House Republicans want to pass a continuing resolution that would cut $3 billion from EPA funding, eliminate its top positions, and block its ability to require that wealthy companies reduce carbon pollution.
Little thought has been given to how difficult it is for a fledgling democracy to flourish should its population be subject to a severe chronic food shortage. Nutritional instability can lead to political instability, and Egypt is more than half way there.
Tropical rainforests are called the lungs of the earth, because they suck in pollution and breath out clean, healthy air. There is a darker side to this story, though -- without protection, these same forests could actually speed up global warming.
Wherever you may live, think of your part of the hemisphere as a bowl, but instead of looking inside as one student did in his toilet bowl, look outside, up toward the sky and think, what have we dumped there?
Transforming America's energy mix to be fueled by 80 percent clean sources by 2035 will undoubtedly be a significant challenge. How challenging it will be, exactly, depends partly on the way we define "clean energy."
Last week, President Obama told us in his 2011 State of the Union address that "we need to out-innovate the rest of the world", especially in clean energy technology. As it turns out, energy innovators across the country are already working on doing just that.