On June 6th, a majority of the U.S. Senate voiced support for moving forward with the Climate Security Act, marking an historic turning point in the debate over national climate policy. While the bill could not survive continuing delay tactics, it garnered important new momentum that sets the stage for quick action in the
Read More… Majority Of Senate Voices Support For Progress On Comprehensive Climate Change Bill
By Ann Marie Dori
In his new book Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You, psychologist Sam Gosling reveals how poking around other people’s possessions can offer insights into their personalities. The University of Texas professor sent teams of grad students into strangers’ dorm rooms and offices to analyze their bookshelves, posters, shoes, stuffed
Read More… If We Are What We Buy, We Should Buy Cruelty-Free
On June 26th, the U.S. Senate passed, by unanimous consent, legislation that will allow the U.S. to join an international treaty that could dramatically cut ocean ship pollution that causes tens of thousands of global deaths annually. "The Marine Pollution Prevention Act of 2008" (H.R. 802), was passed overwhelmingly by the U.S. House of
Read More… Senate Passage Of Bill To Join International Treaty To Cut Toxic Ship Pollution Praised By Leading Environmental Group
Our nation's children are both our greatest treasure and the most vulnerable members of our society. Sadly, children are now "preborn" with hundreds of industrial chemicals and are victims of numerous environmental sicknesses like learning deficits, cancers and autism. The federal government has the responsibility to ensure that our children are protected from toxic
Read More… Protect Children: Pass The Kid-Safe Chemicals Act
The release on June 26th of the draft scoping plan by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement The Global Warming Solution Act "is a great step forward," according to a cosponsor of the groundbreaking law, Environmental Defense Fund.
"The Board's pioneering work, combined with the constructive input of the California state
Read More… AB 32 Cosponsor Says CARB Draft Implementation Plan Is "Great Step Forward"
With gas prices skyrocketing and the peak of the summer driving season upon us, many elected officials and candidates are calling for new oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, off our coasts, and other environmentally sensitive areas. Drilling is not the answer to our energy crisis. Contact your Congressperson and candidates for
Read More… No New Drilling: Green Energy Alternatives Now
As summer vacation season enters full swing, clean air advocates are fighting to make sure visitors to national parks can enjoy scenic vistas free of the yellowish haze caused by industrial pollution.
The 1977 Clean Air Act set a national goal of cleaning up dirty air in major national parks and wilderness areas.
Read More… Groups Plan Lawsuit To Force Cleanup Of Air Pollution In National Parks