July, 2011

New Framework to Guide K-12 Science Education Calls for Shift in the Way Science is Taught in U.S.

The new Framework for K-12 Science Standards recently introduced by Dr. Helen Quinn, theoretical physicist at Stanford University and Chair woman for the National Research Council, was not only highly …

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota.

Victory for Endangered Species

Today’s bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives to restore protections for endangered species was a nice surprise.

Simple Tips for Helping Wildlife During Heat Waves and Drought

Many wild creatures can live for extended periods of time without food but… they need water much more regularly. Having convenient supplies of clean water can make a huge difference to …

North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines.

Climate Capsule: Turn Down the Heat

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Wrong Pipeline, Wrong Oil Quote: Congressman Steny H. Hoyer Economic Story of the Week: Energy-Saving LEDs , Unstoppable Editorial of the Week: Sizzle …

If You Don’t Eat Your Veggies Stink Bugs Will

  Unlike scores of children around the globe, brown marmorated stink bugs don’t mind eating their veggies or yours. The invasive species is rather fond of broccoli and asparagus, some …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any …

A Student-Led Recycling Initiative

Recently I had the opportunity to meet Paige Dedrick, a student at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York.  She introduced me to the Plasti-Gone Initiative, a student led project she founded with several of …

Inspiring New Strategies to “Get the Fun Outside”: Perspectives on the First-Ever Southeast Regional Outdoor Nation Summit

This is a guest post from Dejia Freeman, a graduate of the National Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow Program and current program assistant for Earth Tomorrow. Until a couple of …

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