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Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Are we going to continue to pollute the planet with dirty fossil fuels, or are we going to once and for all support a sustainable energy future and embrace energy efficiency and renewable energy?

Seeking a Permanent Solution to Keep Asian Carp Out of the Great Lakes

Roger Germann | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Roger Germann

If Asian carp enter the basin, they have the potential to devastate native fish species and alter our aquatic ecosystem, creating a ripple effect that could touch everyone who depends on this delicate web of life for water, food, and livelihoods.

WATCH: EPA Finds Secret Man Caves At Warehouse

Posted 06.11.2013 | Weird News

The Environmental Protection Agency has cleaned up a lot of messes, but this one is like no other. A 70,000-square-foot warehouse operated by EPA c...

The Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Wasn't an Accident

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Donald Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people?

EPA Rules: Show Me the Money

Michael Green | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
Michael Green

How successful are EPA rules? The report found that for every dollar we spend on environmental and health protections, we get back ten dollars in health, environmental, and economic benefits that add up to make all of our lives richer.

Enabling Greed Makes U.S. Sick

Bill Moyers | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

All too often, instead of acting as a brake on runaway corporate power and greed, government becomes their enabler, undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe.

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Lucia Graves

Senator Questions Sexism In GOP Boycott Of Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) questioned the Republican Party's commitment to women after Senate Republicans boycotted a vote for Gina McCarthy, the p...

Ten Years After Ousting US Navy, Vieques Confronts Contamination

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The island of Vieques in Puerto Rico recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of a struggle that ended 60 years of U.S. Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands.

Our Very Own West, Texas

Cliff Schecter | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

On April 25 -- Thursday evening -- American icon and humble hero George W. Bush took one small step for man, one slip-and-fall for humanity as he reen...

One Million Comments From Pipeline Opponents Show Momentum Building Against Keystone XL

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

. The sheer number of comments is one of the clearest signs yet that momentum is building nationwide against this pipeline. It's easy to see why: The American people know that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk and no reward.

Jason Linkins

The Nightmare That Led To The Texas Plant Explosion

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Yesterday, President Barack Obama attended both the opening of President George W. Bush's presidential library and the memorial service for those who ...

Lucia Graves

Gina McCarthy Grilled On Transparency At EPA Confirmation Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 04.11.2013 | Green

Transparency was a major issue on Thursday at the Senate confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s choice to run the Environm...

Obama's EPA: Cloak and Banner

Jeff Stier | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Stier

The Obama administration has turned "transparency" from a buzzword to a fuzzword. The latest examples come from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Southern Arizona's Smoke and Mirror Mine

Frances Causey | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Frances Causey

Are southern Arizonans and their elected officials supposed to trust Rosemont's promise when it has such an abysmal track record of deception and misrepresentation?

How Global Warming Went Cold in America

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Sunil Sharan

Even before liftoff, the fight against global warming has become grounded in America. Whenever a potential breakthrough appears on the horizon, either the left or the right throws a challenge to stall the solution.

What I Tell My Students

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have taught sporadically at several universities. My latest teaching is at Pitzer College that prides itself for its liberal and environmental value...

President Obama Should Abandon the All of the Above Energy Strategy

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The surest sign that President Obama is willing to make renewable energy a priority will be when we stop hearing about "all of the above" and start hearing about the need to set priorities and make choices.

New Cabinet Nominees

Al Gore | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Al Gore

If we do not slow our reckless pollution of the atmosphere and invest in new, clean sources of energy, we risk dangerously destabilizing our climate. I hope Obama's nominees will help our nation lead the world through the difficult challenges that lie ahead.

Amanda Terkel

EPA Employees To Face Up To 13 Furlough Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency may be forced to take unpaid leave for up to 13 days this year, as the federal governme...

New Business Alternatives for Obama's Climate Change Program

Amy Larkin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Amy Larkin

Many iconic American corporations have invested billions of dollars and hired many of the world's best scientists to work on renewable energy breakthroughs. But these scientists are sworn to secrecy in order to protect their companies' investments.

Say Goodbye to the Campbell's Soup Can?

Paul Alexander | Posted 04.21.2013 | Science
Paul Alexander

Today's version of the metal can could be a thing of the past, if a consortium of activist groups gets its way. Their target is a chemical that, if banned, could change the very way food is packaged.

Hickenlooper: I Drank Fracking Fluid

Posted 02.14.2013 | Denver

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has made no secret of his support for hydraulic fracturing, but on Tuesday he went one big step further and testif...

Officials: Toxic Canal Likely Didn't Kill Dolphin

| Posted 03.31.2013 | New York

By Leslie Albrecht, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer GOWANUS -- The dolphin whose lonely death in the filthy Gowanus Canal broke hearts nationwide probabl...

Dead Dolphin Removed From Toxic Canal

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2013 | New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The carcass of a dolphin that died after becoming mired in a notoriously toxic New York...