December, 2008

From Poznan To Copenhagen: Road Ahead Must Be A Fast Track

Two weeks of negotiations over a new international climate agreement just finished in Poznan, Poland, with a new presidential administration poised to take the reins in less than one month. … Read more

White House Drops Effort To Relax Pollution Limits

The Bush administration has announced it is abandoning its pursuit of two proposed regulations that would relax air-pollution standards for power plants.  This ends the pursuit of one of the … Read more

California’s Comprehensive Climate Action Recognizes Green Tech As A Bright Spot

California has adopted the country’s first comprehensive global warming blueprint, calling for a return to 1990 emissions levels by 2020—equaling a 15 percent reduction of current emissions—and for one-third of … Read more

Obama Announces Energy, Environment Team

President-elect Barack Obama has introduced his energy and environment team, naming Carol Browner to lead a new council on climate, environment and energy issues; Steven Chu as energy secretary; Lisa … Read more

Help Open up America’s Classrooms to Nature!

Chances are, as you’re reading this, the kids in your life are sitting in school, daydreaming about the summer and the chance to run around. And even if they’re not, … Read more

Making Smart Investments Today Will Protect Our Environment, Restore Our Valuable Natural Resources and Set Us On the Path to a Clean Energy Economy

  Today National Wildlife Federation joined environmental and conservation organizations in releasing a green stimulus proposal that would repower America and create as many as 3.6 million jobs, reduce pollution, … Read more

Bush Administration Eviscerates Endangered Species Act Protections

The Bush administration today issued a final rule eliminating the Endangered Species Act requirement that federal agencies consult with independent scientists. “This action eviscerates key protections that have helped safeguard … Read more

Ground-Source Heat, from Lipscomb to Yale

This story is the third and final of a series that explores various types of ground heat mining and their campus applications. Also see Universities Lead the Charge to Mine … Read more

Reality Check On Coal, Funding Halted For Mountaintop Mining

A group of the nation’s prominent conservation organizations has launched the “Reality” Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising effort to tell a simple truth: in reality, there is no such … Read more

Going Green, Saving Green: Holiday Gifts And Decoration Ideas That Make A Difference

This holiday season, Americans can benefit from protecting the earth and keeping cost in mind at the same time.  Studies show that a majority of consumers will shop for “green” … Read more