LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

The greenest president?* Cast your vote here!

Environmental Economics

Max Aufhammer ( The Future is at Stake ): The past eight years of the Obama presidency have brought monumental change for the better in the environmental and energy arena. President Obama will go into the history books as the first African American president. I would argue that he will be remembered by many future generations as the Greenest president this country has ever had.

Secretary Kerry's Solar Surge - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

On Monday President Obama made it crystal clear that his Administration "will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations." Compass.

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Correct Your Course on Natural Gas, Mr. President

Sierra Club Compass

Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption. But when it comes to natural gas, the president is taking the wrong path. The president was exactly right when he said no single step can reverse the impacts of climate change.

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. It recognizes nature as one of America’s most valuable assets, and reflects the kind of constructive, solution-oriented approach to government decision-making needed to get us to an environmentally sound and prosperous future.

Q&A with Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Prior to becoming president of Hampshire College , Lash was president of World Resources Institute (WRI).

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. Bill McKibben: Because the president could actually say: we’re not going to do this. What follows if President Obama approves Keystone, and what if he halts it?

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

It is with a deepening sense of dread over the fate of future generations that we call on you to acknowledge the severity of the global climate emergency by placing climate stabilization at the top of your policy agendas. Sincerely, Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute Rev.

After the State of the Union What the President (and We) Can Do on Climate

Celsias

Two years ago, the president wouldn’t mention climate change. Last night, he spoke honestly about the issue to 40 million people and vowed that if “Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”

Obama's Best Chance to Lead on Climate: Reject Keystone XL.

Sierra Club Compass

In the first press conference of his second term, President Obama addressed a question about climate change with the following : "I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. President, the tar sands are your climate legacy.

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Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

« Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment | Main. | Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy, and Water Access » Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On. But will the president back up his words with action?

New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from.

Sierra Club Compass

Obamas Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline » New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama. Today, the Sierra Club is launching a new campaign that lays out a clear roadmap for President Obama to take action on climate disruption and clean energy. As the President’s second term opens, millions of Americans are looking for real leadership on the climate crisis. Compass.

To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

president will face a nation in economic chaos, a people suffering from deepening political divisions, and a planet in desperate need of leadership on a whole host of extremely critical issues. The first hundred days of a new administration are the honeymoon, the period in which the president can present a new vision for the nation and begin to advance a new agenda. Barnstorming a world without borders, the President can begin America’s journey toward a bright green future.

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A Bad Day For The Environment With More To Come

10,000 Birds

And resistance to this anti-environmental agenda is essential if we want to keep our country, and our planet, safe for future generations.

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The AEA did something and I'm not going to complain about it

Environmental Economics

To figure that out, you need to determine the time horizon being considered, the approach to  discounting future emissions and the rate used , changes to environmental risks, and others. For example, the higher the model’s discount rate — the rate used to compare the well-being of future generations to those alive today — the more we prioritize our current well being over people years from now.

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Momentum Builds for National Summit on Climate Change

Celsias

In his compelling inaugural address a couple weeks ago, President Obama urged America to take action in response to the risks that climate change poses to us and future generations.

A bit of Land Grant University history

Environmental Economics

During the Civil War, President Lincoln quietly pushed Congress to pass the first Morrill Act — named for its sponsor, Justin Morrill, a Vermont congressman. The lecture is designed to kindle a spirit of excellence in future generations of agricultural economics graduate students. From the back story of Tuesday's NY Times Morning Brief : Strains of Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” March No. 1 are echoing across the land this commencement season.

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There's Another Climate Champ in the White House

Sierra Club Compass

Last week, President Obama’s speech about climate action was filled with mentions of protecting our planet for the sake of future generations. That may be in part because his oldest daughter - Malia Obama - has been bringing up the subject of climate change at family dinners.

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Green Auction to Support Osceana, Central Park Conservancy, Among Others

Sustainability Ninja

“We must all take responsibility to protect the natural world for future generations,” she said. Of course with any Christie’s auction the bids are substantial, in the past green a bidder paid as much as $100,000 for the day with former President Bill Clinton.

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Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Sierra Club Compass

In February 50,000 people marched on the freezing Washington Mall to tell President Obama that he must reject Keystone XL and move forward on climate. And the attention and controversy we’ve generated in this fight has led to a common question, “Why Keystone XL, what’s the big deal?”

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People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Here’s how Obama is preparing the country for climate change

Green (Living) Review

The good news is that President Barack Obama wants the nation to do a better job of bracing itself for the wild changes afoot in the weather. A smaller number of those communities will be selected to receive additional money to design and implement novel ideas for minimizing future risks.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

Led by leftist President Rafael Correa, this green revolution was intended to find a way forward that would allow development without destroying the ecology. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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Birding under Clouds of Uncertainty: Santa Ana NWR

10,000 Birds

Fish and wildlife Service has a legal mandate to manage national wildlife refuges for “the benefit of present and future generations of Americans.”

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Yale to Launch Energy Sciences Institute on West Campus

Celsias

President Richard C. “For the sake of future generations, we must make a rapid transition to low-carbon and carbon-free energy technologies Levin announced today that Thomas F. Steyer ’79 and his wife, Kathryn A.

15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

The ‘Forest Man of India,’ as Jadav was titled by the country’s former president, has planted a whole forest with his own hands – one tree a day for over 40 years. What a wonderful gift to the future ruler, right? Their work is precious for the future generations.

"I Will Act on Climate" Bus Tour

Celsias

As the President said in his State of the Union Address in February this year "For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. If Congress won''t act soon to protect future generations, I will." In the US right now action is being urged on climate change. But he can''t do it alone.this is about showing him and others he is not alone, and that many people everywhere want that action. link]. Check out their website and help

International Support For Obama’s Climate Promises

Sierra Club Compass

These Nordic nations are the first ones to back President Obama’s plan to stop pouring money into dangerous coal projects overseas , except in rare circumstances. One might think that Nordic countries have the most to lose when it comes to the impending climate catastrophe.

City Bike Company Brooklyn Cruiser Partners with Keep-A-Breast™ Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Green (Living) Review

We’re thrilled that we will be able to contribute to a cause that will help many generations to come,” he added. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations.

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How can anyone working class vote Conservatives?

Green (Living) Review

And the tragic (and this really is a tragedy) irony is that the present government is presiding over the dismantling of the welfare state whose whole premise was to provide a decent life for working class people.

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University of Georgia Sierra Club Activists Win Prestigious Environmental Scholarship

Sierra Club Compass

It recognizes students who exhibit future leadership potential, academic achievement, and a record of public service. Along with a small group of other students, he designed the original strategy to pressure UGA’s President and administrators to retire the campus’ aging coal-fired boiler.

Obama's Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

« NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector | Main. | I've taken her to all sorts of events, because it's her future that’s at stake.and sometimes because no babysitters are available. Compass.

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Lebanon’s Sidon garbage mountain to become city park

Green Prophet

The project has also caused damage to a long stretch of beachfront, according to Mohamed Sarji, president of the Lebanese Union of Professional Divers.

What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

Sierra Club Compass

In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. What does the standard do specifically, and what does it mean for the future of energy? President Obama put power plants at the center of his climate strategy for a simple reason - coal plants are our biggest source of carbon pollution.

World Bank pledges $16B to climate change projects

Green Prophet

All of its future spending will take global warming into account, and all projects considered for WBG funding, including health and education, will now be screened for climate change resiliency.

I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, I'm ready for some benefit-cost analysis

Environmental Economics

I'm going to show my maturity and rise above the obvious snark*: Representative Michele Bachmann, the conservative Republican running for president, has little in common, ideologically, with her fellow Minnesotan, Senator Al Franken, a Democrat. But it needs a federal exemption from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to get the go-ahead, and former Vice President Walter Mondale, a Minnesotan, and environmentalists have argued that the project would essentially gut the law.

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U.S. Reverses Former Wilderness Policy

Eco Friendly Daily

While former President Bush was in office, the U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar stated the policy reversal was “for current and future generations to come.” The draw of the wild has always been strong in the United States.

Coming Together on Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

We caught up with Mark Tercek, President of The Nature Conservancy ; Ken Berlin, President of The Climate Reality Project ; and Robert Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica to hear their vision behind the 2016 American Climate Leadership Summit.

How Altruism Can Save the Planet: Q&A with Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard

Conservancy Talk

If we don’t care for the fate of future generations and of the millions of other species who are our co-citizens in this world, we will not see that there is an environmental problem! Groucho Marx famously said, “Why should I care for future generations?

People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Ontario, Canada, Goes Coal-Free

Sierra Club Compass

Part of a bold plan launched by former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003 to cut pollution in the province, this is great news for everyone who loves clean air and is working to provide a safe and liveable planet for future generations.

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Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

That’s a health and national security risk we can’t afford for ourselves, our future generations, or our planet. Karen Higgins, a Boston-based nurse and NNU co-president, agreed with Sen. Our children are our future,” Prewitt said.

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A Parent and Faith Leader's Perspective: Why We Need Strong Smog Standards

Sierra Club Compass

The reason there aren't more bad days like this for Aaron and for millions of others was because a Republican president, reached over, pen in hand, to signed the Clean Air Act into law. as well as from the Apache, Coronado, Sundt, and Cholla generating stations.

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