Grassroots or Astroturf?

Warning. A public relations firm hired four months ago by the Alaska State Legislature–see story here–could be coming soon to a media outlet near you. Pac/West Communications set up a … Read more

Senate Passes Offshore Drilling Bill

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) must be holding his breath right now. He recently broke ranks and voted for a bill to open up 8.3 million acres in Florida’s side of … Read more

Energy Freedom, Strings Attached

Ahhhhh, what’s an energy bill without a good name? The “American-Made Energy Freedom Act” was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). It’s purpose? … Read more

Global warming continues to impact wildlife

Tigers are a valuable species and indeed, among many others, being impacted by global warming (thanks for the tip, Puja!). According to the World Wildlife Fund, the Sundarbans delta — … Read more

Egg-Frying Weather

The Brits knew something was gravely wrong when Mark Vance, a medieval re-enactor at Warwick Castle fried an egg on the breastplate of his suit of armor. Britain shattered a … Read more

Igniting a Conservation Crusade

One of America’s best known environmental historians is an old friend from my home town of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Sam Hays is the former Dean of History at Pitt University and … Read more

Exercise for the Environment!

We have all heard it a million times: EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU! But exercising can be good for the environment too. How many times a week do you hop in your … Read more

Are we Frying our Future?

Liberals and conservatives in Los Angeles have been burning under intense record-setting heat as triple-digit temperatures covered much of the Southwest for several days. (Woodland Hills had a record-setting 119 … Read more

Wetlands and Drinking Water: A Natural Connection

When we turn on the kitchen spigot to get a drink of water, we expect to find crystal-clear, cold, pure water. A recent decision by the Supreme Court could change … Read more

Moo-ve Over Conventional Farming!

The most obvious culprits of global warming are transportation and energy, but what exactly does that mean? If we all change our light bulbs and buy a hybrid the problem … Read more