Month: April 2013

Adaptation Biodiversity Climate Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Environmental News Habitats Oceans Rising Sea Levels Sustainability Water Resources Wildlife

Obama Administration Issues First National Climate Adaptation Strategy

Two years in the making, he National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is a call to action. Co-led by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, NOAA, and the NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, some 90 researchers from federal, state, and tribal conservation agencies, as well as the American public, took part in crafting the plan.Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Extreme Weather Video

Video Friday: Extreme Weather, Insurance Companies and the American Taxpayer

This NRDC video discusses the costs of extreme weather events, which in 2012 totaled one percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Insurance companies are “under water” in more ways than one and the US taxpayer ended up paying what is essentially a “climate disruption” of 2.7 percent more than the total collected in sales […]Read More

Solutions Sustainability Transportation

Guide to Government Incentives for Green Commercial Trucks

There are numerous benefits for utilizing fuel efficient commercial trucks. In addition to being better for the environment, fuel-efficient trucks boosts your company image and positively impacts your bottom line. While these vehicles are more expensive than their less-efficient counterparts, the U.S. government has set up incentive programs to provide loans, offset costs and offer […]Read More

Climate EarthTalk Environmental

EarthTalk: Global Warming, Droughts and Wildfire

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How are droughts and wildfires cause by global warming? I thought warming mostly brought on wet and flooded conditions.   –David Mossman, Albuquerque, NM By throwing the planet’s climate regulation systems out of whack, global warming […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Editorial Rants Environmental Essay Op-Ed

Earth Day 2013 – Not Saving the Earth, Saving Ourselves

Today is Earth Day. You didn’t forget did you? Unfortunately, as Husna Haq writes in the Christian Science Monitor, it may be Earth Day itself that needs saving, not the Earth. Haq cites polls showing that back on the inaugural Earth Day  in 1971, 63 percent of Americans saw restoring the natural environment as “very […]Read More