long term health

Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

Article: Energy Incentives in the Obama Stimulus Package

President Obama talked about green jobs and rebuilding America in many of his speeches throughout the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Now it is time for a real look at what he is proposing in his stimulus plan. Chief among Obama’s green committments are money for heat insulation and energy conservation in low income homes; an initiative…

Obama Urged to Address Deteriorating Oceans

Article: Obama Urged to Address Deteriorating Oceans

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – More than four years after two independent expert panels urged the Bush administration and Congress to immediately overhaul the nation’s oceans policy, few of their recommendations have been implemented and the state of the oceans is deteriorating rapidly. Overfishing, pollution and climate change are wreaking havoc with ocean…

New Global Forest Agreement Depends on Local Support

Article: New Global Forest Agreement Depends on Local Support

NEW YORK, New York, December 27, 2007 (ENS) – The motivation of local people to safeguard their own forest resources is central to a new global forest protection agreement reached by the UN General Assembly last week. Fifteen years after global discussions began on how to protect the world’s forests, the General Assembly has adopted…