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U.S. Energy Independence: A Step in the Wrong Direction?

Bill Destler | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Bill Destler

We need to do more than just reduce our dependence on oil and gas imported from abroad. We need to reduce our dependence on these fuels, period. True American energy leadership can only be shown by working toward the rapid development of sustainable energy sources.

Climate Change This Week: Browning Dragon, Bright Ideas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Browning Dragon, Heating Planet: China's exploding fossil fuel use threatens far more climate change, reports Lucia Green-Weiskel at the Nation. Coal ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar CrowdFunding, Wild Arctic Times, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Profoundly Impacting Americans already, reads the draft of the new US National Climate Assessment, reports Robert McKie at the UK Gu...

The Lessons of the Battle Over Tax Increases for the Wind Industry

Carl Pope | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Now that Congress, as part of its fiscal cliff compromise, has given the wind industry a one year extension on its present tax rules, it's time to take a sober look at the real economics behind the struggle between future energy and fossil fuels.

Natural Gas Leaks: A Risky Business in Need of a Fix

John B. Kassel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
John B. Kassel

Ignoring leaky natural gas infrastructure is risky business. Let's fix what we have, and maximize our efficiency gains, before aggressively expanding. We'll be more sustainable, and safer, that way.

The Climate Post: Fiscal Cliff Deal Reached, Clean Energy Not Forgotten

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.09.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

After months of negotiating, lawmakers reached an agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." Featured in the measure is an extension of a renewable electricity production tax credit for wind, geothermal and some biomass projects.

Climate Change This Week: Super Arctic Cyclones, Droughts to Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You heard plenty about the 2012 U.S. drought, which still continues, but Britain endured a record early drought THEN record deluges that soaked the ground, then flooded over it, nationwide.

Is Fracking Safe? Democracy Now! Hosts Debate on Controversial Natural Gas Drilling Technique As NY Moratorium May Expire

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.06.2013 | Green
Democracy Now!

The controversial use of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," that is behind the country's natural gas boom has come under scrutiny in the new Hollywo...

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Milad Jokar | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater of a proxy war.

Climate Change This Week: Marine Heat Waves, Peel N Stick Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

West Antarctic ice is melting much faster than thought and could raise sea levels ultimately by 11 feet, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central....

Movie Review: Promised Land

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I wanted to like Promised Land and certainly agree with its politics. So why did it feel like a preaching-to-the-converted letdown?

Climate Change This Week: Bumper Clean Energy, Death By Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Collaboration Builds a Sustainable AND Affordable Home, reports Kathy Orton at the Washington Post. Habitat for Humanity, community government and lea...

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2013 | 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'...

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2013 | 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! Welcome a...

Fracking Fudged: Looking at Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Job and Economic Numbers

Henry Henderson | Posted 02.17.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Thursday, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce released a remarkably rosy sounding report, speculating on the impacts that fracking might have on Illinois. Having a look at the report, I was disappointed to find that it's not really all that comprehensive.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Booms Amid Climate Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green

In a report destined to frustrate advocates for global action on climate change, the Paris-based International Energy Agency projected Tuesday morning...

Climate Change This Week: A Break for Clean Energy, 2012 Hottest Yet, GravityLight, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The Smell of Freedom in Indonesia

American Anthropological Association | Posted 02.13.2013 | World
American Anthropological Association

Smelling freedom in the shifting winds of history, a multitude of church leaders, politicians, and ordinary citizens are starting to take action in solidarity with this struggle.

John Sununu: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Energy Policy

Bill Chameides | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The oil and gas industry is what it is today thanks in large part to decades of federal support, and America's new and "bright" shale gas-rich future is no exception.

Climate Shame: Four Years Later, Capitol Power Plant Still Burns Dirty Coal?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

If the U.S. Congress can't even move off its own use of dirty energy -- so symbolically small -- is it any wonder that the annual UN climate talks result in such pathetic action?

Climate Change This Week: Plastic Lightbulbs, Bye-Bye Reindeer and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

Should Feds Continue to Fund $1.4 Million Alaska Pipeline Coordinator's Office?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Tapping the North Slope's vast natural gas reserves, the largest conventional reserves in North America, is considered critical to Alaska's economic future. But longtime Alaskans are skeptical the gas will ever reach market.

Obama Approves Natural Gas Pipeline In NYC

DNAinfo | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A new natural gas pipeline is coming to Brooklyn and Queens, after President Barack Obama cleared the way for it to be built on Tuesday. ...

Lynne Peeples

Fracking's Toxic Secrets: Lack Of Transparency Over Natural Gas Drilling Endangers Public Health, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

Some frustrated residents and anti-fracking activists are finding new names to call the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) -- "...