What Have Been The Top 10 Environmental Stories Over The Last Couple Of Years?

Happy New Year Everyone! So how has the environment been doing lately?

Top Environmental Stories of 2006


1) Global Warming Continues to Make News

2) Water, Water Everywhere, but Not Enough to Drink

3) China to Invest $175 Billion in Environmental Protection Over Five Years

 4) Federal Agencies Investigate Claims that Bush Administration Muzzled Scientists

5) U.S. Surgeon General Reports Indisputable Dangers of Secondhand Smoke 

6) Lebanese Oil Spill May Rival Exxon Valdez Disaster

 7) An Inconvenient Truth

8) U.S. Supreme Court Hears Landmark Global Warming Case

9) California Passes Breakthrough Bill to Help Curb Global Warming

10) EPA Accused of Weak Environmental Oversight and Harmful Actions


Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2007


1. What Al Gore Hasn’t Told You About Global Warming by David Morris, AlterNet

2. You Call Yourself a Progressive — But You Still Eat Meat? by Kathy Freston, AlterNet 

 3. Ten Ways to Prepare for a Post-Oil Society by James Howard Kunstler, Kunstler.com

 4. Top 100 Ways Global Warming Will Change Your Life by Center for American Progress

 5. The Great Biofuel Hoax by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Indypendent

 6. Ice Caps Melting Fast: Say Goodbye to the Big Apple? by Paul Brown, AlterNet

 7. Fighting the Corporate Theft of Our Water by Tara Lohan, AlterNet

 8. Why Having More No Longer Makes Us Happy by Bill McKibben, Mother Jones

9. Do You Live in One of the World’s 15 Greenest Cities? by Grist Magazine

10. The Property Cops: Homeowner Associations Ban Eco-Friendly Practices by Stan Cox, AlterNet


Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2008


1.Chris Ayres : Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

2. Ben Webster: Nuclear powered passenger aircraft to transport millions says expert

3. Alexi Mostrous: Series of blunders turned the plastic bag into a global villain

4. Marie Woolf: Blow to the image of the ‘green’ reusable nappy 

5. Chris Smyth, Richard Lloyd Parry and David Lister: Solar Eclipse awes spectators across the world

6. Magnus Linklater and Dominic Maxwell: Wind farms a threat to national security

7. Jonathan Leake: Chill out you beautiful people – Versace beach is refrigerated

8. Lewis Smith: 5000 evacuated as Chilean volcano erupts into the sky

9. Lewis Smith: Doomsday vault for world’s seeds is opened under Arctic mountain

10. Dipesh Gadher: Eco-Warrior Prince attacks big families


What is on your list?


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