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Laurie David has produced numerous projects that have brought the issue of global warming into mainstream popular culture, including the Academy Award-winning documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth. She is the author of the bestselling book Stop Global Warming: The Solution is You! and co-author of The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming. Laurie executive produced 2005’s Earth to America!, a TBS primetime comedy special, the 2006 HBO documentary, Too Hot Not to Handle. Laurie co-headlined the Stop Global Warming College Tour with Sheryl Crow. During the two-week tour Laurie and Sheryl visited college campuses in the South and Southeast on a biodiesel tour bus to raise awareness about global warming.
As a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Laurie has received a U.S. EPA Climate Protection Award, the Feminist Majority’s Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award and NRDC’s Forces for Nature award for her tireless work to stop global warming.
Her newest book The Family Dinner: Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time is an inspirational, practical and green guide to the most important hour in a family’s day, dinnertime.
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By Emily Deanne
Shower shoes? Check. Extra-long sheets? Yep. Energy efficiency checklist? No worries — we've got you covered there. If you're one of the nation's 12.1 million full-time undergraduate college students, you no doubt have a lot to keep in mind as you head off to school. If you're reading this, climate change is probably one of them, and with one-third of students choosing to live on campus, dorm life can have a big impact on the health of our planet. In fact, the annual energy use of one typical dormitory room can generate as much greenhouse gas pollution as the tailpipe emissions of a car driven more than 156,000 miles.
By Lorraine Chow
Kokia drynarioides is a small but significant flowering tree endemic to Hawaii's dry forests. Native Hawaiians used its large, scarlet flowers to make lei. Its sap was used as dye for ropes and nets. Its bark was used medicinally to treat thrush.
States that invest heavily in renewable energy will generate billions of dollars in health benefits in the next decade instead of spending billions to take care of people getting sick from air pollution caused by burning fossil fuels, according to a new study from MIT and reported on by The Verge.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could be gearing up for an eruption after a pond of water was discovered inside its summit crater for the first time in recorded history, according to the AP.
By Kristin Ohlson
From where I stand inside the South Dakota cornfield I was visiting with entomologist and former USDA scientist Jonathan Lundgren, all the human-inflicted traumas to Earth seem far away. It isn't just that the corn is as high as an elephant's eye — are people singing that song again? — but that the field burgeons and buzzes and chirps with all sorts of other life, too.
Humanity faced its hottest month in at least 140 years in July, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said on Thursday. The finding confirms similar analysis provided by its EU counterparts.
By Hans Nicholas Jong
Indonesia's president has made permanent a temporary moratorium on forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging.
It's a policy the government says has proven effective in curtailing deforestation, but whose apparent gains have been criticized by environmental activists as mere "propaganda."