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At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Two Places Where World Leaders Should Start

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

World leaders are arriving here in Rio to address some of the most daunting issues facing our planet. To be sure, the myriad problems we now face because we haven't taken more action to address global warming and sustainable development can seem daunting. Here's where to start.

'Green News Report' - June 19, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A nuclear...

Give Solar Panels a Break

Terry Tamminen | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If China is subsidizing solar panels, let's thank them and ask them to do more. The cheaper those panels are, the more Americans will go back to work installing them all over the country.

Finding the Heart of the Rio+20 Earth Summit: A Growing Call for Action From around the World

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

To dig deeper and find the heart in the Rio+20 Earth Summit, we need to look at the public mobilization that is driving governments to take action.

Rio+20 Earth Summit Atwitter About Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

A "Twitter storm" raged on the Internet as hundreds of thousands of people around the world -- including EU commissioner for climate action Connie Hedegaard and celebrities such as NRDC trustee Robert Redford -- flooded the Web with #EndFossilFuelSubsidies tweets.

The Public Supports Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies -- Let's See That as an Action From the Earth Summit

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Far from governments actually ending fossil fuel subsidies, the International Energy Agency reports that in 2012 governments are expected to spend nearly three times more money subsidizing fossil fuels than they did in 2009.

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies Taking Twitter by Storm

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

A coordinated campaign to promote the hashtag #endfossilfuelsubsidies during the Rio+20 Earth Summit has taken the internet by storm today.

Stop Public Handouts to Oil, Gas and Coal Companies, Now

Robert Redford | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Robert Redford

We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet. Fossil fuels are literally cooking our planet, polluting our air and draining our wallets. Why should we continue to reward companies to do that?

'Green News Report' - June 14, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Oil w...

'Green News Report' - June 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Raging wi...

Climate Change: The Power of Delusion, and the Delusion of Power

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

We have changed nature, and nature will change us. The power of the richest is no match for adapting to continued climate change. While technology has raised the quality of daily human life, it has not contributed to the long-term continuation of our civilization.

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congressi...

Nuclear Shutdown Means Japan Must Abandon Carbon Emission Targets

James Burgess | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
James Burgess

In 2009 the Japanese government signed a pledge to cut their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020, however following the disaster at Fukushima in 20...

CO2 Emissions for 2011

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Sobering numbers from the International Energy Agency. IEA's estimates for global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 are in. Draw your own conclusions.

Clean Energy Caught in the Political Mire

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Forget about oil depletion allowances -- how about the construction of the interstate highway system? How about the deduction for mortgage interest and property tax? Both stimulated increased use of fossil fuels.

'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

Let's End Polluter Welfare

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Instead of passing strong legislation to help reverse global warming, Congress continues the giveaways to the 200-year-old fossil fuel industry even as that industry's carbon pollution wreaks devastation on our planet. Enough is enough.

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House GOP...

'Green News Report' - May 15, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ominous s...

'Green News Report' - May 10, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The deepe...

'Green News Report' - May 8, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Billionai...

'Green News Report' - May 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's WAR!...

'Green News Report' - May 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Poll show...

Exxon's Big Bet on Shale Gas Won't Pay Off if Clean Energy Scales

Mike Casey | Posted 06.27.2012 | Green
Mike Casey

The clean energy industry has to dramatically scale its advocacy investment to meet an aggressive disinformation campaign trained against it by the fossil lobby.

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Just a fl...