September, 2009

Can We Learn from Bears?

Hibernating bears have been an overlooked phenomenon for too long. If we could isolate and reproduce their chemistry, it would be a huge leap for health and science. Fortunately, scientists have …

Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth

I will be continuing to speak in December and in the coming year in the cities below on my recently published book Last Chance: Preserving Life on Earth. I believe that …

Key Senators to Unveil Clean Energy Bill

This morning in DC, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) will detail their framework for comprehensive clean energy & climate legislation: The bill, which is still being …

Shop Class Saves Electricity

NWF September 29, 2009 Energy is no longer being wasted by lights left on at the Kwantlen College Polytechnic University’s Cloverdale campus (BC, Canada) thanks to a simple, yet effective …

Master Planning for Sustainability

NWF September 29, 2009 Call it a sign of the times. For decades, sustainability initiatives in higher education were conceived and executed through grassroots, bottom-up efforts, from sustainable investments to …

Your National Parks

Ken Burns’ 12-hour series on National Parks is turning a lot of attention towards America’s treasured wilderness and natural wonders. From Mount Rainier to the Everglades, our national parks exist …

180 Of The World’s Largest Investors (With $13 Trillion) Want Climate Legislation Passed

Wildlife has a whole bunch of new friends. As the Senate considers climate legislation and the world readies itself for the global climate negotiations in Copenhagen a powerful and welcome group of investment funds …

Updated Science: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Predicted

The United Nations Environment Program released an excellent report summarizing scientific evidence from over 400 sources that have emerged since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report. …

Another Company Abandons Clean Energy-Obstructing U.S. Chamber

Will the last one out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce please shut off the lights? Last week, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and New Mexico-based PNM Resources Inc. pulled …

The Frogs are Croaking

Here’s some bleak news for a Monday: Up to 1/3 of amphibians today are at risk for extinction, according to the Global Amphibian Assessment and a recent post to Bright …

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