July, 2009

New Jobs at Solar Mirror Plant in Pittsburgh

If Congress enacts a new energy policy that caps global warming pollution, America could produce millions of new clean energy jobs like the jobs being created at the new solar …

Worst Year Ever for Coral Bleaching?

A new report warns 2009 could become the worst year ever for coral bleaching, thanks to rising ocean temperatures: Scientists are concerned that bleaching may reach the same levels or …

Outdoor Kids: “Forced” Family Fun

Forcing fun isn’t really possible, but when my kids are having trouble peeling themselves away from video games, I have been known to put my foot down and take them …

Meet The Giant Coconut Crab

On certain Pacific Islands there is a species of land crab that is quite large. They are slow moving, generally nocturnal and remain hidden during the day to emerge at …

Will China and India Race Past America on Clean Energy?

OK, so did you catch the irony on this one? In Friday’s Washington Post, Economy and Business section: Top half of the page: Fed Sees Heightened Joblessness Drawing Out Recovery …

New Analysis: Climate Bill Good for Farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has just released a new analysis of the American Clean Energy & Security (ACES) Act. It’s great news for farmers and ranchers, showing the bill …

Mosquitoes, Part 1

It’s Mosquito Time! Summer is the prime time for one of our least favorite insects: mosquitoes.  With the wet spring and early summer in many parts of the country, mosquito …

The Best Birthday Present Ever — Protected Wildlife

I am writing to thank you for the best birthday I have ever had in my 25 years of life. I am forever touched by the amazing people I get …

Navajo Nation Forms Green Jobs Commission

The Navajo Nation Council recognizes they need to diversify their economy and address profound joblessness. Green jobs look promising. High Country News reports: “The Council passed the legislation by a …

Energy From Bumps In the Road

A group of MIT undergraduate students who recognized that electric power in hybrid vehicles can come from applying brakes wondered if the vehicle’s suspension system might offer similar promise. Alternative-energy-news.info …

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