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April 16, 2014 Ikea is betting big on wind energy in the U.S.Source: MarketWatch
The Swedish furniture and home-furnishings retailer Ikea said last week during a congressional task-force hearing on climate change that it’s making its first wind-energy investment in the U.S. through the purchase of a...
April 16, 2014 Here's What Fracking Can Do to Your HealthSource: Mother Jones
Although the natural gas industry is notoriously tight-lipped about the ingredients of the chemical cocktails that get pumped down into wells, by now it's widely known that the list often includes some pretty scary, dangerous...
April 16, 2014 Cashing in on Earth Day: 10 Activities to Kick-start Low-Carbon Living and Save You MoneySource: Union of Concerned Scientists
With Earth Day just a week away, there is no better time to be thinking about steps you and your family can take to protect the environment and our climate. And the most impactful steps are often the ones that cut your carbon...
April 16, 2014 US greenhouse gas emissions down by 10% since 2010: ReportSource: Times of India
WASHINGTON: Greenhouse gas emissions by the US dropped 3.4% in 2012 from the previous year and by 10% since 2005, according to an official report. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made this assertion in its 19th...
April 16, 2014 Lynn Youngblood: A reflection for Mother EarthSource: The Examiner
Do you know what big event is right around the corner? I will give you a hint – it is on April 22nd. That makes it Earth Day! This year brings the 44st Earth Day celebration since this special day was first named in 1970 by U.S....
Next Tuesday (April 22) is Earth Day, and if you happen to have an hour free at 8 p.m. I recommend, I guess, that you tune your TV to PBS for its premiere showing of "A Fierce Green Fire."If that endorsement is half-hearted, it's...
Source: Orlando Weekly
By the time the 2014 legislative session ends on May 2, the House and Senate will have looked at nearly 1,000 bills each. They’ll have addressed everything from the establishment of a Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame to...
April 15, 2014 Caribbean Water Supply Threatened By Climate Change
Latino FOX News - "We're seeing changes in weather patterns," said Avril Alexander, Caribbean coordinator for the nonprofit îGlobal Water Partnershipî. "... When you look at the projected impact of climate change, a...
April 15, 2014 Will Low-Water Levi's Change Outdoor Apparel'
Outside - But closing the loop is the ultimate goal. The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, which includes Patagonia, The North Face, REI, and others in the outdoor industry, is developing standards for reducing water consumption and...
April 15, 2014 An Earth Day resolutionSource: The Hill
Earth Day was started in 1970 by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.) in an effort to make the environment a major policy issue for the country and to get people, companies, and policymakers to start thinking about how we treat our...
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