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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.

City Environmental Initiatives Win Innovations Prize

Carol Kellermann | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Too often, government is satisfied with regulation and enforcement. Yet in New York, the Mayor's Office has created effective collaborative mechanisms to go further, and Mayor Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability deserve enormous praise.

Environmental Defense Fund: Stop Your Sell-Out to the Gas Industry

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

The truth is that fracking is no way to address climate change.

Inside Scoop on Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Eddie Fernandez

Sustainability conferences, especially on the west coast, can be a full time job if you try and hit them all. It's important to distinguish the top events, and Sustainable Brands is one of them.

NYC Plans To Build Wind Farm, Solar Power Plant

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps would be home to alternative energy sources that could generate 20 megaw...

America's Energy Future Hinges on New York, Ohio, Other States' Leadership

Frank Stewart | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

It's clear that states are continuing to lead the way on studying and preparing comprehensive regulatory schemes for natural gas development. What isn't clear is the role of the federal sector.

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

Lucia Graves

Green Groups: Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test' | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the h...

The Struggle for Change: Activism vs. Cynicism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.21.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Mercury is poisoning both our air and our water -- big time. Even if you don't live right near a coal plant, the wind drifts. There's too much at stake.

An Egregious Proposal

Fred Krupp | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Fred Krupp

After twenty years of delay, American Electric Power wants America to wait another six years before we limit toxic mercury from some power plants -- and they want to delay limits on a host of other dangerous pollutants.

What America Gains by Greening the Grid

Rey Ramsey | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Rey Ramsey

As smart meters are installed in homes, the real-time information they generate will empower consumers to better control their energy use and realize the cost-savings that the smart grid can deliver.

From Heresy to Dogma: How Uncommon Bedfellows Changed the Environmental Movement

Gwen Ruta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gwen Ruta

These days, the need for private sector leadership is greater than ever. And the good news is that even in the midst of a global recession, Corporate America hasn't shied away from investing in environmental initiatives.

The New Path Forward on Climate Change

Fred Krupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Fred Krupp

If we are going to de-carbonize our economy, we have to de-polarize the politics surrounding the conversation. No major environmental law has ever passed without substantial bipartisan support.

Prop 23: An Oily Blot on the California Ballot

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Prop 23 proponents inaccurately claim that the growth of solar, wind, and other sources will raise energy rates sky high. In actuality, studies show that California households will reap significant savings from higher energy efficiency.

How Did They Do That? Students Find $350 Million in Savings Over the Summer

Gwen Ruta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gwen Ruta

Jen Snook found that AT&T's equipment rooms were lighted roughly half the time, but occupied less than 10% of the time. By installing occupancy sensors, she helped AT&T cut its energy use up to 80%.

Ask An Expert: Is Gulf Seafood Safe To Eat?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The dilemma of whether or not to eat seafood that could be tainted by the oil spill reminds me of how I felt about living in New York City in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

Replacing the "Guinea Pig:" Safer, Humane Chemical Tests

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Animal tests are expensive and time consuming, and their relevance is often questioned by stakeholders on one side or the other, leading to disputes over which chemicals represent a real threat.

Fortune Brainstorm Green 2010: A Conference for the Environment

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

We need an official, approved and legislated policy on carbon reduction and we need it now.

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.

World Bank to Fund Giant New South African Coal Plant

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The World Bank yesterday approved a $3.75 billion loan to South African public utility Eskom to fund what will become the world's seventh-largest coal...

Gulf of Mexico Oil Crisis: What You Can Do

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wendy Diamond

If the President isn't going to help the rich wildlife of the Gulf Coast, and those designated to save the animals are fighting a modern war with ancient weapons, what are we going to do? The answer: anything we can.

The Collapse of Competitiveness Policy?

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Teryn Norris

Last week, the flagship federal legislation for U.S. competitiveness containing broad support for science, technology, and advanced education - called...

Walmart Will Cut 20 Million Tons of Greenhouse Gases From Supply Chain By 2015

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. wants its suppliers to reduce 20 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2015. The world's la...

Protesters Hold Massive Rallies Against Emissions, Climate Change

New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scali...

Copenhagen Climate Talks Near Deal On Preservation Of Forests

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN -- Negotiators have all but completed a sweeping deal that would compensate countries for preserving forests, and in some cases, other natu...