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July 2009 - Posts

The federal government's popular (albeit controversial) "Cash for Clunkers" program may be on the verge of collapse amid rumors that the money has run out already. The program has only been up and running for a week. It was initially conceived as a way Read More...
Posted on July 31,2009

For those that have been following our coverage on the Cash for Clunkers program, also known as the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) - there was a recent update to the list of cars that are eligible for the rebate. As a result the mileage rates for Read More...
Posted on July 30,2009

A few years ago, scientists in the Arctic made a startling discovery. They noticed that the Arctic ice was melting. This alone wasn't surprising. The scientists expected the Arctic ice to be melting, as they were well aware of rising global temperatures. Read More...
Posted on July 29,2009

The Cash For Clunkers stimulus program starts today**! Officially known as Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), the federal program was officially signed into law today by President Obama. The CARS program, modeled after similar successful European Read More...
Posted on July 24,2009

Two vagrant men ditched a four and a half foot shark, leaving it to rot in downtown Miami, Florida after several unsuccessful attempts to sell it to fish markets for $10. The carcass of the shark was found in the middle of the street, but there is some Read More...
Posted on July 22,2009

Just when you thought reality TV was running out of steam, a new groundbreaking reality series from Discovery Channel called The Colony puts an interesting spin on the Survivor/Big Brother reality model. The Colony, which premiered last night at 10PM Read More...
Posted on July 22,2009

Well, the century's longest total solar eclipse is now over. Thousands turned out in various locations worldwide to see this rare celestial event. Some, however, were disappointed, when dense clouds prevented viewing of the partial eclipse that should Read More...
Posted on July 22,2009

The longest solar eclipse of the century is less than 24 hours away! According to experts, the total solar eclipse taking place Wednesday, July 22, 2009, will last over 6 1/2 minutes. Total contact time will be almost 3 hours, from approximately Read More...
Posted on July 21,2009

It seems the giant gelatinous mass moving slowly through the Chukchi Sea just north of the Bering strait has scientists baffled. First reports assured that the black goo is not oil, but could be algae - now, no one is quite sure what's making up the Read More...
Posted on July 17,2009

Thousands of Humboldt Squid, also known as Giant Squid, Jumbo Squid or Flying Squid, have recently been spotted off the coast of San Diego, California. Some have washed up dead on the shore and others have been observed in the water by divers. This is Read More...
Posted on July 17,2009

Alaska blob sightings abound! It seems there is a large unidentified black blob slowly working its way down the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait. According reports from the Anchorage Daily news, Coast Guard representative Terry Read More...
Posted on July 16,2009

St.Louis Missouri will host the annual Farm Aid concert to benefit American farmers on October 4th. Backed by board of directors members and core performers like Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, Farm Aid 2009 promises to be a Read More...
Posted on July 16,2009

Talk about taking conservation to another level! Fairy penguins are a threatened species native to New Zealand and Australia and the local parks and wildlife authority isn't messing around with keeping them safe. They've committed to having snipers armed Read More...
Posted on July 16,2009

Green star and all around Hollywood good guy Matt Damon is known for his charitable ways. As one of the founders of Not On Our Watch (along with pals George Clooney and Brad Pitt), Matt and co. put their star power behind humanitarian assistance  for the Read More...
Posted on July 15,2009

Officials from Gilgo State Park, near Jones Beach, report that the basking shark that washed up on their shores has died of an unknown cause. The shark appeared to be dying at the time it came ashore, but officials could find no outward signs damage or Read More...
Posted on July 15,2009

Exxon Mobil, it seems, has come a long way from the days when its CEO dismissively referred to alternative fuel sources, particularly ethanol, as "moonshine."The company is set to pump some $600 million into a biofuel initiative in cooperation with Read More...
Posted on July 14,2009

African Lake Tanganyika and Siberian Lake Baikal are two of the oldest and deepest freshwater lakes on earth – two qualities that make them both extremely interesting to researchers. Lake Tanganyika, divided between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Read More...
Posted on July 13,2009

In an odd twist of fate, the first death to occur at the annual Running of the Bulls in Madrid, Spain since 1995 shares the same date as "Cow Appreciation Day" at a popular restaurant chain in the United States. In 1995 it was a 22 year-old American Read More...
Posted on July 10,2009

When was the last time someone offered you a free frog as a gift? Well if you're from the city of San Luis, Argentina you might be glad to be gifted with one of the small amphibians - you might even consider giving one a kiss for good luck. With more Read More...
Posted on July 9,2009

Greenpeace activists 'defaced' Mount Rushmore yesterday by hanging a giant protest banner next to the face of Abraham Lincoln. The banner, featuring President Obama's face, read "America Honors Leaders, Not Politicians. Stop Global Warming. Three Read More...
Posted on July 9,2009

The sad onslaught of recent Hollywood funerals for Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon and Billy Mays has made it hard not to think about end of life plans and the high environmental and monetary costs of conventional funerals. With average Read More...
Posted on July 8,2009

A new Rhode Island Hospital study has found a link between nitrates in our food and our environment and deaths from diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease and diabetes. Published in the journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the study led by Dr. Suzanne Read More...
Posted on July 7,2009

A new wrinkle on the theory of evolution has been added as a result of 24 years worth of study of shrinking Scottish sheep from the Hirta Island. The average body size of the sheep has decreased by 5 percent during that time and the reason being posited Read More...
Posted on July 6,2009

It was a tough fight, full of compromises and concessions, but on June 26, the U.S. climate change bill, properly known as HR 2454 or the Waxman-Markey bill, passed the House of Representatives in a 219-212 vote. The bill is a far cry from its original Read More...
Posted on July 3,2009

Independence Day is just around the corner. It's a great chance to get together with your loved ones and celebrate everything that makes America so great. This year, you can help make America extra great by throwing an environmentally friendly Fourth of Read More...
Posted on July 2,2009