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OOF! Scientists Calculate Weight Of Planet's Entire Population

Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 06/17/2012 08:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Humanity could stand to lose a few p...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

South Carolina Launches New, 'Green' Power Plant

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, S.C. (AP) — Wood chips and old shredded tires could save the federal government around $1 billion over the next two decades, ac...

More Land For Biomass May Mean Less For World's Poor

Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

From EarthTechling's Lauren Craig: The food-versus-fuel debate has typically been used in reference to farmers in industrialized countries growing ...

Leading SC Conservation Group Joins Lawsuit Challenging EPA Exemption for Biomass Burners

Ryan Black | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Ryan Black

Recent scientific information indicates that burning biomass -- trees, for example -- can actually increase global warming pollution, even compared to fossil fuels.

Tanana -- Tiny City in Yukon Takes a Giant Renewable Step

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.

EPA's Decision Not to Regulate Biomass Carbon Emissions Is Another 'Clean Energy' Smokescreen

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

Calling it "renewable, homegrown power," the EPA just gave the green light to yet another destructive, unaccountable industry that unnecessarily threatens our climate, forests and health.

5 Ideas for Biofuels That Will Change the Energy Conversation

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.12.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Some Girl Scouts say palm oil in their cookies are leading to deforestation. Cookies, schmookies, the real question is: should we could we put palm o...

Green Revolution Can Provide Food and Fuel

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The human race will be around in a hundred years, even if oil won't -- in a big way at least. We will have long gone back to living off the land by that point, just as we did before the modern industrial revolution changed life seemingly irrevocably.

Here Come a Bunch of Bills Aimed at Blocking EPA's Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

The Climate Post offers a rundown of the week in climate and energy news The Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mic...

So what's EPA up to with its CO2 regulations?

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Reprinted with permission from Grist.org. ...

Being Truly Green

John Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Warner

The future of a truly sustainable industry will live or die on its ability to take raw inputs that are naturally clean and use them to form the same end products that we're already used to.

Weekly Mulch: Why Energy Reform is on Shaky Ground

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Since national energy reform is on the rocks, ethanol subsidies for the Midwest and ballot propositions to...

Is Burning Wood Worse For The Environment?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Of all the sources of renewable energy, one type invariably dredges up more debate than any other--biomass. Granted, the term biomass does cover a lot...

Planetary Watch: Is It a Good Microbe or a Bad Microbe?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that we've been looking in the wrong places to solve our problems? Could it be that all our worries would be over if we only had some more microbes?

Clean Energy Collective

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

The Clean Energy Collective provides a way to decrease your carbon footprint, combat climate change and save money on electricity, all in one fell swoop.

Grow, Baby, Grow

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephan B. Tanda

Who could forget Sarah Palin's famous line during the 2008 presidential campaign: "Drill, baby, drill!" With the current environmental and economic di...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Can Biochar Help Save the World?

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Biochar is a unique 'green' technology: it takes carbon that has been captured from the atmosphere during the growing process of plants, and converts it into a soil additive, thereby storing the carbon in the earth.

Lost in the Woods: Senator Collins Repeats Weyerhaeuser's False Arguments for the Murkowski Resolution

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

I spent most of the day watching the Senate debate on the Murkowski resolution and I’m very happy it went down to defeat 53-47. A victory is a v...

Coming of the Green Industrial Revolution

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephan B. Tanda

Over the past 200 years human civilization has experienced the most remarkable period in its history, an era of unprecedented economic, technological,...

Why Clean Coal Is Not, but Renewables Are

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Schweitzer

The assertion that coal can currently be mined and burned cleanly is as delusional as the claim that new technologies render off-shore drilling perfectly safe.

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

ZeaChem Inc. Opens Plant For Processing Wood Chips

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado company that has developed a process to convert wood to fuel is starting construction of what will eventually be a commercia...

Latest Draft of Senate Climate Bill: What's Good and What Needs Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The bill ensures the vast majority of allowances go to helping consumers, providing a level playing field for energy intensive industries, deploying low-carbon technologies, and preventing deforestation.