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Climate Change Hitting Entire Arctic Ecosystem, Says Report

Extensive climate change is now affecting every form of life in the Arctic, according to a major new assessment by international polar scientists.


Administration Stops Short of Endorsing Climate Bill

The House measure would require changes in the way the United States generates electricity, manufactures products, heats and lights its homes, and moves people and goods.


'Superweed’ Explosion Threatens Monsanto Heartlands

“Superweeds” are plaguing high-tech Monsanto crops in southern US states, driving farmers to use more herbicides, return to conventional crops or even abandon their farms.


Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Linked To Ozone Hole

Increased growth in Antarctic sea ice during the past 30 years is a result of changing weather patterns caused by the ozone hole, according to new research.


Predators Starve as We Plunder Oceans

Starving sea life – from whales to puffins, tuna to seals – is being found all over the world's oceans, as the food on which it depends is being fished out, startling new evidence shows. And much of the depletion, ironically, is caused by raising captive fish – for the table.


Overfishing to Wipe out Bluefin Tuna in 3 Years: WWF

Overfishing will wipe out the breeding population of Atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the ocean's largest and fastest predators, in three years unless catches are dramatically reduced, conservation group WWF said on Tuesday.


Germany Bans Monsanto Corn

Germany has banned the cultivation of GM corn, claiming that MON 810 is dangerous for the environment. But that argument might not stand up in court and Berlin could face fines totaling millions of euros if American multinational Monsanto decides to challenge the prohibition on its seed.,1518,618913,00.html#ref=nlint


Honeybees in Danger

When I was teaching at Humboldt State University in northern California 20 years ago, I invited a beekeeper to talk to my students. He said that each time he took his bees to southern California to pollinate other farmers' crops, he would lose a third of his bees to sprays. In 2009, the loss ranges all the way to 60 percent.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Your Old Gadgets

Most of us grew up with the Environmental Protection Agency's friendly "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" motto — but when it comes to gadgets, being environmentally responsible isn't quite so easy.


Americas on Alert for Sea Level Rise

Climate change experts in North and South America are increasingly worried by the potentially devastating implications of higher estimates for possible sea level rises.


U.K.: Butterflies Hit by Damp Summers

The torrential rain of recent summers has hit the UK butterfly population hard, say conservationists.


Arctic Ice Shows Winter Thinning

Arctic ice reached a larger maximum area this winter than in the last few years, scientists say, but the long-term trend still shows it declining.


G.M. and Segway Build an Electric Vehicle

General Motors and the people who make the world's coolest scooter have developed a two-wheeled, two-seat electric car that's essentially a big honkin' Segway, which makes us wonder how long it'll be before Woz is playing polo with one.


European Union Restricts Tuna Fishing

European Union countries adopted new rules on Monday to help restore endangered bluefin tuna stocks in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, bringing the bloc into line with international standards.


China Vies to Be World's Leader in Electric Cars

In a new threat to Detroit, China is investing heavily in hybrid and electric-vehicle technology with a plan built on research, recharging stations and incentives.


Empire State Building Goes Green

A project is underway to reduce the amount of energy used in the building by more than a third, saving millions of dollars a year. This green makeover is part of a $500m (£340m) refit which the building's owners hope will attract bigger companies paying higher rents.


Cost Works Against Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources in Time of Recession

As Congress debates new emissions restrictions, an underlying question is how much more Americans will be willing to pay to harness the wind and the sun.


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