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Green News Report -- April 27, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Remembering liv...

Lindsey Graham: Pushing Immigration Ahead Of Climate Is A 'Cynical Political Ploy'

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Graham, Kerry and Lieberman met to try to calm the storm that kicked up around their legislation over the weekend after Graham threatened to ditch wor...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

We Need Real Relief, Not a Junk Shot to Solve the Energy Problems that Led to the BP Blowout

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Passing a comprehensive energy and climate plan is not an instant fix for the mess we are in. But unlike another junk shot, it will provide real relief if we start now.

Clean Energy's Future Hinges on New Business Models

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lesa Mitchell

Clean energy innovations often fall victim to the so-called "Valley of Death" caused by outdated and capital-intensive business models and a supply chain that is not friendly to new technology.

Green News Report -- April 22, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil rigs explo...

Optimism for a Clean Energy Future

Maggie Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maggie Fox

It's time to unleash innovation and put policies in place that can create jobs, secure our energy independence, and protect our public health -- and our planet's health -- for future generations.

Is there a Silver Lining to the Gulf Coast Oil Catastrophe?

Lynn Englum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lynn Englum

While the tragedy in the Gulf is enormous, an even greater tragedy is failing to set a course for solving the underlying cause of this disaster-America's fossil fuel addiction.

Obama, Democrats See Moment Of Opportunity On Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Dependence Will 'Smother Our Planet'

Politics Daily | Patricia Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With as many as 60,000 barrels of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day, top Democrats on Capitol Hill said Tuesday that the oil spill in the...

The Senate Votes in Favor of Science, Oil Savings, and Climate Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today the Senate made the smart choice of voting down Sen. Murkowski's resolution to undermine the EPA's authority to reduce global warming pollution.

'The Fix:' Dirty Energy's Undue Influence on American Political Life

Robert Redford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

I worked in the oil fields when I was a teenager, and I remember the uneasy feeling that resulted when I heard company representatives claim oil exploration was great for society.

Green News Report -- June 8, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another very b...

50 Days of BP on World Oceans Day

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

We must redouble our efforts for energy that will not spill into the oceans or threaten human health. We must succeed so that the next World Oceans Day becomes a day for celebration.

Who Is the Worst Offender: The Climate Denier or the Complacent Staller?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Lately I am even more frustrated with Senators who recognize that climate change is an urgent challenge, but who sit idly by on the sidelines doing nothing. For me, they raise the fundamental question.

Murkowski Thinks Polluters Can Police Themselves

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Instead of indulging the oil industry's desire to dump carbon pollution into the air without limit, senators should be working on cleaner, safer solutions.

Climate and Energy Politics and the Mid-Term Elections

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Because President Obama will be focusing on jobs and the economy between now and November, climate and energy legislation will only gain traction as part of an economic initiative to create jobs.

Green News Report -- June 3, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Latest on the...

Obama Starts to Address Offshore Hazards and Calls for Clean Energy Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We can blame BP for the disaster, and we should. We can blame lack of adequate government oversight, and we should. But in the end, we also must place the blame where it originated: America's addiction to oil.

Green News Report -- May 25, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: New Rules for ...

Green News Report -- March 25, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lights Out th...

The Coming Policy Debate Even Uglier Than Heath Care

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

One of the dirtiest political fights in memory is over (sort of). But if you think the health care debate got rough, wait until President Obama and Congress turn to energy and climate.

The US Needs to Price Carbon - and Soon

Amy Davidsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Amy Davidsen

If we hope to create new, domestic clean energy industries, reduce our dependence on oil and address climate change, we need to price carbon and we need to do it soon.

Green News Report -- March 23, 2010 (Audio)

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

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World Water Da...

After Health Care, Democrats Zero In On Climate

Yahoo! News | Shaun Tandon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Twenty-two Democratic senators have signed a letter calling for climate legislation within the year, although some observers question if the White Hou...

Weekly Mulch: Bad News Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...