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Give Spay/Neuter Options to Those Who Need Them Most

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Los Angeles
Matthew Bershadker

Could you imagine having to give up your pet because you couldn't afford to spay or neuter it? Sadly, in underserved communities in and around the greater L.A. area, the biggest obstacles to spaying and neutering pets -- which is critical to preventing animal homelessness, suffering, and unnecessary euthanasia -- come down primarily to issues of economics and geography.

Non-violent 'Terrorism'?

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Should non-violent animal rights activists really be charged as "terrorists"? The fur lobby says yes. Common sense and the Constitution say otherwise.

The 'Best' We Can Do for Homeless Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Created and hosted by journalist and animal advocate Jill Rappaport, Best in Shelter With Jill Rappaport documents her year-long search for remarkable shelter dog contestants, focusing on hard-to-adopt animals such as pit pulls, older animals, and animals with disabilities. While the program ultimately declares "winners," all the selected animals find loving homes.

It's (Way Past) Time to End Greyhound Racing in America

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

It's always appalling to see animals abused and betrayed for profit, especially when the activity is legal and defended as a "sport." That's the reality of greyhound racing, but the reasons this detestable industry still exists defy not just our humane values, but common sense as well.

Android Ad's Unlikely Animal Pals Will Warm You Up Inside

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green

We already know that lots of people adore different animal species interacting with each other. So it's no surprise that the new ad for Google's An...

This Tower Of Power Is A Weather Machine

XPRIZE | Posted 02.06.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

Wind turbines are a great way to generate electricity...until the wind stops blowing. Maybe what we really need is a way to manufacture wind to keep those turbines spinning all the time.

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!

Cat Battles Snow Drift Like Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green

This cat does to a snow drift what we'd like to do to winter. Watch Rudiger take on a 4-foot wall of the white stuff that piled up recently in fron...

Saving The Least Protected Habitat On Earth

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

It's possible for people and wildlife to thrive side by side on the plains. The key is to work collaboratively with everyone who has a stake in this precious resource, from ranchers to nomadic herdsmen, from energy companies to government policy-makers.

'Green News Report' - February 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's news report: EPA gives Obama reason to reject Keystone XL pipeline; Feds must account for rising sea levels; Scarborough calls liberals 'science deniers'; Extreme weather whiplash from Boston to San Francisco.

Q&A: Putting African Communities in Charge of Wildlife Protection

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Recognizing that his family's efforts would only succeed in the long term if local communities embraced wildlife protection, in 2004 Ian Craig co-founded the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), which equips and empowers community conservancies to improve their own lands and livelihoods.

Mitch McConnell's Misguided Coal Crusade

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky.

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

The Heat Is On: Via Campesina and Allies Challenge Climate Capitalism

Salena Tramel | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Salena Tramel

A new report by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indisputably confirms what many scientists had predicted: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record.

Appointment With The Climate Psychologist

David Saddington | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Bar the standard dinner party no-go areas of sex, religion and politics climate change doesn't follow far behind on the list of topics that might get you un-invited from the next social gathering.

Big Coal Destroys the Great Barrier Reef and Caley Wetlands

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Instead of protecting it, the Queensland and Australian federal government have traded the crown jewel of the Seven Wonders of the World for exporting more heat-trapping gas and coal and more poisonous mercury vapor.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's State of the Union focuses on climate change; Republicans' sneaky move to give the Keystone XL pipeline a new name; Yellowstone River pipeline spill spews oil and cancer-causing benzene; PLUS: Yes, Republicans vote climate change is not a hoax -- but there's a catch.

'Green News Report' - January 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Confirmed. Again. NASA and NOAA find 2014 breaks record for hottest yea...

'Green News Report' - January 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's big move to cut methane emissions - but there's a catch; West Virginia and the fight for science in science textbooks; Good news and bad news on sea level rise.

March for Orcas: Free a Whale From Solitary Confinement

Brenda Peterson | Posted 01.15.2015 | Green
Brenda Peterson

For these highly intelligent, socially sophisticated, and family-loving orcas, we can do so much better than continuing to enslave and teach our children that these sentient fellow creatures should be captive in cement bathtubs for life.

'Green News Report' - January 13, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline clears Nebraska court hurdle, moves to US Senate; ...

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

Jerry Brown's Big Green Inaugural Week

William Bradley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown isn't much of a party animal, as his latest low-key inaugural festivities suggest, but he showed again that he does have a knack for making a set of impressions.

'Green News Report' - January 8, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: America's first high-speed rail line breaks ground in CA; Environment to lose another champion in the Senate; More tank problems one year after WV toxic chemical spill.