• Group Accuses Chevron Of Unethical Tactics In $10 Billion Rainforest Trial

    QUITO, Ecuador - According to a rain forest protection organization in Equador, global oil giant Chevron is fabricating evidence and engaging in a "campaign of intimidation" in Ecuador. The group says the oil company is doing this to derail a class action rain forest pollution trial as it nears completion, said Pablo Fajardo, the Ecuadorian lawyer, a spokesman for the Coalition to Defend the Amazon, the non-profit group bringing the case. >> Read the Full Article
  • Kids At Risk, Christian Leaders Call For FDA To Control Tobacco

    NASHVILLE - A diverse coalition of clergy and lay members from throughout Tennessee called on southern congressmen and women to support legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority over tobacco products. The new legislation would protect kids from tobacco and save lives. As members of the House Subcommittee on Health, Representatives Gordon and Blackburn will play a key role in advancing this legislation, H.R. 1108, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. >> Read the Full Article
  • Olympic Champ Has Plan To Beat Beijing Pollution

    Ethiopian world and Olympic 10,000 meters champion Kenenisa Bekele said on Tuesday Beijing's pollution could affect how he prepares for next year's Games. "The weather conditions are not good, but this is not only for me, but for all," Bekele told a news conference. "I can't do anything about it, so I will concentrate on my training. I am not concerned about it." >> Read the Full Article
  • China Rivers Threaten Sixth of Population

    Polluters along two of China's main rivers have defied a decade-old clean-up effort, leaving much of the water unfit to touch, let alone drink, and a risk to a sixth of the population, state media said on Monday. >> Read the Full Article
  • Indonesian peatlands seen playing key climate role

    To the average person, they are just ordinary swamps or bogs. But peatlands across the world are more than just simple marsh land: they are one of the largest carbon stores on earth and play a significant role in the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. Not for long, perhaps. >> Read the Full Article
  • China to Give "Green" Legislation More Teeth

    In recent years, Chinese authorities have waged a series of “green storms”—harsh crackdown campaigns against polluters—to check the nation’s worsening environmental deterioration, while also promoting a “green credit” system to deny polluting industries access to bank loans. Now, the nation is seeking to further improve its environmental and ecological situation through the adoption of more biting green legislation. >> Read the Full Article
  • U.S. Seeks Home For Research On Fearsome Diseases

    WASHINGTON - A federal laboratory off Long Island, known as the "Alcatraz for animal disease," may move to the U.S. mainland as part of a new $450 million research center. Plans for the next-generation National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, slated to go online by 2013, include biosafety labs where scientists, clad in outfits resembling spacesuits and tethered to air supplies, would research diseases that can spread to people from animals. >> Read the Full Article
  • Recycling Styrofoam: 15 Million Pounds Diverted From Northeast Landfills

    LIVERPOOL, N.Y. - A New York furniture company has found a second life for what once use to go to landfills: packaging styrofoam. Some of the recycled byproducts are made into consumer household plastic items such as picture frames, egg cartons, lunch trays, video and audio cassette casings as well as bathroom fixtures including counter tops, sinks and tub and shower surrounds. >> Read the Full Article
  • Study: SUV's Bigger Polluters

    COLUMBUS , Ohio – The pollution produced by light trucks, SUVs and minivans is only half a percent higher than that produced by conventional cars, based on a recent study. But a new study shows that this tiny difference becomes enormous when considering the number of light trucks moving along the nation's highways. >> Read the Full Article
  • As Coal-Fired Plants Clear the Air, Landfills Grow

    More than one-third of the ash generated at the country's hundreds of coal-fired plants is now recycled -- mixed with cement to build highways or used to stabilize embankments, among other things. >> Read the Full Article