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Fossil Fuels

The Wall Street Journal, Climate Change Denial, and the Galileo Gambit

Michael E. Mann | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Michael E. Mann

If any other industry took such drastic steps to hide obvious risks from its products, would they find such ready defenders in the editorial pages of Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal?

Want to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground? Stop These Trade Deals

Ben Beachy | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

Did you know that two looming trade deals, if passed by Congress, would newly empower 45 of the world's 50 largest corporate climate polluters to "sue" governments in private tribunals over policies that keep fossil fuels in the ground?

Something Is Wrong in the State of NSW

Charlie Wood | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

Isn't it absurd that, as the fossil fuel era comes to a close and one of the world's largest coal companies stares down the barrel of bankruptcy, the New South Wales (NSW) Government introduces draconian laws which could send everyday people to jail for peacefully protesting?

'Green News Report' - March 22, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sea World vows to end captive orca breeding program; Great Barrier Reef i...

Spare Me Your Coal Requiems: Time for a Reckoning With Peabody and Coal Industry

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Coal-mined communities need to be on the front line of regeneration and revival, a showcase for new economies in renewable energy, energy efficiency and tech industries, local food and agriculture, underwritten by decades of sacrifice.

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unite to fight...

The World's Largest Private Coal Company May File For Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business

Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, may soon file for bankruptcy, citing falling global demand and "substantial doubt" abou...

'Green News Report' -- March 15, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In CNN debates, Democrats talk action on climate change, while Republican...

White House Won't Sell Drilling Rights In Atlantic Waters

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is removing the Atlantic coast from its upcoming oil and gas lease sale, a departure from earlier p...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Why Business Class Airfare Tickets Are Now the Economic Class Tickets

Salwa Kisswani | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Salwa Kisswani

Discount business class ticket trends in past 10 years Business class air tickets are lower than ever. Nowadays, almost anyone can fly in business cl...

'Green News Report' - March 8, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democratic candidates debate in Flint, and call for Michigan's governor t...

Democratic Debate Shows Power of Movement to Ban Fracking

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

While the Obama administration--including Hillary Clinton herself as secretary of state--has been a staunch promoter of fracking, touting industry claims about energy security and that it could be a bridge to renewables, a growing movement is forcing Democratic leaders to acknowledge that fracking is bad for our environment and public health, and a disaster for our climate.

'Green News Report' - March 3, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Oil CEO dies just one day after indictment on conspiracy charges; Ber...

Oil And Gas Industry Has Pumped Millions Into Republican Campaigns

The Guardian | Casey Williams | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business

Fossil fuel millionaires collectively pumped more than $100m into Republican presidential contenders’ efforts last year – in an unprecedented inve...

'Green News Report' - March 1, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Donald Trump calls for killing the EPA; West Virginia votes to kill clima...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, American Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Devilish" Biodiversity - another reason to save forests, as this Made-For-...

Deepwater Wind and an Energy Revolution

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Karl Grossman

An energy revolution is happening east of Long Island. In the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Deepwater Wind is constructing the nation's first offshore wind farm -- five wind turbines off Block Island, Rhode Island.

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Saudi Arabia declines to help US oil producers survive oil's downturn; Bi...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity - another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorb...

'Green News Report' - February 23, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oklahoma finally acts to reduce man-made fracking earthquakes; Bernie San...

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... SPECIAL NOTE: Though we didn't have time to mention as much in today's report, this is our 7TH ANN...

Exxon's Never-Ending Big Dig

Bill McKibben | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

As bad as Exxon has been in the past, what it's doing now -- entirely legally -- is helping push the planet over the edge and into the biggest crisis in the entire span of the human story.

Ten Challenges to De-Carbonizing Our Energy Supply

Kenneth M. Klemow | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Kenneth M. Klemow

Proponents of alternative energy were left scratching their heads last December over a report that the town council from Woodland, N.C., rejected a proposal to rezone a parcel of land to allow a proposed solar farm.