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10 Ways to Beat the Heat

10 Ways to Beat the Heat

No, it's not your imagination—it definitely is getting hotter. The eight warmest years on record occurred over the past decade. But staying cool this summer doesn't necessarily mean you have to pay a fortune to keep the air-conditioning running day and night.

Finding the Best Way to Save Energy For You

Finding the Best Way to Save Energy For You

As the Green movement sweeps across the nation, many people and organizations are beginning to focus their efforts in specific areas. There are so many different ways to be more energy efficient. It seems that the new ‘best way to go green’ pops up every day.

Conservation in the Classroom

Conservation in the Classroom

Raising environmentally savvy kids is one of the most powerful ways to help them enjoy a protected planet. To foster your children’s eco-education, encourage their schools to go green.

The New Efficient Light Bulbs

The New Efficient Light Bulbs

New Standards Promise Cheaper Light and Fewer Emissions

The horse-and-buggy era light bulb we still rely on wastes up to 90 percent of the electricity it consumes as heat, burning up hundreds of dollars every year in each American household and increasing air pollution that harms human health and the environment. In 2007, the U.S.

More than 160 Michigan Scientists Tell Congress: Let EPA do its Job, Stop Attacks

More than 160 Michigan Scientists Tell Congress: Let EPA do its Job, Stop Attacks

MI scientists: Assault on EPA threatens public health, economy

LANSING – More than 160 scientists from universities across Michigan today called on Michigan’s congressional delegation to oppose further attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority, calling the EPA essential to protecting the public health.

On the Eve of an Historic Vote in the US Senate, A Reminder that Taxpayers Support the EPA

On the Eve of an Historic Vote in the US Senate, A Reminder that Taxpayers Support the EPA

Tomorrow the US Senate will be voting on two different proposals for the federal budget that sketch out vastly different approaches to protecting public health, effective ways of investing taxpayer dollars and responses to public opinion.

Hybrid Cars are Charging their Batteries for Another Big Run

Hybrid Cars are Charging their Batteries for Another Big Run

As many of us have seen in recent weeks, the price of gasoline has continued to rise. Reminders of the 2007 crisis are popping up across the United States. Wednesday February 23, 2011 marked the first time the price of oil hit $100 dollars a barrel since 2008.

Planning for our Future

Planning for our Future

I'm happy to have collaborated on this post with Nick Nigro of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, who has also posted it on Pew's blog.

PA State Legislator Taking Steps to Save Energy

PA State Legislator Taking Steps to Save Energy

Warren Kampf, a Republican representing the 157th district in Pennsylvania, is one of the first state legislators to upgrade their district office to LED lighting. A local company, LED Saving Solutions, manufactured the tubes in their Boyertown, PA facility. It is estimated that the upgrade will decrease the per-fixture wattage from 55 to 11 watts.

LED Saving Solutions