Third World Crops Get $37.5 Million Gene Storage Aid
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
A $37.5 million seed storage plan will help safeguard crops vital for developing nations from global warming and other threats, the head of a U.N.-backed scheme said on Thursday.
Lights Out in Ontario for Incandescent Bulbs
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
The Canadian province of Ontario will ban the sale of inefficient incandescent light bulbs by 2012 as part of a broader effort to cut energy use, provincial officials said on Wednesday.
Small Gusinesses Go Green, Using More Environmentally Friendly Products and Practices
April 19, 2007 12:00 AM - Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press
The expression "going green" might have a gimmicky sound, but for small businesses, selling environmentally friendly products and services can be very profitable. And even companies whose line of work is more traditional can benefit from using green products and practices.
Study Suggests Ethanol May Cause More Smog, Deaths
April 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Switching from gasoline to ethanol -- touted as a green alternative at the pump -- may create dirtier air, causing slightly more smog-related deaths, a new study says.
EPA Agrees To Reduce Lead in Products for Children Because of Health Hazard
April 16, 2007 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press
Companies that make or distribute toys, zippers and other children's products will face tougher government scrutiny to keep out any lead that could poison and kill children or harm their brain development.
U.S. Army Signs French Company To Incinerate Nerve Agent Waste
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Rick Callahan, Associated Press
The Army, thwarted in two previous bids to dispose of chemical waste from the destruction of a deadly VX nerve agent stockpile, has contracted with a French company to incinerate the waste at a Texas plant, but environmentalists said they will fight that effort as well.
Now Cancer-Free, NBC News Correspondent Anne Thompson Takes on Environmental Beat
April 12, 2007 12:00 AM - Associated Press
NBC News correspondent Anne Thompson has been appointed the network's new environmental affairs reporter, a job she attributes in part to her battle with breast cancer. She felt the environment is an issue foremost on people's minds that had not been covered extensively on network television.
Gore Pins Hopes on Live Earth Environment Concerts
April 11, 2007 12:00 AM - Mike Collett-White, Reuters
The former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate is spearheading efforts to get the world of pop music to back his crusade to avert what he calls a "planetary emergency", and already has Madonna and the Red Hot Chili Peppers on board.
Love & Music? Yes. Carbon? No. Woodstock, N.Y., Takes on Global Warming
April 9, 2007 12:00 AM - Michael Hill, Associated Press
Woodstock is best known for the 1969 rock concert that borrowed its name and was held some 50 miles away in Bethel. But the old artists' colony is plugging firmly into the zeitgeist of 2007, a time when hybrid cars are hot and Al Gore's climate-change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," won two Oscars.
Heathrow Passengers Turn Blind Eye to Warming
April 6, 2007 12:00 AM - Gerard Wynn, Reuters
Aviation contributes less to global warming than the likes of cars and farming but focuses minds on climate change because a single long-haul flight can double someone's annual greenhouse gas emissions.