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UK Met Office Charts Life on a Managed Planet

Forest Trends | July 22, 2014 | Green
Earlier this year, the U.S. Climate Assessment warned of parched prairies and flaming forests if we don't reel in climate change right now.
Joel Reynolds


EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | July 22, 2014 | Green
Last Friday, the U.S. EPA formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine projectThis action by EPA is a critical step toward protecting Bristol Bay's salmon from the inevitable devastation that a large-scale mine would cause.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen


'Green News Report' - July 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | July 22, 2014 | Green
Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater.
John Seager


Hollywood's Dystopian View of Population: Entertaining But Not Realistic

John Seager | July 22, 2014 | Green
While Hollywood continues to offer up diversions -- something most of us need in one form or another -- in the real world there is a script we can follow to dramatically improve life on our planet.
Peter Neill


Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | July 22, 2014 | Green
Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing Proposal 5, Plastics: Keeping Them Out of the Ocean, and Proposal 6, Offshore Oil and Gas: Establishing Binding International Safety Standards and Liability. Over...
Jason Ritchie


The Dangerous Truth Behind Wildfires

Jason Ritchie | July 22, 2014 | Green
This past week, as I drove through Central Washington, I came face to face with the horrifying destruction caused by the wildfires currently raging through much of Washington State. The haze was so thick that it was difficult to see.
Marc Yaggi


Fossil Fuel Transport Leads to a Crude Awakening

Marc Yaggi | July 22, 2014 | Green
The railways need to learn from the Exxon Valdez spill and put in place preventive measures to protect the environment before we see the rail equivalent of a Valdez disaster.
Miyoko Sakashita


Obama Administration to Whales, Dolphins: You Go Deaf, We'll Get Oil

Miyoko Sakashita | July 22, 2014 | Green
It isn't just the nightmarish consequences of this noise pollution that makes this plan wrong. We know drilling along the Atlantic Coast will mean a higher risk for oil spills, more polluted beaches and waters, more industrial equipment and fewer pristine places for wildlife and people.
Wayne Pacelle


Houston, We Have a Problem -- With Bird Poisoning

Wayne Pacelle | July 22, 2014 | Green
Aviation safety must be a priority, given that so many human lives depend on incident-free flights, and there are times when aggressive management of birds at airports is warranted. But the plan executed in Houston seems particularly cruel and unnecessary.
Dr. Kristen McDonald

Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Dr. Kristen McDonald | July 22, 2014 | Green
If we as an international community care about our future climate, we must do more to support local efforts in China rather than relying on international negotiations alone to solve the climate problem.
Mike Hudema


It's Time Alberta Took Off Its Tar Sands Blinders and Embraced the Sun

Mike Hudema | July 22, 2014 | Canada Alberta
Despite the province having the most solar potential out of any province in Canada, investment in solar is still piecemeal. There are little to no government supports for solar and yet huge government subsidies are given to the provinces most polluting industries like the tar sands.
Mary Ellen Hannibal


Nature by Numbers

Mary Ellen Hannibal | July 22, 2014 | Green
Scientists use statistics because they know the human eye is blinkered by biases we so take for granted we can't possibly see past them. They are a tool in service of the earnest desire to depict a picture of nature that is more accurate than we are yet capable of otherwise defining.
Justin Guay


'Pay-as-you-go' solar financing hits new milestone

Justin Guay | July 22, 2014 | Green
We've said it before and we'll say it again: pay-as-you-go solar is the future for those working beyond the grid. From Pakistan to Kenya, anecdotal reports have trickled in that pay-as-you-go solar finance -- the off-grid solar market's version of a "solar lease" -- is...
Roger Germann


The Unlikely Hero: Could Belugas Save the Great Lakes?

Roger Germann | July 22, 2014 | Green
Believe it or not, belugas are not only part of our Great Lakes system, but they might just help save our Great Lakes.
Dominique Browning


"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

Dominique Browning | July 22, 2014 | Green
We are ALL complicit in fossil fuel fortunes, whether we are middle class or mega wealthy. We have all benefited, enormously, from the cheap and abundant and reliable power that has come of oil and coal.
David Sheff


The National Park Service Tells an Oyster Farm to Shuck Off

David Sheff | July 22, 2014 | Green
The highest court was the last hope for Drake Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to stay in business; after almost a decade of political and legal wrangling, the family-run farm has been evicted from its home of 70 years.
Trip Van Noppen


EPA Court Victories Pile Up: It's Time To End Mountaintop Removal

Trip Van Noppen | July 22, 2014 | Green
Mountaintop removal mining is an extreme, dangerous act that must be ended, and with this vindication, the president and his EPA must be the ones to end it.
Margo T. Oge

Let American Ingenuity Lead the Way on Climate Change -- Again!

Margo T. Oge | July 22, 2014 | Green
On Monday June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a regulation that would cut carbon pollution from power plants up to 30 percent by 2030. Within hours, House Speaker John Boehner delivered his response.
Roger Witherspoon


Nuke Plant Facing Shutdown to Protect Fish

Roger Witherspoon | July 22, 2014 | New York
New York State is prepared to close 40 years of intermittent and costly legal wrangling over the annual destruction of billions of fish by the twin Indian Point nuclear power plants in the productive Hudson River estuary if the plant agrees to shut down during peak spawning and hatching seasons for the river's major fish populations.
Barbra Streisand


The U.S. Must Lead on Climate Threat

Barbra Streisand | July 21, 2014 | Green
If established climate science, unfolding in real time before our eyes, does not prevail in the current Washington debate, then the fate of the world may look a lot like the dystopia popular in much of current cinema.
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