Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' to grow dramatically due to federal biofuel mandate
September 16, 2009, 10:47 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A new study says efforts to shrink the massive, oxygen-depleted dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be stifled if the U.S. continues to increase its biofuel production.
Hawaii to become the nation's leader in renewable energy
September 16, 2009, 5:17 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
With Hawaii's endless renewable energy potential, the state plans to generate 40 percent of its power from clean sources by 2030.
Wal-Mart and McDonald's gift cards used as a lure for syphilis testing
September 15, 2009, 8:48 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
As syphilis cases skyrocket nationwide, health officials have taken up an unusual strategy for getting people tested: handing out Wal-Mart and McDonald's gift cards.
Electrical device plugs directly into trees for power
September 10, 2009, 9:32 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Researchers have discovered that there's enough power in living trees to run an electric circuit.
Quest for 47 species of 'extinct' birds is launched
August 24, 2009, 9:50 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
BirdLife International has launched an unprecedented search for 47 bird species which haven't been seen for up to 184 years.
Native American biofuel company says capitalism must be green
August 20, 2009, 6:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
One of the nation's wealthiest Native American communities has made a big investment in algae biofuel.
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