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Close up of a Tesla Charging (Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Kustin/NWF)

It’s electric!

10/22/2010 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

Not only does the gasoline burned by our cars and trucks produce nearly 30% of our greenhouse gas emissions, but we are almost completely dependent on oil to keep our transportation sector – and our economy – moving. Fueling cars …

Moonrise near Homer Alaska by Doug Kaufman

What They’ve Said: Meditations on Nature

10/21/2010 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Here are some thoughts—bestowed on us by various scholars, sages, theorists, etc. down through the years—that comment on or raise questions about nature, animals, conservation and related topics. Some of these observations are inspirational; many are just perspectives from a …

Enjoying our bird picnic

Behind the Scenes: Designing Bird Activities for Kids

10/15/2010 // By Carla Brown

I have my dream job here at National Wildlife Federation, making websites to support our mission. I get to do a wide range of tasks, but my favorite lately is creating children’s activities for our Activity Finder website. It’s a …

Clean Energy Victory – Major Wind Project Gets Green Light

10/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, Interior Sec. Salazar signed the lease for the Cape Wind energy project . Offshore wind is an important part of America’s clean energy future and the Obama administration’s announcement approves the nation’s first offshore wind farm, off the Massachusetts coast. …

Schwarzenegger: Polluters Playing Political Games in California

9/29/2010 // By Miles Grant

Recently, we highlighted a climate denial exhibit at the Smithsonian sponsored by Koch Industries. And this week, we told you how Koch is funding a campaign to keep California hooked on polluting fuels. Now Koch has drawn the ire of …

Automotive Xprize–still more super-efficient vehicles are here today

9/17/2010 // By NWF

This post was written by Zoe Lipman, Senior Analyst of Climate and Energy Policy for National Wildlife Federation. Yesterday on the lawn of the DC Historical Society, the Xprize foundation awarded $10 million in prizes to three teams who built …

Congressional Black Caucus Honored for Clean Energy Support

9/15/2010 // By Aileo Weinmann

National Wildlife Federation, Green for All and a coalition of conservation groups hosted a Capitol Hill reception to honor the Congressional Black Caucus for its commitment to build a clean-energy economy. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, National Wildlife Federation Board of Directors thanked …

Wind Turbine Technician Training at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

9/15/2010 // By Kristy Jones

This fall Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Virginia launched its new program to offering a  Basic Wind Turbine Service Technology Certificate.   The Certificate requires the completion of 45 credits and includes general education courses as well as those …

Clean Energy Jobs Bring Michigan Together

9/13/2010 // By Miles Grant

What do wildlife enthusiasts in Northern Michigan and local energy experts and elected officials have in common? Both know just how important it is to transition to a new clean energy economy. The future of wildlife – from moose to …

Department of Education to Make University Sustainability Grant Decisions

9/12/2010 // By Julian Keniry

A “University Sustainablity Program (USP),” passed by Congress as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act (2008) and authorized at the U.S. Department of Education, will distribute grants soon through the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE).  The …

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