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Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of […] Read more >

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

8/17/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to develop offshore wind energy in New England. There are significant […] Read more >

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North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

7/26/2011 // By Miles Grant

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2011

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Announces New Ranger Rick Geocache Trails June 17, 2011 – National Wildlife Federation is […] Read more >

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity for a new power plant in Scotland. The plant will […] Read more >

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Renewable Energy Saving Lives in Afghanistan

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of the weight of the 100 pounds of gear a Marine […] Read more >

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Throwing Maryland’s Renewable Energy Goals in the Trash?

5/6/2011 // By NWF

Guest post by Jen Mihills. Maryland has an excellent tool for boosting clean energy in the state, and helping combat global climate change while reduce air pollution. The states Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure 20% […] Read more >

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Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

4/29/2011 // By Corey Shott

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of control deficits in Washington.  While conservation and public health protection […] Read more >

How NWF is fighting for climate justice in tribal communities

4/22/2011 // By NWF

This guest blog post was written by Myra Wilensky, NWF’s Tribal Global Warming Outreach Manager. She is based in Boulder, CO. For more information on her work towards achieving climate justice for Native peoples, email her at wilensky@nwf.org. For Native […] Read more >

Understanding changes in land cover and climate will be key to managing wildfire. Photo by John McColgan, BLM.

A Top 40 List for Conservation

4/6/2011 // By Bruce Stein

As the now famous “snowpocalypse” blizzard raged across Washington DC in February of 2010, a small group huddled in a downtown office to create a “Top 40” list. This top 40 chart was not being drawn up for the ubiquitous […] Read more >