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Josh Garrett

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Hey Pols: Hurricane Sandy Is Climate Change

(21) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 4:25 PM

The carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park during the early hours of Hurricane Sandy in New York City. (credit: andjelicaaa/Instagram)

Following the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, New York City is a total mess. Flooding has rendered the subway system and under-river tunnels useless...

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Food Waste In, Renewable Energy Out: Startup Re-Nuble Is Crowdfunding the Local Green Economy

(8) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 8:17 AM

As the memories of rationing and victory gardens fade from its collective consciousness, the United States has become a nation of supremely wasteful eaters. A recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) found that Americans routinely throw away 40 percent of the food on their plates,...

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What the Akin Incident Can Teach the Media About Science and Climate Change Reporting

(34) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 4:59 PM

For once, the media's explosive reaction to a politician saying something idiotic is completely justified and proportional. Congressman Todd Akin's remarks on rape, pregnancy, and abortion were ignorant and hurtful, and it's been oddly comforting to hear and read every reasonable news outlet and talking head agree on that point.

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How the Financial Industry is Driving Up Gas and Heating Oil Prices

(39) Comments | Posted March 11, 2011 | 12:38 PM

If you think chaos in Libya is the only force driving up gasoline and heating oil prices these days, think again. Over the past few decades, institutional investors like hedge funds and investment banks have flooded oil markets with hundreds of billions of dollars. That massive influx of money has...

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When Oil Traders Make a Mistake, We All Pay the Price

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 9:12 AM

Periodically, news articles from various sources attempt to explain the maddeningly confusing logic (or lack thereof) behind the movements of crude oil prices.

Perhaps the most important lesson to be learned from such reports is that in the oil markets, perception is everything. Just last week, a

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Collapse of the Global Economy Due to High Oil Prices?

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 9:53 AM

Jeff Rubin is not a traditional peak oil alarmist -- he doesn't think that the world's supply of crude will run out and cause resource wars and food shortages of apocalyptic proportions. In fact, he doesn't even think the world's supply of crude is running out at all. Rubin made...

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Fuel Uses Education and Inspiration to Make Impassioned Case for Green Energy

(4) Comments | Posted September 18, 2009 | 3:06 PM


Fuel is a documentary about oil, but it is not about the use of petroleum as the energy source for America's cars, light bulbs and computers.

The film presents crude oil and its byproducts as the fuel that powers the military-industrial complex, political corruption, corporate greed,...

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