environment

Growing up, AmaRece Davis (pictured) didn’t have the most-positive outlook. In fact, it was the same outlook as most of the young men in Homewood,…

  via CNN Boys in the United States are starting puberty earlier than ever, according to a new study publishing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics. In the study, lead author Marcia Herman-Giddens from the University of North Carolina’s School of Public Health and her colleagues show that boys are starting to sexually […]

via BBC News   London 2012 has been the greenest Olympics ever, the commission set up to monitor the environmental impact of the Games has announced. The independent Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 said recycling and regeneration had been a success. But it said much more could be done to minimize the impact of […]

via BBC News The US government says it will continue its case against BP over the Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill despite a deal the company reached on Friday with the largest group of private claimants. The $7.8bn (£4.9bn) deal does not address “significant damages” to the environment after the Gulf of Mexico spill, the […]

NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle […]

HARLEM — New York City may be forced to dump untreated sewage into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire erupted on Wednesday at a waste treatment plant on 135th street in Harlem. The fire created a 30-foot plume by noon and burned for three hours, sending employees running out of the plant. Thousands were […]

via cnn Italy is a nation known as much for its food as for the ubiquitous plastic bag, given out freely with every purchase around the country and often left to litter streets or landfills. A new ban coming into effect January 1, however, may change that. The Italian Environment Ministry is banning shopkeepers from […]

The time from Thanksgiving (November 27) through Christmas (December 25) is one of the most pollution producing times in our country. During this time we eat more, we spend more, and use more paper & electricity than we do during the year. Here’s some tips on how you can make your holiday festivities fun and […]

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has warned that the sprawling Gulf of Mexico oil slick threatens the very way of life of people in his state. As President Barack Obama prepared to fly in to see the devastation for himself, experts said the slick had tripled in size in just days. Attorneys general from five affected […]

The U.S. Coast Guard prepared to set fire Wednesday to portions of a growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico to keep the pool of crude away from sensitive ecological areas in the Mississippi River Delta. Efforts to cap the well that was opened up last week when the Deepwater Horizon drill rig blew […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake and four other large lakes in Northern California and Nevada are warming faster than the surrounding atmosphere, suggesting climate change may affect aquatic environments faster and sooner.