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Steve Horn


Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | July 28, 2014 | Green
"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.
Wayne Pacelle


Show Me the Money: Corporate Ag Bankrolling Missouri's Amendment 1

Wayne Pacelle | July 28, 2014 | Green
What would Amendment 1 mean in practical terms? Assuming the worst-case scenario:The state could not restrict foreign ownership of factory farms, or impose standards for animal care on these megafactories. That should concern every family farmer.
John Ford

Green Energy Access for All

John Ford | July 28, 2014 | Green
Policymakers across the country need to understand the regressive and unjust nature of net metering policies and take steps to fix it. Black, brown or white, we can all be better stewards of our environment but let's be sure to have equitable policies that allow all communities to benefit on the same terms.
Heather Taylor-Miesle


Daily Dirty Denier$

Heather Taylor-Miesle | July 28, 2014 | Politics
The Koch Brothers alone are estimated to spend $390 million in targeted races this year. In fact, reports in March already had them at the $30 million mark. Their goal? Protect dirty deniers who will, in turn, follow a right-wing agenda and protect the Koch's polluting interests.
Dr. Laurie Marker


Having a Conservation Conversation With Your Kids

Dr. Laurie Marker | July 28, 2014 | Green
Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Events like picnics, swim parties, sporting contests and family vacations provide ample opportunities to spark conversation and instill in our younger generation a greater appreciation for the environment.
Desmond F. Lawler

What Everyone Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Desmond F. Lawler | July 28, 2014 | Green
Are there not better solutions to severe water shortages? On the contrary, direct potable reuse would be an improvement over the current situation for several cities in Texas.
F. Kaid Benfield


What City Dwellers Want, and Why It Matters

F. Kaid Benfield | July 29, 2014 | Green
    American city dwellers place a high value on their cities’ food offerings, from restaurants to farmers’ markets.  We also love historic buildings and good public spaces.  Traffic, not so...
Evaggelos Vallianatos


Clearcutting the California Dream

Evaggelos Vallianatos | July 28, 2014 | Green
In 1988-1989, I was a visiting professor of environmental studies at Humboldt State University in northern California. By then I was convinced that large farmers and large companies were responsible for most of the country's environmental wounds. My years with the US Environmental Protection Agency had taught me of...
Christina M. Russo


News Media, There's a War on Elephants

Christina M. Russo | July 28, 2014 | Green
As a journalist dedicated to reporting on animal issues, nearly all of them are brimming with news-worthy elements: poverty, climate change, land-ownership issues, gender imbalance, rural plight, global trade, corruption, and blatant abuse of power.
Peter Neill


Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 4)

Peter Neill | July 28, 2014 | Green
While the past decade has demonstrated great public awareness of ocean issues, and in some cases some striking successes in ocean protection and stewardship, our overall progress toward a global solution has been limited.
Charlie Soffel

The High Cost of White Roofs in the North

Charlie Soffel | July 28, 2014 | Green
Seattle and most northern cities in the U.S. waste millions in energy costs and precious natural resources by buying into the myth that white roofs are energy efficient regardless of climate zone.
Dan Chu


A Haven for Ancient Turtles

Dan Chu | July 28, 2014 | Green
In addition to the loss of beach habitat, ingestion of floating plastic bags, which look like jellyfish, is a likely factor in this decline. Light pollution from homes and resorts by nesting beaches can disorient turtles that rely on stars for navigation.
Peter Getty


A Brown Lawn Shouldn't Have to Be the New Green

Peter Getty | July 28, 2014 | Green
Educating Californians on the severity of the drought and offering some tangible remedies is far better than finger pointing and punishing monetary fines. Some fairly straightforward solutions to the problem exist.
Rep. Ted Deutch


Governor Rick Scott Should Accept Free Science Lessons

Rep. Ted Deutch | July 28, 2014 | Politics
While Governor Scott has shrugged off climate change, South Florida's leaders understand that confronting climate change is not about politics. It is about survival.
Matthew Bershadker


What Puts Pit Bulls in Peril

Matthew Bershadker | July 28, 2014 | Green
This isn't just a rhetorical debate -- the lives of millions of animals are at stake. So it's important to identify what we know about this maligned and often misidentified breed, as well as what we don't know.
Doug Struck


The Gas Trap

Doug Struck | July 28, 2014 | Green
Natural gas is hailed as a "bridge" from the dirty fossil fuels of coal and oil, embraced as much better for our environment and much cheaper for consumers. But this is a fool's gold rush.


You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | July 28, 2014 | Green
San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.
Robert Levy

Government Has an Essential Role in Oil Refinery Safety and the Environment

Robert Levy | July 28, 2014 | Green
Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.
Tracy L. Barnett


Común Tierra: A Journey Through Sustainable Communities of the Americas

Tracy L. Barnett | July 28, 2014 | Green
They have spent the past four years creating a body of work that is unparalleled in this area, planting seeds of sustainability as they go with their workshops and seed bank and presentations.
Marcia G. Yerman


The Military Battles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | July 28, 2014 | Green
With a nod to the fact that the conversation has reached a partisan and polarized level, the Board maintained that this tangible "national security concern" cannot afford to get bogged down by politics or budget wrangling.
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