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How White Roofs Help Reduce Energy Use and Fight Global Warming

For over thirty years, scientists and researchers have studied and quantified the benefits of using white paint for rooftops to dissipate heat and reduce energy effects. The “heat island” effect of cities and urban areas is well known, and this is one easily implemented, low-tech method of reducing the heat generated from buildings and other structures found in an urban setting.

Waxman-Markey Comes to Washington

A brief summary of Waxman-Markey energy and climate legislation. Now passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will it pass Congress intact this year?

Salazar’s Recent Decision: Are Polar Bear Populations Bound for Inevitable Decline?

With the decision from Interior Secratary Ken Salazar not to reverse his predecessors decision concerning full protection of the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act, the stage is set for the possible rapid decline and eventual extinction of the “King of the Arctic” by mid-century.

Is Pending Italian-Swiss Border Change Due to Alpine Glacial Melt a Global Harbinger?

Alpine glacial melting along the Swiss/Italian border will soon force the two governments to redraw centuries-old border.

Is a Green Job in Your Future?

The green job sector can be the engine to move the economy out of recession. Find out how to take advantage of the growing green job market.