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

New Fuel Efficiency Rules: Consumer Savings and Progress Against Pollution

7/28/2011 // By Zoe Lipman

A major announcement on fuel efficiency is expected in Washington, DC on Friday morning: The Obama administration and major auto manufacturers have reached a deal to raise fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks between 2017 and 2025, resolving …

Photo via Patrick Briggs, Flickr

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.

No fences: I think the Coyotes and Bobcats keep the Deer scared (good view of Camel's Hump too)

Gardening for Wildlife and People

7/21/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

I love gardening. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of my father and I working together in the garden on Long Island, New York. I even weeded the garden back then (at least that is what I tell my …

Butte College Proves “Grid Positive” Possible

7/18/2011 // By Julian Keniry

When Butte College publicly stated its goal in 2008 to become grid positive by 2012, the campus sustainability community watched developments closely, wondering how Butte would achieve this goal.  The technical, financial, and staffing barriers would be formidable, we all knew from …

How the residents of Chula Vista are changing the world, one Certified Wildlife Habitat at a time

7/12/2011 // By Beth Pratt-Bergstrom

One of my first duties as the new California Director for the National Wildlife Federation was to present the official certification to the City of Chula Vista for achieving the status of Community Wildlife Habitat. I needed no better reminder …

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Environmental Education is the Key to U.S. Students’ Success!

6/28/2011 // By Danielle Moodie-Mills

  Last week must have been a slow news week for the right wing media,  as the new Maryland state environmental education graduation requirement was placed on their “most wanted” media hit list alongside the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign; which …

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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 …

Young boy smiling in front of a tree.

Protect Our Children from Toxic Air

6/9/2011 // By Meri-Margaret Deoudes

In less than a minute you can help make a change for the health of our nation’s children and our nation’s wildlife.

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Eco-Schools: A Tale of Three Countries

6/6/2011 // By Jennifer Hammonds

    The global dimensions pathway guides students to make connections to the global community, to learn about and respect the cultures and environmental issues facing countries around the world.  It is so easy for those of us in the …

Danielle Korpalski 2011.

“Blue Hour” for Bike Month: Connecting with Our Nation’s Great Lakes Freshwater Coast

5/23/2011 // By Melinda Koslow

In honor of May bike month Danielle Korpalski and I tuned up our bikes to partake in a “blue hour” of epic proportions. We participated in the Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride, a ride that starts near Petoskey Michigan and follows Lakes …

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