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

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.22.2015 | 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...

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.

Green B2B: The Secret Sauce For Better Employees?

Marc Stoiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Stoiber

Sustainability is very much a headline in B2C. But we don't hear much on the subject in B2B. Is it happening? What are the motivators for B2B business...

Vermont Votes No Nukes

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

No American state has successfully forced shut a nuclear plant. Vermont is trying to become the first.

Strained Bedfellows: Why Environmentalists Work with Big Corporations, Even BP

Gwen Ruta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gwen Ruta

No company should be given a free pass in today's transparent society. But environmental groups must also engage companies, when we can, to apply their corporate clout in service to the environment.

Do "Quality" Carbon Offsets Exist?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Ideally, you want something that is measurable and legitimately reduces the amount of carbon going into the atmosphere (why spend money on something that may not accomplish what you hoped?).