''It was like passing a boundary to dive / Into the sun-filled water, brightly leafed / And limbed and lighted out from bank to bank. / That's how the stars shine during the day.'' -- Wallace Stevens

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AMA Urges Testing of Pacific Seafood PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

AMA Urges Testing Pacific Seafood For Radiation

Fukushima seafood
The American Medical Association has passed a resolution calling for the US to continue to monitor and publicly report radiation contamination in seafood. The original resolution included the language that cited Fukushima as a main reason for the concern and focused on the Pacific ocean. The final resolution broadened it to include all seafood.
Read more: AMA Urges Testing of Pacific Seafood
 
Wild America Campaign PDF Print E-mail
Wildlife

Sierra Club Launches New Our Wild America Campaign

Executive Director to Tour Public Lands as Part of Protection Effort Ramp Up

San Francisco, CA:  Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune and his family hit are hitting the road to launch the organization's new Our Wild America campaign. The campaign will build on the Sierra Club's historic work to protect nature, redoubling efforts to save America's wild places for everyone to explore and enjoy. During the two week trek across the western United States the Brune family will visit many places desperately in need of protection and talk to an array of local community leaders about how to save our wild legacy and re-energize people to go out and enjoy all our public lands have to offer.

Read more: Wild America Campaign
 
Harness the Sun PDF Print E-mail
Renewable Energy

Harness the Sun's Powerful Rays

New on NASA's Climate Kids


A tiny magnifying glass can focus just a little bit of the Sun’s light into a beam strong enough to start a small fire. Imagine doing the same thing with an entire field’s worth of sunlight! This powerful beam is the key ingredient in the newest form of solar power—concentrating solar power.

Read all about this new technology at Climate Kids: http://climatekids.nasa.gov/concentrating-solar.

 

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Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President PDF Print E-mail
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Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President

By Elaine Cooper

Last Friday, at a fish fry, Vice President Joe Biden made my year by telling me that he does not support the Keystone XL pipeline.  Those of you who know me may be wondering how a Sierra Club volunteer managed to be chatting with the Vice President of the United States.

 

Read more: Talking Keystone XL Pipeline with the Vice President
 
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