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Methane in the Twilight Zone (First Episode)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Nathan Currier

Last month saw methane emissions entering the twilight zone for the first time. By an odd quirk of timing, two incongruous things happened virtually at once.

The Occupation of COP17 was Inevitable

Bianca Jagger | Posted 02.08.2012 | Green
Bianca Jagger

Today, the planet is entering a period of consequences. If allowed to proceed unchecked, climate change will exact a huge cost in terms of human life and our economies.

The Quest for Connection

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

Daniel Yergin has succeeded as a historian of energy, but failed as envisioner of a tolerable future. On the jacket of his new book, a parade of es...

'Green News Report' - October 4, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.04.2011 | 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: Koch Indust...

Obama: Did I Say I'd Restore Science to Its 'Rightful Place?'

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

President Obama pledged to restore science to its rightful place -- but he didn't say just what he thought that rightful place to be.

The Climate Post: Tar Sands Pipeline Gets Green Light in Environmental Review

Mason Inman | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Mason Inman

In a major step last week, the State Department published its final environmental review saying the pipeline wouldn't impact most resources.

Interview: James Hansen on the Tar Sands Pipeline Protest, the Obama Administration and Intergenerational Justice

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

"What we are doing to the future of our children, and the other species on the planet, is a clear moral issue. As Albert Einstein said, "thought without action is a crime." Choosing silence and safety is not an option."

Will Chicago Aldermen Make Clean Energy History or Disappear Into Big Coal's Shadow Tomorrow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Last week's fatal coal train wreck in Iowa was a tragic reminder of the stunning human and environmental cost of coal burning in the Windy City. That could all change on Thursday, April 21st.

The Right to a Future: We Need a New Lexicon for Conveying Climate Collapse

Raffi Cavoukian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Raffi Cavoukian

Are we tweeting while Earth burns? Is climate collapse our new collective Titanic? How do we best describe the survival struggle of 7 billion in a way that connects?

Green News Report: December 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Hot (yes, h...

Green News Report: December 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Paging Erin...

How to Bring Down the Coal and Oil Goliath: A Million Personal Letters

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

A price on carbon is still our best hope. But how do we overcome the insidious influence of dirty energy and pass effective climate legislation?

PHOTOS: 100 ARRESTED, Including NASA Scientist, At Mountaintop Mining Protest In DC

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Around 100 people have been arrested outside the White House while protesting against mountaintop removal mining, including NASA scient...

BREAKING: Mass Arrests in DC: We Shall No Longer Be Crucified Upon the Cross of Coal (PHOTOS)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Over one hundred protesters from the Appalachian coalfields were arrested in front of the White House today, defiantly calling on the Obama administra...

Carbon Handprint

J Henry Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

I write this sitting in a Boeing 757, jetting back from the Gulf to NYC. My name is Henry Fair, and I am powerless with petroleum. But I will try to do better.

Inconvenient? You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

Eaarth, with its doubled second vowel, is McKibben's deliberately drawling name for the planet we now live on, which is, he argues, no longer the planet on which we were born.

Record Flooding is Pearl Harbor Moment for Climate Change

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

It's been said it will take a Pearl Harbor-type event for America to get serious about addressing climate change. Well, the bombs are falling, but Congress hasn't declared war on carbon-dioxide.

Massey Disaster Not Just Tragic, But Criminal

Amy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goodman

Massey Energy runs the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine in Montcoal, W.Va., where 29 miners were killed last week. The loss of life is tragic, but the UBB ...

Bolivia To Hold Alternative 'People's Conference' On Climate Change

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LA PAZ (AFP) -- The alternative "people's conference" on climate change called by socialist Bolivian President Evo Morales is expecting 7,500 delegate...

Paul Krugman: Climate Change Economics, What Economists Agree On

The New York Times Magazine | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In what follows, I will offer a brief survey of the economics of climate change or, more precisely, the economics of lessening climate change. I'll tr...

Hot Air

Dale Pendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dale Pendell

Three new books on global warming are doing what they can to wake us up, hoping to shake us out of our denial before we bottom out.

350 Goal Will Never Be Achieved With Kerry-Lieberman

Steve Valk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Valk

Any legislation to address climate change needs to have the overarching goal of getting us back to 350 ppm of CO2 and keeping us there. But you'll find no mention of this in Kerry-Lieberman.

Hansen and Watts Agree: Cold Weather, Warm Climate | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the last few days, a notable conjunction occurred when these two men essentially agreed on something: that the planet despite a lot of very cold pa...

Climate Wrap-Up: Barcelona Talks Marked by Urgency, Frustration and Pleas for Patience

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Barcelona was supposed to bring hints of what's to come in December at the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen. A world seeking sanity.

Storm Front: An Interview With the Nation's Foremost Climate Scientist James Hansen

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

I think that we have passed the level at which you're going to get effects that we do not want or that we want our children to have to bear.