Efficiency and Better Cars Will Fuel America Faster than Drilling
The United States consumes 19 million barrels of oil a day, 25 percent of the global supply, but we have less than 2 percent of the world’s proved oil reserves. That means no amount of domestic drilling will reduce gas prices or provide enough to meet America’s daily demand for oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interview with Jackalyne Pfannenstiel
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.