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Happy Darwin Day!

Raise a toast, you monkey

Today is the 198th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 148th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species. So take some time out today to celebrate Darwin Day and the body of scientific work from him …

Gore goes to the Grammys

And freedom of speech wins big

Dreamy Al made a surprising appearance at the Grammy Awards last night, presenting the award for Best Rock Album along with Queen Latifah (who acknowledged that most of the cheers coming from the audience were for the Oscar-nominated supa-star). Unfortunately, …

Anthony Weiner (D-NY)

Gets into it

Clearly nobody slipped this guy the memo on the necessity for bipartisanship on climate change:

Simple answers to simple questions

Bush rewrites history again

An ABC reporter asks President Bush the long-overdue question: you’ve said the “fundamental debate” is about whether global warming is natural or man-made. Scientists overwhelmingly say it’s man-made. Do you still doubt that, and if so, based on what? Bush …

And he's off

Watch Obama’s video

Tomorrow morning, Barack Obama will officially kick off his presidential run. Here’s a preview video:

Trouble bath

Rub-a-dub-dub, there are toxins in my tub

In a study released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and written up in the L.A. Times, 18 of 18 bath products tested contained traces of 1,4-Dioxane, a suspected carcinogen. Three of the products -- Clairol Herbal Essences Rainforest …

Turtle beachings?

Dead sea turtles wash ashore

We've heard of whale beachings before, but it seems as though endangered sea turtles have recently followed suit. Hundreds of olive ridley turtles have been found dead along Bangladesh's coast in the past two weeks. Could it be something in …

Green Options

A new green portal

I have been remiss in failing to direct your attention to Green Options, a new green portal put together by, among others, Jeff McIntire-Strasburg of Sustainablog fame. Here’s the description: Welcome to Green Options, your online hub for all things …

Sir Richard to the Rescue?

Virgin founder Branson offers $25 million atmosphere-scrubbing prize Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson is dangling $25 million for anyone who can figure out how to scrub vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The Virgin Earth Challenge — which …