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NYC Eco-Schools Go Solar!

11/5/2013 // By Emily Fano

According to a landmark 2012 report, “Rooftop Revolution,” by the Manhattan Borough President’s office, there are 2.7 million square feet of usable roof space on NYC’s public schools. These rooftops represent a vast, untapped opportunity to generate renewable electricity from solar […] Read more >

A rooftop solar installation. Flickr photo by Intel Free Press.

Michigan Voices have Spoken, and Governor Snyder Listened!

10/17/2013 // By Sarah Mullkoff

Exciting news! After thousands of Michigan residents spoke up in support of clean energy this spring, the Michigan Energy Office and Michigan Public Service Commission recently took an important step towards bringing renewable energy to Michigan by releasing a new […] Read more >

Lodgepole pine trees in Colorado. Photo by National Wildlife entrant Mandy Christy.

Clear Science, Murky Ambition: Forests and Our Carbon Pollution Footprint

10/3/2013 // By Ethan Spaner

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United States is periodically required to submit a report outlining its progress in addressing carbon pollution. The end of 2013 marks the sixth time since 1992 […] Read more >

Climate and Kids – Investing in Sustainability

10/1/2013 // By Christopher Parker

Under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street beginning in 1792, men gathered to exchange the stocks of the day.  On the first evening of the 2013 NYC Climate Week and nearing the 1st anniversary of super storm Sandy, corporate America […] Read more >

Rick Bragg

How Are Students Staying Green At College This Fall?

9/23/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Sapna Batish The environment is a significant concern for many of today’s young adults.  As students start or return to college this fall, they will have a range of options to help minimize their impact on the […] Read more >

Beach-nesting birds—like these black skimmers—were among the wildlife hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy – A Blueprint for a Better Future for People and Wildlife

9/11/2013 // By John Kostyack

While I was enjoying my August beach vacation, the federal government was releasing its plan for rebuilding the New York City metro area and the New Jersey shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. I grew up in the New […] Read more >

Nebraska Groups Offer Utilities Road Map to Cleaner Energy Future

8/23/2013 // By NWF

Nebraska is unique among the U.S. states: It’s the only one that serves its electric customers entirely through public power entities. While this system of 100 percent public power has been largely successful keeping consumer rates low through the years, […] Read more >

Save Wildlife One Chapter at a Time

8/19/2013 // By Ann Morgan

When I was a child growing up in the urban wilds of Los Angeles, my favorite place was a local park with a natural hillside trail that my sisters, brothers and I explored.  One old eucalyptus tree always hosted a […] Read more >

A Great Year for NYC Eco-Schools!

8/9/2013 // By Emily Fano

It’s been a remarkable first year for NYC Eco-Schools. Aside from being the largest and most diverse public school system in the U.S. – New York City is also the urban area with the greatest number of registered Eco-Schools.  The program has […] Read more >

Proponents of H.R. 2728 say federal fracking rules aren't needed if states have their own regulations. Photo: Judith Kohler

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

7/31/2013 // By Judith Kohler

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would bar the […] Read more >