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Poll: 58% of Republicans Still Believe Global Warming is a Hoax

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found that 58% of Republicans polled still believe that Global Warming is a hoax. This, at the same time that international polls are finding that Americans are among the biggest doubters. Only 47% of Americans believe that global warming is real and is mostly caused by emissions, compared with 58% of Canadians.

Commuting by Bike in L.A. Can Be Harder than It Seems

According to a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau survey, 43 percent more Americans commute by bicycle than did in 2000 – and 70 percent more people living in large cities use bikes for commuting purposes than in 2000. Yet the city of Los Angeles is still way behind in statistics. Does that mean So Cal’s largest metropolitan area is doomed as a cycling capital? Hardly. It’s just getting started.

Lost and Found in the American Carbon World

The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.

Wisconsin Wind Sector Lagging

Despite ranking 16th among the top 20 states for wind energy potential, Wisconsin only added 18MW of wind energy capacity in 2012.

Citizen Hansen Continues to Battle Climate Change

Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, is continuing to warn the public of the dangers of climate change even as he retires from public service.

Poll Shows Most Small Business Owners Oppose Offshore Tax Havens

A recent poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) found some 85 percent of small business owners oppose a territorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits from U.S. taxation.

New Findings: Immigration Reform Will Help the U.S. Economy Grow

New studies confirm what researchers have been saying for decades: a solid immigration policy will help not only immigrants get ahead, but will grow the economy. This research however, puts solid numbers behind the findings, and argue that the sooner the immigration system is overhauled, the better it will be for all Americans.

A New Law Would Require Electric Vehicles to Make Artificial Sound

The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, “If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist injuries over the life of each model year of hybrid cars, trucks and vans and low speed vehicles, as compared to vehicles without sound.”