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Making Nice: A Battle Cry for Biological Diversity

Lisa Novick | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Lisa Novick

This reluctance to actively consider something that causes cognitive dissonance or necessitates reappraisal of our actions is reprehensible. This reluctance is the death knell of countless species and ecosystems on Earth that we have come to love and are loathe to imagine the world without.

Kate Sheppard

Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal Drilling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

In Santa Barbara, California, a major oil spill has shut down beaches just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, with as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spill...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators wants to improve the safety of transporting oil by rail in the United States, following a series of high-...

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Environmental Group Lawsuit Targets Offshore Fracking In California

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - An environmental group threatened on Thursday to sue the federal government unless it...

Timothy Geithner's Warburg Pincus May Profit from Tar Sands Exports

Steve Horn | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia CommonsCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogSeveral environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of ...

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'GNR' Special Climate Week Coverage continues: China's first-ever pledg...

Hunter Stuart

How One Report Says Energy Companies Are Increasing The Risk Of California Earthquakes | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Many of California's oil industry wastewater injection wells are near recently active fault lines, posing a risk of earthquakes that could damage cruc...

Obama's Furry Stalker Will Follow Him To Hawaii

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

President Obama will see a familiar, furry face when he arrives in Hawaii this weekend. Frostpaw the Polar Bear -- the Center for Biological Diver...

Kate Sheppard

What Do Chevron And ALEC Have Against The Lesser Prairie Chicken? | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The American Legislative Exchange Council and Chevron are teaming up to spread awareness of what they say is a serious threat to energ...

Lydia O'Connor

Why These Environmentalists Are Protesting A Climate Change Pact | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a climate deal with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in San Francisco on Monday drew dozens of p...

The Worst Kind of Government Waste: Promoting Climate Change

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a lot of waste in government spending. It's just a fact we should deal honestly with. But here's where the conservatives get it all wrong: What is wasteful in government spending is when we directly subsidize huge corporate interests.

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Threaten To Sue Over Drilling On Public Lands During Shutdown | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – An environmental group is upping the pressure on the Department of Interior to end drilling and other activities on national parks and ...

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While the Keystone pipeline was not mentioned in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama did refer to it in his talk, stating that it was not mentioned because the decision about it lies with the State Department. If it is passed, it has to have proven benefits for the U.S., he said.

Aaron Sankin

Judge Slams Obama Administration Over Fracking In California | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -– A federal judge struck a major blow against fracking in California this week, ruling that the government was wrong to allow energy ...

Bay Area Protests Welcome President Obama + Send Clear Message on Keystone XL Pipeline: NO!

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Mass demonstrations welcomed President Obama to the Bay Area today and sent him a clear message on the Keystone XL Pipeline: Just say NO!

The State of the Union and Climate Change

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, it remains to be seen whether he will match words with action. More and more environmental organizations and activists are prepared to keep the pressure on to ensure he does.

Aaron Sankin

Environmentalists Sue California Over Controversial Fracking Policies | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.25.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO –- An environmental group has filed suit against the state of California for doing what it deemed an insufficient job of regulating th...

Environmental Group Sues For Federal Protection Of Ice Seals

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

* Obama administration accused of missing legal deadline * Two seal species would follow polar bear in threatened listing ...

On Endangered Species Day, Stories of Unparalleled Success

Kieran Suckling | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Kieran Suckling

It has saved 99 percent of the 1,482 native species under its care from disappearing forever. But the Act isn't just about avoiding extinction. It's about setting these species on a path to recovery. On that point, there are amazing stories worth celebrating:

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

Polar. Bear. Dance. Party.

AP | Posted 04.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A polar bear dance party in Miami is aimed at raising awareness about the need to protect the Arctic Ocean. The dancers are expected to dres...

Shell's Lawsuit Against Environmental Organizations Courts Disaster

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Shell is suing 12 environmental organizations to preempt legal challenges to exploration in the Arctic Ocean. It's a bully image that can only hurt, and Shell should know better because it's happened to them over and over again.

Lucia Graves

Groups Sue To Block Construction Of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.05.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups filed suit against the Obama administration on Wednesday, alleging that U.S. federal officials illegally allowed wo...