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The Climate Post: As U.S. Carbon Dioxide Footprint Falls, Report Looks at Ways to Continue Emission Decline

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

As Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed the Obama Administration's commitment to combat climate change, new data indicates carbon dioxide emissions in the United States in 2012 dropped to their lowest levels since 1994.

Climate Change This Week: Gargantuan Blue Blobs, Solar Spin Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

And Now, FINALLY, Some Good News: US Cut Carbon in 2012! reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian, to 1994 levels by increasing energy efficien...

Who's Paying for Climate Denial Politics?

Courtney Hight | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Courtney Hight

The fact that the NRSC is opposing climate solutions is nothing new. But they are doing the dirty work for dirty energy at a time when the cost of the extreme weather fuelled by climate disruption is skyrocketing -- both in economic and human terms.

Is Clean Energy an Impossible Dream?

Jerry Taylor | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Jerry Taylor

If low-polluting renewable energy sources could displace fossil fuels without harm to the economy, you'd find us at the front of the parade. But Obama's devotion to clean energy should trouble anyone who doesn't believe in showering public money on industries with no hope of a back-end payoff for the taxpayer.

The Flaming Faucet That Ignited the Mothers Project: A Conversation With Angela Monti Fox

Kerry Trueman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Angela Monti Fox is a psychotherapist and social worker by vocation, but she's also an activist by what you might call an accident of birth -- she's the mother of filmmaker Josh Fox, whose 2010 Emmy award-winning documentary Gasland exposed the perils of hydraulic fracturing.

Frack Tracks: Life-Changing Royalties, Health Concerns And A Paper-Mache Pig

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Private landowners in Pennsylvania likely reaped more than $1.2 billion in royalties from natural gas drilling last year, according to an AP analysis....

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Bombers, Greenland Meltdown, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2013 | 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.

Renewables to the Rescue

Carl Pope | Posted 03.27.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

While renewable energy still retains a "too expensive for a poor country" reputation here, the reality is that short-term solutions to Pakistan's energy poverty almost all will come from efficiency and clean energy.

Lynne Peeples

Fracked And Fractured: Pennsylvania Residents Gambling On Natural Gas Drilling | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

POINT MARION, Pa. -- Dave Cogar counts down the days until he's fracked. Through a haze of cigarette smoke at the Brass Rail bar here, he laments ...

The Fracking Front Lines: Here's What 13 Pennsylvania Residents Have To Say About Shale Drilling

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

Do Pennsylvanians love or hate fracking? Yes. The nationwide release of "Promised Land," Gus Van Sant's drama about the natural gas industry and it...

ReThink Review: Promised Land -- Fracking Goes (More) Hollywood

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Fracking has received the full Hollywood treatment with Promised Land, a film starring and co-written by Matt Damon, one of Hollywood's biggest and most respected stars. But is Damon's name enough to convince people to see a movie revolving around natural gas drilling?

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...