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This past Saturday, March 27, 2010 marked the third global Earth Hour and the second on GW's campus. Many say the lights out message is synonymous with our progression toward a greener global environment. But do all individuals who turn off their... Read More
The D.C. Bag Tax went into effect on January 1, 2010 with a portion of all revenues going to the Anacostia River Clean-Up Fund. Our piece looks at the efforts of one community to address a problem in their own backyard, and as a result, change the... Read More
A behind the scenes look into the work of Jan Mueller, Senior Policy Associate for The Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Jan works every day to educate Congress on the most pressing issues in energy, transportation and the environment.
In this week's video NWF Climate Capsule: More confirmation the 2000s were the hottest decade on record, what's next for vehicle carbon pollution regulations, the Earth Day Revolution is ramping up & down on the farm with Dirty the Global... Read More
In the coming days in Washington D.C. researchers are likely to discuss the prospects of funding over half-a-billion three-dollar stoves, across the globe. The plan entails installation of clean stoves, which will help reduce the harmful carbon... Read More
Planet Forward
This town in Oregon began using geothermal energy nearly two decades ago because "it just made sense." Even though the technology is still expensive, towns are able to supplement their energy use and save money. They serve as an example of how... Read More
I’m often asked – why prefab? Answered simply – its not only a very flexible and economical way to build a house, but also intrinsically environmentally friendly. Before additional items are integrated into the construction, there are so many “green... Read More
With higher gas prices and global warming not to mention brow clouds many people are trying to find more efficient vehicles. With traffic increasing and parking always a hassle and costly in the city many are trying to beat the system.
In a recent webisode with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, Planet Forward's own Frank Sesno asked, with the race for energy leadership and innovation heating up "will China own the last half of the 21st century as the US fades?" Friedman's... Read More
In this week's NWF Climate Capsule: Can NASA scientists find any evidence of "global cooling"? What does Congressional action on health care mean for clean energy & climate legislation? What does Dirty the Global Warming Denier Sock Puppet think... Read More


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