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The world's 10 most polluted places

The Blacksmith Institute's list features locations where the air or the water is fraught with nuclear, chemical, petroleum and industrial …

10 people to follow on Twitter who are working to save the world

Here are 10 people who are doing good, 140 characters at a time. Make sure you're following these environmental mavens on Twitter.<p>Twitter was first …

What Is Coffee's Carbon Footprint?

Coffee is a strange thing: Roughly 90% of adults consume the stuff, and more than 25 million folks worldwide are involved in the growing and processing of it, but it has almost no nutritional value at all. The coffee fruit is too small and flimsy to have any real life-sustaining properties, and the …

Cities Around the World Chase Sustainability Dream

Urban planners and municipal authorities around the world are striving to transform their cities into paragons of sustainability.<p>As climate change …

Sustainability

37 millions bees found dead in Ontario, Canada after planting large GMO corn field treated with neonicotinoid class of pesticides

37 millions bees found dead in Ontario, Canada after planting large GMO corn field treated with neonicotinoid class of pesticides (GMOs are …

Agriculture

'Speciesism: The Movie' has a bone to pick with meat eaters

First-time filmmaker Mark Devries tells MNN how he made his controversial new film and discusses the ethics of eating animals.<p>Carnivores beware: …

Australia worst carbon emitter per capita among major western nations

Country has failed to consistently decrease its emissions, faring poorly in a global climate report<p>Australia is failing to reduce carbon emissions at a rate comparable to the US or the European Union, scientists have warned, with global emissions set to hit a record 36bn tonnes in 2013.<p>The Global …

Australia Authorizing Destruction of Great Barrier Reef

By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown<p>When Captain Cook almost literally stumbled upon Australia’s Great Barrier Reef—it reached upward and clenched his ship—its size awed him. When the first orbiting astronauts looked down on their home planet, the Great Barrier Reef’s size awed them too. Australia’s …

Grand Rapids schools approved to host Michigan's first Green Schools Fellow

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Grand Rapids Schools will be the first district in Michigan to host a Green Schools Fellow to transform the environments in which …

Silicon Valley Tech Award Winner Talks Water Filter That Could Help Millions

Lieselotte Heederik will use the $75,000 she won in the health category of the Silicon Valley Tech Awards last week to help 150 to 250 million …

Black Tie

7 Charts That Could Convince You To Become A Vegetarian

Even if some of us never want to give up meat, strong reasons exist for sticking with vegetables only.<p>Global meat production almost doubled between 1980 and 2004, and the upward trend will only continue, according to a 2005 study from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations …

Film Exposes Fracking in World's Second Largest Wildlife Preserve

Botswana government officials are in hot water over fracking in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is the second largest wildlife preserve in …

Wildlife

Vancouver aims to stomp out cigarette litter with new recycling scheme

The aggressively green British Columbian city partners with TerraCycle to launch the world's first municipal cigarette butt recycling program.<p>Having …

The 3-Minute Video That Will Make Any Problem You Have Seem Astonishingly Trivial

<b>This is the only home we’ve ever known. There’s no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.</b><p>This video narrated by …

Universe

Buddhist Monks in the Himalayas Learn Fresh Water Conservation

Representatives of about 50 Buddhist monasteries are in the Indian capital to discuss fresh water conservation and preservation of the fragile …

'Wildlife at risk' from incoming ban on pesticide linked to bee deaths

Wildlife could be at risk from an imminent ban on pesticides linked to bee deaths, farmers and beekeepers have warned.<p>On Sunday, a European Union-wide ban on three neonicotinoids will come into force, but the National Farmers Union (NFU) and British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) have said the …

A North Atlantic Mystery: Case of the Missing Whales

Every summer and fall, endangered North Atlantic right whales congregate in the Bay of Fundy between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to gorge on …

The US ranks 43rd in the world on climate policy (and Canada is even worse)

North America's climate policy laggards: Canada and the US rank 58th and 43rd in the world, respectively.<a …

How Google Earth is busting Persian Gulf nations for overfishing

Weapons-grade uranium isn’t the only thing Iran may be hiding. The country does not report its fishing catch to the United Nations, which is problematic given that the Persian Gulf, like other areas of the world, suffers from overfishing. But thanks to Google Earth, scientists now know that Iran …

Google Earth

Navajo Code Talker says Redskins name not derogatory

A leader of the Navajo Code Talkers who appeared at a Washington Redskins home football game said Wednesday the team name is a symbol of loyalty and courage — not a slur as asserted by critics who want it changed.<p>Roy Hawthorne, 87, of Lupton, Ariz., was one of four Code Talkers honored for their …