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Scientists Celebrate Return of Rare Butterfly

Thanks to conservationists who replanted native buckwheat along the California coast, the endangered El Segundo blue butterflies have returned after decades to Redondo Beach...
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Lawnchair Takes Flight with Helium Balloons (Video)

In 1982 Larry Walters took flight in his patio chair attached to 45 helium-filled weather balloons. He rose to an altitude of 16,000 feet...

World’s First High-Speed All-Electric Sport Utility Truck

Earth-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicles that produce no emissions may seem like a dream of the future. But several companies are already well on their way...

Donations Pour in for Brittle-Bone Survivor

Donations are pouring in for the woman featured in a California newspaper and here on GNN (first read the original story here). "Gail...
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Bald Eagle Soars Off Endangered List: 11,000 Pairs From Only 417

In one of the world's greatest conservation success stories, bald eagle populations have climbed from a dismal count of just 417 nesting pairs in...

Bank Funds First Private Forest Conservation Purchase

"The nonprofit group Redwood Forest Foundation has purchased 50,000 acres of Northern California redwood forest using a long-term loan of $65 million from Bank...

18 Year-Old Has Climbed ‘7 Summits’ (Video)

"An 18-year-old California woman has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming... the youngest person to scale the highest peaks on each of the...
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Chevy Fuel Cell Car Goes 300 Miles Without Refueling — on Hydrogen

General Motors made history yesterday as its Chevy Sequel became the first electric fuel cell vehicle to achieve 300 miles on one tank of...
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100 Success Stories for Endangered Species

In honor of the second annual Endangered Species Day, May 18, a Web site celebrates the success stories and details conservation efforts that led...
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Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Global Warming Pact with Victoria, Australia

The premier of the state of Victoria, Australia, has signed an agreement with Arnold Swarzenegger to tackle global warming. The memorandum signed Friday establishes...

States and Cities Move to Curb Toxins the EPA Hasn’t

"From California to Maine, state and local officials are taking steps to ban toxic substances found in consumer goods ranging from TVs to baby...

L.A. to Turn Sludge into Clean Energy

Great news from the LA Times: "Los Angeles city officials broke ground Thursday on a renewable-energy project in San Pedro they touted as an...

Millionaire Gives Mansions to Homeless

Japanese billionaire, Genshiro Kawamoto, cried as he presented the keys to a multimillion-dollar home to a low-income single mom with 5 kids. "Her family...
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Free Online University Lectures Offer Eclectic Mix

As we alerted you last year, major Ivy league universities have begun offering lectures — and whole courses — on the Internet for free....

Earth’s Air Pressure Propels Clean Energy Plant

In a sci-fi approach to providing clean energy, a consortium of Iowa power companies is planning to fill a big underground hole with pressurized...

At 88, She’s a Millionaire, and Keeps Teaching

Rose "Mama G" Gilbert, a feisty and talented California English teacher says she has no plans to retire, even though she has millions. (AP...
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A Daily Dose of Awe and Gratitude

Most of us wake up thinking about how we are going to meet obligations or fulfill our promises to other people. We begin our...
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Oil Giant Injects Biofuel Hopes with $500 Million

"Oil giant BP will give $500 million to a partnership led by UC Berkeley to develop new biofuels and reduce environmental harm caused by...
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Investment in Clean Energy Surged 167% in 2006

"Venture capital and private investments in clean energy companies saw a huge leap in 2006, increasing by 167 percent from $2.7 billion to $7.1...