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Grandmother Power

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

After all the terrible news from the world's most prestigious climate scientists about the impacts of carbon and methane pollution on our atmosphere, it is nice to have a reset of our moods -- from a grandmother.

'Green News Report' - May 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Month of May starts off with a fossil fuel bang -- Oil train explodes i...

Kate Sheppard

Court Tells EPA To Cough Up New Air Pollution Standards By December

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must produce new draft standards for ground-le...

Parents Can And Will Fix The Climate Crisis

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Scientists, officials, engineers, and professors were all needed in addressing this issue, but it was parents who had the most relevant stake in what was happening. If we didn't get involved, who would advocate for our children's health?

The Paper Tiger Gets Teeth: Developments in Chinese Environmental Law

Erin Ryan | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Erin Ryan

The move follows a series of internationally reported environmental horror stories from China over the past year, including epic levels of urban air pollution and tens of thousands of pig carcasses decaying in the local water supply.

Clean Air Ruling Strikes One Must-Do Off EPA's List

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

We don't have to wait any longer. The Supreme Court says yes to regulating cross-state air pollution.

'Green News Report' - April 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly tornado outbreak rips across the South, but safer building codes...

Supreme Court: One State's Coal Pollution Not Allowed to Make Another State's Families Sick

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In a huge victory for public health, today the Supreme Court issued its opinion in a case considering the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution rule, which ...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department d...

'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Ea...

Can China Win the War on Air Pollution?

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 06.21.2014 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

China's polluted air -- so much in the news these days -- has been 30 years in the making.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything c...

Nearly 16 Percent Of China's Soil Is Polluted, Government Says

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green

BEIJING, April 17 (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China's soil contains higher-than-permitted levels ...

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Artist Successfully Sold A Jar Of French Mountain Air In China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest again...

'Green News Report' - April 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Study finds CNN and Fox 'News' FAIL on climate change; CNN looks for mi...

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

'Green News Report' - April 3, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Startlingly blunt U.N. climate report warns window of opportunity to ac...

Why I'm Celebrating an Obscure Bureaucratic Moment

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

We know that climate change threatens our health and, especially, our children's health. It's time to limit these dangerous emissions by the largest single source of carbon dioxide pollution in our country: power plants.

EPA Failed To Expose Risk Of Death During Experiment With Human Subjects

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal investigation issued Wednesday found that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to disclose long-term cancer risk...

A Tale of Two Air Quality Programs: China vs. the U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

So while the Chinese get to see the benefits of their air quality program almost immediately, we've got to live with some uncertainty. That's the price we pay for the decades of work we've put into cleaning up our air. Well worth the bargain.

Why the Murderer of Millions Still Roams Free

Christopher Norris | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

With no fear of the law, the killer of 7 million stalks new targets The evening winds roughed up the trees surrounding her log cabin, which overlooke...

'Green News Report' - April 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The tide goes in, the tide goes out, never a miscommunication." -- It'...

China's War On Smog Sparks Conflict

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green

By David Stanway BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) - China's war on pollution is only a few weeks old, but the battle lines are already bein...