"There’s a kind of blue and green scum that can bloom in lakes and ponds across the nation. This scum is called cyanobacteria. For years, scientists have known that this stuff can produce dangerous toxins. Amy Quinton reports now researchers are studying whether there’s a link between cyanobacteria and Lou Gehrig’s disease."
Conservative Christians -- the Republican party's "base" -- are trying to galvanize opposition to the House-passed climate bill.
The Oregon legislature Monday sent to the governor a bill that would phase out the longstanding practice of burning off agricultural fields growing grass seed.
Environmentalists say Florida officials are thwarting a 2-year-old law banning the spreading of sewage sludge on the Everglades.
"California can develop its own standards on greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks, though it agrees not to toughen the standards before 2017. Automakers agree to drop lawsuits."
"The Obama administration on Monday proposed to strengthen a key air pollution health standard to better protect children and people with respiratory illnesses."
Engineering projects hope to save Louisiana's shrinking coastal wetlands by diverting sediment from the Mississippi River -- but a new study says there is not enough mud in the Mississippi to do the job.
"The Energy Department issued new standards for lighting that would save large amounts of energy by boosting the efficiency of fluorescent tubes common in office buildings and reflector lamps used in recessed fixtures in homes and retail stores."
"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced measures on Monday to hasten the development of solar energy on Western public lands."
"The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday made public a list of 26 communities in 10 states where residents are potentially threatened by coal ash storage ponds similar to one that flooded a neighborhood in Tennessee last year."