Say goodbye to the old-style light bulb.On Wednesday, it will become illegal to manufacture or import 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs because of federally mandated efficiency standards signed into law in 2007 by then-President George W. Bush.The 75- and 100-watt incandescent bulbs were phased out in earlier stages, but the coming ban on 60- and 40-watt bulbs will have a bigger affect on consumers because of the bulbs popularity for residential lighting, experts said.
Calling for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to a healthy environment...by David Orr
What can we do preserve and protect our water, our air, our lands?... As individuals we buy insurance, undergo annual physical exams, and wear seatbelts, which is to say that we exercise caution for reasons so obvious as to require no explanation. ... However, when it comes to activities that adversely impact our natural resources…. the benefits of risk are, in effect, privatized, while the consequences are externalized—to the detriment of the planet and its future inhabitants
For the first time since 1974, Iowa lost woodland acres. Did you know that in 2012, Iowa lost 42,000 acres of woodlands? That's equivalent to nearly 32,000 football fields of valuable trees gone forever.
In today's Des Moines Register-January 12, two good articles on what is happening to our land. I think Iowans do care about the loss of football fields worth of trees (maybe even as many who care about loss of our football teams, even). What do you think? thanks to Dave and Shannon and Trees Forever and Iowa Woodlands
An overview of pending legislation that may affect U.S. green energy policy.
As environmental concerns become increasingly prevalent around the globe, it’s no surprise that politicians are proposing more and more legislation (as well as making numerous campaign promises) that center around sustainability.
When President Obama took office in 2007, one of his primary goals with respect to environmental policy was to come up with a plan to cut energy emissions. A few months ago, Obama submitted his national strategy – the Climate Action Plan -to increase the use of sustainable technologies.
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