October 15, 2008–Compact fluorescent lighting reduces energy use, but what's the trade-off in mercury exposure via broken bulbs and disposal? Now a team of Yale scientists has estimated where there will be a net increase or decrease in mercury emissions.
October 15, 2008–US Supreme Court to hear six cases with important environmental implications. Issues involved are: use of sonar in Naval training; logging in California; power plant operation; disposal of mining wastes; royalties paid to the Navajo Nation on coal leases; and liability under Superfund law.
July 9, 2008–Utah governor Jon Huntsman announced that state agencies will move to a four-day workweek (10 hours/day, with mandatory three-day weekends) in order to save energy, reduce vehicle miles traveled in the state, and address climate change and air pollution.