Sustainability, taxes, and “the fiscal cliff”

Carbon tax could be part of eventual tax reform package In The Hill's Congress Blog, Paul Bledsoe writes: President Obama’s recent remarks regarding climate change policy, which have come under fierce attack from many environmentalists, in fact represent important new discipline in the administration’s political framing of its key priorities. As he made clear at …

Higher Education Sustainability Round-Up

MBA Overhaul Geared to Sustainability, Career Growth Humboldt State University’s completely revamped MBA program hinges on how top 21st century business is reshaping strategic sustainability and the new careers that will flow from it. HSU’s growing School of Business, buttressed by a $2.5 million investment by donors and the university, has overhauled the one-year MBA …

New AASHE Academic Commons: Call for Materials

AASHE has recently launched the new Academic Commons, a resource that compiles educating for sustainability materials from across the sustainability community. AASHE is looking for higher education leaders to help kick off the Commons, and welcomes submissions in the form of power points, lecture notes, lesson plans, videos, etc. Visit the Academic Commons to learn …

Adam Werbach Launches yerdle on Black Friday with 10,000 Free Items

Read the full story at Shareable. Adam Werbach has been on the cutting edge of the environmental and sustainability movements for two decades. His latest venture, yerdle, combines those passions in a service designed to motivate ordinary people to share instead of shop. Yerdle officially launches today, on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of …

NYSERDA launches Irreconcilable Temperatures campaign to engage New Yorkers in energy efficiency

A more comfortable, energy-efficient home is within reach. This is the key message of Irreconcilable Temperatures, an online campaign launched today by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to educate the public in an amusing way about its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR(r) Program. Featuring five video webisodes and a resource …

State of the Climate Global Analysis October 2012

Download the document. Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. The anomaly map on the left is a product of a merged land surface temperature (Global Historical Climatology Network, GHCN) and sea surface temperature (ERSST.v3b) anomaly analysis developed by Smith et al. (2008). Temperature anomalies for land and ocean are analyzed …