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Stewart Brand And Erich Pica Debate Nuclear Power (VIDEO)

(1338) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 3:19 PM

UPDATE: Scroll down for highlights from the debate, edited by HuffPost's Ben Craw, with the full exchange available below that.

Is nuclear power the solution to the world's increasing energy demands in the face of catastrophic climate change, or is it an unsafe, unprofitable diversion from truly clean energy? Can...

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Announcing The HuffPost Spotlight Series On Energy

(29) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 2:12 PM

Here at HuffPost Green we cover all manners of topics -- everything from sustainable design to wacky animals, to climate politics to the latest eco-tech breakthroughs. However, one topic that could use more attention and understanding is energy. How we use energy and the resources we devote (or don't) to...

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David Roberts And Steve Everley Debate Our Energy Future (VIDEO)

(136) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 7:59 AM

UPDATE: Scroll down for highlights from the debate, edited by HuffPost's Ben Craw, with the full exchange available below that. Be sure to tune in for our next in the HuffPost Spotlight Series On Energy when Stewart Brand and Erich Pica debate nuclear energy on November...

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Just Food's Let Us Eat Local: Where Sustainability And Good Food Are Stars

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 11:50 AM

The Good Food Movement is alive and well in New York City, as evidenced by the thriving support and satisfied taste-buds found at Just Food's annual event, Let Us Eat Local. I know all too well that environmental issues can often seem vague, abstract and depressing. What's so inspiring about...

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Josh Simpson: The Man Behind @BPGlobalPR Revealed

(9) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 2:10 PM

The anonymous man behind the infamous @BPGlobalPR has been revealed to be Josh Simpson, a 26-year-old LA-based comedian. @BPGlobalPR took the twitterverse by storm this spring during the depths of the Gulf oil spill crisis.

As frustration continued to mount over the endless spill and...

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Bottled Water Matters' New Activist Message: Stand Up To People Who Want To Take Away Your Rights (VIDEO)

(61) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 12:04 PM

One particularly enjoyable environmental front group to monitor is Bottled Water Matters, which is funded by The International Bottled Water Association, a trade industry group. With a website, YouTube channel, Twitter feed and Facebook page they present themselves as concerned...

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Gulf Oil Spill Health Effects: Tell Us Your Story

(131) Comments | Posted August 12, 2010 | 9:04 AM

Here at HuffPost Green, we are hearing an increasing number of stories about serious health problems arising from exposure to chemicals in the Gulf region, from vomiting to memory loss to chemical-induced pneumonia. HuffPost Bloggers Jerry Cope and Rikki Ott have blogged about their first-hand experiences,...

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Coal Companies Look To Spend Big To Influence Elections With A 527 Group

(3888) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 2:12 PM

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited spending on elections by unions and companies, coal giants are looking to form a group to pump cash into state races. Among the potential members is Massey Energy, the coal company notorious for the worst mining disaster in recent...

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Jackson Browne VIDEO: Talks Sushi, Sharks And Plastic

(51) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 12:21 PM

Did you know that Jackson Browne is thinking about becoming a vegetarian, with the exception of some Iberian ham? That's what he told HuffPost in this exclusive video filmed in the Galapagos during the Mission Blue conference. To help fulfill 2009 TED Prize winner Sylvia Earle's wish to create a...

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Glenn Close Talks Seafood, Swimming With Sharks And Saving The Planet

(50) Comments | Posted April 15, 2010 | 9:37 AM

To help fulfill 2009 TED Prize winner Sylvia Earle's wish to create a global network of marine protected areas, TED held a five-day conference aboard a ship in the Galapagos, called Mission Blue, bringing together scientists, leaders, artists, concerned citizens and philanthropists to educate them about the problems...

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Fisher Stevens Interview: 'The Cove' Producer Discusses His Next Film

(10) Comments | Posted April 13, 2010 | 8:53 AM

To help fulfill 2009 TED Prize winner Sylvia Earle's wish to create a global network of marine protected areas, TED held a five-day conference aboard a ship in the Galapagos, called Mission Blue, bringing together scientists, leaders, artists, concerned citizens and philanthropists to educate them about the problems...

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Announcing Our Oceans, A Special HuffPost Green Project

(14) Comments | Posted March 29, 2010 | 9:45 AM

This may be the Green Page, but for the next two weeks, you'll be seeing blue.

Today HuffPost Green is kicking off a project called Our Oceans, where we'll be bringing you in-depth coverage of all matters of challenges and threats facing oceans. Climate change is a...

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Calorie Count Disclosure And The Health Care Bill: Will This Lead To A Food Revolution?

(604) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 2:57 PM

One aspect of the health care bill that is taking effect immediately is that chain restaurants will be required to prominently display nutrition information. This could be a significant step in changing the food landscape in America.

The AP Reports:

More than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants...
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Creationists And Climate Deniers Take On Teaching Climate Science In Schools

(409) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 11:20 AM

Last week, Treehugger and ThinkProgress reported that the South Dakota state legislature passed a resolution to urge schools to teach climate science and facts about global warming as "astrological" and "cosmological" theories rather than hard science. This is a similar argument that creationists and proponents of...

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Should Animals Be Genetically Engineered So They Don't Feel Pain?

(385) Comments | Posted February 19, 2010 | 12:36 PM

The New York Times had a very interesting Op-Ed Friday, which took an unusual approach to the concern that factory farms are inhumane. Adam Shriver, a doctoral student in the philosophy-neuroscience-psychology program at Washington University, makes the argument that the key to raising more humane meat isn't changing...

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Gov. Rick Perry Sues The EPA Over Greenhouse Gas Regulation

(1035) Comments | Posted February 18, 2010 | 1:57 PM

Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) announced at a press conference Tuesday that he's suing the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of Texas over its December decision to regulate greenhouse gases as a pollutant. Perry stated the intent of the lawsuit was to "defend Texas' environmental successes against federal overreach."

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The Week Of Eating In: Everything You Need To Know

(124) Comments | Posted February 9, 2010 | 2:20 PM

We'd like to invite you to participate in a special project brought to you by HuffPost Green and HuffPost Eyes&Ears.

What: A week-long experiment in cooking your own food inspired by Cathy Erway, author of The Art of Eating In. We'll be providing awesome...

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The Week Of Eating In: A HuffPost Green And Eyes&Ears Challenge

(32) Comments | Posted February 9, 2010 | 8:26 AM

We'd like to invite you to eat with us.

As HuffPost Green has expanded and grown over the past year and a half, we've come to learn that our readers are extremely passionate about all things food. How we eat impacts everything from climate change to the farmers in...

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Wind Power Growth Up 39% Due To Stimulus Investment

(163) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 12:45 PM

While debates about the economy, unemployment and the effectiveness of the stimulus plan continue to rage throughout the country, their appears to be a bright spot for proponents of clean energy stimulus spending.

According to Whitehouse.gov, the release of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 4th...

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PETA Compares Meat Eaters To Terrorists, Sociopaths

(834) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 11:46 AM

The animal rights group PETA is certainly known for its shocking ads, aggressive tactics and bountiful photos of naked ladies touting vegetarianism, pet adoption and animal birth control, but one of the latest posts on its blog still manages to...

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