US capital resized 600If you watched or listened to President Obama’s State of the Union address yesterday, you might have noticed the absence of any discussion of environmental issues and policies.  The only mention was that passing any environmental legislation would be unlikely due to the current divisions in Congress.

This morning, I wanted to recommend spending a minute to read a brief article posted in Scientific America entitled “U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline Despite Political Gridlock.”  The authors do a good job of reviewing the current state of the environmental policies in the US and what we might expect in the near future.