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Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of... Fracking?

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

For years, oil and gas corporations have been degrading our cherished public lands with the destructive oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. This has seriously impacted our public lands and groundwater, and areas buffering America's most precious national parks and monuments are at increasingly grave risk.

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

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.

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.

Hunter Stuart

Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Following Area Earthquakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to order a local fracking operation to halt while state inspectors investigate whether the drilling...

Lydia O'Connor

Why These Environmentalists Are Protesting A Climate Change Pact

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

California Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of a climate deal with Oregon, Washington and British Columbia in San Francisco on Monday drew dozens of p...

Five Reasons to Join Us Tomorrow for the Global Frackdown

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

From Australia to India, France to Argentina, South Africa to Canada, and all across the United States, people will be taking action in their communities -- demanding that their elected representatives protect their communities and our planet from fracking and associated activities and work to move towards a clean energy future.

FDA Sets New Limits On Arsenic In Apple Juice

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Parents who have been fretting over the low levels of arsenic found in apple juice can feel better about buying one of their kids' favor...

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

March 22, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. In honor of this important anniversary, this week Food Tank: The Food Think Tank is highlighting 7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste.

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.

Occupy Your Kitchen!

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

What we have is not just a food problem in this country, but a cooking problem. Food marketers have been working for decades to convince people that cooking is a chore.

Food Fight: Why Congress and Obama's Proposed Budget Cuts Are the Wrong Move for Colorado

Sam Schabacker | Posted 07.31.2011 | Denver
Sam Schabacker

These cuts are not solutions to our budget crises, nor will they mend our broken food system. Rather, they are ideological prescriptions that will do nothing but further enrich corporate agribusiness.

I am not a Guinea Pig -- Say no to Frankenfish

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephanie Soechtig

When we made our documentary "Tapped" there were countless stories of people blindsided by the arrival of bottled water conglomorates coming into into...

The Local Food Debate Heats Up

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

"Eat local" has become such a commonly cited slogan that it's starting to lose its punch. You know an idea is getting shop-worn when major food retail...

Lawsuits Against MMS Weigh in For the Public Interest

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Two groups filed suit in Alabama yesterday against the MMS, the bureau that is responsible for issuing natural gas, oil and other mineral resource permits, and also for collecting royalty fees.

Skip Arugula and Eat Well on a Budget

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Sarah Newman

Studies show that people tend to eat the portion size they're given. So, rather than using a huge plate, opt for a small one. It will force you to eat less and get up more frequently for second helpings.

14 Steps to Food Safety

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

I was shocked to learn that only 1% of most imported food gets inspected. Unless sticking to natural, non processed, domestic foods, there is no way of knowing for sure what's in our food.