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'Green News Report' - October 16, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Fighting Climate Change and Air Pollution With One Swat

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.

Climate Change This Week: Nanoflowers, CC Whacks Thanksgiving and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks.

Time To Pay For The True Cost Of Fossil Fuels

Posted 10.11.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor NEW YORK — Prominent climate scientist James Hansen has been warning that humans have brought ...

Seventy-Four Percent of America: Climate Change Is Affecting Weather in U.S.

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

We are a nation that stands up to our challenges and faces our problems, finding creative solutions and turning problems into opportunities. We can do that now. By developing green technologies and renewable energy, we are investing in our future, a tradition that has proven successful for America.

Climate Change This Week: Whacking Fracking, Wind Keeps Farms Aloft, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

This past summer showed how under climate change, the resulting droughts could rob fracking operations of water, an essential ingredient needed to harvest oil and gas from shale deposits, reports Michael Klare at Tomdispatch.

How to Reduce Our Big Fat Deficit? Romney's Austerity Diet vs. Obama's New Deal 2.0 Work Out

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

When Americans vote this November we are choosing between two plans to get America back in shape: a safe and proven 'work out' plan or an extreme diet that could leave the 1 percent fat while the rest of us starve.

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The Presidential Candidates Lay Out Their Energy Positions

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

There is plenty of information out there that gives a snapshot of where both men stand on the environment. But nothing will get the attention of the nation as prominently as embedding a query in the first head-to-head meeting between Obama and Romney.

'Green News Report' - October 2, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: Bye-Bye Thermal Shield, Oceanic Ceviche, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Peter Sinclair's new, short 2012 Arctic ice melt video includes the time lapse satellite imagery illustrating the rapid, dramatic shrinkage of this ice cap. In just the past 12 years alone, 70 percent of the September summer ice cap has disappeared.

Name That Representative! Republican Study Committee Meets With ALEC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Gabe Elsner

If we can identify which members of Congress attended certain meetings, we can ask them about their interest in cutting wasteful fossil fuel subsidies first, given they are far larger than the cost of policies that support the growth of new clean energy sources.

'Green News Report' - September 27, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: Arctic Death Spiral, Faith Groups Voting Bloc, and More...

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The National Snow and Ice Data center reports that the Arctic ice hit a record new low recently.

'Green News Report' - September 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Energy Addiction or Gluttony?

Christopher F. Jones | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Christopher F. Jones

Although calling Americans energy gluttons doesn't suggest the same sense of crisis as addiction, it better captures how we should treat the problem. We don't need a detox program; we need a healthier relationship with energy consumption.

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Time for a Paradigm Shift in Clean Energy?

Andy Mannle | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Andy Mannle

We need to make a paradigm shift to an energy system that is as localized, diverse and networked as the Web; where people can produce, store, share and sell energy the way we currently do with information on the Internet.

Climate Change This Week: Megafarms Grow Climate Change, Rogue Weathergirl, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Bad US Policy Boosts Climate Change on US Megafarms, says policy expert Mark Hertgaard at the New York Times, by skewing subsidies towards a few commodity crops that use vast amounts of fossil fuel.

Romney's Energy Proposal: The Jurassic Plan

Javier Sierra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Mitt Romney finally unveiled his energy plan, and it came so loaded with fossil fuels, we might as well call it the Jurassic Plan.

The Presidential Politics of Climate and Energy

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

The idea that climate science is continuing to be challenged by the fossil-fuel industry and its political beneficiaries is no longer news, but the credence given to these fringe views is scary.

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - September 11, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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U.S. Election 2012: Battle for the Soul of America

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Romney may tout his business credentials, but he's turning his back on this lucrative sector and putting thousands of jobs at risk. Why? It seems that the Republican nominee may be in bed with the fossil fuel industry.