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Western Fence Lizard (via Flickr's Alan Vernon)

Lizards Know the Value of Charging Stations

6/28/2011 // By Miles Grant

As anyone who’s seen a lizard sunning itself on a rock can tell you, cold-blooded creatures put a high priority on soaking up renewable energy. Now Washington may be awakening to the idea of convenient recharging. Read more >

Chevrolet Volt with charging station (via Flickr's saebaryo)

An Electrifying Announcement on Government Vehicles

5/24/2011 // By Miles Grant

One day before the Obama administration is expected to reveal updated window stickers for new vehicles, it’s leading by example, announcing plans on Tuesday to purchase 116 plug-in electric vehicles. As part of the plan, the federal government will buy […] Read more >

Bison in Yellowstone National Park (via Flickr's pt101)

Bull Market: America’s Auto Comeback Is Good News For Wildlife

5/20/2011 // By Miles Grant

New car sales numbers show Americans don’t have to choose among saving money, oil independence and protecting wildlife. According to the Detroit News, demand for gas-sipping vehicles is fueling sales: Motorists aren’t pushing the panic button, and neither are automakers. […] Read more >

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

5/5/2011 // By Ashley Quackenbush

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into our local waterways.  The toxic runoff that washes into Puget […] Read more >

Chevy Volt being charged!

“Fast and the Furious” 5 Reasons to like the Chevy Volt

4/27/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Although Washington, DC is no Rio de Janeiro and my passenger was certainly no Vin Diesel, I was still catching eyes on a recent test drive while cruising down Pennsylvania Ave.  What exactly was under the hood of the new […] Read more >

Hemp and peace silk wedding gown

Royal Wedding Aims to Keep Things Green

4/26/2011 // By Mary Burnette

OK, so I admit it. The romantic in me has unabashedly taken over and I’m caught up in the royal wedding frenzy. While it’s not known if bride-to-be Kate Middleton will be donning an eco-friendly wedding dress made of hemp, […] Read more >

Electric Vehicles’ Price at the Pump: 75 cents “per gallon”

3/30/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Last week, the global price of oil rose above $105 per barrel and the national average price of gasoline hit $3.55 per gallon– the highest ever for this time of year.  However, if you could plug your car into an […] Read more >

Valerie the "O" in Monument Valley

In Pursuit of Passion: A Love of Cars and Nature=Chevy Volt

3/1/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Interview with Valerie Zelko, the third post in my series on passion. Read more >

Believing in climate change makes you an expert, and here’s why

2/24/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Are you a climate change expert? If you agree that climate change is occurring, the answer to this question is 100% yes – especially if you are a scientist or work in environmental policy. Whether or not we feel we […] Read more >

In Pursuit of Passion: Change Starts at Home Over Dinner

2/24/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

I first met Laurie David 20 years ago when she was living in New York City.  Since then she  has become a force for change.  As part of my series on passion, I interviewed Laurie to learn more about her source of energy. Q: What […] Read more >