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A Major Environmental Victory In France

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

By Emile Picy and Michel Rose PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - France's constitutional council rejected on Friday a challenge to a law bannin...

My Reaction to the IPCC Climate Report

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

It is fine to talk about banning fossil fuels, but who is willing to give up their computers and turn off the lights, right now? Wind and solar technologies are not yet able to power all of our lives -- but they are ramping up quickly.

Climate Change This Week: Zombie Jellyfish, Population-Climate Change Bomb, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...

Which States Lead The Nation In Natural Gas Production?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Green

When we turn on a light or plug in an iPod, we don't think about where the energy comes from, as long as it's there. But in 2013, more than a quart...

Fracking Water: It's Just So Hard to Clean

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fracking wastewater can contain massive amounts of brine (salts), toxic metals, and radioactivity. And so the gas companies have a problem: what to do with the stuff.

Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children's Health and Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Let's leave aside for a moment the climate impacts and dire consequences of natural gas. Let's look at the health impacts we're ALREADY seeing around the country from the chemicals and industry practices associated with fracking.

America's Natural Gas Journey Is Only Beginning

Peter Gardett | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Peter Gardett

It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing facilities predicated on cheap and abundant natural gas supply, at which point industrial needs should dovetail with growing awareness among domestic customers to drive a demand boost.

Redeem: Strengthening a Bridge to Our Renewable Energy Future

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
T. Boone Pickens

What no one is willing to admit is that one of the chief underlying reasons why Syria was catapulted into a front burner issue in this country is because it sits smack in the middle of a region that produces a significant share of the world's oil.

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Crash Diet, Attack of the Giant Hornets, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC Says: Humans Cause Global Warming, Need Crash Carbon Diet NOW in their latest report, notes InsideClimate News. To avert ever worsening catastro...

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Climate Change This Week: David vs Goliath, Clean Energy Arrives, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...

Saudi Oil Is Going to Run Out, and We Need a Plan Before It Does

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The kingdom's biggest oil field has been in production since 1951 and its best years are behind it. Combined with the social uncertainties and pressures there, it's a bad cocktail brewing, and problematic for countries that rely on Saudi oil.

The Oil & Gas Industry's Fractured Fairy Tales

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

A number of industries have been trying to exploit the jobless economic recovery by claiming they could create millions of jobs if the government would just get out of the way. The oil and gas industry is one of the worst offenders.

Natural Gas Study: Allays Fears for Some, Inspires Hot Air From Others

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The rise of two particular techniques -- horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or fracking -- to extract natural gas from layers of shale buried deep beneath the earth has engendered broad concern and debate about the environmental damage fracking can bring.

When a Press Release Isn't a Press Release

Peter Gardett | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Peter Gardett

The Internet changes everything, but never in the way you quite expect. The death of traditional journalism hasn't resulted in a lessening of apprecia...

Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 16, 2013 edition.) Many northwest Louisiana residents were enriched by Haynesville,...

Climate Change This Week: Biblical Rains, Another Solar Breakthough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Colorado's "Biblical" Flood in Line with Climate Trends reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central. He notes that this lethal catastrophic event is c...

Don't Let the Industry Frack the Facts About Methane Pollution

Philip Radford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry desperately wants to get us hooked to its latest product before we have time to adequately study it.

Kate Sheppard

Big Enviro Groups Bail On State's Major Fracking Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California passed what is arguably the toughest bill regulating hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the country on Wednesday, and Gov....

U.S. Climate Policy Helps Energy Access in Africa

Kyle Ash | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Kyle Ash

OPIC's climate policy is part of many steps we must take to help the world avoid higher than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature. This internationally-agreed goal gives us a 50/50 chance of keeping the planet largely habitable.

Climate Change This Week: Free Solar Energy, Syrian Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Driven Drought a Driver of Syria Conflict says veteran foreign policy consultant William Polk in The Atlantic. Like the drought that mo...

Power Africa or Power Oil & Gas Profits?

Justin Guay | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Slowly but surely one of the most pressing development issues facing the international community, energy poverty, is getting the recognition it deserv...

8 Greenest Cities Embracing Alternative Fuel

Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

Every sector of our society is looking for “the next big thing,” that one change or discovery to move our nation forward. For the energy sector, o...

Do You Know Where Your Energy Comes From?

Marty Durbin | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Marty Durbin

As a nation we're concerned with protecting our environment, while also keeping our economy strong and enjoying the comforts of modern living. We don't spend a lot of time thinking about the energy that makes all of this possible. Why get into the nitty-gritty details of power generation and all that it takes to make the simple act of flipping a switch deliver the light and power that we rely upon?