Chinese officials have shut down factories and ordered cars off the roads to try and save their capital city after spending three straight days under a cloud of toxic smog.
Discovered: Canadian tar sands impact regional water supplies; therapy doesn't necessarily stop teens from becoming suicidal; first images of the high-energy cosmos; city birds grow up fast.
Discovered: Thousands of nasty groundwater sites won't be cleaned anytime soon; malaria vaccine's effectiveness declines; ash tree attacks are here to stay; coral reef defense tactics.
Mother Jones on Romney's energy adviser is a fracking booster, National Geographic on a fast new supercomputer, The Daily Beast on China's green protest, California Watch on textbooks and plastics, and Grist on green shopping.
Discovered: A surface that is immune to iciness, the health dangers of nano-particles, quit smoking at any age, and low dopamine means high aggression.
In your ridiculous-but-not-ridiculous-because-this-is-China-we're-talking-about news of the day: the Chinese government on Tuesday told foreign embassies to stop reporting on Beijing's crappy air quality.
Today in Green Research: Cookstoves aren't saving humanity, pollution's making us fat, climate change is going to mess with the corn market, a highly endangered plant.
Discovered in Green: Not all glaciers are melting into oblivion, death by pollution, eating meat is good for humanity, and we need new, different pine trees.
NPR on wastewater and earthquakes, The Guardian on birds and windmills, Good on agribusiness, The New York Times on trees, and Courthouse News on tiger salamanders.
In Beijing, where air pollution threatens to take years off your life, some people have no interest in riding a bike if they can possibly afford a car, which is a shame because rediscovering the tradition of cycling could help reduce the smog that chokes the city.
Cartoonist Tom Toles sees a similarity between our planet and Humpty Dumpty.
In your depressing environmental news for the day, the Associated Press reports worldwide greenhouse gases jumped higher than it ever had from 2009 to 2010, surpassing a worst-case scenario predicted four years ago.
The state of California's clean air agency adopted the nation's first-ever state-level cap-and-trade program after a tense hearing Thursday.
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