chen, who slipped away from under the noses of guards and bristling surveillance equipment around his village home in Shandong province, fled into the U.S. embassy. ...
  • Nugent says he's insulted by concert cancellation
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post over his comments about President Barack Obama.
  • Authorities: Bunker of Washington fugitive surrounded
    published on April 28th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Authorities on Friday surrounded an elaborate, underground bunker believed to be that of a gun-toting survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter nearly a week ago and then holing up in the woods of Washington state.
  • Judge wants to know more about Zimmerman finances
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Calling it an "oversight," George Zimmerman's attorney said Friday the neighborhood watch volunteer did not disclose that a website had raised more than $200,000 for his defense, even though his family told the judge they would have trouble coming up with his bond.
  • Romney urges young people to take economic risks
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Mitt Romney on Friday encouraged young Americans facing bleak job prospects to "take risks" — and even borrow money from their parents — to help improve their economic fortunes.
  • U.S. officials: Core al-Qaida 'essentially gone'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A year after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida that carried out the Sept. 11 attacks is essentially gone but its affiliates remain a threat to America, U.S. counterterrorist officials say.
  • Disgraced cyclist Landis subject of fraud investigation
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Bicyclist Floyd Landis, stripped of his 2006 Tour de France win after testing positive for testosterone, is the subject of a federal investigation into a $450,000 defense fund he created and later abandoned, a legal source said on Friday.
  • Obama cracks down on for-profit schools
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    In front of thousands of service members, President Obama today signed an executive order aimed at protecting veterans from for-profit educational institutions trying to “swindle” and “hoodwink” them instead of providing the education they deserve. Speaking to the Army’s Third Infantry Division at Fort Stewart,...
  • McCain slams Obama for using bin Laden in 'cheap political attack'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Republican Sen. John McCain on Friday blasted President Barack Obama for casting doubt on whether Mitt Romney would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, calling it "a cheap political attack." The Obama campaign leveled its attack in a new campaign ad. "No one disputes that the President deserves credit for ordering the [...]
  • New photo shows work at North Korea nuclear test site
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    New satellite imagery appears to show a train of mining carts and other preparations under way at North Korea's nuclear test site but no indication of when a detonation might take place.
  • Bear wanders onto Colo. campus, moved to mountains
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    A 200-pound black bear that wandered onto the University of Colorado campus and caused a stir before falling 15-feet from a tree has returned to the wild, officials said Friday.
  • Secret Service cracks down on partying
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    The Secret Service, embarrassed by the Colombia prostitution scandal, moved Friday to avoid a possible repeat incident by toughening its "standards of conduct" with new restrictions on drinking alcohol, a ban on "patronizing of non-reputable establishments," and a prohibition on agents bringing foreign nationals back to their hotel rooms. Booze is off-limits 10 hours before [...]
  • S&P; 500 rallies for week on Amazon, Expedia results
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Friday and posted their best weekly gains in a month as stronger-than-expected earnings from Amazon.com and Expedia Inc reinforced confidence in corporate performance. Wall Street managed a fourth day of gains as the strong earnings season outweighed a surprisingly weak reading on first-quarter economic growth. Online retailer Amazon climbed 15.7 percent to $226.85 and contributed half of Nasdaq's gain for the day. An S&P; retail index rose 3.5 percent and hit an all-time high. Shares of Expedia, the Web-based travel provider, surged 23. ...
  • Maine's GOP governor calls state workers 'corrupt'
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Maine's blunt-speaking governor is again creating a ruckus with his offhanded remarks — this time by calling state government middle managers "about as corrupt as can be."
  • FCC requires local TV stations to disclose political ads
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Local TV stations will be required to post information including rates to a public database on the political ads they run, the Federal Communications Commission ruled Friday. How will this work? The FCC will host an online database making available information about political ads running...
  • What would you like to ask Michael J. Fox?
    published on April 27th, 2012 at 04:19 AM
    Want to know about the work he's doing to find a cure for Parkinson's disease and how he has maintained a positive outlook and keeps working despite his health diagnosis? ABC News Diane Sawyer will talk to him on Wednesday and could ask your question!

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