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Kate Sheppard

Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal Drilling | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics

In Santa Barbara, California, a major oil spill has shut down beaches just ahead of Memorial Day weekend, with as much as 105,000 gallons of oil spill...

Lydia O'Connor

Nestle Denies California Bottled Water Factories Contribute To Drought | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

Nestle, the world's largest food company, on Tuesday defended its bottled water operations in drought-plagued California after critics slammed the com...

Detroiters Need an Income-Based Approach to Water Bills

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

To save lives, and to begin to satisfy the city's dire water infrastructure needs, Detroit needs to expand the current assistance programs and enact the Water Affordability Plan (WAP) approved by the City Council in 2006.

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

Scott Edwards | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Scott Edwards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) walked into court in Minnesota last week and asked a judge to issue an order to stop the federal agency from sharing information about some of the biggest polluters of our nation's waterways with the American public.

Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon

Steve Horn | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

But even with the generous cash flow facilitated by the Fed, annual productivity of many shale gas and tight oil fields have either peaked or are in terminal decline.

Revealed: Heather Zichal Met With Cheniere Executives as Obama Energy Aide Before Board Nomination

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

According to a DeSmogBlog review of White House meeting logs, between 2009 and 2013, the Obama White House held 32 meetings with Cheniere board members and lobbyists.

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking | 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 ...

GE Crop Thriller Leaves Bond and Bourne for Dust

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Mounting calls in the U.S. for the labeling of GE foods also represents a huge problem for the likes of Monsanto: What will happen to demand for GE seeds once consumers actually have a real choice over whether or not they consume GE food?

Bust the Trust and the Bypass

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Farmers impart stories of having to sell their land and find other work because they can't compete in an unfair marketplace. Former neighborhood market owners explain how they've been pushed out of business by large national chains.

Radioactive Metal in Our Homes -- The Nuclear Family Is About to Get a Little More Radioactive

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Since the 1980s, the DOE and the NRC have been cooking up a scheme to recycle radioactive scrap metals back into a wide variety of products from metal water bottles to your children's braces.

USDA Slammed Over 'Stunningly' Slow Response To Beef Recall

Posted 09.25.2012 | Home

Food & Water Watch, a Washington, DC-based advocacy group had some harsh words for the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service this week -- calling ...

Cancer in the Ransom Note

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada -- and those who love or diagnose them -- care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?

Hickenlooper May Be in Bed With the Oil Industry, But Coloradans Have His Wake-up Call

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.12.2012 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

Governor Hickenlooper had a few particularly cozy days with the oil and gas industry the other week. Even so, the grassroots movement that opposes fracking in Colorado is starting to win.

Summer's Coolest Culinary Trend: Invasive Species

Leslie Hatfield | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Leslie Hatfield

There are many cases of invasive species wreaking havoc. Eating them would not only mitigate harm, but actively improve the "invaded" ecosystem. Is it possible to fish and market and eat our way out of a situation we've fished and marketed and eaten our way into?

Feds Unveil Plan for Offshore Gulf Fish Farms

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

You probably already eat chicken or salmon raised in cramped, factory-like conditions, and in a couple of years you may see farmed drum, redfish, pompano or amberjack from the Gulf of Mexico in supermarkets.

The Bad Three Are Worse Than You've Heard: Here's Why

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

If these three measures pass, local and state government will experience such a precipitous decline in funding that you can expect to see boarded-up shops, laid off teachers, and potholes by the thousands across the state of Colorado.

Will Colorado Legislators Help Us Fight for a Better Food System?

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

We've waited nearly 90 years since the original piece of legislation to prevent corporate control of our food was passed in 1921. It's time for the USDA to finally implement and enforce the legislation.

Meet Your Meat: Why We All Should Care Where Our Burger Comes From

Sam Schabacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

As corporations increasingly own the animals on giant feedlots they control, they are able to suppress the price independent ranchers across the state can get for their livestock.

Lucia Graves

BP Halts Watchdog Lawsuit On Legal Technicality | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A lawsuit filed by watchdog group Food & Water Watch against the U.S. Minerals Management Service alleging that BP's Atlantis oil rig is unsafe has be...

Lucia Graves

Rep. Grijalva Compares BP's Atlantis Rig To Deepwater Horizon: 'Same Pathological Pattern' | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the errors leading up to the oil spill catastrophe in the Gulf come to light, parallels between the Deepwater Horizon and another offshore rig, BP'...

Lucia Graves

Watchdog To Salazar: Close BP's Atlantis Or Get Out Of The Way | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By allowing existing offshore drilling operations to continue despite his six-month ban of the practice, President Obama is ignoring numerous red flag...

Water On The Moon: When Do We Move?

Robin Madel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robin Madel

In the U.S. we're blessed to have fresh water that meets many of our needs. If we want to continue to enjoy the benefits of that water, we have no choice but to take steps to protect and properly treat it.

Pink Washing the Dangers of Bottled Water

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Perhaps Sparkletts is promoting an alliance with a cancer charity as a PR strategy to distract consumers from Sparkletts' more significant association with their bottles, which are made with a known carcinogen -- BPA.