| Nov 20, 2009
About 15,000 years ago, North America was home to an astonishing number of large plant-eating mammals -- giant sloths, mastodons, mammoths. A thousand years later, they were all gone, wiped from the face of the Earth with sudden finality.
| Oct 11, 2009
Hope for Animals
and Their World
How Endangered Species
Are Being Rescued From the Brink
Grand Central: 378 pp., $27.99
Dancing With Cranes
and Other Ways to Start the Day
W.W. Norton: 240 pp., $23.95...
| Apr 25, 2008
Ford may have just caught its first glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel.
The long-troubled Detroit automaker on Thursday surprised Wall Street with a first-quarter profit of $100 million, a turnabout from a loss of $282 million a year earlier....
| Apr 22, 2008
Norwegian automaker Think Global said Monday it planned to sell low-priced electric cars to the masses and will introduce its first models in the U.S. by the end of next year.
The battery-powered Think City will be able to travel up to 110 miles on a...
| Jan 2, 2008
| 1:47 PM
The former DaimlerChrysler AG paid a record $30.3 million fine in 2007 for violating fuel efficiency requirements set by the federal government.
The fine was assessed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration against the automaker, which...
| Sep 10, 2007
"And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died."
-- Don McLean, "American Pie"
Since the dawn of rock 'n' roll, death has been a recurring theme. But for many...