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Energy Wars And Energy Revolutions: Michael Levi's 'The Power Surge'

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

In his new book, Michael Levi reveals the historical context behind the nation's roiling energy debates and highlights how rapid and revolutionizing changes are once again afoot.

Climate Change This Week: Fires, Up Front & Personal, the New Atlantis, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Alaska follows record-breaking cold spring in some parts there, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central, and increases...

We Can Still Avoid a Climate Catastrophe

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

In reading these gloomy and dire predictions through, it's possible to think that the catastrophic future described by the World Bank is inevitable. This is far from the truth - there is still time to turn the tide and keep global warming within manageable limits.

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY...

Opposition Escalates Over Faulty Southern Leg of Keystone XL Pipeline

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Last month, it was reported that TransCanada was in damage control mode concerning flaws in the newly laid southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline after dozens of anomalies, including dents and welds, were identified along a 60-mile stretch north of the Sabine River in Texas.

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists on the Environment

826 Valencia | Posted 06.17.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

The Valencia Bay-farer is 826 Valencia's only in-house newspaper written for students by students (ages 8 to 13). We hope you enjoy these articles.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Carbon Bomb, California Cleaning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...

'Green News Report' - June 13, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Climate Change: China, U.S. Bring Toy Fire Truck to Seven-Alarm Fire

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector? No.

New York's $19.5-Billion Climate Adaptation Plan Includes Protections For Fossil Fuels

Brad Johnson | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Brad Johnson

An especially welcome component of the plan is a $1.2 billion program "to encourage all vulnerable property owners to make additional flood-protection improvements to their properties," not just those mandated to own federal flood insurance. Unfortunately, there are major flaws.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Climate Change This Week: Mothers Out Front, Baby Birds Imperiled, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Price of Climate Change Going Up was the message delivered to an international global disaster conference recently, reports Paul Cox at Aljazee...

We Don't Need to Sugarcoat the Cure for Climate Change

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Here's a question I bet no one has ever asked before: What do Mary Poppins and the International Energy Agency have in common? Answer: Both like to dish out their medicine with a spoonful of sugar.

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Will Saudi Arabia Allow the U.S. Oil Boom?

James Burgess | Posted 06.05.2013 | Green
James Burgess

Technology, technology, and more technology--this is what has driven the American oil and gas boom starting in the Bakken and now being played out in ...

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Beyond The Letter Of The Law: Jewish Ethical Investing In Light Of Climate Change

Rabbi Lawrence Troster | Posted 08.04.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Lawrence Troster

It is imperative that Jewish communities address the morality of investing in fossil fuel companies, whose fundamental operations imperil humanity and functional ecosystems.

Humanity Imperiled

Noam Chomsky | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Noam Chomsky

Imagine you're an historian 100 years from now -- assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious -- and you're looking back at what's happening today. You'd see something quite remarkable.

Climate Change This Week: Partisans Agree, Minnesota Mandates Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Most GOPs and Dems Agree: Push Clean Energy And Tax Carbon says a new poll, reports Ryan Koronowski at Climate Progress. From 60 to 66 percent of GOPs...

Mothers out Front on Climate Change

Lisa Bennett | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Lisa Bennett

Could Massachusetts become the first state in the nation to stop investing in fossil fuels and invest only in renewable energies -- as a result of pressure from mothers and grandmothers?

'Green News Report' - May 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The American Party

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

Our government has failed to address climate, energy, and economic challenges, but our democracy and economic system still have great potential for innovation and rapid adoption of improved technologies, if the government provides the right conditions and gets out of the way.

'Green News Report' - May 28, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Climate Change This Week: Tornado Tutorial, Chinese Carbon Caps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Water Shortages Drying Up Economic Growth in China, reports Leslie Hook at the Financial Times. Both growing urbanization and climate change are worse...

Biocide: A Memorial Day for Planet Earth

William Astore | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
William Astore

For our children and their children, Memorial Day weekend may become a time to reflect on another loved one lost: Mother Earth.