President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $3.4 billion in grants to help build a "smart" electric grid.
"At this moment, there's something big happening in America, when it comes to creating a clean-energy economy," President Obama said. “But getting there will take a few more days like this one, and more projects like this one."
The Uganda Wildlife Authority just launched the "Friend-a-Gorilla” campaign on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. These endangered gorillas of Uganda are “appearing” online as part of a fundraising program that the Ugandan Wildlife Authority hopes will help save the endangered species.
The Wildlife Authority is hoping that fans will befriend a gorilla on Facebook or MySpace or follow it on Twitter in return for a minimum donation of $1. The money will be used to hire extra rangers to protect the gorillas and safeguard their habitat.
Explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet Earth and find out about possible solutions for adaptation and mitigation, ahead of the UN's climate conference in Copenhagen in December (COP15). Choose a tour from the list below and click the play button to see it unfold, or you can also view these tours on YouTube.
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With more than 600 photos submitted, the contributors to the #lovetheclimate Flickr Group have done more than send statements to their senators. They’ve created a beautiful permanent testimony to the awesome beauty of Mother Nature, reminding us of what we are seeking to protect. The group slideshow cannot help but leave you stunned by Mother Nature’s beauty.
You don't have to be in New York City to be a part of the many meetings, seminars, and discussions taking place during Climate Week. The Clinton Global Initiative is focusing on climate change, sustainable energy, and other global issues this week in its Fifth Annual Meeting, which is webcasting live. You can even ask question for the daily Plenary sessions via Twitter (see below). Watch CGI09 live below (click here for the schedule).
An empty lot was all that was left after the Austin, Texas airport moved in 1999.
Naturally, ideas started bouncing around about what to do with the massive space. What it has now become is a beautiful, working art installation that serves as a metaphor for the energy-conscious city of Austin.
The field is made up of 15 flower-shaped photovoltaic solar panels that line a pedestrian and bike path on the greenbelt on Mueller, an urban village between a retail lot and Interstate 35.
On August 25th, NASA plans to break ground on Sustainability Base -- the most environmentally-friendly building in the agency's history. The building is intended to be the "greenest" in the U.S. federal government.
MillerCoors recognizes its ability to make a positive impact on our environment. The brewery is on the right track, according to a new sustainability report released by the joint venture between Miller and Coors Brewing companies.
On its way to running a zero-waste operation, MillerCoors reused or recycled 98 percent of all brewery in 2008 waste including glass, paperboard, plastics, metals and byproducts, according to the report.