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EarthTalk: Do You Have Any Tips for Saving Energy in My Home?

A University of Michigan study estimates that the average American household could reduce its energy bills by 65 percent and, over the home's lifetime, save $52,000 if it maximized energy efficiency. >> Read the Full Article

Interior Department Finds Sage Grouse Outlook Less Than Dire

Interior Department biologists have recommended against adding the sage grouse to the U.S. endangered species list, a determination that could wind up benefiting natural gas and oil producers but add to environmentalists' concerns. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Projects Hazardous Waste Sites Growing in Number and Cleanup Costs

At the current pace of cleanup work, it could take up to 35 years and $280 billion to fix most of the nation's existing and yet-to-be-discovered hazardous waste sites, the government said Friday. >> Read the Full Article

Most Coral Reefs Under Threat, Some Resilient

About 70 percent of the world's coral reefs have been wrecked or are at risk from human activities but some are showing surprising resilience to global warming, a report said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article

Government and Tribal Leaders Agree To Work Together on Great Lakes Cleanup

Dozens of government and tribal leaders are joining forces to preserve the Great Lakes from environmental dangers, but some say more money and a clear action plan are still needed make sure the job gets done. >> Read the Full Article

As Tech Trash Piles Up, E-Junk Recycling Still in its Infancy

When Office Depot, Inc. stores ran an electronics recycling drive last summer that accepted everything from cell phones to televisions, some stores were overwhelmed by the amount of e-trash they received. >> Read the Full Article

Business Groups Beat Out Environmentalists in Spending Bill

From an Alaska land swap to tours of a Georgia barrier island, business interests bested environmentalists in battles that shaped Congress' $388 billion spending bill. >> Read the Full Article

Food-Safety Crusader Patricia Lovera Chats with Grist

When Patricia Lovera moved from environmental issues into food issues, joining consumer-advocate group Public Citizen's campaign against irradiation and other icky industrialized food processes, she found out that the two veins of activism have much in common. >> Read the Full Article

Kansas' Location Would be Good for Zero-Emissions Plant

It's the one giant coal-fired power plant that everyone seems to want. >> Read the Full Article

Studies Show Captive Elephant Breeding Difficult

Elephants in zoos are living as long as those in the wild, but their population in captivity is dwindling because it is so difficult to breed them, according to studies released Friday. >> Read the Full Article