November, 2009

Greening Our Schools: The Challenge For NWF Eco-Schools USA

America's increasing focus on things that are "green" most certainly extends to our K-12 schools — all 130,000 of them. The new NWF Eco-Schools USA program will help many U.S. schools to … Read more

Senate Progress for Clean Energy & Climate Action

The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee passed the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act yesterday on an 11-1 vote. Read more

Report from Barcelona UN Climate Talks

Against this backdrop thousands of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change delegates and observers have converged to set the stage for a Copenhagen climate deal.
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Big Oil Buying Off Our Future?

Check out this new report from the Center for Public Integrity, The Global Climate Change Lobby. Fossil fuel industries are spending millions worldwide to spread fear and misinformation about climate … Read more

Outdoor Kids: Easy Fall Planting

I always say that planting spring-flowering bulbs in the fall is one of the easiest family planting activities ever. And, I usually wait until November to plant them. There are … Read more

Save Ice Cream! #HelpHoneyBees

Häagen-Dazs knows the importance of honeybees to ice cream. Pollination is “essential for ingredients in nearly 50 percent of our all-natural superpremium flavors,” according to their website, In an … Read more

Highlight of the Week: Public Behind Them, Lawmakers Continue Legislative Momentum

Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee began marking up their version of comprehensive climate and energy legislation, buoyed by a CNN poll showing that 60 percent of Americans support efforts to … Read more

Economic Message of the Week: Obama Announces Billions in Smart Grid Investments

President Obama announced the largest energy grid update investment in history, establishing funding for technologies that will drive the American clean energy economy. The grant awards, part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery … Read more

Poll: 60 Percent Back Carbon Cap

A CNN poll shows 60 percent of Americans support a plan that restricts carbon pollution and institutes a system for trading emission allowances.   The survey comes as deliberations begin in the Senate Environment … Read more

Stat Experts Confirm Warming Trend

As if the thoroughly discredited theory of global cooling needed another strike against it, statistics experts have come out with a new rebuttal of the well-worn climate-denier chestnut.   A review of … Read more