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Why I Marched Against the XL Pipeline

John Fullerton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
John Fullerton

My daughter and I joined an estimated 50,000 demonstrators in Washington D.C. marching against the XL Pipeline that would connect the Canadian Tar Sands to American refineries. After a half century on this planet, I took to the streets. Here's why.

Re-Defining 'Energy Independence' in the Keystone Era

Tom Steyer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Tom Steyer

If we're going to get serious about addressing climate change, we need to be independent of dirty energy. And I believe we need American leadership to solve this urgent global problem.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: Melting Tundra, Red Hot States, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Stop the XL Pipeline, Mr. President! said over 40,000 people concerned about climate change at the February 17th Washington DC Forward On Climate Rall...

'Green News Report' - February 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Mr. President: We Can Drill, or We Can Fight Climate Change. But We Can't Do Both.

Kate Gordon | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

Climate change is more difficult. It's a complicated challenge that is global in scale, and it's got a longer time horizon. But like those other issues, it requires -- urgently requires -- a strong commitment to short-term action.

'Green News Report' - February 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: BIG Blizzard, Massive Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What Do This Week's Big Blizzard and Hurricane Sandy Have in Common? Climate Change! reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. In both cases, incre...

'Green News Report' - February 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Why Sterling College Divested from Fossil Fuels

Matthew Derr | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Matthew Derr

Our legacy and focus on protecting the environment and sustainable agricultural practices absolutely compels us to take this action. Our investment strategy is now fully informed by our values.

Nothing Personal, We Just Won't Let You Wreck the Planet

Adam Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

The fossil fuel industry is getting uneasy. The climate movement is growing by leaps and bounds, as more and more people (80 percent of Americans) connect the dots and begin to understand the nature of the threat.

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Climate Change This Week: Gargantuan Blue Blobs, Solar Spin Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

And Now, FINALLY, Some Good News: US Cut Carbon in 2012! reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian, to 1994 levels by increasing energy efficien...

Will India Seize the New Energy Opportunity: Utility 2.0?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

There seems to me some risk that India may fall into the Pakistani trap: continue to pursue yesterday's energy solutions, even though they are no longer feasible or adequate, until it is too late and an energy shortage becomes an emergency.

Obama and Keystone XL: The Moment of Truth?

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

President Obama will soon have to decide whether he will be the "all of the above" president or the "respond to climate change" president.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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Obama's Inaugural Invitation: Will Renewable Energy Leaders Respond?

Tom Weis | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

President Obama surprised a lot of people by elevating the climate threat into the top tier of his second-term priorities during his recent inaugural address. Words are no substitute for action, but this could be the beginning of what many of us have been demanding for years.

The 'You Can Have It' Plan

Zach Puchtel | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Zach Puchtel

This land's political landscape has been a battle ground for seemingly simple issues for much too long. Those who move to the North will be given a choice in how to live their lives as they see fit. It's called the "You Can Have It" plan.

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Bombers, Greenland Meltdown, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The President's Keystone XL Puzzle

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

For opponents, rejection of the pipeline would represent a vital and historic break with the era of fossil fuels. But for supporters of the pipeline, denying the permit would run counter to Obama's stated commitment to job creation and an "all of the above" energy policy that includes continued development of oil, gas and even coal resources.

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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U.S. Energy Independence: A Step in the Wrong Direction?

Bill Destler | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Bill Destler

We need to do more than just reduce our dependence on oil and gas imported from abroad. We need to reduce our dependence on these fuels, period. True American energy leadership can only be shown by working toward the rapid development of sustainable energy sources.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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What 204,000 Comments Say About Fracking

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

At some point, the DEC will have to make a decision on whether to allow fracking and the EPA will have to address the environmental consequences of the practice. How they decide these issues will indicate whether or not our institutions are still independent.

The No-Spin Zone on Climate Change

Hunter Cutting | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Hunter Cutting

Global warming isn't a science problem. It's a political problem. We're not delaying action on climate change because we don't know what causes it. We're not stalling because we don't know what to do.