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Around the globe, we are already feeling the effects of climate change: extreme weather events, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels, to name a few. These impacts may sometimes leave us feeling helpless. But if we act now, we can still tackle this challenge. There is plenty that we can do as individuals to make a real difference. Together, we can better prepare for these risks and shift the way we all use energy and engage with the environment. For four decades, WWF has been part of the movement to fight this global crisis. Our vision is a world powered by renewable energy, where...
03/26/2017 - 01:00

Costco products are a staple in congregational life. Affordable housewares help furnish houses of worship, bulk-sized cleaning products keep supply closets full, and a wide selection of organic food provides for many a church potluck and parish coffee hour.  Although known as a responsible Northwest company, you may be as shocked as we are to learn that Costco is failing to announce a public policy to reduce toxic chemicals in products sold in their stores. In a recent report evaluating some of the largest retailers on their efforts to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in products sold in...
03/24/2017 - 16:56
Jessica Zimmerle

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03/24/2017 - 13:48
Wil Thomas

Today the California Air Resources Board will evaluate a midterm review of its Advanced Clean Car Program (ACC) and decide how it will move forward with standards designed to reduce global warming pollution and air quality pollutants from new vehicles. The clean-car standards, adopted in 2012, were developed to reduce smog-causing pollutants, particulate matter, and global warming emissions in passenger cars and other vehicles through 2025. One key part of the standards, the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation, requires auto manufacturers to make an increasing number of plug-in hybrid,...
03/24/2017 - 13:36
David Reichmuth

Your weekly roundup of wildlife news from across the country. Looking for Steller sea lion citizen scientists! Scientists are trying crowdsourcing for the first time for a project called Steller Watch. Have some time to look through photos taken by remote cameras and report back if you see a sea lion? Sign up to be a citizen scientists here >>>   The California Sea Otter Fund- Tax Season is upon us and if you are in California, don’t forget that you can contribute to the California Sea Otter Tax Fund! Donations to the California Sea Otter Fund go to research into sea otter...
03/24/2017 - 13:00
Defenders of Wildlife

Last week, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey illustrated his strong and consistent leadership in addressing Arizona’s pressing water supply needs with two significant announcements. First, Governor Ducey appointed long-time water attorney and Gila River Indian Community member Rodney Lewis to Central Arizona Water Control Board. This appointment was widely applauded across the region as a positive step, most notably as a sign by Governor Ducey that including diverse voices within the management of the water district is a key component in moving the state towards improved sustainability and...
03/24/2017 - 11:00
Sinjin Eberle

This past weekend, I had the honor and challenge of presenting at the Fifth Annual Climate Conference of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). For the past three years, UCS has been proud to be one of the sponsors of this summit at Dillard University, in New Orleans, and we’re looking forward to continuing to support it in years to come. For me personally, this year’s event took an important turn when a Howard University student stood up and posed a good, hard question: How does your whiteness inform your work on climate change? An honor… It’s an honor to speak to the HBCU...
03/24/2017 - 10:44
Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Goodbye Great Barrier Reef, driving fast doesn't make you happier, how to scare off winter, and more. | Alan I sat and cried when I read about the large sections of Australia’s Great Reef that are now dead. A mysterious force—call it God, call it the universe—brought us into being on an orb enchanted with life: a miraculous sphere of unimaginable wonders, spinning in the black void of space. Surely, if anything is sacred, it is our home planet. A big part of the solution to the carbon...
03/24/2017 - 09:30

Unchecked Consumption Is the Elephant in the BoardroomAdd Comment|PrintThe apparel industry is responsible for 10 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and 20 percent of its industrial water pollution. Photo by Emily Orpin/Flickr Many businesses measure growth by selling more stuff to more people, and consumer markets are expected to expand in the decades ahead. The world is on pace to exceed 9.5 billion people by 2050, with far fewer living in poverty than today. Thanks to the rapid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
03/24/2017 - 00:01
Sarah Parsons

RELEASE: The Future Depends on Decoupling Business Growth from Resource Use New research from WRI recommends business leaders address unchecked consumption and embrace new business models WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 23, 2017)–The world is on a track to quadruple world GDP by 2050, creating opportunities for business, but also to triple consumption of natural resources, posing significant risks to the environment. Without a change to current business models in which growth is predicated on selling... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
03/24/2017 - 00:01
Lauren Zelin

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