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What’s the Condition of the Pipeline Beneath the Straits of Mackinac: VIDEO

10/11/2013 // By Beth Wallace

This past July, NWF conducted a diving expedition to obtain footage of aging oil pipelines strung across one of the most sensitive locations in the Great Lakes, and possibly the world: the Straits of Mackinac. Footage of these pipelines has […] Read more >

Hurricane Sandy crumbled coastal infrastructure and reminded us how expensive recovery efforts will be as storms intensify (flickr/U.S.Coast Guard)

An Updated Social Cost of Carbon Shows that the Economy Benefits from Cutting Carbon Pollution

6/3/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Just before the weekend, the Obama Administration nodded in the direction of more responsive limits on carbon pollution, and acknowledged that the science and economics tell the story that many are already seeing around the country and worldwide.  As carbon […] Read more >

Advancing US Workforce for 21st Century: National Thought Leaders Convene

4/14/2013 // By Julian Keniry

What are the skills needed for a competitive, 21st century workforce?  How are US community colleges helping to meet these needs?  What is the role of employers?  Policy-makers?  Students and other stakeholders? Smart Grid to Battery Storage: These were among […] Read more >

Lest we forget floods, another potential result from changing weather patterns due to climate change.  Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

2/15/2013 // By Lara Bryant

The votes are in and the winner for Most Arresting Title for a Senate Committee Hearing goes to the Agriculture Committee for yesterday’s hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.” But seriously folks, I […] Read more >

Building the Jeep Grand Cherokee at Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit.  In addition to adding 1100 jobs at its Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, Chrysler has added 1100 jobs at the Detroit facility.  Photo:  www.drivinggrowth.com

Jeep in Ohio…also Indiana, Michigan, Illinois: Its More than a Fact Check, it’s a Reality Check

10/30/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

Controversy is escalating around a statement Gov. Mitt Romney made on the campaign trail last Thursday and is now repeating in ads, alleging that Chrysler is sending Jeep jobs to China. Chrysler itself quickly rebutted the claim. But for those […] Read more >

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Back to [Green] School!

9/8/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

The arrival of fall marks the end to longer days, ice cream trucks and the return to the classroom.  For some students around the country this return is often marred by preventable illness due to unhealthy school facilities—classrooms that are […] Read more >

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Great Lakes restoration is producing huge dividends

5/16/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

A Great Lakes restoration project in Muskegon, Mi., is producing the kind of financial returns that would make stockbrokers envious. The $10 million shoreline restoration project on Muskegon Lake will generate more than $66 million in economic benefits, according to […] Read more >

Greenforce: Leaders Emphasize Community Colleges as Green Jobs Laboratories

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit continues in Greensboro today, I bring you more constructive nuggets from on-site NWF staffers. Delicious, delicious nuggets. If you’re looking for a one-line takeaway of the event thus far, you could do a […] Read more >

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From the Central NC Greenforce Summit: Super CIP Reshaping Sustainable Programs Statewide

3/18/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Intrepid Wildlife Promise blogger Max Greenberg here, stringing dispatches together once more from the frontlines of the green workforce development movement. Today we’re looking at the Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit in sunny Greensboro, 2004 inductee into the Department of […] Read more >

Greensboro, NC | flickr: wwritter

Standout Community Colleges to Highlight Friday’s Greenforce Summit in Greensboro

3/15/2011 // By Max Greenberg

As late winter turns to true spring, the Greenforce tour rolls on in North Carolina, setting up shop at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro later this week. Friday’s Central North Carolina Greenforce Summit, like the last event in Asheville, […] Read more >