July, 2008

Renewable Energy Sector Helps Drive Job Markets At Home And Abroad

A recent study shows that that jobs in renewable energy are expanding worldwide, while jobs in coal and natural gas are disappearing.  Currently about 2.3 million people around the world …

Administration Rejects Regulation of Greenhouse Gases

The Bush administration on Friday rejected regulating greenhouse gases blamed for global warming, saying it would cause too many job losses. Rep. Edward Markey, chairman of the House Select Committee …

Al Gore To Speak On National Challenge On Energy And Climate

Al Gore, chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection, helped launch in March a multi-year, multi-faceted campaign designed to engage the American public and ignite a movement to address one …

Reversing the Paradigm and Cutting Emissions

Peter Darbee, CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric, has given a great online interview. Peter highlights that the utilities like PG&E that have reversed the paradigm of how they reach …

Write It! Wear It! Snap It! Boast It! for Public Lands

The National Wildlife Federation needs your help to give us a catchy slogan for Our Public Lands web site. This contest will run until the fall of 2008 and will …

Head of IPCC Warns That We Need to Act Now

  |   July 7, 2008

Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said Friday that "only seven years remained for stabilising emissions of global-warming gases at a level widely …

LAT Covers Green Building at Universities

  |   July 7, 2008

Here’s another trend-skimming piece for you: this Los Angeles Times article highlights more than a dozen schools building green. If you already know a lot about LEED, geothermal and recycled …

Can Democracy Catch Up to Climate Science?

  |   July 3, 2008

When he first appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Dr. James E. Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, brought alarming findings from a three-dimensional …

In Search of Urban Critters

People often think they have to travel far to see nature. They overlook the nature in their own backyards, schoolyards, neighborhoods and yes, even cities. There is plenty of nature …

Same Difference: Unplug Your Cellphone or Skip the Bath

  |   July 2, 2008

Ever wonder whether your power strip or your shower timer saves more energy? David MacKay of Without Hot Air wants you to know for sure what your actions mean. In …

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