Olympic athletes maintain demanding training schedules that make the rest of us look like couch potatoes. And in their limited spare time, some of these uber-athletes fight for the environment. Meet the green class of 2012.Read the story...
July 24, 1971: After a lucrative film career based on destroying Tokyo, Godzilla becomes an environmentalist and saves the city. "Godzilla Versus the Smog Monster" is released on this day. Hedorah is a smog/sludge/sulfur-spewing flying creature brought to earth by a meteor. But Godzilla rules.
July 24, 1980: The Global 2000 Report is delivered to U.S. President Jimmy Carter. The report projects future challenges posed by a growing world population and a threatened environment.
July 24, 2011: A two week-long heatwave ends after sweeping through central and eastern North America. At least 33 deaths are blamed on the heat in the U.S., with at least ten more in Canada.