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Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

Forget Keystone XL, The Clean Energy Sector Has Jobs

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

President Obama had plenty of good reasons for rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Nov. 6, but here's one more reason that made it all the more logical: We're already creating lots of energy jobs in America.

The Climate Post: Saudi Arabia Joins Climate Change Effort

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

References to plans to invest in renewable power and energy efficiency represent an enormous pivot for a country dependent on oil for 90 percent of its exports and holding some 16 percent of the world's oil reserves.

Is Obama Doing Inhofe's Dirty Work on Biofuels?

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

It's ironic, then, that even as Obama extolls the virtue of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, his administration is in the process of gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most significant piece of legislation passed over the past decade to do just that.

What The Keystone XL Victory Means For The Future Of Climate Leadership

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

I have continually found inspiration in this campaign--from the First Nations leaders who showed me the tar sands strip mines to the friends who got arrested with me outside the White House to Nebraskans who came to D.C. to show their deep love of their land and water.

TransCanada Chief Uses Rhetoric to Blame it all on Rhetoric

Peter Paskale | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Peter Paskale

A well-structured sound-bite always wins you headlines. TransCanada president and chief executive, Russ Girling, knows this. Here's what he had to say about last week's decision not to go ahead with the Keystone XL Pipeline.

To Be Pro-life Is to Be Pro-Planet

Scott Stearman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Scott Stearman

The problem is that there aren't enough people who take carbon emissions and its impact on the future of our planet seriously. I have long found this tragic, but now it's tragic and increasingly inexcusable. The data is clear. The images are current and vivid. The situation is dire.

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

How An Unlikely Coalition Of Environmental Activists Stopped Keystone XL

Anthony Swift | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Anthony Swift

After years of contentious debate, Keystone XL has been rejected once and for all. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how a small group of unlikely allies turned what everyone expected to be a routine governmental approval process into one of the most heated environmental battles in US history -- and prevailed.

Why Keystone is Different

Hunter Cutting | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Hunter Cutting

In rejecting Keystone Obama put a bright light on that fork in the road. And he put spotlight on a very clear, bright line: no more investments in fossil-fuel infrastructure. No more throwing good money after bad.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as the East Coast basked in balmy June temperatures, we saw both urgency and action on climate change. The urgency arrived on Thursday in the form of a major report compiled from 33 different research groups that found that "human-caused climate change" played a role in at least 14 extreme weather events last year. The action came a day later as President Obama, on the eve of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, announced the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project would "undercut" America's "global leadership" on climate change. "If we want to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it's too late, the time to act is now," he said. "Not later. Not someday. Right here, right now." After all, as this week's report showed, the effects of climate change are also right here, right now.

The Activists' Playbook Behind Obama's Keystone Rejection

The Conversation US | Posted 11.07.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

By overtly politicizing the issue, the activists may have further polarized attitudes about climate change and moved the country closer to a scenario in which climate change is considered a Democratic issue, while opposition to climate-friendly policies becomes a litmus test for Republicans.

Native American Spirit Camp Reacts to Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Katie Scarlett Brandt

As President Barack Obama announced a formal rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline this morning, Leota Eastman Iron Cloud stood in Alaska, crying.

Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline, Approves Keystone Light Pipeline

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2015 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

The pipeline, which will span 1,490 miles from Colorado to Washington, D.C., will directly import Molson Coors Brewing Company's Keystone Light branded beer into a pool in the White House's backyard. "The White House is gonna be f*cking lit, bro."

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: First-ever hurricane for the nation of Yemen; Hillary Clinton come...

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Calls grow in Congress for Dept. of Justice to investigate Exxon Mobil...

Justin Trudeau Supports Keystone XL, But Climate Activists Aren't Worried

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Environmental activists are sounding optimistic that Canada's new prime minister-designate will usher in a new era of climate policy an...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

Warrior up! The Other Keystone XLs

Riki Ott | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Riki Ott

It's a fact. Multiple pipelines link the land-locked Alberta tar sands to seaports in the United States and Canada for oil export. While the Keystone XL project has been used as a political football to distract serious solutions to the climate crisis, Alberta tar sands oil is already flowing.

Climate Change This Week: The Flood Connection, a Clean Energy Superpower, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Peruvian Amazon forests disappear, so does this insect, and webs of amazing be...

From the Pope to Xi -- An Inspiring Week for Climate Action

Margie Alt | Posted 09.25.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

From the pope's historic visit to the U.S., to China's commitment to cap its carbon pollution, to corporate commitments to clean energy, it's been an inspiring week for climate action. The string of milestones we've seen over the course of days is part of what gives us hope.

'Green News Report' - September 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Pope Francis delivers morality and climate change message at the White...

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Native American Spirit Camp Awaits New Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Katie Scarlett Brandt

With President Obama expected to give a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline sometime this Labor Day weekend, the company behind the pipeline and people throughout the affected states anxiously await the verdict.