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Oklahoma, Where the Sun Shines Brightly in the Sky

Victor Stenger | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Victor Stenger

When will voters in states like Oklahoma finally wake up and figure out what's best for them rather than what's best for the Robber Barons of the fossil fuel industry?

Nuclear Energy Survives Only on the Basis of Faulty Risk Assessment

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The bottom line is that nuclear power has great potential in theory, but not in reality. Japan reminds us that while we generally now view nuclear energy as relatively safe, the occasional outlier kills the industry.

Why Committing to Green Energy Matters

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The amount of green energy being supplied to consumers in New York now stands at just over 1 percent. Either people don't know their options, don't understand them, or don't want to spend the extra money.

Profiles in Doing Both: The Missing Link in Electric Vehicle Technology

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Unlike most companies working to provide environmentally friendly transportation, Better Place focused its energies not on the electric vehicles themselves but on the overlooked infrastructure they require.

In Europe "Think Globally and Act Locally" Is More Than Just a Slogan for Saving the Planet

Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin

Since it burst onto the scene in the 1970s, the mainstream American environmental movement has too often regarded federal leadership and mandates as t...

To BP: It's Personal.

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Nancy loved the ocean, so when she died from breast cancer at the age of 43 we had a memorial service at her favorite beach on the Marin California headlands. Five years later I returned to Rodeo Beach, where oil had come ashore.

The Burning Wire: A Not to Be Missed Reading Experience

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Everything about a Deaver novel is close to perfect in its execution. In The Burning Wire he continues the story of Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic as well as a top notch forensic criminologist.

Obama Urged to Find Climate Money

Yahoo! News | Jeffrey Allen, OneWorld US | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate analysts are calling on the Obama administration to use an international finance meeting this week to press for a swift end to subsidies for c...

British PM Calls For $100 Billion Global Green Fund

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Friday called for a global fund worth $100 billion a year to tackle climate change in the developing world, ahead ...

Govt Sells $9 Million In Leases To Geothermal Developers

wsj.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Department of Energy said Tuesday that a federal auction of land leases tied to geothermal power development has generated more than $9 milli...

Is America Ready To Quit Coal?

New York Times | MELANIE WARNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last May, protesters took over James E. Rogers's front lawn in Charlotte, N.C., unfurling banners declaring "No new coal" and erecting a makeshift "gr...