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'Green News Report' - May 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

The Big Lie on Natural Gas Exports

Carl Pope | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

What is mystifying is why almost all of America's political class is willing to support a set of policy decisions whose outcomes will be to impoverish most Americans and weaken the nation.

Gasland 2 Grassroots Premiere in Illinois Highlights Industry PSYOPS and Ongoing Fracking Fights

Steve Horn | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Gasland 2 screened yesterday in Normal, IL and DeSmogBlog was there to gain a sneak peak of the documentary set for a July 8 HBO national premiere.

Frackalypse Now: Mark Fiore Spoofs Oil Industry's PSYOPS Campaign to Derail Fracking 'Insurgency'

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

DeSmogBlog partnered with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mark Fiore to produce this spoof video in the vein of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apo...

Climate Change This Week: SheerWind, Damation, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...

EPA Nomination: Another Hostage in the Senate

William S. Becker | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

In picking Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA, Obama sent the Senate a nominee who should satisfy, if not delight, Republicans as well as Democrats. But these days, the Senate rarely stumbles in the right direction. Senate Republicans are playing games with Obama's selection.

New Energy Policies in the Middle East Must Go Hand in Hand With Subsidy Reform

Badr Jafar | Posted 07.19.2013 | World
Badr Jafar

The Middle East has amongst the highest average per capita energy consumption of any region in the world, at twice the global average. There are major consequences of the Middle East's high energy intensity and reliance on oil.

The Overview Effect

Michael Brune | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Few of us will ever venture past the 60-mile boundary that separates Earth and outer space. If you do, though, you're likely to experience something known as "the overview effect" -- a cognitive shift in how you perceive our planet.

The Climate Post: Carbon Dioxide Milestone Revised by NOAA

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period.

New Yorkers Reject Fracking One Town at a Time

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York
Richard Schiffman

New Yorkers worried about fracking have been looking at the impact it has had on their neighbors in Pennsylvania. Increasingly, they don't like what they see there.

How Markets Fail

Carl Pope | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It is clear that there are far cheaper fuels -- efficiency, solar and wind to replace coal and natural gas in the U.S., and biofuels or electricity elsewhere to reduce oil intensity. So how much $100 fossil fuel can the world afford, climate aside?

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

Unreliable Sources: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Media
Elliott Negin

Too often the news media have provided a platform for fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks and advocacy groups to make spurious claims about global warming and renewable energy and allowed them to pass themselves off as disinterested parties promoting free markets and limited government.

'Green News Report' - May 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Climate Change This Week: Whiplash Weather, Clean Energy Tax Breaks, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

US Gets Weather Whiplash With Climate Change notes Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. Warming air and oceans mean more moisture in the air, and the ...

Obama: U.S. Natural Gas Exports Could Help Central America

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | Black Voices

* Closes out three-day Latin America tour * Obama administration mulling natural gas exports * Opposed by some U.S. inte...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Shines in 2012, Wrong Clean Energy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Solar Grew 5x Faster Than Rest of US Economy in 2012, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, adding 14,000 new jobs in California, Arizona, New Jersey ...

Mike Bloomberg Is Right: We Need to Analyze Our Energy Choices

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

While I am far less enthusiastic about Mayor Bloomberg's support for nuclear power, I agree that the discussion of nuclear energy needs to be stripped of emotion, and focused on an assessment of costs and benefits.

3 Injured In Fuel Barge Explosions

Posted 04.25.2013 | Green

Three people were seriously injured when two barges previously loaded with liquid natural gas exploded on the east side of the Mobile River in Alabama...

A Conversation About Supply and Demand

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Over the last five years, our country has taken great steps toward enhancing our energy security. How? By using new technology developed by American companies that offers better access to our plentiful resources.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions: EPA Cries Foul on Keystone, Gov. Forecasts Fall Short

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.24.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Two news items surrounding greenhouse gas emissions moved over the past week. One on the trajectory of said emissions from government number-crunching. The other on what the proposed Keystone pipeline might mean for emissions.

Earth Day Exclusive: Tim DeChristopher Speaks Out After 21 Months in Prison for Disrupting Oil Bid

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Democracy Now!

In a Democracy Now! exclusive on Earth Day, climate change activist Tim DeChristopher joins Democracy Now! for his first interview since being release...

Climate Change This Week: The $6 Trillion Mistake, Cut The Soot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Fossil Fuels Investments A $6 Trillion Mistake, if the world addresses climate change, says a London School of Economics study, reports Sally Bakewell...

Making Solar Sustainable: Inside a Solar Giant

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Renewable Energy Kids - Solar, Wind, Geo and Wave (wave to the folks, honey!) - are all growing up at different rates, having been nurtured in ve...

The Market Knows Best -- The Real Story Behind Drilling on Public Lands

Mark Squillace | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Mark Squillace

Any softening of leasing activity is due to market forces and not some nefarious attempt by the Department of the Interior to subvert public lands development.