September, 2009

Report: Climate Change Coming Sooner, Stronger Than Thought

A report released on September 22 by the United Nations points to some disturbing findings about how much quicker global warming is coming on: Roseanne Skirble of Voice of America …

President Obama Points Out The Role of Hunters and Anglers in America’s Conservation History

To acknowledge National Hunting and Fishing Day this weekend, President Obama has released a special White House proclamation that reflects the many decades that hunters and anglers in the U.S. …

City Rooftops: Paint Them White Or Plant Them With Green? — New Study

Cities are real climate hot spots and their rooftops, in particular, absorb heat and run up energy use. Jeff Salton at Gizmag.com reports: Previous studies have indicated that painting roofs …

Scientists: New Rating System Maps Immediacy Of Nine Threats to Environment

In a rating system compiled by a group of scientists, there is new meaning to immediate threats being off-the-charts. The top three threats? Biodiversity loss, nitrogen run-off and climate change. …

Highlight of the Week: White House Details New Automotive Emissions Standards

The Obama administration detailed new motor vehicle guidelines that would mandate improved fuel economy and institute the nation's first-ever automotive emissions standards. "The Environmental Protection Agency has taken an important …

Economic Message of the Week: Survey: More Corporations Now Mindful of Emissions

According to a new survey, more top corporations are keeping close track of their greenhouse gas emissions and assigning personnel to manage or curb them. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), …

Groups Fight Back To Kill Anti-Clean Energy Amendment

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, introduced an amendment to the fiscal 2010 Interior and environment appropriations bill that would prohibit the Environmental …

Global Warming Bringing Extreme Weather and Health Impacts

Global warming is making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, storms stronger, and droughts more severe, according to groups analyzing the public health and social justice consequences of extreme …

Reports: Global Warming Adaptation May Mean Business Opportunity

A new report from Oxfam America highlights several business sectors that can benefit by adapting to the challenges of global warming. Among areas included in the report are agriculture, water …

Experts Say Global Warming May Bring Quakes and Eruptions

Scientists now say earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and tsunamis may become more common as global warming changes the earth's crust. At the first major conference of scientists researching the effects …

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