November, 2009

Sen. Bingaman Champions Legislation to Address Climate Impacts on Wildlife

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chair Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) introduced legislation aimed at safeguarding wildlife and natural resources, and the essential goods and services they provide to every American, …

NWF CEO Testifies Before EPW

National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the urgent need to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation that …

Congress Advances Conservation Priorities in Interior Appropriations Bill

The House and Senate recently cleared a $32.2 billion Interior and Environment appropriations bill for the 2010 fiscal year that includes $385 million for programs that address global warming.    …

Billions in Clean Energy Bonds Announced

The U.S. Department of Treasury announced the allotment of $2.2 billion in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds for hundreds of public power companies and cooperatives, helping them access lower cost credit and encourage …

This week’s “Last Chance” Appearances

I’ll be speaking about my new book, Last Chance, this Friday November 6 in Charlottesville, Virginia at the Garden Club of Virginia Conservation Forum. I’ll also be speaking on Saturday, …

Chamber of Commerce Supports Kerry Graham Principles

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports most of the principles for a bipartisan climate change proposal articulated recently in an editorial by Sens. Kerry and Graham. Since the Chamber has …

Chamber Softening Anti-Clean Energy Stance?

Senate Republicans are continuing their boycott today, refusing to work on amendments to the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. But the bill’s supporters got some good news late yesterday from the US Chamber of Commerce.

Help Whet Kids’ Appetite for Watershed Conservation

When students in my suburban hometown entered seventh grade, we took a trip to explore the ecosystem of the Fox River — the tributary that divided our town in half. …

Sen. Inhofe: Big Oil’s MVP

To commemorate Sen. Inhofe’s status as Big Oil’s MVP, the National Wildlife Federation has issued a limited-edition trading card with some of Sen. Inhofe’s career milestones.

New Site Tailors Green Building Resources to Higher Education

If you have anything to do with the buildings on your campus, Second Nature's latest offering, Campus Green Builder, is the website for you. The site promises to act as …

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