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Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

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.

The Deficit and Climate Change: Two Problems That Won't Go Away

Keith Gaby | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

On both the deficit and climate change we are faced with the choice of ignoring the problem, and leaving the consequences to our kids, or taking common sense steps today.

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.

Taking a Close Look at the Ethanol Market

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

The Times piece raises three distinct questions for those concerned about energy policy and renewable fuels. First, can markets be a fair and efficient way to achieve the goals we want in this program -- more low carbon fuels, less imported oil and reasonable energy prices?

Don't Let the Industry Frack the Facts About Methane Pollution

Philip Radford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry desperately wants to get us hooked to its latest product before we have time to adequately study it.

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.

A Maker's Mark: Climate Politics Change

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Lethargy is the sentiment of the past, not the present. President Obama's climate speech in June was an important milestone. The president proposed historic carbon standards for new and existing power plants, the single biggest source of US climate pollution.

Aviation Climate Pollution Flying Under the Radar

Kevin Grandia | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While there is a lot of focus deservedly being put on other large climate polluters like the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline, there will shortly be made some very big decisions about the future of airline emissions.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized their pa...

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.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.