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"Natural" Gas Fails the Sniff Test

Philip Radford | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Top decision makers in Washington seem to have forgotten that "natural" gas is a fossil fuel, with some of the same damning negatives as coal and oil.

Companies Like Mattel Are Still Pushing Sumatran Tigers to the Brink (VIDEO)

Philip Radford | Posted 08.10.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken's plastic handshake. On Tuesday Greenpeace released a dossier of new evidence showing how Mattel is wrapping the world's most famous toy in rainforest destruction.

Barbie's Fairytale Interrupted by the Roar of a Thousand Chainsaws

Philip Radford | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Right now, 'the world in which we live and play' is in trouble. For companies like Mattel, cute phrases aren't enough. They need strict rules to prevent rainforest destruction from contaminating their toys.

Peacefully Protesting Coal-Fired Crimes Leads to Arrests

Philip Radford | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Yesterday eight peaceful protesters on Chicago's Fisk Coal Plant painted the message "Quit Coal" on the 450-foot smokestack looming over the city's So...

Peter King Ignores Poison Gas Disaster Threat to New York City

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Peter King appears more interested in political posturing and appeasing chemical industry lobbyists than tackling real terrorist threats like the risk of a poison gas disaster in New York.

A Familiar -- and Frightening -- Story in Wisconsin

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip Radford

Today we have found out that Americans For Prosperity is upping their work in Wisconsin with a nearly $350,000 ad campaign to support Governor Walker's attack on workers' rights.

Victory: Shell Announces They Won't Drill Offshore Oil in Alaska in 2011

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

The Arctic has won a reprieve from offshore oil drilling this year. Oil giant Shell just announced they won't pursue offshore oil drilling in the fr...

Al Gore: "The Hard Right or the Easy Wrong?"

Ginna Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ginna Kelly

Yesterday I attended the symposium "Forests at Risk: Climate Change and the Future of the American West," organized by the non-profit For the Forest in Aspen, Colorado. Al Gore was the keynote speaker and concluded the symposium with a call to action.

Chicago's True Cost of Coal

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

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"Kochs' Congress" Proposes to Defund the EPA

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

House Republicans want to pass a continuing resolution that would cut $3 billion from EPA funding, eliminate its top positions, and block its ability to require that wealthy companies reduce carbon pollution.

Two Severe Amazon Droughts in Five Years Alarm Scientists

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Tropical rainforests are called the lungs of the earth, because they suck in pollution and breath out clean, healthy air. There is a darker side to this story, though -- without protection, these same forests could actually speed up global warming.

The State of the Union and the Environment

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

In these challenging times it will not be surprising if President Obama glosses over critical environmental issues in his State of the Union address J...

White House Hid Truth on Spill: The Truth and the Oil Is Still Out There

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

The White House, for whatever reason, did not want to disclose to the public how bad the oil spill could really be. Who was the White House protecting? Certainly not the American public. And certainly not the Gulf of Mexico.

Going Beyond Oil

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

A clean energy revolution would not only help stop global warming and get our ailing economy back on track, but it is also the only 100 percent fail-safe method for preventing oil spills.

Dear White House Re: Oil Spill Not Gone

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Ms. Carol Browner Director Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 August 16, 20...

Why Did the Climate Bill Die? Because We Still Don't Have a Real Climate Movement

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

Few Americans are engaged in this societal challenge in a way that would generate the necessary political will to act. It is the absence of public pressure that has resulted in the current state of political inaction.

Obama Administration Keeps Promise on Whale Conservation at International Talks

Philip Radford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Philip Radford

While the nations that gathered at the International Whaling Commission failed to come to an agreement that could help save whales, the President and his team stood their ground in the end.

Mumbai Water Shortage Imminent

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The authorities in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) have reduced water supplies by 30% as it faces one of the worst water shortages in its history....