July, 2009

Check Out The 330 MPG Hybrid

A interesting new car design could increase mileage tenfold. Forums.nasioc.com reports: “Accelerated Composites, LLC, has designed a two-seat passenger car that will achieve up to 330 MPG and sell for under … Read more

Can Commerical Air Lines Act More Like Geese?

A university-based contest called “Fly Your Idea” is producing interesting ideas for more environmentally-sound flight including borrowing some ideas from geese. Physorg.com reports: “A team of five doctoral students from … Read more

Goats Enlisted to Protect Endangered Turtles

That’s right — goats!  When mowing practices were found dangerously harmful to bog turtles in Maryland, a different (more ancient) mowing technique was employed. The Baltimore Sun reports: “The State … Read more

Highlight of the Week – USDA: House bill should yield long-term benefits for agriculture

According to an analysis by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the American Clean Energy and Security Act would cost the farming sector little in the short-term and yield great long-term … Read more

Economic Message of the Week – Governors Say Fighting Global Warming Will Create Jobs

Three Democratic governors told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that curbing emissions and developing a national clean energy economy could mean more jobs and economic prosperity. Citing the … Read more

Org Goes Door-to-Door For Clean Energy Education

As part of the Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America National Mobilization Weekend, members and volunteers went door to door to educate Americans about the transition to a clean energy … Read more

Coral Reefs Imperiled By Rising Temperatures

According to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report, coral reefs in the Caribbean face a considerable risk of bleaching and die-offs partly due to rising water temperatures. The report … Read more

Cabinet Members Tout Energy Plans in Print

In regional newspapers around the country, members of President Obama's cabinet have published op-ed columns on the heels of their testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. … Read more

Five Questions: How to Build a Network of Local Farms

July 28, 2009 Laura Hall owns and operates the Refectory, a café housed in the divinity school at Duke University which serves local and sustainable food. We asked Laura how … Read more

Schools Go High Tech to Increase Transit Ridership

NWF July 28, 2009 How often have you run to the bus stop, missed the bus by only a few seconds, and had to wait 20 minutes for the next … Read more