It’s always been important to live sustainably as individuals. Our smallest actions can make a significant impact as a whole! But it’s even more crucial for our local governments to realize their own climate change responsibility. These representatives have the means to set regulations that push us toward a sustainable future. By Emily Folk Here […]
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As the Federal Government fails, states band together – what could this mean for the climate crisis?
There is no way to sugarcoat this. The US government has utterly failed its citizens. On the coronoavirus pandemic, it has blithely told the states to find their own personal protection equipment, their own ventilators, and their own test kits. It has appropriated nearly $3 trillion in emergency payments to help small business cope with […]
Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas made a point in his post Monday that an ideal Biden cabinet should have an addition—a climate secretary. That’s an idea that ought not get lost in the deluge of other matters related to the coronavirus and the economy. Of course, we first have to oust the hoax in the White House and […]
An international team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, the Technical University of Munich, and the University of Maryland reports that startups which collaborate with government agencies file 73% more patent applications than those who do not pursue such collaboration. Their report, published March 7 in the journal Research Policy, is entitled Governments as partners: The […]
e all probably know the story. An entrepreneur sees serious problems with the automobile industry. He decides to start his own company to make safer, more reliable vehicles with new propulsion technology and fewer maintenance headaches. Sleek lines and better aerodynamics, combined with the better propulsion technology, could help the car be more efficient than […]
Republicans have had full control of the federal government for 2 years. What have they done to improve the government in that time? Honestly, consider it for a moment, what have they done to improve the government? As far as I’ve seen, nothing. But that’s not surprising. They actually aren’t eager to have the government working better. As […]
We finally have a budget agreement. After years of partisan bickering and the GOP pushing the Federal Government into shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a compromise proposal that now goes to the House and Senate for final approval. Not in the bill: 134 of the GOP’s ransom demands, including some ugly environmental provisions: Stripping the Environmental […]
From policymakers, business leaders and NGOs, to students in law and graduate programs, the broad scope and forward-looking tone of Agenda for a Sustainable America would make it a valuable addition to the bookcases of anyone interested in sustainability.
The $3 billion in grants are designed to temporarily replace the production tax credit that has been a critical factor in the growth of renewable energy capacity in U.S.
Is the U.S. Interior Department wrongly withholding information that will reveal whether taxpayers are being ripped off in a controversial oil and gas royalty program? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) see to think so, according to a lawsuit they filed today. Interior claims that disclosure of bidding and contracting information about its Royalty-In-Kind (RIK) sales would reveal oil company trade secrets.
In response to the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice in the last thirty years, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has unanimously voted to prohibit fishing in nearly 200,000 square miles of Arctic waters.
Money flowing into Canada’s government to protect the environment may actually never be going there… and nobody would know any better.
On the heals of the dissolution of Iceland’s ruling government, incoming government officials appear to be on the verge of revoking a five-year extension to whaling of fin and minke whales passed just last week by the former ruling government.
In one of his last move Secretary of the Interior, outgoing Secretary Dirk Kempthorne issued a Secretarial Order authorizing the Bureau of Land Management to establish offices to expedite the permitting of renewable energy and associated transmission facilities on BLM lands.
Environmental advocacy group, EcoSector, has proposed the establishment of a United States Department of Ecosystems that, according to organizers, would represent a huge increase in America’s commitment to the environment and the green economy.