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How Are Farmers Leading Conservation Efforts in America?

Quora | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Quora

How are farmers leading the way with conservation efforts? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are...

What Are We Forgetting When Talking About Sustainability?

Quora | Posted 10.05.2016 | Green
Quora

What important issues are left out of the conversation about sustainable food? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where comp...

The National Audubon Society's 2016 Rachel Carson Award Honorees tackle Climate Change By Air, Land & Sea

Allison Whipple Rockefeller | Posted 05.05.2016 | Green
Allison Whipple Rockefeller

The National Audubon Society's 13th Annual Rachel Carson Award, the preeminent award for American women in Conservation will be given on May 17th at the Plaza in New York City.

What has humankind done for planet Earth?

Christina Laughlin | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Christina Laughlin

Sitting here, overlooking the canyon behind my house on a Saturday morning, I watch as two hawks fly over head. Then, across the canyon, there is rust...

Sizing Up EPA's New Voluntary Methane Reduction Program

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.24.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Did EPA hit the mark - will this program achieve real, measurable, verifiable benefits for the environment? Does it fairly recognize and reward those companies that step up to innovate and lead?

Oil & Gas Industry Mangles More Facts, Turns EDF Study Results Upside Down

Mark Brownstein | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Here we go again. A new set of peer-reviewed scientific papers pointing to 50 percent higher than estimated regional methane emissions from oil and gas operations in Texas were published this week. And like clockwork, the oil and gas industry's public relations machine kicked in.

When The EPA Looks At Fracking Risks To Water: No Data, No Problem?

Mark Brownstein | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Mark Brownstein

Although EPA didn't find evidence of hydraulic fracturing activities causing widespread, systematic drinking water contamination, they did find many instances of localized impacts to water supply and water quality.

61 Senators Agree Climate Change Is Real -- Now We Can Talk Solutions

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

Of course, we shouldn't over-state the good news. Only half the Senate was willing to say human activities were a "significant" cause of climate change, and actual plans to limit carbon pollution are sure to be under assault in the days ahead.

Mandate: Nearly 60 Percent of Voters Worry About Climate Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

The important lesson from all of this is that leaders in Washington shouldn't start believing their own press releases. Go ahead and claim voters endorsed everything you stand for, but don't start acting like it's true. The American people did not suddenly decide they don't care about clean air, clean water, and a healthy climate.

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

Southwestern Energy Executive Mark Boling Admits Fracking Link to Climate Change

Steve Horn | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAn Executive of a major shale gas development company has conceded what scientists have been saying for years: global shal...

You Are Already Paying a Price On Carbon

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

When something is "free", we end up paying the cost somewhere else in the system.

The Way Forward To Kicking Our Carbon Addiction

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The disturbing news is all here: Threats to agriculture from drought, danger for coastal residents and businesses from rising seas, more frequent intense hurricanes, more asthma attacks for kids, the spread of insect borne disease, and much more. But the good news is that this disease has a cure.

Is Global Warming Real? A 30-Second Answer

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

There is either a decades-long conspiracy involving tens of thousands of scientists who have imbedded false formulas into the basic physics and chemistry textbooks, or climate change is real.

What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 04.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

Shale Gas Study Showing Minimal Methane Leakage Exposes Rifts in Enviro Movement

Jon Entine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Entine

Indeed, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, so leaks could theoretically wipe out the documented climate benefits with respect to reduced carbon emissions of natural gas, a comparatively clean fossil fuel.

Concern for Others Activates Evangelicals on Climate Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

Most evangelical Christians are conservatives, many conservatives have doubts about climate science, so we assume evangelicals are not concerned about global warming. The only problem with that logic is that, it turns out, a lot of deeply religious Christians are very concerned about climate change.

Even Environmental Groups Can Greenwash

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Allowing large factory farms and other industrial agricultural operations to sell pollution credits to other sources doesn't reduce the overall amounts of poisons polluting our air and invading our watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay.

An Open Letter to President Obama for Obama II

Joan Michelson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Joan Michelson

Here are recommendations for your second term that will address energy-climate change challenges while expediting economic growth, spurring innovation, and creating more jobs.

Catch Shares and Fishing Families

Matt Rand | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Industry consolidation continues to be a concern due to climate change and less fish in the sea. Catch shares provide the framework for the future -- and with the right structure and features, can protect fish and fishermen.

New Study: Catch Shares Can Conserve Fish and Fishing Jobs

Matt Rand | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

It may seem counter-intuitive for an environmentalist to say this, but what we've learned is that giving fishermen a stake in protecting the oceans is by far the most effective away to turn declining fisheries around."

Memo to Fracking Apologists: You're Hurting Renewables (and You're Greenwashing, Too)

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

What about the argument that fracking for natural gas isn't going away, so we must work to make sure it's well regulated? That ship has sailed.

Power Company Trades Your Jobs And Our Health For Its Profits

Gwen Ruta | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Gwen Ruta

If these plants do close and jobs are lost, it's not because of EPA regulations, but because AEP made a bet against our health and lost.