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4 Contest Winners from GNN!

We surged past the 1,000 mark for registered users and now announce our four winners. I welcome all who joined the network and urge...

10 Tons of Fishing Gear Cleaned From Channel Islands Waters

Lost and abandoned underwater fishing gear can be dangerous to wildlife as well as people. Derelict nets in particular can entrap fish, sharks...
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States Take the Lead on Health Care Reform

Massachusetts has accomplished the improbable: It got Democrats and Republicans to agree on how to provide nearly every resident with health insurance. And it...
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Farm Helps Homeless Horses

In the rolling hills of California lies a horse sanctuary where "lucky animals are given a second chance at life." Jennifer Johns has rescued...
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New 2007 Laws Protect Consumers from ID Theft and Citizens’ Rights

State Lawmakers have been busy and their new laws for 2007 are mostly good news for consumers, common citizens and people struggling to make...
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U.S. Admits Threat to Polar Bears from Global Warming, Moves Toward Action

(Updated 12-28) The Bush Administration has formally proposed to list the Polar Bear as “threatened with extinction" under the Endangered Species Act due to...

Free Endangered Wildlife Ringtones

Ring in the new year on your cell phone with the exotic calls of the Blue-throated Macaw, Beluga Whale, Boreal Owl, the Yosemite Toad,...

Cookie Scented Milk Ads Debut In Bus Shelters

Chocolate chip cookie scented bus shelters will spring up in California to treat commuters to an unexpected multi-sensory experience. A new twist on the...

Encouraging Voice Will Never Be Heard Again

The first time Doris Barton phoned me, I was having a bad day... I probably answered by barking my name like a perturbed Jack...

City Uses Kitchen Grease to Power Waste Treatment Plant

The City of Millbrae, California, celebrated the completion of a treatment plant that will use restaurant kitchen grease as a renewable power source to...
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Halloween Candy Safe, After All

It is time we de-bunked the myth that trick-or-treat candy is in need of an x-ray before our children are allowed to dig in....

One Man Has Sent 100,000 Students to College

In a Northern California town, one man, made it possible for anyone who wanted to go to junior college to do so. He created...

Insurance Industry Goes to Work on Global Warming

Insurers make up the world's second-largest industry, and stand to lose the most if climate changes raise sea levels. Finally ready to address the...

Dogs and Cats Can Sniff Out Cancer

Many people believe that animals can predict natural disasters, and we know service animals or household pets can forewarn their owners of imminent seizures...

The Top Ten Green Buildings for 2006

This summer, the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design...
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Retirees Win 100K for Creating Lasting Change

The Purpose Prize honors "what may be a new trend -- retirees taking on some of the country's biggest social problems." The five winners of...

Wetlands Restored After 107 Years

"Environmentalists who worked for 30 years to restore a massive California wetland area, watched as the ocean flowed into historic tidal basin Thursday for...

Calif. Utility Vows to Increase Solar Use Fivefold

Good news in the advancement of renewable energy from Pacific Gas and Electric. Already PG&E has 12,000 customers using solar panels to produce enough...
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Toyota’s Vision Includes Hybrid That Runs on Batteries

The president of Toyota North America, Jim Press, announced his company's plans to develop a hybrid vehicle that will run on batteries charged by...

Mel Gibson Donates $1M for Mexico Disaster Recovery

Originally published April 11 by Rotary International News While scouting locations for his film Apocalypto, Mel Gibson came upon a near apocalyptic situation...