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2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

This year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which took place last night, was brighter and greener than ever. Just before 9pm, …

NASA iPad app shows before and after photos of Earth's changes

The effects of climate change, and those of our own human activities on the Earth, can be hard to relate to if they aren't in our own backyard. But …

Jay Z and Beyoncé Go Vegan with the 22 Day Challenge

When Al Gore went vegan, no one was particularly surprised that the long-time environmentalist aligned his diet with his convictions. But Jay Z and …

Vegan

San Francisco Bay Water Clarity Improvments Leading To Threatening Algae Blooms

More than a century after regulations put a stop to California Gold Rush practices clouding the San Francisco Bay waters with silt, tidal movements have finally started clearing the water. However, that water clarity has made the bay a hotbed for algae blooms, threatening local marine life and …

Will Your Tax Dollars Fund a Highway That's a Mountaintop Removal Coal Mine in Disguise?

Today, Appalachian community leaders are in Washington, D.C., to protest a Virginia coal boondoggle that has set its sights on $2 billion of your federal tax dollars. Mountaintop removal coal mining is already a shocking, devastating, and destructive practice on its own -- but what happens when you …

The Not-So-Sweet Skinny on Sugar-Free Gum Sweeteners

<i>Is there a chemical downside from the sugar substitutes in your favorite sugar-free gums? TheGreenGrok takes a look.</i><p><i>More than 80,000 chemicals are produced, used, and present in the United States. This is one of their stories.</i><p>How many chemicals are in your sugar-free gum? And should you …

3D Sonogram Enables Parents to Hold a Life-Sized Model of Their Baby-to-Be

Prenatal imaging technologies have seen incredible advancements in recent years, going far above and beyond the now antiquated black-and-white images …

Ultra Rare Albino Redwoods Are an Everwhite Mystery (Pics)

<i>Photo via KQED video</i><p>While they might look like flocked Christmas trees, these albino redwoods are anything but. The very rare "ghost trees" lack …

Worst Baby Product Ever? Fisher-Price's Apptivity Seat for iPad Turns Babies into Screen Staring Zombies

In what can only be considered a total lapse of rational judgment on Fisher-Price’s part, the baby product giant recently released an iPad accented …

Shark Culling Considered In Hawaii And Australia After Slew Of Attacks

Governments around the world have been debating -- and experimenting with -- shark culling to mitigate shark attacks.<p>Culling is basically organized mass hunting. Governments sanction the killing of a certain number of sharks with the hope of stopping rampant attacks.<p>But it is unclear whether these …

Your Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Could Be Harming Aquatic Life, Says Study

Photo by Shutterstock<p>Battling dandruff is enormously unpleasant, but it turns out the remedy for an itchy, flaky scalp is far more damaging than the …

Environmentally Friendly

U.S. Public Lands Now Emit More CO2 Than They Can Possibly Absorb, Report Says

Oil and gas drilling on public lands in the United States creates 4.5 times more carbon dioxide than that land can possibly absorb as carbon sinks, according to a report that the liberal think tank Center for American Progress released Thursday.<p>Twenty-eight percent of the landmass in the U.S. is …

Massive Freshwater Supply Found Trapped Under The Ocean

A major discovery under the ocean could help stave off the world’s looming freshwater crisis.<p>Australian researchers discovered 120,000 cubic miles of freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor off the coasts off Australia, China, North America and South Africa, per a new study published …

Communities Threatened By Sea Level Rise May Get Help — If Congress Can Pass Legislation

Thursday, behind closed doors, House and Senate conferees are meeting to negotiate an important provision in the Water Resources Development Act …

Vast Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Massive reserves of “freshwater” are buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves around the world, including off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.<p>This is the conclusion of a new study by a team of Australian scientists that appears in this week’s issue of the journal, …

New York City doubles down on solar energy

A huge solar array planned for Staten Island is expected to increase New York City's renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.<p>The solar power station …