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The Climate Post: Supreme Court Reviews EPA's Power Plant Mercury Rule; Decision Due in June

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

At issue in the case is whether the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to consider costs in addition to health and environmental impacts when determining whether (not just how) to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants.

Last Chance To Save Imperiled Arctic

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

Society has a historic choice to make with the Arctic. Should we continue our industrial expansion into one of the last wild areas of the world, further degrading its environment? Or, should we choose to protect and sustain this magnificent place?

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

Shell and High Water: Seattle Takes a Stand

KC Golden | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
KC Golden

There is still time to affirm that we do have better ways to create good jobs and shared, sustainable prosperity.... that our community is in many ways defined by that better way.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

Why Follow Russia's Folly?

Stacy Bare | Posted 03.11.2015 | Green
Stacy Bare

Why not instead create better investment opportunities for renewable and alternate energy resources, as well as technologies that are increasingly less dependent on oil? If we can do that and flood the market with these technologies, would we achieve the same result?

More Oil Drilling? Let's Cut Consumption Instead

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons.

The Climate Post: First Rules for Arctic Drilling Released

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Department of the Interior unveiled the first draft rules for offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic. If approved, they would -- among other things -- require energy companies to submit safety plans and have a separate backup rig nearby to quickly drill a relief well to handle any blowout.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Department Rolls Out First Rules For Arctic Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration on Friday proposed the first rules for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic. The Department of Interior's Bu...

A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

Why Is the 'Climate President' Approving More Oil Drilling?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Last week, President Obama rightly declared in his State of the Union address: "No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change." This week, the Obama administration announced plans open up the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Bowhead Whale Songs Are Complex and Copied, New Study Shows

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Alaska Dispatch News

Now scientists have new information about the level of detail in the songs that bowhead whales sing to one another when they are migrating into the Beaufort Sea each spring.

Obama plan to block ANWR development draws swift backlash from Alaska leaders

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

President Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, including its...

America's Furthest-north High School Basketball Team Racks Up the Miles on an Epic Road Trip

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.07.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

There are not a lot of ways out of Barrow, but basketball is one of the best.

Obama Should Designate Marine National Monuments In Alaska

Richard Steiner | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

While political and business interests in Alaska are likely to oppose such new federal marine protections, it is important to note that federal waters off Alaska are co-owned an co-managed by all Americans, and all Americans have a say in their management.

'Green News Report' - December 23, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2014 on track for hottest year on record; Washington state governor pro...

Activating the Power of Ideas

Carnegie Corporation of New York | Posted 02.18.2015 | World
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives br...

Federal Report: Arctic Losing Snow And Ice, Absorbing More Heat

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. In the spring and summer of 201...

The Chemical Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Like ocean acidification, this is mostly an invisible problem, but it is comparable in import for the vitality of marine ecosystems and the implication for human reliance on the ocean for water, food, and health in the future.

Top Emerging Travel Hotspots for 2015

Gogobot | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Gogobot

It is becoming ever easier to travel to remote pockets of the globe. Every year, emerging destinations brimming with travel potential rise in popularity, without the crazy crowds and tourist traps.

Barrow Man Accused of Killing Assistant DA Was Out on Bail in Domestic Violence Cases

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.10.2015 | Crime
Alaska Dispatch News

Ronald Fischer, 47, appeared in court Wednesday to face first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan, 48, two days earlier.

The Climate Post: Climate Change Risks, Impacts Focus of Reports

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fifth Assessment Synthesis Report warning that greenhouse gas levels ...

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in an Interview with Jacada

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Having climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps, Ranulph Fiennes is the greatest explorer of our time. The intrepid traveller talks to Jacada about his incredible journeys across the globe.