Campaign politics dominated the headlines in 2008, making it a banner year for the armchair pundit. 2008 was also a year that issues like energy use, climate change and carbon footprints came to the forefront of popular culture and political reality. Put all of that together and you have 2008’s top environmental politics stories.
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Jeff Ruch, the Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) apparently thinks they can be useful as well. Ruch released a list of nine resolutions for the whistleblowing, watchdogging PEER for 2009.
There was no shortage of fodder for thoughtful political discussion in 2008. Not surprisingly, the majority of the posts receiving the most comments were directly related to the presidential election. We’ve compiled the nine most-discussed posts of 2008 so you can take a little walk down memory lane at Red, Green, and Blue.
Study finds melting ice in the Arctic and longer droughts in the Southwest indicate earlier projections have underestimated the climatic shifts that will take place by the end of the century.
Bill McKibben, well known for his environmental writings, has compiled the foundational writings of American environmentalism and stuffed them into a 1,000 page epic tome that anyone with a green bone in their body would love to add to their bookshelf.
Could this be the most environmentally destructive lame duck president ever?
New Orleans-based activist group, Levees.org has learned that harassing comments being left at their blog were coming from computers registered to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
An environmental activist threw “into chaos” the Bureau of Land Management auction of leases on federal lands for oil and gas development recently approved by outgoing president George Bush.
New York City’s Department of Transportation has tapped the Office for Visual Interaction for testing LED street lighting around the Big Apple. If successful, all of the city’s 300,000 street lamps could one day be made up of LEDs.
On Thursday, Assistant Interior Secretary Lyle Laverty ordered the National Park Service to ease its existing mountain biking rules that some environmental groups claim could open up nearly 8 million acres of recommended or proposed wilderness lands in approximately 30 parks to mountain biking.
ExxonMobil, which has been hit before with environmental charges, will pay a $6.1 million penalty for failing to comply with pollution regulations in refineries in California, Louisiana and Texas. The company had agreed to reduce pollution in four refineries in those states, but came up short.
Transcript of Barack Obama’s introduction of Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary and Tom Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary, followed by Q&A. OBAMA: Earlier this week I announced key members of the team that will help us seek new forms of energy, to build a new economy, to enhance our security and to leave our children a […]
No longer do we need to look to history books and grandparents to know what the darkest days of the Great Depression were like: we are there if consumer prices are any indication.
From Fuming to Praising: Twitter and the Green Reaction to Obama’s Selection of Salazar as Interior Secretary
When I heard NPR report that environmentalists were “fuming” over the Salazar appointment as Interior Secretary, I decided to share my thoughts with the Twitterverse and sent out a message that kicked off a chain of events worthy of writing about.
You can now go green to the grave in Utah. The burial site, Lakeview, has been approved by the Green Burial Council, which sets green standards for cemeteries, funeral providers and burial products. Utah is the ninth state to establish a green burial option since 1998.