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Unburnable Fuels: Removing Reserves From The Balance Sheet (2013)
By Micha Tomkiewicz

Several recent reports suggest that markets are now overlooking the risk of ‘unburnable carbon.’ The share prices of oil, gas and coal companies depend in part on their reserves. The more fossil fuels a firm has underground, the more valuable its shares. But what if some of those reserves can never be dug up and burned? More…

What We Learned in the Rainforest: Business Lessons from Nature (Spring 2002)
By Tachi Kiuchi and Bill Shireman

In the rainforest, nature uses feedback to "close the loop." In the face of limits, feedback triggers adaptations that lessen or make an end-run around physical constraints. In business, companies like Coors use feedback to "close the loop," triggering innovations that lead to new products, processes, businesses, and profits.

Wind Power Capacity Jumps Almost One-Third In 2001 (Spring 2002)
By Lester R. Brown

Preliminary data show world wind electric generating capacity climbing from 17,800 megawatts in 2000 to an estimated 23,300 megawatts in 2001 - a dramatic one-year gain of 5,500 megawatts or 31 percent. As generating costs continue to fall and as public concern about climate change escalates, the world is fast turning to wind for its electricity.

Oil: More Costly Than You Think (Summer 2000)
By Lauren Poole

Every time gas prices rise, there is a public outcry to reduce the cost of oil. What most Americans donít realize, however, is that they have been paying a very high price for oil - but only a fraction at the gas pump - for years.

Tree Cover Drops - Loss Costs DC Millions (Spring 2000)

Washington DC has experienced a dramatic loss of tree cover since 1973, including a 64 percent decline in the most ecologically valuable areas with heavy tree cover, according to a new report by the national conservation group American Forests.

Restructuring the Global Economy (Winter 2000)
By Lester R. Brown

There has been more growth in world population since 1950 than during the preceding four million years -- from when we first stood upright. I donít think we have yet grasped the dimensions of the consequences of the sort of population growth that we are experiencing.

Internet & E-Commerce Have Major Enviro Benefits (Winter 2000)
By the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions

The emerging New Economy created by the Internet is producing more than just a business revolution: It is also generating enormous environmental benefits. By reducing the amount of energy and materials consumed by business - often dramatically - and increasing overall productivity, the Internet stands to revolutionize the relation between economic growth and the environment.

Making A Living While Making A Difference (Fall 1999)
By Melissa Everett

You are walking down to the corner cafe at dusk to buy a local newspaper, and you notice: how pleasant it is to have a corner cafe and to be near it, rather than in traffic, as the sun sets; how reassuring it is to feel safe strolling in your own neighborhood, since you remember years when the streets were less welcoming.

Economy Grows, Global Warming Gases Donít (Summer 1999)

Energy-related carbon emissions by the United States remained flat in 1998 despite four percent economic growth. According to newly available data from the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy, this was the first year since 1991 that U.S. carbon emissions did not rise.

Right To Know To Grow (Spring 1999)

Fulfilling Vice President Gore's 1998 Earth Day commitment to expand the public's right to know about toxic chemicals released into local communities, the EPA has proposed to increase public reporting of such releases by almost 25 percent.

Applications For Chemical Microtechnology (Spring 1999)

Chemical processing systems are undergoing a transformation - and a dramatic reduction in size - that may soon allow groundbreaking applications in biohazardous conditions, fuel-cell-powered automobiles, and waste treatment.

The Costs Of Auto Transportation High. . .& Subsidized By Non-Drivers (Winter 1999)

A new report finds that total transportation-related costs average more than $10,500 per household, and that many costs of driving are born by all households, whether or not or no matter how little they drive.

Your Personal Smog Alert (Winter 1999)

Air quality information will be distributed using pagers in a test of an automated and personalized system for alerting people to unhealthful air. Likely users include coaches, teachers, joggers, parents, respiratory patients, and others.

Citizens Want Teeth In Environmental Laws (Fall 1998)

The majority of people in the most populous countries want tougher laws to protect the environment, according to the largest-ever international survey of public opinion on the environment.

Fight Global Warming: Create Jobs & Benefit Economy (Fall 1998)

"The Kyoto Protocol does not need to be a job killer and a drain on the U.S. economy, as the Global Climate Coalition and other critics of the Kyoto Protocol have claimed," according to Howard Geller, Executive Director of the ACEEE.

Climate Control Would Save Millions Of Lives (Fall 1998)

Based on findings published in The Lancet -- the world's oldest medical journal -- the Working Group on Public Health and Fossil-Fuel Combustion predicts that hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved annually, an estimated 8 million by the year 2020, if climate control policies were adopted worldwide.

Living Beyond Our Means (2013)
By Dennis Church

The idea that we humans may be growing beyond – or overshooting – the capacity of the natural resources we depend upon to sustain us has a long history. It has proven premature when previously asserted, but now appears increasingly realistic. More…

Wind Power: The Missing Link In The Bush Energy Plan (Winter 2002)
By Lester R. Brown

The eagerly awaited Bush energy plan released on May 17, 2001, disappointed many people because it largely overlooked the potential contribution of raising energy efficiency. It also overlooked the enormous potential of wind power, which is likely to add more to U.S. generating capacity over the next 20 years than coal.

Calling The US' Bluff On Kyoto (Summer 2001)
By Christopher Flavin

President Bush has breathed new life into the global effort to combat climate change. In Europe, shock has turned to anger over Bush's hasty rejection of the Kyoto protocol. His rejection has also fostered a new determination to bring the protocol into force - without the US if necessary.

Dissatisfaction Guaranteed (Spring 2001)
By Dave Wann

It's like going into a room and forgetting what you came for, except in this case it's the whole culture, forgetting. We forget to ask, "What's an economy for?" En route to a brand new American millennium, we got detoured. Price tags and bar codes began to coat the surfaces of our lives, as every single activity became a transaction. Eating, entertainment, socializing, health, even religion - all became marketable commodities.

The Color Asphalt (Summer 2000)
By Hartmut Gerdes

I trust you are as pleased as I am to hear about the "hybrid" electric-gas powered smart car. In the future, weíll likely have cars powered by fuel cells. Hybrids produce far less environmentally or atmospherically damaging exhaust, and fuel cell powered cars will produce almost none.

Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanityís Future (Summer 2000)
By Duane Elgin

How grown up do you think humanity is? When you look at human behavior around the world and then imagine our species as one individual, how old would that person be? A toddler? A teenager? A young adult? An elder?

Preparing to Live in the Next Millennium (Spring 2000)
By Denis Hayes

We tend to think of eras with great leadership as eras that have great challenges, and that different people if placed in different circumstances might have moved from mediocrity to greatness.

Environmental Stewardship Vs. Economic Devel. (Winter 2000)
By Walter McGuire

In the long term, the economy and the environment are inextricably linked. Today's economy depends heavily on the availability and cost of resources. Yet, we have built an economy that values resource consumption rather than stewardship.

Petroleum: Once Blessing, Now Curse (Winter 2000)
By Rod Diridon

Henry Ford's dream of mobility has had a staggering impact. The Nation has been provided mobility, jobs, exports, and an auto-worship that carries us physically and mentally from puberty to the grave.

Earth Day Clean Energy Agenda (Summer 1999)
By the Earth Day Network

As we approach the 21st century, Earth Day Network is launching a global campaign to bring about a swift transition to clean, renewable energy sources and a giant leap forward in energy efficiency.

The U.S. Must Lead On Greenhouse Gases (Winter, 1999)
By the World Resources Institute

Developed countries have added much more to the atmospheric buildup of carbon dioxide on a per capita basis, and their population-adjusted stock contribution is likely to remain far above that of developing countries throughout the coming century

Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (2009)
By Lester Brown

In this updated edition of the landmark Plan B, Lester Brown outlines a survival strategy for our early twenty-first-century civilization. The scale and complexity of issues facing our fast-forward world have no precedent. With Plan A, business as usual, we have neglected these issues. In Plan B 3.0, Brown warns that the only effective response now is a World War II-type mobilization like that in the United States after the attack on Pearl Harbor. More…

Building An Economy for the Earth (Spring 2002)
Cleaner Energy, Greener Profits (Spring 2002)
Carpoolworld.com For Carpool Matching (Spring 2002)

Ultimate Guide To Muni P2 Legislation (Winter 2002)
"Distributed Energy" Task Force News (Winter 2002)
New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact (Winter 2002)

How Big Is Your "Footprint" (Summer 2001)

Gardens in the Sky (Spring 2001)
Smart Growth Yields Environmental Benefits (Spring 2001)

Choosing The Cleanest Car (Winter 2001)
Leadership On Climate Change (Winter 2001)
Cars Ranked By Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Winter 2001)

One Click Green Lobbying (Fall 2000)

"Distributed Energy" Task Force News (Summer 2000)

Smash Your Stereotypes Here (Spring 2000)
New Cars Ranked for Environmental Impact (Spring 2000)
How Much Does Your Vehicle Pollute? (Spring 2000)

Clean Energy for the 21st Century (Winter 2000)

Ultimate Guide To Muni P2 Legislation (Spring 1999)
Waste Minimization National Plan (Spring 1999)
Answers About Healthy Houses (Spring 1999)

Federal Government Energy Waste (Winter 1999)

Choosing Environmentally Friendly Vehicles (Fall 1998)

News Feeds & Summaries (2014)

Includes news feeds from the Environmental News Service and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Also links to the complete News & Events archive. More…

Urban Heat Island Summit (Spring 2002)
The Cars In Our Future (Spring 2002)
International Conference on Indoor Air Quality (Spring 2002)

Hot Nights, Summer In The City (Winter 2002)
Gas Guzzlers Drive Off With Billions (Winter 2002)

Institute Launched To Help Build Eco-Economy (Summer 2001)
Science Speaks, Bush Wants More Studies (Summer 2001)
The Big Apple Moves In New Ways (Summer 2001)
Windy City To Buy More Green Power (Summer 2001)

Wind Energy Can Help California (Spring 2001)
Fuel Economy Progress Erased (Spring 2001)

Efficient Appliances Would Slow Climate Change (Winter 2001)

Corporate Heavyweights Back Green Power (Fall 2000)
Gas Guzzlers Drive Off With Billions (Fall 2000)
State & Local "Shining" Successes (Fall 2000)

Seattle Fights Global Warming (Summer 2000)

New York to Buy Clean Buses (Spring 2000)

California Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (Winter 2000)
Buildings, People and the Planet (Winter 2000)
Global Warming Conference & Expo (Winter 2000)

Hot Nights, Summer In The City (Fall 1999)
Global Warming Policies: An Economic Engine (Fall 1999)

Green Power for a Green LA (Summer 1999)
Feds To Walk The Talk (Summer 1999)
Lean, Clean, Mass Transit Machine (Summer 1999)

Climate Change & Ozone Protection Conference (Spring 1999)
EPA Issues Changes To Risk Management Program (Spring 1999)

U.S. Photovoltaic Use Up Twelve Years In A Row (Winter 1999)
Federal Initiatives To Help Communities (Winter 1999)
Santa Monica To Purchase Green Power (Winter 1999)

Resources For Promoting Sustainability (2014)

Includes resources for conference and campus activity planners, for authors and environmental journalists, for educators, for nonprofit leaders and organizations, and for political leaders and green advocates. More…

Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (Spring 2002)
"NICE3" Grants Available (Spring 2002)

Incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles (Winter 2002)
Insights For Difficult Decisions (Winter 2002)

Grants from the Energy Foundation (Spring 2001)
Beyond the Horizon: Predicting Future Environmental Problems (Spring 2001)
Air Quality & Global Warming Grants (Spring 2001)
Incentives for Zero Emission Vehicles (Spring 2001)

Insights For Difficult Decisions (Winter 2001)
Grants To Monitor Environmental Conditions (Winter 2001)

EPA Offers Free CD Of Climate Change Education Tools (Summer 2000)
EPA Planning Innovative Community Grants (Summer 2000)

Funding for Landfill Methane Projects (Spring 2000)

Preservation Pilot Grants Available (Winter 2000)

Turning Brownfields To Brightfields (Fall 1999)
Energy Efficiency Can Yield A Positive Cash Flow (Fall 1999)

Help Finding Alternative Fueling Stations (Summer 1999)

EcoScan: New Environmental Impact Tool (Spring 1999)
Location Of Radon Hazards Pinpointed (Spring 1999)
Businesses Can Pay Back Their "Carbon Debt" (Spring 1999)

Clean Cities Program Seeking New Members (Winter 1999)
Comprehensive CD ROM On Electric Vehicles (Winter 1999)

New Alternative Fuel Vehicle Fleet Buyer's Guide (Fall 1998)
New Guide Helps Clarify Complex Clean Air Laws (Fall 1998)

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