The Food and Drug Administration on Friday said it was studying a federal judge's order that it consider withdrawing two popular antibiotics from use in livestock.
Ohio hasn't been an oil powerhouse for nearly 100 years.
Victoria Principal fears the proposed expansion of offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Arctic Ocean could lead to another disastrous oil spill like the one that devastated the U.S. Gulf coast last year.
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that chemicals from "fracking," a controversial method of extracting natural gas from the ground, have polluted groundwater in Wyoming.
Add energy consumption to the laundry list of things you can share with online friends on Facebook.
Let's take a little quiz. Which piece of home technology do you think uses the most electricity?
What happens after a mountaintop is blasted off to mine coal inside? Watch Battle for Blair Mountain on Aug 14 at 8pm.
Two years ago this month, Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke dropped a bomb on the retailing world by announcing that the company would spearhead an audacious effort to create a "sustainability index" that would reassure the environmental and social impact of every product sold in its stores. Though the move was generally praised by environmentalists, Wal-Mart had not suddenly turned green -- it turns out a vast amount of money is to be made by reducing energy and waste up and down the supply chain. As the world's largest company, Wal-Mart had the clout to enforce its implied threat, later made explicit by Duke's lieutenants: Treat the planet well and get prime access to its 200 million customers each week; pollute and despoil, and you will be shunned.
The so-called light bulb ban, set to begin in 2012, has become a rallying point for conservatives, libertarians, and various free-market activists who deride what they see as unnecessary government interference in the marketplace.
If you're a dog owner and call yourself eco-conscious, guilt might set in after reading the book "Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living" by Robert and Brenda Vale, which reveals dogs are worse for the environment than SUVs.
On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, CNN iReporters share their visions for the world they want to live in.
William Moomaw received an unusual request on the morning of April 22, 1970.
Long before I was dispelling eco-advice, I worked as a dog walker while in graduate school, and one of my charges was a Great Dane -- so I know how big a task cleaning up after your pooch can be. Pooches produce an average of 274 pounds of waste a year. (I'm guessing that amount is doubled for bigger dogs like Great Danes.)
Ever since electric cars began commanding headlines a few years back, some have questioned whether the vehicles are really better for the environment.
The setting aside of 187,000 square miles in Alaska as "critical habitat" for polar bears could have an impact on oil and gas drilling, federal and environmental officials said Wednesday.
Few ecological disasters have been as confounding as the massive and devastating die-off of the world's honeybees. The phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -- in which disoriented honeybees die far from their hives -- has kept scientists, beekeepers, and regulators desperately seeking the cause. After all, the honeybee, nature's ultimate utility player, pollinates a third of all the food we eat and contributes an estimated $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U.S. economy.
For three decades, Mike and Sue Sibson expected the normal ups and downs that come with working a South Dakota farm and raising two kids. But when circumstances forced the Sibsons to let an oil pipeline bisect their property in 2009, it darkened their view of the American dream.
When Ed Overton looks at the remains of what's happened to the Gulf of Mexico over the past few months, he sees a stale, unsolved crime scene.
A key Republican senator, instrumental in climate change negotiations in the Senate, has indicated that getting a bill passed this year with bipartisan support is a priority.
Mark Ashley watches with a weary eye whenever flight attendants walk up and down the aisles of a plane to collect the trash on his flights.
Atrazine, a weed killer widely used in the Midwestern United States and other agricultural areas of the world, can chemically "castrate" male frogs and turn some into females, according to a new study.
Investing to make your home more energy efficient may lower the bills, but it may not boost its price, partly because these investments aren't fully valued by appraisers.
The actor and other stars are urging people to flood lawmakers with emails
It was at a barbeque in San Francisco's Mission District that Nick Zigelbaum asked Nick Chaset the question that led to a lot of shooting.
So now the government's going to tell you what light bulb to buy, and it could be hazardous to your health.
Americans are still far too dependent on foreign oil, and states aren't doing enough to change that, according to a study by an environmental group ranking states on an "oil vulnerability" scale.
Going to the beach has become a lot like looking for hotel accommodations: If it has a one-star ranking, you know you're in for nothing but trouble. A new report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranked the water quality of 200 U.S. coastal beaches using a five-star guide, and the results are far from a day at the beach.
Doing the environmentally correct thing can be a challenge. After all, there aren't many of us who actually have the time or enterprise to compost or the spare cash to replace the washer, dryer, or other appliances with the latest energy-efficient models.
Some environmentalists attack bottled water. Not Conservation International, a Virginia-based nonprofit that aims to protect the earth's biodiversity.
You may think your home is safe, but there may be toxins in your water, linens, and even your deck. There are several simple steps you can take to make your kitchen, living spaces, playroom, and backyard healthier for you and your family. Here's what to do:
Want to help the country save a quick million barrels of oil a day? Drive 5% less. Slow down. Inflate your tires.
Take steps to reduce your carbon footprint whether you are commuting to work or taking a vacation.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday, saying it must be protected because of the decline in Arctic sea ice from global warming.Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne cited dramatic declines in sea ice over the last three decades and projections of continued losses. These declines, he told a news conference, mean the polar bear is a species likely to be in danger of extinction in the near future.Kempthorne also said, though, that it would be "inappropriate" to use the protection of the bear to reduce greenhouse gases, or to broadly address climate change.Reflecting views recently expressed by President Bush, Kempthorne said the Endangered Species Act was "never meant to regulate global climate change."He said the decision to list the bear includes administrative actions aimed at limiting the impact of the decision on energy development and other climate related activities."This listing will not stop global climate change or prevent any sea ice from melt
When the Washington Nationals play their home opener against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, the grass on the field won't be the only thing that's green.
Her How I Met Your Mother clothes will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council
The withdrawal of the world's leading marathon runner from this summer's event over concerns about air quality highlights the stakes in a spat between Chinese authorities and an American researcher
A fact that may surprise people: the most recycled consumer product in the world is the car: 95 percent of all cars get recycled at the end of their lives, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Three conservation groups notified the federal government Wednesday they intend to sue to get polar bears listed as a threatened species due to global warming
At Hook, a Washington, D.C., seafood restaurant, there's no Chilean sea bass, bluefin tuna or grouper on the menu. You can't order asparagus in the fall, or strawberries in winter.
The United States could reduce its projected greenhouse gas emissions by up to half in the next 20 or so years at a "manageable cost" to the economy, according to the most comprehensive report to date of the steps needed to curb global warming.
The once vanished gray wolf has made a comeback in the Northern Rockies. The fight is over whether to remove them from the Endangered Species list and let hunters have at them
A study finds that many of them are high in phthalates -- chemicals that have been linked to adverse health effects in high doses
Forget all the talk lately about whether Congress will regulate carbon dioxide - a gas generated from burning fossil fuels and one of the main culprits behind global warming. Several individuals and environmental groups are using laws already on the books in an attempt to force polluters to change their ways.
The Navy can use high-power sonar during exercises off the Southern California coast, despite the technology's threat to whales and other marine mammals, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.
Because of global warming, whitebark pine trees are dying. And that is threatening the food supply of grizzly bears
How do you know when environmentalism has really gone mainstream? When the leaders of some of the nation's dirtiest industries -- auto, oil, power and coal -- start playing the green card.
Recently, I stopped by my neighborhood Exxon station to conduct a price test. A 20-ounce bottle of Aquafina water cost $1.57, including tax. A 20-ounce bottle of Pepsi also cost $1.57. Regular gas sold for $3.05 a gallon.
These companies have gone beyond what the law requires to operate in an environmentally responsible way.
Question: When you wipe your nose with a Kleenex, are you helping wipe out ancient forests?
Most Americans think they're paying a lot for gasoline. But by some calculations they have it easy.
The Chicago Climate Exchange may have pioneered greenhouse gas markets in the United States, but now the group that built the house may get locked out.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a controversial bill Thursday that opens up vast stretches of the U.S. coast to oil and gas drilling, paving the way for a reversal of a 25-year ban on energy exploration off a majority of the country's shoreline.
We need to keep up with the daily drip, that endless succession of special favors for special interests performed by Congress, or we'll never figure out how we got so far behind the eight ball. While the top Bushies lunge about test-driving new wars (great idea -- the one we're having is a bummer, so let's start another!), Congress just keeps right on cranking out those corporate goodies.
Three months after he fled Hurricane Katrina and his home, Morris Jordan had one question for New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Saturday: Can I go home?
Water quality was so poor at beaches across the United States last year that authorities ordered a record number of health warnings, according to the latest annual report from the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Since the skyscrapers started to rise over the Manhattan skyline at the end of the 19th century, the title of "world's tallest building" has been the blue riband of commercial architecture.
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