February, 2008

Unnatural Preservation

In the age of global warming, public-land managers face a stark choice: They can let national parks and other wildlands lose their most cherished wildlife. Or they can become gardeners …

Water Conservation Tips

I don’t think I need to emphasize how important water is. However, I do want to say that with the number of issues we are facing we aren’t paying enough …

Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat

Here are a few tips for attracting birds to your garden: Provide water year-round – A simple birdbath is a great start. Change water every 2-3 days in summer and …

Wall Street Shows Skepticism Over Coal

Three of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks are set to announce today that they are imposing new environmental standards that will make it harder for companies to get financing to …

As Senate stimulus bill falters, renewable energy tax credits face uncertain path

A Senate economic stimulus plan that would extend renewable energy tax credits fell one vote short last night, raising questions about the road ahead for incentives that developers call crucial …

Global Meltdown: Scientists Isolate Areas Most at Risk of Climate Change

In a new comprehensive study, a team of scientists identified the nine areas that are in gravest danger of passing critical thresholds or "tipping points", beyond which they will not …

Climate Change’s Largest National Teach-in

I want to thank all of you who supported or participated in the Focus the Nation Teach-in. It was a fantastic success, and the Focus the Nation team did a …

The President’s Budget

The budget presented on Monday by the White House is an outrage. It contradicts the hopeful words spoken by the president in his State of the Union address just a …

Do You Still Believe You Can Make A Difference?

Taylor Francis is an inspiring young man from San Francisco who believes he can make a difference. Here is a 15-year old high school student who has rejected the widely-held …

Bush Administration Goes Green?

That’s right folks. For only the 12th time in its entire history, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to use the veto process to kill an Army Corps of Engineers …

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