Topics :: ecology

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Study: Man-Made Heat Put in Oceans Has Doubled Since 1997

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study says.

EPA Says Pesticide Harms Bees in Some Cases

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 6
A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.

Ecology, Religion A Natural Mix for Some Americans

SCIENCE | By Connie Cass and Emily Swanson | Dec 9
As a group, the most religious Americans are less likely than others in the U.S. to trust the science of global warming. Yet one group of faithful Americans not only believes the threat is real, but also feels obliged to help.

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

SCIENCE | By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

Scientists: Major Coral Bleaching Crisis Spreads Worldwide

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Oct 12
Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water is causing fragile coral to go white and often die, threatening picturesque reefs that are hotspots of marine life, experts say.

Scientists, Tribe Study Shrinking Washington State Glacier

SCIENCE | By Phuong Le | Aug 30
The shrinking glaciers here mirror what is happening around the U.S. and worldwide: As the planet warms, glaciers are losing volume, some faster than others.

Element to Open First Hotel in Europe

Dec 13
Scheduled to open in 2014, Element Frankfurt Airport marks the much-anticipated European debut of the trailblazing eco-wise brand.

A Green Sanctuary at Element Times Square

By Mark Thompson | Oct 11
A recent in-town getaway to the new 411-room Element Times Square, which opened in 2010, confirmed that Element by Westin is not only "green" but also a refuge for restoring your balance while recharging your creative battery.

High-Tech Home Lighting Innovations: Cooler, Colorful, Cleaner

HOME | By Bob Sanders | Sep 20
LEDs have finally come of age, with eco-friendly products ranging from flashlights to undermounts.

15 Reasons to Visit Yellowstone in the Fall

Sep 6
It is not just the sudden-onset yellow transforming the towering aspens that provides the signal that fall has arrived in Yellowstone Country. Other signs are the fat bears and noisy bull elk.

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