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'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on r...

Earth's Protective Ozone Layer Recovering, Scientists Say

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used...

Four New Gases Found That Harm The Ozone Layer

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the...

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America helped restore the ozone layer through a combination of scientific understanding, public pressure, bipartisan support and industry innovation. I believe we can marshal those same forces to fight climate change, but we are not there yet.

The Congress That's Hazardous to Your Health: Two More Nasty Little Bills from House Republicans

David Doniger | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
David Doniger

This week, the Republican leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is planning to continue its war on Americans' health by passing two more nasty little bills to weaken public health safeguards under the Clean Air Act.

Better Living Through Chemistry: A Reluctant Scientific and Environmental Hero Moves On

Steve Heilig | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science
Steve Heilig

Rowland was a scientific and environmental hero. But as the Times notes, he demurred from that label -- he just thought he was doing what he had to do, given what he'd learned. Everyone alive can thank him for that.

What Are Whales Telling Us About the Earth?

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It's time to end the whale hunt and grant amnesty to these magnificent creatures that are helping us survive on our planet -- by determining how quickly global warming is occurring.

A Victory

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

In 1987 we came together and regulated CFCs to solve the ozone deterioration problem -- and it worked. Now we can do the same thing with CO2 and twenty years from now look back on the climate crisis as a thing of the past.

The Clean Air Act by the Numbers

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

For every dollar we've spent, we've received more than $40 of benefits, making the Clean Air Act one of the most cost-effective things the American people have done for themselves in the last half century.

Memo to Capitol Hill: Want to Save the Country $5 Billion? Thought So.

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Christopher Gavigan

Over 30 years ago Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect health and the environment. It was a regulatory system written based on our scientific knowledge then. But we know much more now.

US Supports Reducing Pollution, But Takes It Slowly

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UNITED NATIONS — The Obama administration called hydrofluorocarbons widely used in refrigerators and air conditioners "a very significant" threa...

What If We Hadn't Cut Back On CFCs? A Scary World

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Here's rare good news about an environmental crisis: We dodged disaster with the ozone layer. A NASA study about ozone-munching che...

Unearthed: The News Without the Chaff

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Bush eases mining pollution regulations, greenhouse gases reach record levels, 2008 hurricane season sets records, Big Three spent $50 million lobbying Congress this year, and more.