Author: Tina Casey
New Divest-Invest Philanthropy organization launches initiative to encourage fossil fuel divestment by foundations, pension funds and other nonprofits.
The U.S. EPA releases its Climate Protection Partnerships Report for 2012 and urges aggressive action on climate change while promoting the economic benefits of climate protection action.
The U.S. EPA has announced $5 million in new funding to evaluate a $5 billion urban watershed initiative in Philadelphia, leading to the adoption of best practices nationwide.
Aftereffects of the January 9 West Virginia chemical spill continue to unfold as hospital visits skyrocket and an additional chemical may be involved.
Read the open letter to CBS by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in rebuttal to the January 5 error-ridden, misleading 60 Minutes story “The CleanTech Crash.”
John Deere partners with federal agencies, academic institutions and 17 other companies to form the Manufacturing Innovation Institute in North Carolina. The focus of the institute will be on developing the next generation of semiconductors that could shrink the energy use of an electric vehicle fast-charging station down to the size of a household microwave oven.
Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the West Virginia chemical spill, is a distributor for a coal binding agent produced by the Koch brothers.
New York State races up the path to energy independence with new statewide community solar and distributed solar initiative to reduce solar “soft costs.”
The Associated Press is out with a report on recent pollution complaints related to gas and oil fracking in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Texas.
The Pennsylvania fracking industry has been dealt a significant blow by a new PA Supreme Court ruling, which held that new statewide regulations violated the “Environmental Rights” clause of the state Constitution.