Residents slurry up and wait in Tennessee, lead poisons an African town, Arnold toots California's carbon-free horn, Vatican scientists warn of birth-control pollution, and a Stanford scientist calculates nuclear war's carbon footprint.
Oceans face a sea change — from coral and krill to killer whales. Can fish farming save fish? Also: James Hansen's open letter to Obama, Hong Kong's bad air, San Fran's carbon-killing kiosks, and old-growth forests put out to pasture.
2008 was either the year global warming was disproven or finally taken seriously, depending whom you ask. But with environmental issues at the fore, it was a big year for Mother Nature in general, and '09 looms even larger.
TN P.O.'d at TVA, another skinny beach wastes away in Malibu, Mexico's chicleros chew wisely, jet-setting with jatropha oil, taking a fine-tooth honeycomb to organic labels, and the top clean-tech stocks for '09.