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Ellen Cantarow

Giant Gas Pipeline to Flank NY Nuclear Plant

Ellen Cantarow | April 25, 2015 | New York
A very large gas pipeline will soon skirt the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), an aging nuclear power plant that stands in the town of Cortlandt in Westchester County, New York, 30 miles north of Manhattan. Experts say a disaster as great as or greater than Fukushima could be triggered by a potential gas explosion at the nuclear complex.
Carol Linnitt

Feds Charged Ahead With Northern Gateway First Nations Consultation Despite Internal Doubts

Carol Linnitt | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eight First Nations including the Haisla, the Nak'azdli and Gitxaala Nations have launched a legal challenge against the pipeline on the basis of inadequate consultation.
Maija Leivo

Most Media Stories About Wildlife Usually End Up Being About Us

Maija Leivo | April 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
When I consider most media stories about wildlife, it usually ends up being about us.
Kimberly K. Arcand

Happy Birthday, Hubble: Seeing the Universe in a New Light

Kimberly K. Arcand | April 25, 2015 | Science
If you are at all interested in astronomy, chances are you've already heard that the Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary this week. What some people may not know is that Hubble is one of four siblings, so to speak.
Carl Safina

Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling

Carl Safina | April 24, 2015 | Green
How do we know we don't really need this oil? Because the oil companies are lobbying like hell to be allowed to export it. In their unpatriotic multinational way, they are willing to risk America the beautiful and our health for more zeroes on their ledgers. What alternatives do we have?

Flower Power: Electricity From Plants

XPRIZE | April 24, 2015 | Green
It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of photosynthesis to generate at least small amounts of electricity.
Barbara A. Finamore

China's National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | April 24, 2015 | Green
The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition.
Joel Francis

Desperate Fossil Fuel Interests Seek to Undermine Clean Energy Choices in Communities of Color

Joel Francis | April 24, 2015 | Green
Too often, African American voices are excluded from discussions about the critical issues facing our country. Recently the NAACP developed a report that shows how fossil fuels play a significantly harmful role in the health of African Americans and other communities of color.
David Doniger

Deal on HFC Super-Pollutants Inches Forward

David Doniger | April 24, 2015 | Green
The fallacy of the Saudi position is that none of the HFC phase-down proposals would require countries with hot climates to curb HFC use now.
Trip Van Noppen

Strong Arctic Leadership Can Make a Difference at the Top of the World

Trip Van Noppen | April 24, 2015 | Green
When Secretary of State John Kerry took the Arctic Council chair from Canada, the United States began an exciting opportunity to lead the world in advancing environmental safeguards across the Arctic, while slowing warming and ice melt that threaten the region and our planet.
William S. Becker

One More Moment of Truth

William S. Becker | April 24, 2015 | Politics
Climate deniers in Congress must be delighted that they are successfully undermining the chance that after 20 years of negotiations, the international community will finally reach a climate deal this year. It is up to the rest of us to make sure their success is short-lived. Very short-lived, in fact.
Belinda Waymouth

Poop + Plastic = Good News for H2O Parched California

Belinda Waymouth | April 24, 2015 | Green
Dunnigan rest stop using four hundred cubic feet of 100 percent recycled polypropylene plastic, and Africa's largest urban slum having 15 flushing toilets thanks to a local resource of discarded plastic bottles, are great examples of reincarnated plastic.

Trick or Tweak? What Congress Is Really Doing to the First-Ever Federal Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash

Earthjustice | April 24, 2015 | Green
Since 2008, three major coal ash disasters have threatened lives, livelihoods and water quality in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee, including the largest toxic waste spill in U.S. history. Communities across our country near leaking coal ash ponds and landfills can wait no longer.
Michael Sainato

Bat Disease Epidemic Still Expanding Throughout North America

Michael Sainato | April 24, 2015 | Green
For the past decade, an epidemic called White-Nose Syndrome has had severe impacts on bat populations throughout North America. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, feeds on soft tissues of bats such as their wings and noses.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi

Speeding Down: The Slow Living Revolution

Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi | April 24, 2015 | Style
As we consider Fashion Revolution Day and remember the lives that were lost due to fast-fashion production, we reflect on a how even though technology enabled a faster world, we are surrounded with a cloud of fear that it is all too much.
Jeff Biggers

Regret to Inform You: Coal Blasting Rages On

Jeff Biggers | April 24, 2015 | Green
While I love to write about clean energy solutions, Appalachian transition and coalfield regeneration, and the inspiring regenerative city movement, to ignore the deadly impacts of mountaintop removal and coal mining is a betrayal to the residents living on the front lines of coal mining mayhem today.
Olivia Bouler

Calling on Young People to Lead Us to a Brighter Future

Olivia Bouler | April 23, 2015 | Teen
Unfortunately, the more I learn about the environment, the more concerned I am for its future. However, there is a way out of this ditch. Our generation must speak out and inspire others. United, we can move mountains, hearts and minds.
David Ropeik

Earth Day and Environmental Values Aren't Justification for Ignoring Evidence

David Ropeik | April 23, 2015 | Green
Town meeting is dangerously susceptible to decision making based more on values and emotions than evidence, a worrisome vulnerability in these days of increasing science denialism. Democratic, yes. Evidence-based intelligent decision making? Well, no.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | April 23, 2015 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally...

How to Compost at Home

Redfin | April 23, 2015 | Green
In a few cities, such as San Francisco and Seattle, you may already be required to separate your yard waste as part of the city waste program; composting this waste yourself is a natural next step!
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