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Green News Report -- February 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: China takes the lead on clean energy, while the U.S. dithers; Obama gives out goodies for nuclear...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Change On Obama's Back Burner

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger In his first State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touched on climate issues only briefly. He c...

Green News Report -- January 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: The State of the Union: Obama does not back off the push for clean energy -- but will the Senate listen?; Big new funding for...

Dirty Talk in SOTU: Why My Generation's Jobs Must Be Clean

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

We need to lead with solutions that science and our collective conscience require on issues of climate change. Now that we know where Team Obama stands, it will be up to us to close the gap.

The Historic Cost of the State of the Union: Mr. President, Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

While Obama addresses the Congress in his State of the Union tonight, our nation will sit back and burn an estimated 115,000 tons of coal. Close to 250,000 tons of CO2 will be released from coal-fired plants during the hourlong presentation.

Coal and Copenhagen

Armond Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Armond Cohen

Technology that is ready to go today can strip the carbon dioxide out of coal for safe underground storage. That's what's being demonstrated in West Virginia today.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Don't even get me started on the issue of the pollution that results from mining coal, or the problems that stem from its mercury and carbon dioxide pollution.

Bomb Appalachia (and Face the Music)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Theirs is a coast-to-coast campaign to save Appalachia's mountains and streams -- and Appalachians' homes, jobs, and culture -- from the devastating coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

Coal Must Embrace the Future

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Robert Byrd

The future of coal and indeed of our total energy picture lies in change and innovation. In fact, the future of American industrial power and our economic ability to compete globally depends on our ability to advance energy technology.

The Politics of Coal: Don't Write Off "Clean Coal" Yet

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

Energy-related issues are rarely as simple as political debates make them out to be. The debates over "clean coal" are illustrative.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

In 2009, for the first time in more than six years, no new coal-fired power plants broke ground.

The True Impact of Coal Mining

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Blasting has begun on Coal River Mountain in West Virginia, site of a long battle between Massey Energy and local residents who want it to be a site for wind turbines instead of coal mining.

Storm Front: An Interview With the Nation's Foremost Climate Scientist James Hansen

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

I think that we have passed the level at which you're going to get effects that we do not want or that we want our children to have to bear.

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

Natural Gas Hits A Roadblock In Energy Bill: Coal Lobby

The New York Times | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all its pronouncements that gas could be used to replace aging, inefficient coal-fired power plants -- and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the ...

Green News Report - September 3, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: California burning; Killing wolves; Recycling the Great Pacific Garbage Patch... PLUS: A Fracture in the Clean Coal Coalitio...

Green News Report - September 1, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Fires rage across California as Hurricane Jimena bears down on Baja; Lights out for incandescent lightbulbs; The Summer of A...

Maddow on Bonner and Adfero's Astroturfing for Coal

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Maddow should be congratulated for keeping on the astroturf story while most of her peers at other major TV outlets have ignored it.

Firm that Sent Fraudulent Climate Letters Accuses Temp Employee of Setting Them Up

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Who could have predicted that hiring basically anyone off the street and training them for two hours in a "white-collar sweatshop" would lead to something like this?

New "Grassroots" Pro-Coal Group Backed by K-Street PR Firm

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Once again, it's time Washington created a legal requirement for these groups to come clean on their funding.

The Brutal Battle to Kill King Coal

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

A prolonged, determined effort is going to be necessary to end the life of King Coal.

Five More Forged Letters Uncovered From Bonner & Associates' Work for DC Coal Lobby - Read Them Here

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Five new forged letters fraudulently sent to Congressmembers have turned up in an ongoing Congressional investigation into the Astroturf campaign laun...

Tennessee Group Invites Pro-Coal Fisherman to TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

The TVA disaster -- over 100 times larger than the 12-million gallon Exxon Valdez spill -- is considered by environmentalists to be the world's worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl.

California Dreaming: Driving on Sunshine

Kevin George | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin George

Bottom line, if your enthusiastic about EVs, this may be your time to plug-in and get involved. Find out for yourself why there's electricity in the air around EVs.

Hechler's Wake Up Call to Greens and Liberals: Big Coal Denial Calls for Hellraisers

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Tragic lessons in history remind us that the coal crisis and its deniers call for more hellraisers, not compromise.