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'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf...

Alien Invaders Support Arctic Drilling

David Helvarg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Today we're closer than ever to transforming your frigid tree infested blue marble planet to a more temperate 185-degree sandy orange dune world. As one of our oily front groups once stated, a slightly warmer planet will mean fewer heart attacks from shoveling snow.

Shell NO!: The Fight Is Just Beginning

Cindy Shogan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

President Obama and his administration paved the way last week by issuing Shell's final permits to drill. Putting our climate and the Arctic's future in Shell's hands is the wrong move.

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

At some point, a scientist must say it is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong. In my opinion, we have reached that point on the sea level issue. We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical.

A Bad Call On Shell

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Not only do we not need that oil and gas -- we can't even afford to use it if we want to meet the urgent imperative to limit climate disruption.

The Climate Post: 2014 Hottest Year on Record

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The only major region of the world with below-average annual temperatures was Eastern North America.

Dear Mr. President: Prove Your Climate Rhetoric And Stop Arctic Drilling

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

You talk about transitioning to clean energy sources, but tapping into Arctic oil reserves would open a spigot that would be politically difficult for you or future presidents to turn off.

From Incompetent to Incomprehensible

Michael Brune | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Tomorrow is an Arctic Day of Action to tell President Obama that allowing Royal Dutch Shell (or anyone) to drill in the Arctic is, as Al Gore put it bluntly yesterday, "insane." Time's running out to prevent a three-way collision between the incompetent, the incomparable and the incomprehensible.

When a Brazilian Got Terrified in Greenland

Elaine Smith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elaine Smith

To go to Greenland was mind blowing, heartbreaking, painfully beautiful and terrifying, all at the same time.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening?

Robin Bronen | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Robin Bronen

The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? Our collective failure to limit greenhouse gas emissions has pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to levels not seen for millions of years.

'Green News Report' - June 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush finally jumps in to the 2016 race; Hillary Clinton pushes for renewable energy; Shell's Arctic drilling rig escapes Seattle; PLUS:

Lord Stern: 'Why Are We Waiting? The Urgency & Promise of Tackling Climate Change'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

If we continue with our reckless burning of fossil fuels, there will be widespread war and conflict this century, warns Lord Nicholas Stern, the distinguished chairman of the Grantham Institute on climate change, whilst speaking before a packed auditorium at the London School of Economics on Wednesday.

Obama and Oil

Michael Brune | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama's own Department of the Interior has already predicted that, if Shell is allowed to proceed with drilling, the likelihood of a large spill is 75 percent. So who's going to clean it up -- and with what completely unproven technology?

What Happens In The Arctic Does Not Stay In The Arctic

Amb. Kåre Aas | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Amb. Kåre Aas

According to experts, approximately one-third of the world's remaining oil and natural gas reserves are to be found in the Arctic. There needs to be a balance between protecting the Arctic environment and the need for resource development and management. The joint pursuit of responsible Arctic stewardship is necessary.

Why The Arctic Ocean And Wildlife Warrant Special International Protection

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

Amidst the recent troubling news that Shell Oil has received conditional approval to drill in Arctic waters, a separate, critical victory for the larger Arctic ecosystem was overshadowed.

'Epic' Flooding Hinders Oil Operations on Alaska's North Slope

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Unprecedented flooding continues to interfere with daily operations on Alaska's North Slope oil patch after surging waters wiped away swaths of the Dalton Highway and isolated a section of Deadhorse, the jumping-off point for the sprawling industrial region.

'Green News Report' - May 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: "The Paddle in Seattle" -- "kayaktivists" hit the water to stop Shell's...

The Climate Post: Organizations Develop Tools to Help States Comply With EPA's Clean Power Plan

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The same week Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) introduced a new bill pushing back on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, organizations released tools to help states and regulators navigate compliance with the resulting rule, set to be finalized this summer.

Obama to Arctic: "Drop Dead"

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Travis Nichols

While Obama is the first U.S. president to acknowledge climate change in his speeches, America's 21st century climate legacy will happen despite his actions in the Arctic, not because of them.

Shell Plowing Ahead With Moving Oil Rigs To Seattle Despite Protest

AP | Posted 05.13.2015 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city a...

Arctic Nightmare

Michael Brune | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

When I woke up and realized that Romney had lost the election, I was momentarily relieved. But then the nightmare started all over again. Because everything else really did happen -- only it was President Barack Obama, the man we worked so hard to put in the White House, whose Interior Department decided it would be OK to spill oil in the Arctic.

"Green News Report" - May 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Explosion, fire and oil spill at nuclear plant just outside New York Ci...

Loaded for Polar Bear in Nunavut: Nanook of the North On the Looney Front -- Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

My Inuit guide Maurice is not free today but his brother Alan turns up astride the tracked metal beast, and I ensconce myself atop a plastic ice-cooler at the back of a sled behind a little on-board hut-type contraption.