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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?

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

Michael Klare | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Klare

If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy are right, the startling "new" fuels of 2040 will be oil, coal, and natural gas -- and we will find ourselves on a baking, painfully uncomfortable planet.

Climate Change This Week: Greenland Mega-Canyon, Acid Ocean Amps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Greenland Mega Canyon Helps Hasten Melt reports Bryan Kahn at Climate Central. Under more than a mile of ice lies this newly discovered canyon, which ...

Climate Change This Week: Virtual Coral Reefs, Hyperloops, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New IPCC Report: Greater Certainty of Human-Driven Global Warming, Impacts Are Speeding Up reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. The likely heating wi...

Kate Sheppard

New York Enviros To Obama: No Fracking Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Anti-fracking activists confronted President Barack Obama as he toured upstate New York on Friday. Organizers reported that more than 500 protesters s...

'Green News Report' -- August 22, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' is heard on many fine radio stations around the country. For additional info on stories we covered today, plus today's 'Green News Extra', please click right here...

Protect Public Lands From Reckless Fracking? Yes We Can!

Michael Brune | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

One of the worst consequences of President Obama's reckless "all of the above" energy policy is the blight of oil and gas rigs that has spread across our public lands -- often right next to national parks and wilderness areas.

Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While the broad narrative of President Obama's speech on climate change in June was something to rally around, his support for fracking threatens to exacerbate climate change to the point of no return, while poisoning our water, air and families in the process. Here's what we need to do.

Fossil Fuel Collateral Damage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

It seems fairly certain that as long as we gulp down barrels and barrels of oil each day, we are going to have pipelines and pipeline spills. There is a solution, admittedly not an easy one: get off the gasoline kick.

Poisoning the Well at World's End?

Dan Chu | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Dan Chu

Promises from dirty energy companies to homeowners of easy money are quickly replaced by a nightmare of drinking water contaminated with toxic fracking chemicals and giant gas flares spewing toxins into the air next to houses and schools.

Natural Gas: the Bridge to Nowhere

Alan H. Lockwood, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Alan H. Lockwood, M.D.

Natural gas, whose principal constituent is methane, is touted as a "bridge fuel" to be used in a transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. Switching would theoretically combat global warming by decreasing carbon dioxide emissions. It is not that simple.

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse ...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

No More Spills? New Technology Could Transform the Pipeline Sector

James Burgess | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
James Burgess

The fact remains that current systems and technologies only detect 50 percent of leaks. We need new solutions if we want to avoid another Arkansas, or another Kalamazoo.

Rooftop Revolution: Danny Kennedy's Epic Odyssey From Carbon-rich Jungles to Sun-drenched California

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Stacy Clark

If you've ever imagined a global trek around the world, you will love Danny Kennedy's book, Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy -...

'Green News Report' - August 8, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.08.2013 | 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 ...

Cheering a Fossil-Fuels Future

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Hardly a month passes, it seems, without news about the development of some previously unimaginable way to extract fossil fuels from some thoroughly unexpected place.

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 TV ...