The mystery of the bee-killing colony collapse disorder may be solved: A new report finds that every dying hive studied had a "100 percent lethal" combination of a fungus and a virus.
A dam breach in Hungary sends 184 million gallons of toxic red mud from an aluminum-processing plant through the town of Ajka, into the Marcal River, and eventually to the Danube.
More than 90 percent of pregnant women have elevated levels of bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting compound found in tin cans, polycarbonate bottles, and many other consumer goods, a study reveals.
Canada declares BPA a toxic substance.
The United States can't decide whether BPA is toxic or not.
A Montana woman fends off a bear by throwing a zucchini at its head.
The EPA recommends that the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia, be withdrawn. Without such a permit, the country's largest mountaintop-removal operation would have to shut down.
West Virginia is found to be the largest geothermal hot spot in the eastern United States-but its development could be hampered by the Senate's failure to put a price on carbon.
Constellation Energy scraps a plan to build a new nuclear reactor in Maryland. Six other new reactors are also canceled because of declining demand, lower prices for natural gas-and the Senate's failure to put a price on carbon.
A mountain goat kills a hiker in Washington's Olympic National Park.
President Mohamed Nasheed of the low-lying Maldive Islands puts on a hard hat and jeans to install solar panels on his house.
Solar panels will go back up on the White House this spring.
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