Earth Day Network Blog Updates

Is there a “War on Coal” In America? Industry Lobbyists Want You to Think So

With little political traction in Congress to move towards a renewable future, the EPA has been forced to take greater responsibility for addressing climate change and curbing fossil fuels. Over the past few years, they have done that in a number of ways, most recently producing regulations for states to reduce pollution coming from coal-fired power plants.

However, the corporate interests that have stalled action in other parts of the political arena have taken notice and will now bring the fight to the courts system.

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Coastal Areas’ Predicted Investment in Rain Boots

I own a pair. Do you?

Of course we know what rain boots are used for… Well, the rain. But what about having to buy a pair because your entire street is constantly flooded?  

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Planning Ahead By Looking Backwards?

As news has come recently of an unwritten policy mandated for Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection not to use the words “climate change”, “global warming”, and “sustainability”, it is important to underscore the necessity of state Climate Action Plans. Although Florida actually does have a state action plan which is designed to protected biodiversity (mainly in the Everglades region), the high level of denial of anthropogenic climate change in certain coastal regions is worrisome and potentially dangerous.

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Not in My Backyard, KXL

On February 24, President Obama exercised his executive rights by vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline bill.

Was President Obama’s veto the right decision?

It seems so: The job creation claim is dubious, but its environmental impacts are not.

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Looks Can be Deceiving—The Truth Behind Wildlife Filmmaking

Chris Palmer, famous for his 30+ years of work in the wildlife film industry, will release his new book, Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker, later this month. This book is the second that Palmer has written that exposes what he calls ‘the dark side of wildlife filmmaking,’ the other being his book Shooting in the Wild. When Chris Palmer is not writing books, he also serves as the Distinguished Film Producer in Residence at American University in Washington, DC.

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Leading Ladies of the Green Movement

 

March is not only the month when we get into gear for Earth Day at EDN, it’s also Women’s History Month! Women have played a crucial role in the environmental movement in the last 50 years, and will increasingly do so in the future. More women now work in the environmental field than ever before - doing university research, running nonprofits, creating movements, and spreading awareness. Let’s take a look at some of the great females who have paved the way!

 

1)    Rachel Carson

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50 Days till Earth Day!

 

Just 5 years ago, Earth Day Network rallied over 200,000 people on the National Mall and accumulated more than 40 million acts of green in a single day.  With only 50 days left until our 45th anniversary of Earth Day, we are hard at work towards coordinating our greatest event yet mall. 

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Still Buying Pens?

Pens are something that has been part of our lives since we were kids. We get a pen, we write stuff, it runs out of ink, and it goes in the trash. From offices, to schools, to homes that is the same fate of each and every ballpoint pen. This produces an immense source of waste in the workplace and at home. Not only is it damaging to the environment, as not all of those used pens are properly recycled, it is also not economically efficient. There is a simple solution to this wasteful problem, and that is something we already have, the fountain pen.

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Chemotherapy for the Climate-RFF Reviews Climate Engineering

Can we reverse climate change? If we can’t change our dependence on fossil fuels, perhaps technology affords us another solution; what else can we put in the atmosphere?

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