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2010-11-23 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of America's veterans and those who currently serve in the military, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation's (RBFF) Take Me Fishing(TM) campaign has partnered with the Sierra Club's Water Sentinels and the National Military Fish & Wildlife Association (NMFWA) to give families on military installations an opportunity to experience the great outdoors through fishing. Rod and reel manufacturer Zebco donated more...

2010-11-09 09:00:00

Strong Rules Could Keep Millions of Pounds of Toxic Metals Out of Waterways WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to action by leading U.S. environmental groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to keep pollution from coal plant smokestacks out of America's waterways. EPA will issue these new rules, which would protect Americans from millions of pounds of heavy metals and other toxic pollutants, by July 23, 2012, with final rules...

2010-09-02 11:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Parents everywhere have wistful memories of it. Often uphill. Usually both ways. Now, the makers of Green Works® Naturally Derived Cleaners are teaming up with the National Center for Safe Routes to School to encourage parents to join their kids in this definitive childhood moment. Walking to school. October is International Walk to School Month. During the month of October, elementary and middle school students and their...

2010-08-26 10:10:00

Total of 70 Problem Sites Identified by Groups Since February Is Over and Above the 67 EPA-Acknowledged Sites; New Report Identifies Water Contamination At Coal Ash Dump Sites in AR, CT, FL, IL, IA, KY, LA, MI, NE, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, and WI. WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) kicks off a series of regional hearings across the United States on whether and how to regulate toxic coal ash waste...

2010-07-22 11:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sierra Club today announced "The Truth About Solar," a green home technology workshop designed to teach local homeowners about residential rooftop solar energy. This is the second in a series of Green Home Workshops the Sierra Club is offering free to the public. Danny Kennedy, Sungevity founder and 12-year veteran of Greenpeace, will lead the discussion. The workshop is designed to teach homeowners about solar and the environment and help...

2010-07-19 11:39:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading software and interactive media firm, Jawa, has selected the Sierra Club's Grand Canyon Chapter as this month's 'Jawa Gives' charity recipient. In addition to cash and in-kind donations that will support the Sierra Club's mission to practice and promote responsible use of the Earth's ecosystems and resources, Jawa has committed to launching in-house 'green' initiatives including office-wide recycling and cutting back on plastic and...

2010-05-25 10:00:00

Attention Focused on Southern Co. as One of the Nation's Largest Polluters WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With Southern Company's annual shareholder meeting tomorrow, and with two resolutions on the ballot focusing on risks from the company's environmental practices, there is rising pressure on Southern Company to take action to improve its environmental record in relation to coal ash and other matters. Shareholder proposals on climate change and coal ash have been earning...

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2010-05-04 06:25:00

Members of the U.S. Senate and representatives of environmental groups planned to meet to discuss the Gulf Coast oil spill on Tuesday, a day after legislation was introduced to raise the cap limiting the amount of damages oil companies are liable for in the wake of such a disaster. According to CNN.com, "Democratic senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey along with Bill Nelson of Florida will talk to officials from the Sierra Club and Environment America to discuss courses...

2010-01-04 14:23:00

Clean Air Advocates Sue to Protect Local Communities & Clean Truck Program LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A backroom agreement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Long Beach Harbor Commission could illegally reverse efforts to improve air quality in communities surrounding the Port of Long Beach, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sierra Club. "You can't cut the public out of the conversation...

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2010-01-02 13:05:00

In a case that both highlights and exacerbates the growing tensions between wildlife conservationists and green energy efforts, some two dozen rare tortoises and their Mojave Desert habitat could force a California-based energy firm to drop its plans for a massive solar-energy complex. The Associated Press reports that since 2007 BrightSource Energy in Oakland has been trying to obtain permission to build 400,000 mirrors for collecting solar energy on six square miles of federally-owned land...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.