Archive for May 2009

Whether $35 or $135 per barrel, oil must remain a priority in America

May 28, 2009

By Krista Macomber, Clean Air-Cool Planet As the summertime approaches and gas prices begin to climb, I am reminded of last summer when oil peaked at an incredible $147 per barrel. In today’s economy, very few can afford to fill their cars’ gas tanks at such prices. It definitely hurt our wallets, but it was [...]


May 26, 2009

By Bill Burtis Manager of Communications and Special Projects Clean Air-Cool Planet Anne Stephenson recently opined, appropriately and eloquently, in this space about “carbon sins.” Shoes, she noted, were her downfall.  I don’t have that problem. Pineapples, on the other hand, are a big problem for me.  I love them – and I don’t mean [...]

Focus on Food

May 21, 2009

By Jennifer Andrews, Campus Program Manager, Clean Air-Cool Planet Lately, I feel as though my personal and professional lives are simultaneously being winnowed down to a singular point of focus, and that focus is food.  More specifically, it’s the production, distribution, preservation, preparation and disposal of food. On weekends and evenings, I am immersed in [...]

Mismatch in the Majestic Mountains

May 19, 2009

By Teal Tigner Corporate Program Consultant, Clean Air-Cool Planet (*No fish were harmed during the following events!*) My family has vacationed in Telluride, Colorado since May 1989.  My dad is an avid fly fisherman and my mom is a mountaineer extraordinaire.  I am a hybrid of both, plus I love rock climbing, so Telluride is [...]

It’s not just hot water we’re in; CO2 emissions acidify oceans

May 14, 2009

By Karin Jakubowski Manager, Northeast Science Center Collaborative I just returned from a week long vacation on Tybee Island – a small barrier island located eighteen miles east of Savannah, Georgia.  It was the first time my one year old son had the chance to crawl along a sandy beach.  He was fascinated by the [...]

Spring in the Air in Tromsoe – It’s All about the Gulf Stream

May 12, 2009

by Brooks B. Yeager Executive Vice President for Policy Clean Air-Cool Planet Tromsoe, Norway, is at about the same latitude as Barrow, Alaska – well, it’s 70˚ for Tromsoe, 71˚ for Barrow – I’m sure to the discomfiture of the Norwegians.  In any case,  they are two of the largest towns of what’s known as [...]

Citizen Scientists Note Changes in Bird Migrations

May 7, 2009

By Roger Stephenson Executive Vice President for Programs Clean Air-Cool Planet This blog is a special welcome to Dick Raines, who was elected to the Clean Air-Cool Planet board of directors last month.  Dick lives in the DC area and also serves on the board of the American Bird Conservancy, and when we met I was [...]


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