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Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: Txchnologist

A new WWF report says the London games aren't even close to meeting their own sustainability goals

Posted on: Jan 13, 2008, Source: E Magazine

You know things are bad when ski resorts have to reinvent themselves into "sun and fun" parks with bumper boats and miniature golf.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2007, Source: E Magazine

Some prominent environmentalists are urging that we reconsider nuclear power. But they have been met with resistance from many who believe nuclear power never will be a solution to global warming.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2003, Source: E Magazine

If the oil, coal and nuclear fuel interests have their way -- and they have the support of the Bush Administration already -- the coming "hydrogen revolution" will just be Dirty Energy Redux.

Posted on: May 12, 2002, Source: E Magazine

The toxic heavy metal, mercury, is everywhere -- in tuna, auto parts and water. The movement to get it out of the atmosphere has taken on a new urgency as the dangers become better known.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2002, Source: E Magazine

Thanks to America's powerful highway lobby, we're stuck in more traffic than ever before. How can we make getting around a whole lot saner?

Posted on: Jan 2, 2002, Source: E Magazine

Evidence shows a meat-based diet is bad for the environment, aggravates global hunger, brutalizes animals and compromises health. So why aren't more environmentalists vegetarians?

Posted on: Jul 16, 2001, Source: E Magazine

DaimlerChrysler and Ford have launched sustainable, environmentally sound projects to turn agricultural waste in the developing world into car seats.

Posted on: May 13, 2001, Source: E Magazine

The Bush administration's environmental team is an environmental nightmare: they are friendly to corporate polluters, lax on enforcement and antagonistic to international cooperation.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2000, Source: E Magazine

Here's the scenario: Sticker shock at the gas pumps, with prices nearly doubling overnight. Long lines at the few stations that are open. The "high" prices that motorists were paying in the spring of 2000 could be a harbinger of a much more serious crisis in oil production and delivery.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: In These Times

Our beleaguered planet is in the midst of an acute fresh water crisis that is likely to intensify in the coming years, exacerbated by global warming, industrial pollution, high-tech agriculture, misplaced development priorities and the steady pressure of exploding populations.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2000, Source: E Magazine

Fuel cell cars, producing only drinkable water out of their tailpipes, are an unambiguous improvement over internal combustion. The promise these cars hold -- to be both environmentally friendly and technically superior to conventional vehicles on the roads today -- has fueled an international race to get a fuel cell car to market.