Political Pressure Shown to Stifle Federal Climate Scientists

Read the full story in E: The Environmental Magazine. Representatives of two nonprofit advocacy groups told members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last week that climate scientists at seven federal agencies reported being subjected to political pressure in order to play down the threat of global warming. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), who …

Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere (SOS)® is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed Science On a Sphere® as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of …

Public artwork tackles meaty subject

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune. One globe sculpture will advocate hybrid cars. Another will push wind farms. A total of 100 globes will be scattered along the downtown lakefront this summer to bring awareness to the need for solutions to reduce global warming. Much like the popular Cows on Parade, each 5-foot-wide …

Characteristics and Reuse Potential of Illinois River Sediments mini-conference

March 1, 2007 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Illinois Waste Management and Research Center Stephen Warner Conference Room One E. Hazelwood Drive, Champaign Please register by Feb. 20. There is no cost to attend. More information: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/special_projects/il_river/il-river-mini-conf.pdf Conference materials, including abstracts of the talks, will be available the day of the conference. Catered lunch will …

Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

More than 3,200 top performing buildings have earned the Energy Star for powerful cuts to their energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. These award-winning buildings represent almost 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to emissions from …

Applications Sought for 2007 Alcan Prize for Sustainability

While corporations increasingly consider sustainability a key business strategy worth allocating a significant budget, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) focused on social, environmental, and economic sustainability are often strapped for cash. Four years ago, Candian aluminum producer Alcan recognized this paradox and established the $1 million Alcan Prize for Sustainability to finance NGOs focused on sustainability to …