US Reverses Stance on Mercury Pollution

The new US administration this week reversed the country's position on the control of mercury by calling for a legally binding treaty to limit global mercury pollution.

Unusual Presence of Humpback Whales off Cuban Coast

More than a dozen humpback whales have been seen in ocean waters off Lucrecia Point, on the northern coast of Holguin, eastern Cuba, something unusual in the island nation.

The Endangered Cheetah

Due to its plight in recent decades, the cheetah, which can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour, is considered one of the world’s most endangered species by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Does a Cold, Snowy Winter Mean Global Warming is Bunk?

On the surface it certainly can appear that way. But just because some of us are suffering through a particularly cold and snowy winter doesn’t refute the fact that the globe is warming as we continue to pump carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

Georgia State Senate Approves Nuclear Power Layaway for Consumers

ATLANTA - The Republican-dominated State Senate today, February 11, 2009, approved a payment method for Georgia consumers comparable to layaway, for the building of nuclear power plants in Georgia, despite opposition by the all-Republican Public Service Commission.

Perspectives and Challenges in Environmental Education

Probably many of the scenarios presented in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) most recent reports on the natural and social impacts of global warming will take place not in the year 2100 or even 2050.


Comment: Creating Good Jobs

Who would have dreamed a year ago we would be here today with a new government and our first African American President, Barack Obama. This was an election that changed history. It forced us to face up to and struggle with issues of race and class.

Environmental Protection Actions Promoted in Major Cuban Wetland

CIENAGA DE ZAPATA, Cuba, Feb 3 (acn) Actions for the protection of wetlands and to raise locals' awareness on the importance of those ecosystems are being promoted in the Zapata Swamp through a scientific and cultural program underway until February 10.

How Toilet Paper Depletes Forests

Some of the biggest names in disposable paper products are the worst offenders. According to the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), forests at home and abroad are being destroyed to make toilet paper, facial tissues, paper towels and other disposable paper products.