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Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

American Petroleum Institute Ads Target Smog Rules

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In a move that seems ripe for a John Oliver comedy segment, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has taken to radio, print, television, and social media to blanket Americans with the concept that our air is just fine the way it is -- more specifically, that ozone pollution doesn't require any further regulation.

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil spill clean up continues in Santa Barbara; Major media steps up, ch...

Big Oil: Masters of Deception and Inhumanity

Keith Rushing | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Keith Rushing

Last week, the American Petroleum Institute -- the primary lobbying group for the oil and gas industry -- hit a new low in their use of deceptive advertising.

Big Coal's Dirty Playbook to Block the Clean Power Plan

Earthjustice | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., recently joined with other longtime climate deniers to introduce a bill that would derail the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan when finalized this summer would set the first-ever federal limits on the biggest source of carbon pollution: existing power plants.

GOP Works to Defund Studies So They Can Deny Climate Change

Richard Zombeck | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

While it may make sense logically that members of Congress would hold out on forming an opinion while waiting for evidence, it makes absolutely no sense that they would then work fervently to eliminate any means of getting that evidence -- unless of course they have no interest in the truth or evidence.

Air Pollution Is Making Me Anxious

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As an urban dweller, I may finally have something to pin my personal angst on. The funny thing is that I suspected that air pollution may be impacting my mental health, just not in the way that one study suggested...

An Earth Day for Liberals and Conservatives

Robyn Camparo Purchia | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Robyn Camparo Purchia

Although more and more religious leaders and faith groups are working to protect the environment, there are still those that hold on to the false belief that you can't be for the environment and for people.

James Inhofe Makes Questionable Claims On Fracking, Water Contamination

FactCheck.org | Dave Levitan | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. James Inhofe says there has never been “an instance of ground water contamination”...

The Dark Humor of Climate Denial: Behind the Absurdity, a Serious Crisis

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Refusing to acknowledge that our planet is heating up and pretending not to understand the science doesn't stop it from happening. Every day our lawmakers waste by censoring climate change and throwing snowballs in the Senate will have consequences for our children and future generations to come. It's time to face the facts.

'Green News Report' -- March 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A snowball's chance in the US Senate; Warm winter records shattered in...

Republican Brings A Snowball To The Senate Floor To Prove Climate Change Is A 'Hoax'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's most vocal critic of the scientific consensus on climate change, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, tossed a snowball on the Senate fl...

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

A strangely popular proposal would give companies a temporary tax holiday, letting corporations "repatriate" their money at an extremely low tax rate, thereby encouraging more corporate tax dodging in the future. You'd think that common sense and strong opposition would be enough to kill a bad policy. Not in Washington, D.C., apparently.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Oblivious to Oblivion

Edward Flattau | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.

Is Keystone Backfiring on GOP Leaders?

Jeremy Symons | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Symons

When Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took over the reins of the Senate, he wasted little time in choosing the Keystone oil pipeline as the first item for the new Congress. He may be having buyer's remorse.

Oil-Loving Senate Contributes 'Significantly' to Climate Change

Kyle Ash | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

It doesn't matter where the oil comes from, it doesn't matter where it goes, and it doesn't matter if it hurts the U.S. economy or not. They just hands-down love oil.

'Green News Report' - January 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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.

Is Anyone Listening to Irwin Stelzer's Sound Advice?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
D. R. Tucker

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.

2015 Climate Change Forecast

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

I'm pretty sure that Inhofe must be reading different news feeds than I am, otherwise, how could he fail to be as concerned as I am? Below are some of my top anxieties, not necessarily in order of my angst:

A Tale Of Two Cities

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Gary H. Cohen

Just when it appeared we had achieved consensus that climate change was a major threat to our health and our communities, enter Inhofe and his supporters to launch us back to a worldview when the Earth was flat and tobacco smoke was good for you. Come January, God help us.

Barbra Streisand Is the Mastermind Behind a Gay, Liberal Conspiracy to Make Us Believe Climate Change Is Real

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

I am gay, so I was required to worship La Streisand when I signed up for my Gay Card. But now that Sen. Inhofe has opened my eyes to her devilry, I am disappointed in my diva. I feel safer knowing that the senator may take over the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Inhofe's Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It's All About Barbra Streisand

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The recent news on the front ...

Climate Change Doesn't Care if You're Republican or Democrat

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

With their longstanding allies now in Senate leadership, big polluters will seek to load up must-pass spending bills with anti-environmental riders and pass stand alone bills to block or overturn hard-fought safeguards.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocate...