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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.

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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