Flanked by forced-out former green jobs czar Van Jones, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Monday that creating new jobs in green industries presents the “greatest market opportunity of our generation.”
Comparing the call to create “green jobs” to former President John F. Kennedy’s call for landing a man on the Moon, Gillibrand said at a forum that the nation needs to act in order to inspire the next generation of scientists.
“Green jobs” are those in industries that promote environmental protection and energy independence, like energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart energy. With millions of Americans unemployed and global warming threatening the globe, the burgeoning field of green technology could be the nation’s next great job creation vehicle.
It’s the “moral, political and economic challenge of our time,” said Jones, former special adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Jones said that creating new jobs in green industries would combat both global warming and the recession.
WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital treats nearly 4,000 ill, injured and orphaned wild animal patients from over 200 species every year. This is one patient’s story.
When you walk out the door of your home, you don’t expect to find an orphaned hummingbird on the walking path.
That’s the thing about rescuing a wild animal — it so often happens when you least expect it, and when it’s least convenient
But a small green bird fluttering and flopping on the ground obviously needs help.
In the case of WildCare patient #3207, an Anna’s Hummingbird, the rescuer called WildCare and spoke with a Hotline Operator. She was told the bird needed to come to the Wildlife Hospital as soon as possible.
It is especially critical to get hummingbird patients immediate care because a hummingbird’s metabolism is so fast he can quickly burn through the calories his body needs to survive.
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As absentee oil and gas companies register with the state of Illinois this month, downstate citizens groups are taking the lead among statewide environmental groups and laying out scientific and legal standards for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to consider prior to drafting the controversial horizontal hydraulic fracking rules.
In a letter sent this week to the key legislative committee and state IDNR agency officials, the groups representing rural communities targeted for fracking operations cite “several new scientific studies and academic research papers that have become available, which should be evaluated and considered before proceeding with allowing permits for hydraulic fracturing in Illinois,” and conclude: “As legislators, the power to protect the citizens of Illinois rests with you. You have been armed with knowledge and research that would validate the need for an immediate halt to any drilling until the science was studied.”
Or, as IDNR Director Marc Miller‘s conservation hero Aldo Leopold once admonished in his “land ethics”: “A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
Leopold’s own “Sand County” region of Wisconsin, in fact, has been so upturned by reckless frac sand strip-mining that nearby counties have recanted their fracking support and enacted moratoriums.
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