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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

File photo of the White House. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Climate Impacts Are Really Local’

When it comes to climate change, local officials have a message for Washington: Lead or get out of the way.

12/10/2013

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks about climate change during the Fourth Annual Rhode Island Energy and Environmental Leaders Day at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore: ‘Survival Of Civilization’ At Risk 100 Years From Now Over Global Warming

Former Vice President Al Gore warned that civilization might be doomed within the next 100 years if nothing is done to stop global warming.

10/01/2013

A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheets, all broke or nearly broke records, but temperatures only sneaked into the top 10. Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Fed Study: Climate Change Continues, World Getting Warmer

A new massive federal study says the world in 2012 sweltered with continued signs of climate change. Rising sea levels, snow melt, heat buildup in the oceans, and melting Arctic sea ice and Greenland ice sheets, all broke or nearly broke records, but temperatures only sneaked into the top 10.

08/07/2013

File photo of a drilling rig. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Plans To Export U.S. Natural Gas Stir Debate

A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking.

05/12/2013

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Environmentalists Win Some, Lose Some In Annapolis

Environmentalists got some of what they wanted from Maryland lawmakers during the legislative session that headed toward adjournment Monday, including an offshore wind bill and a divisive measure designed to help farmers comply with Chesapeake Bay restoration regulations.

04/08/2013

File photo of wind turbines. (Photo by PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Tax Credit To Benefit Wind Power In Va.

Advocates of wind power are celebrating the survival of a tax credit for research and development of renewable energy such as wind-generated electricity.

01/03/2013

File photo of a jellyfish (Photo Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages)

Jellyfish Are Coming And May Stay Longer

Despite the warm winter, unusually high water temperatures and salinity levels this year, the Delaware beaches and Ocean City have yet to encounter jellyfish.

07/01/2012

Earth Day music

5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

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