June, 2007

Senate Energy Bill: Final Week (?)

The Senate begins its second week debating the energy bill. This bill has tremendous implications for global warming and wildlife. With a handful of votes this week, the Senate could …

Catch the Wave

Last week when I was in Boulder, Colorado, I met Representative Cynthia Thielen from Hawaii. We had a fascinating discussion on the possibility of wave power. She sent over some …

Senate Energy Bill: “The First Step”

Yesterday began with the environmental community’s less than favorite Senator, Jim “Hoax” Inhofe, proposing an amendment to require oil companies to build more refineries. (Nothing quite like requiring more oil …

Showing the Way: Corporate Leadership

Intel and Google announced yesterday that they are coming together with a consortium of major technology companies to implement the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. This energy-saving initiative will reduce global …

Bush Seeks to Mediate on Climate Change

Check out this article to see a quote from NWF President and CEO, Larry Schweiger, and learn more about how global warming became a central theme of the G-8 summit. …

Some American Cities Driven to Combat Global Warming

New York City, which has ordered all cabs to "go green" within five years, has joined the growing list of 522 cities self-implementing regulations to cut down on their global …

PSC Bars Coal-Fired Plant

Concerns about global warming persuaded Florida’s Public Service Commission to reject a plan by the state’s largest utility to build a $5.7 billion coal-fired power plant near Everglades National Park. …

NASA Stresses Ten-Year Window

  |   June 6, 2007

New research from NASA and the Columbia University Earth Institute warns of severe consequences from global warming if we do not curb our production of global warming pollution within the …

The Power of Wind

It’s hard to forget about the renewable power of wind when you’re in the presence of the 365 foot, 1.65 megawatt wind turbine perched near the summit of St. Olaf …

Southern Ocean no Longer Absorbing Carbon

  |   June 4, 2007

The Earth’s largest carbon sink – the Southern Ocean – is no longer absorbing carbon.  This may lead heat trapping gases in our atmosphere to rise even faster because one …

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