Actually, it's because 20,000 tons of plastic foam get thrown away in New York City every year. And considering it doesn't weigh much, that's a lot.
Seems overdue, but this isn't the speediest government agency.
While burning the gas at the wellsite costs the state and the gas company money, it's better than some alternatives.
In New York, kiosks offer books outside Sandy-shuttered libraries, and in Oakland, a people's library is surviving on the sidewalk.
Conversations with senior administration officials suggest that the threat doesn't have teeth -- and won't include regulations on old power plants.
At an action today in Washington, celebrities and activists try to put pressure on the president to reject the Keystone pipeline.
It depends on who wins.
One part of the Bay Area is getting rid of oysters for the sake of the environment, while another is eagerly reintroducing them.
French researchers say diets heavy on fruits and vegetables might not be so great for the planet, but they make some strange assumptions.