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Sisters Of Loretto Divest From Fossil Fuels, Cite Pope's Encyclical

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion

The Sisters of Loretto, a Kentucky-based Catholic community, are joining a growing movement of religious groups taking a stand for the environment. T...

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf...

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Markets Are About to Deal With Climate -- Get Ready for Ugly

Carl Pope | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Advocates of "market-based" climate solutions paint pastel pictures reflecting smoothly adjusting macro-economic models. But commodity markets for oil and gas don't work that way. Schumpeter's destructive engine of capitalism is about to show its ugly side.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

Carbon Confederacy

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Just as common decency and subsequent events proved the Confederacy to be on the wrong side of history after the American Civil War, we have ample evidence that states today should not be flying their Carbon Confederacy battle flag either.

Canada Needs an Energy Strategy, But Not One Focused on Pipelines

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The national energy strategy just mapped out by Canada's premiers contemplates, among other things, how to speed up the approval process for interprovincial pipelines. Even as the agreement was being hashed out, however, attention was already turning to a burst pipeline.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

The Case for Divestment

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Timothy E. Wirth

I respect William G. Bowen for his distinguished leadership in education, but take strong exception to his rejection of the growing movement for university divestment from fossil fuel holdings. The climate issue is not extramural and shouldn't be political; it is an existential matter.

Exposing Koch-Funded Groups And Their Dubious Claims About Renewable Portfolio Standards

Dorothy Barnett | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Dorothy Barnett

Add in strong, bipartisan public and business resistance to efforts aimed at slowing this country's clean energy boom, and it's no wonder fossil fuel interests are resorting to desperate tactics such as the propaganda piece by AFP in The Wall Street Journal.

Kentucky Coal Country's Clean Tech Makeover

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Most of the chatter about this coal state is that it's recalcitrant when it comes to acting on climate change. And while some of that skepticism is certainly valid, there's lots happening in Bluegrass Country when it comes to green energy.

Hillary Clinton's Biggest Campaign Bundlers Are Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly all of the lobbyists bundling contributions for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign have at one ti...

Hillary Clinton Calls For Banning Fracking On Public Lands, With Some Conditions

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

DOVER, N.H., July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she would phase out extraction of fossil fue...

'Green News Report' - July 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Senator Lindsey Graham chides fellow Republican candidates on climate c...

ExxonMobil Is Still Spending Millions of Dollars on Climate Science Deniers

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.17.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

ExxonMobil no longer funds climate change deniers?! Is that right? Technically, perhaps, because practically no one can say with a straight face that global warming isn't happening anymore. Most, if not all, of the people who used to deny the reality of climate change have morphed into climate science deniers.

Interview With Jill Stein - Green Party Candidate for President

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

As the noise from the rhetoric of an ever-growing field of presidential candidates reaches an ear-splitting din, there is an announced candidate outside the two-party system that deserves to be heard.

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WI Gov. Scott Walker jumps into the 2016 race - we report on his (predi...

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

Tipping the Scales in Our Favor: The Fossil Fuel Divestment/Renewable Investment Movement

Marc Ross | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

Let's be honest: We all know why the U.S. Congress won't pass comprehensive climate change legislation or enact a regulatory framework that accelerates America's transition to a clean energy economy.

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

'Green News Report' - July 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Record settlement in BP's oil disaster in the Gulf o...

3 Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Fossil Fuel Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the candidates in the 2016 presidential race have pledged to shun campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Dem...

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are on fire; Warming oceans linked to ...