climate change

Greener Aviation Alliance Debuts at Florida Climate Summit

Article: Greener Aviation Alliance Debuts at Florida Climate Summit

MIAMI, Florida, June 27, 2008 (ENS) – A nonprofit, public-private partnership to turn U.S. aviation a brighter shade of green was introduced Thursday in Miami as the apex of the Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s climate change summit. During the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change, the governor…

Marlins-Rays Game First in Southeast to Go Green

Article: Marlins-Rays Game First in Southeast to Go Green

MIAMI, Florida, June 24, 2008 (ENS) – The first carbon-neutral Major League Baseball game in the Southeast is taking place tonight between the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays in Miami. The Florida Marlins offset greenhouse gas emissions created by fans attending the game as well as stadium operations. The carbon-neutral games takes place…

New Satellite Will Improve Weather, Climate, Ocean Forecasts

Article: New Satellite Will Improve Weather, Climate, Ocean Forecasts

PASADENA, California, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite was lofted into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday morning on a three year mission to record sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change. The mission is expected to return a vast amount of new data that…

Britain Invests Hundreds of Millions to Encourage Cycling

Article: Britain Invests Hundreds of Millions to Encourage Cycling

LONDON, UK, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – Persuading people to climb out of their cars and onto bicycles is a key part of the British government’s plan to meet its commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change. To further this effort, British Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly has named Bristol as the…

BIG IDEAS in School Classroom

Article: BIG IDEAS in School Classroom

The kids of Greensboro Day School display their team spirit as they work on their BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET Creating BIG IDEAS FOR A SMALL PLANET was a very challenging project to produce. The need to spread environmental awareness about the specific people and businesses who are working to positively reshape our world…

Global Climate Change Treaty a 'Daunting' Challenge

Article: Global Climate Change Treaty a 'Daunting' Challenge

BONN, Germany, June 13, 2008 (ENS) – More than 2,000 participants from 170 countries are packing their bags and heading home this evening after winding up the latest round of UN-sponsored global climate change talks in Bonn with little substantive progress towards a seccessor treaty to the Kyoto Protocol. The protocol’s first commitment period expires…

Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection

Article: Al Gore's Alliance For Climate Protection

Al Gore’s commitment to the environment inspires hope. Here’s an individual who could have gone in any direction after being the Vice President and very nearly becoming the President in 2000. Given all that opportunity, Al Gore chose to focus on the environment because he rightly sees that it is not just panda bears and…

Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

Article: Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist today announced the 2008 Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change. This is the second such summit convened by the governor, who says that since last year’s summit, Florida’s “green” economy has grown. “Florida’s businesses continue to demonstrate that there is gold…

Online Carbon Footprint Calculator Helps Texans Keep Cool

Article: Online Carbon Footprint Calculator Helps Texans Keep Cool

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – For Earth Day 2008, the Nature Conservancy of Texas is offering an online carbon calculator so people can make positive daily choices to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Educators can use the calculator to help young Texans understand their individual roles in…

Want to Be Featured in our Upcoming Web Series THE GOOD FIGHT?  Tell Us Your Story!

Article: Want to Be Featured in our Upcoming Web Series THE GOOD FIGHT? Tell Us Your Story!

If there’s a problem in your area or if you are working to solve a problem in your community we’re interested to learn more. We want Eco-mmunity to be a place where users can find one another, share information and hopefully solve problems together. Simran Sethi’s upcoming original web series, THE GOOD FIGHT, is devoted…

This Week On THE GREEN: DECORATE

Article: This Week On THE GREEN: DECORATE

Ecological Documentary – (Observe the facts, make up your own mind) This week, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES provides a captivating and mesmerizing journey through parts of Asia that are being transformed by industry. Following the images of still photographer Edward Burtynsky, this film silently poses a few questions. Is the world shaped and altered more by nature…

UPDATE: What's The Big Idea? Contest

Article: UPDATE: What's The Big Idea? Contest

April is the month of rebirth in nature. Take one look outside and you can probably see all the new buds biding their time before bursting forth flowers and leaves. This backdrop seems quite appropriate for the “What’s The Big Idea?” contest, where people just like you can submit an idea to save the planet…

Largest Financial Services Firm Joins Sustainability Network

Article: Largest Financial Services Firm Joins Sustainability Network

BOSTON, Massachusetts, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – The world’s largest financial services company, Citi Inc., has joined a network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Companies that join the Ceres company network commit to making continuous strides in improving their sustainability performance and reporting practices…

Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

Article: Climate Change Conference Draws Governors to Yale

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut, March 30, 2008 (ENS) – Governors from across the United States will meet at Yale University on April 17 and 18 to review state-level programs to combat global climate change and to develop a strategy for future action. Governors who plan to attend the conference include M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut, Arnold…

Scientists Warn of Profound Changes in World's Oceans

Article: Scientists Warn of Profound Changes in World's Oceans

BOSTON, Massachusetts, February 17, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change is transforming the world’s oceans by increasing the temperature and acidity of seawater, and altering atmospheric and oceanic circulation, reported a panel of scientists this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, annual meeting in Boston. Dr. Jane Lubchenko is the Wayne…

Alaska Continental Slope 100 Miles Farther Out Than Thought

Article: Alaska Continental Slope 100 Miles Farther Out Than Thought

DURHAM, New Hampshire, February 11, 2008 (ENS) – The foot of the continental slope off Alaska is more than 100 nautical miles farther from the U.S. coast than previously assumed, according to new Arctic sea floor data released today by the University of New Hampshire and the federal government. The data could support U.S. rights…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotive in Development

Article: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Locomotive in Development

TOPEKA, Kansas, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – An experimental hydrogen fuel cell switch locomotive is under development by two cooperating companies – BNSF Railway and Vehicle Projects. Field testing is scheduled to start later this year. The fuel cell locomotive has the potential to reduce air pollution, is not dependent on oil for fuel, and…

Cooling Earth's Climate as a Matter of Faith

Article: Cooling Earth's Climate as a Matter of Faith

NEW YORK, New York, December 24, 2007 (ENS) – World Council of Churches General Secretary Dr. Samuel Kobia is calling concerns about climate change “a matter of faith” and says the Christian faith community must be at the vanguard of the response to global warming. “I think as Christians we should be the ones to…

Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

Article: Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – Congress on Tuesday passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. Today President George W. Bush signed the measure, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the…

Turning the Tables: When Kids Green the Parents

Article: Turning the Tables: When Kids Green the Parents

Parents, you know what sort of influence you have over your kids — it’s a lot, right? — but TreeHugger knows that it goes both ways, and that kids can show their folks a thing or two, as well. After you’ve greened your baby [www.treehugger.com] and greened your kids’ toys [www.treehugger.com], check out some of…

Global Warming as a National Security Issue

Article: Global Warming as a National Security Issue

Global warming endangers every fabric of life, and on a scale that is almost hard to conceive. For this reason, many political representatives and scientists are comparing the human and financial costs of global warming to the Cold War. The scary thing about this comparison is that global warming is much more dangerous for a…

MSN.com to Host WebCast with Al Gore and Simran Sethi on Climate Change

Article: MSN.com to Host WebCast with Al Gore and Simran Sethi on Climate Change

Simran Sethi moderates Q&A session with Former Vice President Al Gore in Real Time MSN is honored to host former Vice President Gore who will answer climate crisis questions in real time from the public. Covering questions on how to make your home more green or how to make small, yet effective, changes to your…

Sundance and Comcast Co-Sponsor Planet Cinema Reception in Seattle

Article: Sundance and Comcast Co-Sponsor Planet Cinema Reception in Seattle

Sundance and Comcast are co-sponsoring a reception in honor of Planet Cinema Thursday, May 31st 9:00PM at SpitFire, 2219 4th Avenue. Planet Cinema is a series of movies about global climate change and our (humans) relationship to the natural world. As Sundance Channel has dedicated themselves to THE GREEN, our environmentally themed programming block, and…

Carbon Week: Thinking About Your Carbon Footprint

Article: Carbon Week: Thinking About Your Carbon Footprint

This week, we’ve been looking at a few of the issues surrounding our carbon footprint and individual contributions to climate change, and some of the things you can do to cut back. Now that it’s Friday and “Carbon Week” is coming a close, we’ll wrap it up with a simple idea that everyone can implement,…

Carbon Week: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Article: Carbon Week: Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

During the past year or 18 months, the subject of global warming has experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the list of worldwide environmental concerns; from Al Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth [www.climatecrisis.net], to the cover story in Time magazine this week, it’s hard to turn around without hearing something about it.…