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The Third Carbon Age

Michael T. Klare | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Michael T. Klare

The energy industry is not investing in any significant way in renewables. Instead, it is pouring its historic profits into new fossil-fuel projects, mainly involving the exploitation of what are called "unconventional" oil and gas reserves.

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

'Green News Report' - August 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2013 | 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'S ...

Methane Leaks From Utah Gas Fields Could Signal A MUCH Bigger Problem

Posted 08.06.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: A new study of the air above a natural gas field in Utah suggests that far more methane gas may be escaping...

Our Job as Americans, According to Time Magazine, Is to Destroy the Planet

Charles Alexander | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Charles Alexander

Why can't most business executives, economists, politicians and journalists see the big picture? Why is "environment" hardly ever in their vocabulary, much less a priority? A good example of the cluelessness displayed by our so-called leading thinkers can be found in the August 12 issue of Time.

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Burning America conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. Huge, explosi...

The Other Fracking Problem

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper The natural gas industry and its pipeline partners are constantly assuring us, through commercials on T...

Inert Gas (and Oil and Coal) -- Darren Goode on Policy Inertia and How it Works in Favor of Fossil Fuels

Mike Casey | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Mike Casey

Cleantech deniers -- you know, the "small government" guys who get paid by the fossil fuel lobby -- don't like to talk about the reality of the massive amount of taxpayer-funded welfare flowing into the fossil fuel industry's overflowing coffers.

The Fracking Boom: Do We Want to Leave Our Children an Industrialized Landscape?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.

Second Worker Dies After Drilling Site Explosion

AP | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

NEW MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — A second worker injured in a July 7 explosion at a West Virginia drilling operation has died. Jason Mearns, ...

Study: Drillers Burn Off Nearly A Third Of This State's Natural Gas Each Month

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green

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Climate Change This Week: Continuous Clean Energy, Sultry Siberia, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Shift Looms, Brilliant Wind Turbines, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Air Temperatures To Rise Faster Between Now and 2025 say scientists, reports Rob Painting at SkepticalSciencecom, as he reviews several studie...

High Gasoline Prices and the Need for Natural Gas

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

We need to introduce competition to bring down prices and break the hold of OPEC oil, and we have the domestic fuel to do just that: Natural Gas.

Climate Change Conundrum

Badr Jafar | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Badr Jafar

Existing government energy and emissions policies are often based on misconceptions that lead to ineffective or even counterproductive outcomes. The contradictions in policy belie the poverty of analysis and overabundance of ideology that have gone into crafting them.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Koch Bros, Getting Richer While the World Burns

David Halperin | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
David Halperin

You may repost this infographic PROVIDED that you do not alter it in any way. Download SOURCES: 1. FORBES  2. SMITH (NOAA) & Katz (NCAR) 3...

How Fracking Affects Your Farmer's Market

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Harriet Shugarman, executive director and founder of ClimateMama and a mentor and climate leader for the Climate Reality Project ...

All of the Above

Kathryn Sessions | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Kathryn Sessions

A substantial swath of the environmental health movement - including its funders - is ready to engage on climate. And on energy policy. All of the above.

Climate Change This Week: Frackin' Freakout, US Energy Disruption, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Distant Quakes Can Trigger Temblors at US Fracking Sites or geothermal sites, says a new study, reports Brian Bienkowski of the Daily Climate at Clima...

The Natural Gas Highway Is Open

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

Since the Pickens Plan launched in July 2008, we've made enormous progress in getting America the energy plan it deserves. We've now got the cheape...

Chernobyl at Sea? Russia Building Floating Nuclear Power Plants

John C.K. Daly | Posted 09.14.2013 | World
John C.K. Daly

Never mind oil spills -- the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment.

Your Price of Gasoline Is Going Up! How Sweet It Is!

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.13.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

The days of the Commodity Exchanges functioning as casinos should be brought to a cataclysmic halt by forceful government action serving the interests of the public's well-being and sane economic policy.

Climate Deniers: The Usual Suspects Weigh in

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Inglis's point of view about getting rid of all energy subsidies has hit a supportive chord with many. Yet others in the Republican Party consistently continue to define climate change as an elitist hoax, junk science with a lack of evidence, or part of God's plan.

Correct Your Course on Natural Gas, Mr. President

Deborah Nardone | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Deborah Nardone

Recently has President Obama taken several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption. But when it comes to natural gas, the president is taking the wrong path.

Climate Change This Week: Jet Stream Extremes, Nano Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2001-2010 Hottest Decade On Record, With 'Unprecedented High-Impact Climate Extremes' says the World Meteorological Organization, report Ryan Koronows...