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A customer looks at a U.S. beef product at a branch of U.S. owned supermarket Costco on Aug. 9, 2006 in Chiba, Japan. (credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry, Study Says

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

07/21/2014

Visitors watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in Yellowstone National Park, one of the signs of significant geothermal activity just below the surface. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yellowstone National Park Road Melting From Supervolcano’s Heat

The combination of the hot summer sun and geothermal activity raised the blacktop temperature to an asphalt melting 160 degrees.

07/14/2014

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Top US Money Men Push Climate Change Report For Businesses

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.

06/24/2014

The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment. (SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World Priority

The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.

06/23/2014

Researchers say climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: World On The Brink Of A “Sixth Great Extinction”

Climate change and habitat encroachment is causing plant and animal species to become extinct 1,000 times faster than before humans arrived.

05/29/2014

Study helps explain why Antarctic sea ice is not receding in the face of global warming. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers: Giant Waves Breaking Up Antarctica’s Sea Ice

Study helps explain why Antarctic sea ice is not receding in the face of global warming.

05/28/2014

(Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Regulators: No Major Impact in Gas Exports Plan

Federal regulators concluded Thursday that Dominion Energy’s proposal to export liquefied natural gas from its Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland would pose “no significant impact” on the environment — a positive step for the company.

05/15/2014

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration's sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

GOP-Led Industry Groups Take On Climate Change In Supreme Court

Industry groups and Republican-led states are heading an attack at the Supreme Court against the Obama administration’s sole means of trying to limit power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.

02/23/2014

Researchers found bees using bits of plastic to build their hives.  (credit: Alison Dunn/Getty Images)

Study: Bees Using Plastic To Help Build Their Nests

Researchers find bees adapt to their environment by incorporating plastic into the construction of their hives.

02/05/2014

NOAA registered 41 different weather disasters that did at least a billion dollars damage, including Typhoon Haiyan, which killed over 6,000 people in the Philippines and Vietnam. (Getty Images)

NOAA: World In 2013 Was 4th Hottest On Record

The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees, tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880.

01/22/2014

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