April, 2008

Creating a Field Guide to Your Backyard, Part 1

Here’s a great way to hone your child’s writing, research and observation skills! Read more

Pine Beetles are Altering Carbon Balance in Forests

An outbreak of mountain pine beetles in British Columbia is doing so much damage that by 2020, the forest is expected to release more carbon dioxide than it absorbs. Beetle … Read more

When Will Your Hybrid Pay for Itself?

As part of my Good Neighbor pledge, my family bought a Toyota Prius car. This car’s hybrid technology allows us to reduce our gas consumption and fuel bill. We also … Read more

NWF Scientist Details Climate Change’s Threats to Chesapeake Bay

The National Wildlife Federation’s Dr. Doug Inkley testified before the Virginia Commission on Climate Change yesterday, detailing the effects of warming temperatures and rising sea levels on fish and wildlife. … Read more

Earth Day Checklist

Who said it wasn’t easy being green? This Earth Day it’s easier to be “green” than ever before. And that is a true reason to celebrate. So grab your pen … Read more

Recyclemania 2008 Results Announced

Recyclemania, a light-hearted, friendly competition between campuses, aims to reduce waste and raise awareness. Over a 10-week period, colleges and universities compete in different contests to see which institution can … Read more

Dr. Rosina Bierbaum Selected to Co-Author World Development Report 2010

Dr. Rosina M. Bierbaum, professor and dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, has been selected by the World Bank to co-author and … Read more

NYT Magazine’s Green Issue Profiles Campus Efforts

I spent a few hours this morning reading through the New York Times Magazine’s intensive survey of new green projects in buildings, energy, food, transportation, lifestyle and technology. There are … Read more

Global Warming Solutions Showcase Airs World Wide

Hundreds of colleges and universities, schools and businesses all across the world are hosting the National Wildlife Federation’s second annual broadcast, Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming as part … Read more

Flawed Textbook

The Center for Inquiry has found that the popular textbook American Government Institutions and Policies has such significant flaws in its coverage of the science of global warming that either … Read more

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