Senate Climate Bill, Endangered Species Day, Stationary Bikes and Energy: It’s a wRAP, May 14, 2010

Last week, the US Senate passed a resolution declaring May 21st as Endangered Species Day. The resolution “encourages the people of the United States to become educated about and aware of threats to species…” Many scientific studies tell us that the greatest threat to biodiversity is from global warming, which threatens mass species extinctions if it continues unchecked. Also in the Senate this week we finally have movement on climate change legislation with the release shutterstock_18153565of the American Power Act, the Senate version of the American Clean Energy and Security Act, passed by the House of Representatives last June. The Senate Bill is far from perfect and it remains to be seen whether it will be passed. Environmental organizations are generally “cautiously” optimistic!

In the News this week we tell you about some interesting ways that a hotel in Copenhagen is having its guests generate electricity for use in powering the hotel! In honor of Endangered Species Day you might want to reread our post on the movie Furry Vengeance and check out the various study guides and information released as part of the movie’s social action campaign on endangered species!

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