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The Blueprint For A Low Carbon Economy To Tackle Global Warming

HuffPost | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organica...

Exxon Mobil To Be Investigated For Climate Statements

New York Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

The New York attorney general has begun a sweeping investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of...

Obama Administration Facing More Opposition to Atlantic Drilling Plans

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is facing increased pressure to change his position on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- and not just from enviro...

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Obama To Get Slew Of Green Endorsements

Politico | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will receive endorsements Wednesday from the Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Clean Water Action and Environment Ame...

Why the EPA's Forthcoming Power Plant Rule Is a Big Deal

Corbin Hiar | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Corbin Hiar

It's an important moment for Americans who eat fish or use electricity. After more than two decades of delays, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is poised to issue a new regulation restricting some power plant emissions that have polluted the nation's air and water.

Jordan Howard

Green Groups Struggle With Obama's Mixed Environmental Record | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was elected president, environmentalists believed a new age of environmental protection and conservation had come. But...

Assault On an American Icon; How Low Will They Go?

Margie Alt | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

Failure to learn from the mistakes of the past will result in new and expanded uranium mining in the Grand Canyon, likely with devastating impacts on this beloved national treasure, millions of visitors and nearby residents.

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Oil Disaster Creates Stark Contrast With Vision for Clean Energy

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

At current rates, the Gulf Coast spill will likely overtake the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster as the worst in U.S. history; independent experts are saying it could leak on the order of a million barrels per day.

Yes We Can Stop Global Warming (Without Giving Away the Store)

Margie Alt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Margie Alt

The scramble for sixty Senate votes on a tight timeline in a steadily-warming world will require concessions to the politically powerful interests that have undue influence in the U.S. Senate.