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Dirty Energy vs. Clean Power: The Past Battles the Future at Seneca Lake

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

Let's amend the famous line from Joni Mitchell's "Yellow Taxi" to fit this moment in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. There, Big Energy seems determined to turn paradise, if not into a parking lot, then into a massive storage area for fracked natural gas.

Love Will Save My Place

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy I was reading the controversial Canadian journalist Naomi Klein's latest book This Changes Everything, recommended by a colleague ...

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

Latinos Benefit From Green Jobs: Dirty Energy Industry Looks Green With Envy

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

It will take hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up these disasters. And they claim dirty energy is cheap!

Smooth Sailing: Wind Energy Is Breaking World and National Records

Javier Sierra | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

it's simply astonishing that Congress still is to renew the Production Tax Credit (PTC), one of the several tax incentives that invest in job creation in the clean energy industry. Just wind supports 80,000 jobs in the U.S., and 72 percent of the equipment needed to build wind turbines is manufactured in our country.

Rooftop Revolution: Danny Kennedy's Epic Odyssey From Carbon-rich Jungles to Sun-drenched California

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

If you've ever imagined a global trek around the world, you will love Danny Kennedy's book, Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -...

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

You Can Move Washington, D.C. Forward on Climate Change

Robert Redford | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

On February 17, tens of thousands are coming together in Washington, D.C. to ask the president to stand up for climate. This is the beginning. The beginning of a real battle, for America's future.

Climate Reality: Moms Know Dirty Energy = Dirty Weather

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

How do we keep our children safe from polluted air? Purely and simply, we must be relentlessly consistent and stay on message that the Clean Air Act protected us when we were children, and we need it to continue to protect our children.

Al Gore: Dirty Energy Makes Dirty Weather

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Sangita Iyer

Climate change is coming to the forefront after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the eastern parts of the U.S. A global dialogue on the urgent need to tackle the "climate crisis" will be the focus of the "24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report."

Name That Representative! Republican Study Committee Meets With ALEC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

If we can identify which members of Congress attended certain meetings, we can ask them about their interest in cutting wasteful fossil fuel subsidies first, given they are far larger than the cost of policies that support the growth of new clean energy sources.

Climate Emergency: A Five-Part Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If we had acted 20 or 30 years ago, when the alarm bells were first sounded, the transition to a climate safe world could have been more gradual and less disruptive. Now, time is short.

Time to Clear the Air: Wind Works

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Polluters like Big Coal are in desperate need of this dishonest help from their allies in Congress because, as it turns out, the coal industry is hitting strong head winds.

Dirty Energy

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Dirty Energy is a 90-minute documentary that tells the untold story of the disastrous effects that the Deepwater explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had, and is still having, on the economy and people of America's Gulf Coast.

Big Oil's Happy Thanksgiving

Bill Meadows | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Bill Meadows

Already, the unchecked carbon pollution from facilities like oil refineries has led to climate change destruction.

Energy Is Ugly: Tar Sands Make Their Mark

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

When it comes to energy ugly, tar sands could take the cake. Getting oil out of them is a dirty, dangerous, and deadly process.

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

How the Other Guys Play

Mike Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Casey

After President Obama's State of the Union address calling for a modest cut of just $4 billion in welfare for oil companies, the focus on this insanely wasteful spending has intensified.

Big Oil's Backup Plan

Stephen Kretzmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen Kretzmann

One of the few bright spots for environmentalists and progressives over the last year was this week's successful defeat of Proposition 23 in California.

Prop 23: Green Jobs Vs. Dirty Energy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Why would anyone want to sacrifice both the environment and the economy? Because one group would profit: dirty energy companies who want to keep polluting.

We Won't Accept More Poison For Less Carbon

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The American people deserve a climate and energy bill that not only improves air quality, but also creates jobs that will help pull the economy out of recession. The current bill is in danger of doing neither.

Our Fight for American Independence

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

This weekend, we celebrate America's independence. But as BP's oil spill reminds us, a force just as powerful has our country under its thumb: dependence on fossil fuels. Once again, we must fight for independence.

Sacrificing safety

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The recent disasters in West Virginia and the Gulf Coast make one thing shockingly clear: the cost of dirty energy is too high for America's workers. ...

The Worst Week Ever, Thanks To The Fossil-Fuel Industry

Grist | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's a week to remember -- or better yet, forget. Who could have imagined such a confluence of terrible, horrible, no-good, very-bad events, rounding...

New Stanford Study Exposes Lack of Credibility and Expertise Among Climate Skeptics

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

This study from Stanford has documented yet again the total lack of credibility and expertise among climate skeptics, yet as long as Fox News and talk radio exist, the public will continue to be duped.