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Robert Redford


Fact vs. Fiction on Debate Night

Robert Redford | Posted December 3, 2012

I'm fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. So let's take a quick look at what he might say and what are the actual facts.
Mike Marshall


It's the Tuolumne, Stupid.

Mike Marshall | Posted December 3, 2012

Currently, San Francisco uses Tuolumne River water to irrigate our golf courses, hose down our streets and wash our Muni buses. We must stop using so much of it. San Francisco can and should plan to do better.
Edward Flattau


GOP: Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted December 3, 2012

By dismissing Obama's clean energy initiative as wasteful, wishful thinking, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are displaying obliviousness to potential oblivion. They have totally ignored an elemental objective of the Obama program -- slowing the pace of global warming.
Ryan Trainer


More Than Bottles and Cans: The Argument for Mattress Recycling

Ryan Trainer | Posted December 3, 2012

Mattress recycling is not without its challenges: The cost of tearing down the mattress and preparing the recyclable materials usually exceeds the value of the recycled material, and there are logistical challenges involved in transporting used mattresses.
David Ropeik


Barry Commoner, Social Revolutionary Dressed in Environmentalist's Clothing

David Ropeik | Posted December 3, 2012

Commoner's passing reminds me that now I'm old, and the simplistic right and wrong/good and bad of my earlier environmentalist innocence has yielded to the crazy plaid complications of many issues.
Daniel Kessler


You Might Hear Some Wacked Out Stuff During the Debate About the Keystone XL Pipeline

Daniel Kessler | Posted December 3, 2012

Whoppers are to eat at the movies (yummy), not to have to deal with in politics. I hope this quick guide below helps you see the truth during the debate.
Ben West


Rogue Weather Girl Reminds Us To Put Climate Back On Agenda

Ben West | Posted December 3, 2012

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When was the last time you can remember global warming being the top story on the evening news? Yeah, I don't remember either. Have you ever wished that a weather person on the news would "go rogue" and express his or her fears about all the extreme weather? Well, I guess the cool kids at Deep Rogue Ram felt that way too, because they have made a comedy sketch in which a "weathergirl goes rogue" and actually lays out the full scale and severity of what is currently underway.
Andrew Gunther


False Organic Egg Claims Come Home to Roost

Andrew Gunther | Posted December 3, 2012

Implying their hens are free-range when they are not provides an unfair advantage over actual free-range egg producers, and also cheats consumers." The complaint? The packaging used by these egg producers leads consumers to mistakenly believe the eggs come from free-range hens.
Tom Zeller Jr.


Ahead of Debate, Citizens Demand Answers On Global Warming

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted January 8, 2013

Will the candidates be asked to lay out their positions on global warming at Wednesday's debate -- and to defend those positions to an American electorate that deserves answers? What would you ask them?
Tian Huang


Climate Victims Deserve a Hearing, Whether Here or in The Hague

Tian Huang | Posted December 3, 2012

Whether in this or a subsequent U.N. session, a parallel campaign to Kivalina's will be brought to the General Assembly and the question will be raised, will the international community follow the U.S. court's lead by throwing the climate change problem to the dustbin of politics?
Marcia G. Yerman


The Presidential Candidates Lay Out Their Energy Positions

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted December 3, 2012

There is plenty of information out there that gives a snapshot of where both men stand on the environment. But nothing will get the attention of the nation as prominently as embedding a query in the first head-to-head meeting between Obama and Romney.
Renee Parsons


Pentagon Study Cites Climate Change as National Security Threat

Renee Parsons | Posted December 3, 2012

Even before recent predictions that Arctic sea ice would melt by the summer of 2016, the Pentagon and the Center for Naval Analyses's Military Advisory Board had already gone on record warning about the impacts of climate change as a threat to national security.
Mike Sandler


Citizen's Dividends: Basic Income from your Share of the Commons

Mike Sandler | Posted December 3, 2012

We can all share in the bounty of the Commons, and this can form a source of actual income to Americans. Here are a few ideas for creating a source of income for all people from the Commons with citizen's dividends.
Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM


Ladies Need GYN Education More Than SEX Education

Cathy Margolin, L.Ac. Dipl. OM | Posted December 3, 2012

I know too many women who are menopausal, suffering with hot flashes and have reached adulthood with sex education under their belts, but without a firm grasp on their our own gynecological and hormone health.
Michael Marx


Big Oil Pleads Immunity From Prosecution for Human Rights Crimes

Michael Marx | Posted December 3, 2012

Only two years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Shell is asking the same judges to accept that corporations are immune from prosecution for human rights violations because they are not people under the law.
John B. Kassel


Why We Need to Fight for Cape Wind. Now.

John B. Kassel | Posted December 3, 2012

For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project. For the nation, it's a bellwether of what's to come. Will we chose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past.
Steven Wolf

The Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

Steven Wolf | Posted December 3, 2012

Freddie's initial worries that I would not be able to take care of Comet proved somewhat ironic: As my health deteriorated, I eventually trained Comet to become my service dog. She not only took care of me, she ended up saving my life.