Our media has a responsibility to educate the public on issues affecting the planet. Covering the climate crisis only as a political issue shields from public view the vital scientific and moral elements of the debate.
While smart grid technology presents an opportunity for Democrats and Republicans to work together, energy efficiency remains the more promising option.
A group of some 700 climate scientists have agreed to speak out as experts on questions about global warming and the role of man-made air pollution.
We shouldn't sugarcoat it. We lost may good friends on Election Day -- friends who stood up to the Big Oil companies and championed clean energy polic...
The broad, bipartisan coalition of Californians that united to reject the Prop 23 attack is ready to support more progress. This mainstream coalition is not going away but rather ready to support -- and push for -- a clean energy future.
Prop 23 proponents inaccurately claim that the growth of solar, wind, and other sources will raise energy rates sky high. In actuality, studies show that California households will reap significant savings from higher energy efficiency.
We environmentalists have had to stomach a lot of bad political news lately. The federal government's failure to address global warming is distressing...
Everyone wants to pour their climate message into the chasm of ignorance, including Glenn Beck and possibly an oil-backed group of Evangelicals, who push the notion climate change is a "false religion."
According to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling and released this week by the NRDC Action Fund, voters across the country by a wide margin more...
Just a few years ago, the wind energy sector barely existed. Now it employs 85,000 Americans -- and not just in states like Texas.
Is the benefit of the extra oil we will get from deepwater drilling (half a year's worth of additional crude) worth the environmental risks of another major accident? The Obama administration has obviously decided yes.
The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.
A column in the National Journal points out the GOP is the only conservative party in the developed world in which denial of basic climate science is endemic.
It's time for the creation of a federal "Green Bank", which would lower the cost of clean energy. We do not yet need to take the unpopular route of making carbon-intensive energy more expensive.
With international negotiations at a standstill, 350.org, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.
If we don't begin to look at some very real challenges, the promise of clean economic development will only ever be applicable in niche markets with niche applications.