Milan: Pollution Capital of Europe
A new hospital study finds that the brutal smog produced by Milanese traffic is having a direct effect on infant mortality and other child illnesses.In an attempt to quell the pressure by environmentalists (and run-of-the-mill parents) to rein in the toxic consequences of auto congestion, the city recently..
Flipping Pollution Into Profit
Brownfields, which are defined by the state of New Jersey as "former commercial or industrial sites where the authorities know or suspect that the soil or the groundwater has been contaminated," are being reimagined as viable building sites thanks to a ten-year-old state policy called the Brownfield..
Your Congressman's Environmental Record
The 2008 National Environmental Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters ranks every member of Congress on his or her environmental record.Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin are tied at 93% for the highest-ranking Senate Delegations. Mississippi comes in last with..
National Geographic reports that Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda are coming together in a rare instance of cooperation to save a fragile gorilla population. The BBC reports that gorillas actually copulate face-to-face. The GOOD blog reports that these two stories copulate face-to-face.Photo..
Go ahead and add king penguins to the list of animals whose ultimate fate depends on how we handle global warming.While environmentalists have been pressuring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to declare Arctic polar bears endangered (the first species to be potentially labeled as such solely because..