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US Intel Chief Says Climate Change Is A Top Security Threat

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As Obama gets ready to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan, the new head of US intelligence warns that another severe threat to national securit...

Map Of Potential High-Speed Rail Built By The Stimulus

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After much clamoring by energy hawks, who knows what it was that finally brought high-speed rail to the stimulus -- perhaps a little nudge from ol' Am...

Bay Area Hopes To Be Electric Vehicle Capital Of The United States

gas2.org | Written by Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last November, I joined Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed to announce a nine-step policy plan for transforming the Bay Area into...

UN's Green New Deal: Rich Should Work On Energy, Poor On Water

AFP | 16 Hours Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The United Nations called Monday on rich nations to forge a "Global Green New Deal" that puts the environment, climate change and poverty reduction at...

Pro-Carbon Dioxide Commercial From 2006 Is Really Scary (VIDEO)

Videogum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Videogum dug up this little gem -- a pro-CO2 video. Now, I'm not fundamentally against carbon dioxide. And I don't know anyone who is. And that's wha...

The Stimulus Is Here -- Now What?

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So it's finally passed -- a huge chunk of money will be flowing to infrastructure projects that are supposed to be green in nature and reinvigorate a ...

Carbon Caps Successfully Reducing Emissions In Europe

businessinsider.com | Jay Yarow|Feb. 16, 2009, 10:03 AM| | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the global recession is cutting output, and thus reducing carbon output, their research suggests that carbon pricing policies are responsible fo...

Clinton: "I Will Press The Case For Clean Energy"

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

She set a conciliatory tone after eight years of president George W. Bush's administration, who minimized the threat from global warming and rejected ...

"Clean Coal," Nuclear Spending Removed From Stimulus

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Somebody in the capital must have seen those "Reality" ads where the kindly man in the construction helmet offers a tour of a clean coal facility, onl...

Chu: We Need A Science And Technology "Revolution"

New York Times | JOHN M. BRODER and MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Dr. Chu said a "revolution" in science and technology would be required if the world is to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and curb the emission...

Canadian Activists To Obama: Don't Buy Canadian Oil!

calgaryherald.com | Jason Fekete | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The campaign--which kicked off Tuesday with an ad in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper--features print ads and a new website, as well as asking Cana...

Obama's Attendance Can Make Or Break UN Climate Summit

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Monday Reuters broke the story that U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is organizing a summit in New York next month, where he hopes to get heads o...

Author Calls Some Nations "Climate Freeloaders"

e360.yale.edu | Fred Pearce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

What I am talking about here, however, is a growing list of rapidly industrializing countries that don't have targets under the existing Kyoto Protoco...

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Bans Climate Change Ad

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BELFAST -- Northern Ireland's environment minister came under fire Monday after he banned a climate change ad campaign, saying it was "nonsense" to su...

Third Governor In Matter Of Days Denounces Coal

Sierra Club | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford today became the third governor in a matter of days to renounce coal when he announced his opposition to a coal p...

Obama Defends Energy Spending In First Presidential Press Conference

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Obama also talked up the need for energy investments in his opening remarks. "More than 90 percent of the jobs created by this plan will be in the pri...

"Clean Coal" Myth Suffers Another Defeat

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NV Energy, Inc. announced that it is postponing plans to build a "clean coal" plant in eastern Nevada, citing "environmental and economic uncertaintie...

Uniting Haves, Have-Nots On Deforestation Not Easy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist reports that Senators John Kerry and Dick Lugar made it clear that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would be making the environment a big ...

Is Water The New Carbon (And Not The New Oil)?

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's become commonplace in the sustainability world to say water is the oil of the 21st century. But it may be more accurate to say it's the new carbo...

Obama Answers Green Economy Questions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post, AP, CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The AP reports that President Obama was campaigning for his stimulus bill in Elkhart, Indiana. He's making the case that the United States can't affor...

Bipartisan Bill Would Require US To Ratchet Up Renewable Energy

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Todd Platts (R-Pa.) on Wednesday introduced legislation in the House to create a federal renewable electricity stand...

Clinton's Trip To China Signals Importance Of Climate In Obama Era

New York Times | Andrew C. Revkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has settled on China as an important stop on her first trip abroad in her new job and aides told me that cli...

CHU: Climate Change Imperils California Farms

Los Angeles Times | Jim Tankersley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Reporting from Washington -- California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Am...

Obama Vs. Gore? Coal Debate Heats Up (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though President Obama's EPA seems to be cautious about coal, the President's own stance remains unclear. During the presidential campaign, he (like h...

Activists Tout Wind Potential Of Mountain Over "17 Years Of Coal"

The Charleston Gazette | Ken Ward, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"The governor and county legislators have failed to act, so we're acting for them," said one of the activists, Rory McIlmoil, who has led the Coal Riv...