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Fuel Economy Standards Are Essential to Our Health, Environment and Economy

Conservancy Talk

But by the 1975 deadline set by Congress, all new cars were equipped with catalytic converters and the standards were attained. And if California received a waiver and moved forward with tighter controls, other states were authorized to adopt the California standards as well.

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President Obama Announces New Truck Efficiency Standards

Sierra Club Compass

In a speech today in Maryland, President Obama directed his administration to move forward with standards to make our tractor trailers and commercial vehicles more efficient. Already the administration has set historic standards for passenger vehicles of 54.5

EPA Carbon Standards Give Our Kids a Fighting Chance

Sierra Club Compass

These standards won''t just take a big bite out of climate disruption, they’ll also help us tackle other serious power plant pollution that threatens our health, air and water - pollutants including soot, smog, and mercury.

LEAKED: Secret Trade Document Reveals Weak Environmental Standards

Sierra Club Compass

The leaked environment chapter text falls flat on the standard for environment chapters from the past seven years. The veil has finally been lifted from the controversial environment chapter of what could be the largest free trade pact in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to.

PR Watch

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to ALEC. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan.

Canada vs. the USA on Oil Train Standards

Sightline Daily

Canada’s proposed rule would allow the use of CPC-1232 standard tank cars up to May 1, 2020 for highly hazardous materials.) Round 3: Improved tank car standards—Canada 1; USA 1 In the draft rule, US regulators have proposed a new specification DOT-117 tank car to replace the DOT-111 for use in unit trains of ethanol or Bakken crude oil. However, Canada has proposed a slower phase-in of the improved standard.

Why Yogi’s are held to a Higher Standard of Accountability.

Elephant Journal

Someone asked me yesterday on Periscope if I like Muslims. My response: Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Yoga accountability equal rights kino macgregor Kino Yoga love wins power of peace yogi's life yogi's path

New Truck Standards: Opportunity to Cut Fuel Consumption 40% by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are beginning the process of setting the next round of standards to reduce carbon pollution and fuel use from medium and heavy-duty vehicles (everything from delivery trucks to 18-wheelers).

Defy Convention: Set your Own Standards.

Elephant Journal

While the image of perfection makes so many of us feel inadequate, the notion of vulnerability or real, raw truth make us. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) convention honesty perfection social media truth

Five Days of Giveaways: Future: Standard


The sweepstakes for August 11, 2011: Future: Standard is letting you choose one item of your choice to win! (up About: Future: Standard offers high quality and ethical women’s fashion in classic designs for the conscious-minded 21st century woman.

Smog Pollution Standards: Because Inhaling Ozone Is Like Getting a Sunburn On Your Lungs

Sierra Club Compass

We need standards that reflect the latest science. I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when their child suffers an asthma attack, and I can only imagine how much time and energy they spend doing everything they can to avoid triggers for these potentially deadly attacks.

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Apple: Our Bad! Back To EPEAT Standards


Only days after announcing the decision to move away from EPEAT standards, Apple has decided to stick with the environmental rating system. Read More. Causes Environment News Top News

Apple ditches EPEAT green standard, then rejoins amid heavy criticism

Green Blog

“In order to meet the standards, recyclers need to be able to easily disassemble products, with common tools, to separate toxic components, like batteries. The standards were created jointly by manufacturers, including Apple, advocacy groups and government agencies,” Joel Schectman writes. He also mentioned that each of its products exceeds the government-standard Energy Star 5.2

The Republican Book on $cience [cartoon]

Wend Magazine

Any time you fight to weaken clean air and water standards, carbon (etc.) emissions standards, and make every effort to make the world a less healthy place to live, one has to wonder (though apparently few do) “Why are you doing this?&# Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Apple Admits Dropping EPEAT Eco-standard Was A Mistake

Green Prophet

When Apple suddenly removed all of its iPhones, iPads and Macbooks from the EPEAT registry, it was the equivalent of an architectural firm suddenly saying it would would no longer look at LEED, BREEAM, Estidama or GSAS green building standards.

The living standards squeeze tightens as minimum cost of living soars by 25% since downturn

Green (Living) Review

The findings are part of JRF’s annual Minimum Income Standard (MIS) , which is based on the goods and services members of the public think people need in order to have a minimum acceptable standard of living. Since the research was first published in 2008, the cost of the MIS basket has increased by 25 per cent, compared with 17 per cent for the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), the standard measure of inflation.

Fracking Studies Reveal Need for Standard Reporting Requirements on Spills

Nature Conservancy - Science

Two papers on unconventional oil and gas development highlight the need for states to develop standardized data collection and reporting requirements for spills to better identify and manage risks for nature and people.

Renewable portfolio standards don't raise prices?

Environmental Economics

 The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires that a state's utilities purchase a given percentage of their power from low carbon sources such as wind, solar and hydro. What the CAP article does not discuss is the incidence of the RPS standards. Matt Kahn : An interesting debate is playing out.  The Center for American Progress  (CAP) has put out a policy brief that argues that green energy purchase mandates do not raise local electricity prices.

How I Escaped from the Prison of Perfection.

Elephant Journal

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Defying Society’s Standards of Grieving.

Elephant Journal

As you probably know, the universe has a sense of humor. How that humor has been playing out in my life as of late is that I am grieving while practicing as a grief counselor. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Writer's Contest June 1-14 grief Grieving lessons let it in letting grief in loss society's expectations surrender

Israeli Environment Ministry Implements New Green Building Standards

Green Prophet

New and renovated buildings in Israel will now have to comply with a newly launched “Israel Standard for Green Building&#. The new regulation meets international standards, but is designed to adapt to Israel’s unique climate and construction style.

#Youlookdisgusting: The Real Face of Social Media’s Beauty Standards. {Powerful Video}

Elephant Journal

After watching the video I asked myself these questions: Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness #YOULOOKDISGUSTING acne beauty blog beauty standards Em Ford self love skin health social media

Dear Haters: My Response to Body Shaming.

Elephant Journal

Writer's Contest 2** Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Health & Wellness Love & Relationships body shaming body-confidence feeling beautiful fitting into society's beauty standards plus model self-worth size 12 modeling skinny

Merv says living standards may never recover from crisis

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Governor of the Bank of England warned just recently that living standards may never recover from the financial crisis and that households were only just starting to feel the full impact of bankers' mistakes. "It is not like an ordinary recession where you lose output and get it back quickly," the Governor said when asked if the country would ever recover from a squeeze on living standards on a scale not seen since the 1920s.

The Kala on Samui Sets Eco Standards for Thai Islands

Green Prophet

Nestled in a seaside grove of coconut trees planted by her husband’s father, and a deep commitment to planting roots Nuan Re-Ki built The Kala , eco-resort on the tropical paradise of Koh Samui in Thailand. And she built it for keeps.

United States of Consumerism. ~ Vince G. Sparks

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Health & Wellness Big Pharma consumerism health of america standard American diet We are in a whole new age of food and drug consumption, which seems to perpetually flirt with disaster.

If we had higher gas prices we wouldn't need CAFE standards

Environmental Economics

CLASSROOM APPLICATION: The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard is the sales-weighted harmonic mean fuel economy, expressed in miles per gallon. The auto industry contends that with CAFE standards in place, lower fuel prices result in lower profits. Suppose to meet a fuel-economy standard that a monopoly manufacturer must sell at least one fuel-efficient auto for every gas guzzler. Advanced) Should the federal government tie CAFE standards to gasoline prices?

26 Unforgettable Photographs That Prove There is No One Way to Be Beautiful. {Images}

Elephant Journal

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Government's fish standards will be worse than for pet food eaten by Number 10's Larry the Cat

Green (Living) Review

Government fish buying standards have been described as “an embarrassing failure” by leading fish conservation groups. The proposed standards would apply to fish served in Whitehall, prisons, the armed forces and government departments. Fall far short of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic food standards, which specify nothing less than 100% sustainable seafood.

Daily Demand and Supply: Supporting evidence for the standard minimum wage example

Environmental Economics

The simple minimum wage example in a principles of microeconomics goes something like this:  If the minimum price of labor (wage) is set above the existing equilibrium wage in the market for labor, the result will be a decrease in the quantity demanded for labor (hiring), and an increase in the quantity supplied of labor (more people want to work at higher wages).  The result in a surplus of workers willing to work at the minimum wage (unemployment).

Logging Carbon by Trailing Loggers

Nature Conservancy - Science

” Quick Study carbon accounting carbon emissions climate change REDD forestry standards sustainable logging market Morning mist in the forest of East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo credit: © Mark Godfrey/TNC.

More on flexible carbon standards from RFF

Environmental Economics

It calls for “approaches that allow the use of market-based instruments, performance standards, and other regulatory flexibilities.” A tradable performance standard or similar flexible approach would show ambition to squeeze substantial GHG reductions out of the CAA.

The Key to What Makes Us (Truly) Beautiful.

Elephant Journal

Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) beautiful beauty standards inside journey model soul searching true beautyI have done some serious soul searching to get to where I am today, to make my outside match my inside. You don’t have to follow my soul searching journey; I want to let you know right now, what makes you beautiful.

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Obama Asks EPA to Withdraw Proposed Stricter Ozone Standards


In a statement on September 2, the President rejected proposed new smog standards that would have had a significant impact on the amount of emissions of smog-causing chemicals in the environment. President Obama made an announcement last Friday that angered environmental groups but pleased both Republicans and Big Business.

Why my Armpit Hair isn’t a Feminist Rebellion.

Elephant Journal

Ecofashion Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness armpit hair beauty standards don't shave feminist rebellion madonna natural beauty Playboy womenDon’t burn your blades. Don’t stop waxing. Don’t do anything that you.

Women, Don’t Let your Age Determine your Beauty.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness beauty standards imperfect old women self love true-self uniqueness young womenTonight as I stood in front of my bathroom mirror after washing my face clear of the colors from the day, I compared myself now, at 36, to my 17-year-old self.

Standards over incentives in the inaugural address

Environmental Economics

The administration plans to supplement that step by adopting new energy efficiency standards for home appliances and buildings, a seemingly small advance that can have a substantial impact by reducing demand for electricity.

My Body is Not a Problem to be Solved.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness Yoga beauty standards body image bullying ourselves going to yoga health self love self-acceptance weightYoga has the potential to be a space of radical acceptance—but it isn’t always. Yoga culture is not safe from our wounded.

Benefit-cost analysis of the renewable fuel standard

Environmental Economics

Tim Devaney: The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that had battled for months to influence the contentious regulations. The final renewable fuel standard (RFS) unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is more stringent than an earlier version of the rule proposed in May but falls short of the threshold set forth in a 2007 law. is a bad idea) then a higher standard is an even worse idea.

Farm to Closet: Do You Know Where Your Wool Comes From?

Conservancy Talk

Cleverly known as GRASS – the Grassland Regeneration and Sustainability Standard – wool produced from ranches that follow these practices will be certified sustainable.