May, 2008

Climate Security Act Will Benefit Alaskans

With debate scheduled next week on the Climate Security Act, the U.S. Senate has an opportunity to move ahead with the most promising domestic legislation to address global warming in …

NSCC Institutes Two-Year “Green-Collar” Degree

  |   May 23, 2008

    As the possibility of carbon-capping legislation becomes more likely and investments in renewable energy increase, the demand for "green-collar" workers will rise. All three presidential candidates endorse the …

Alaska: The Renewable Energy State?

Alaska is at an energy crossroads? Especially southcentral Alaska, where the majority of the state’s residents live? Here, local natural gas was traditionally cheap and abundant and powered the area’s …

Great Reasons to Participate in the Great American Backyard Campout

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, I’d like to introduce you to the Great American Backyard Campout. It’s a little idea that grew into a big reality that …

Global Warming Changing the Face of Chesapeake Bay

  |   May 22, 2008

If this Memorial Day weekend mirrors the last, about 350,000 people will cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, many to begin enjoying the ocean and bayside beaches of Virginia, Maryland, and …

Polar Bear Listing Highlights Broader Arctic Challenge

With its decision to list the polar bear as threatened, the Interior Department finally acknowledged the clear scientific consensus around the forecast for these magnificent animals. For polar bears, some …

Climate Change, Happening Now

Our President and CEO Larry Schweiger has a very touching and moving story about how climate change is impacting him personally. It involves a pond and melting ice. I won’t …

Polar Bear Threatened Listing Weakened by Contradictions

The Department of Interior announced last week that it would list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, because their sea ice habitat is melting away. Sounds …

$2 Billion Wind Turbine Order Sets Record

Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens has placed a massive order for wind turbines, a big step toward building the world’s largest wind farm in the Lone Star State. Pickens …

Victory in Surprise Global Warming Vote

Opponents of federal legislation to fight global warming tried a sneak attack last week by adding an amendment to the budget bill. The amendment would have put Congress on record …

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