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'Green News Report' - August 25, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More than 300 dead, 6 million displaced by flooding in India; President O...

World Ocean Council and the Future of the Arctic

Peter Neill | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The sea connects all things, and thus it can be viewed through the prism of almost any time, place, or subject. These latter come in "waves," usually ...

No Way, Norway

Michael Brune | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Someone needs to remind the Norwegian government about a core concept of Environmental Studies 101. When the English economist William Forster Lloyd first defined "the tragedy of the commons" almost 200 years ago, he used the example of a common grazing area that is shared by multiple cattle herders.

Why We Must Continue to Protect the Atlantic

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Earlier this year, our efforts to protect our ocean, waves and beaches off the Atlantic scored a major victory when the Obama Administration excluded areas along the Atlantic coast from offshore oil drilling in the 2017-2022 leasing plan. But, the battle to protect the Atlantic is far from over.

Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Global protests for action on climate change receive no coverage in corpo...

Together We Saved the Atlantic -- Now for the Arctic and the Gulf

Margie Alt | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

For more than a year we spoke up together for the Atlantic Coast, and President Obama finally listened--foreclosing offshore drilling along the East Coast for at least the next six years.

90% Off Sale On Offshore Drilling Rigs?

Oilprice.com | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Oilprice.com

It might not be a great time to start offshore drilling, with oil prices as depressed as they are, but it might just be a great time to buy an offshor...

Deepsea Drilling: Death by 1000 Cuts?

This Planet | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
This Planet

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'Green News Report' - April 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Criminal charges for officials in Flint lead poisoning crisis; Louisiana ...

Obama Administration Sets New Offshore Oil Well Safety Rules

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled new oil well control rules to prevent the kind of blowout that happened six years...

The Atlantic Isn't Enough: It's Time to End All New Offshore Drilling

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Sure it's worth celebrating but don't pop the champagne just yet. If we're going to truly begin tackling the climate crisis (and protect wildlife and coastal communities from oil spills) we need to halt all new offshore drilling.

'Knee-deep in Blood': Protestors Disrupt New Orleans Oil and Gas Lease Sale and Prognosticate a Frightening Future

Justin Nobel | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Justin Nobel

As the protestors protested, for the better part of an hour, the oil men and oil women, dressed in suits of blue and gray, sat back in their folding chairs and tap-tapped on their smart phones, while drinking the complimentary coffee and looking nonplused.

Grounded!

Michael Brune | Posted 03.23.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Less than a year later, although the Arctic is still not permanently protected from oil and gas exploration, the Obama administration's approach to dirty fuels has changed dramatically.

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unite to fight...

Victory for U.S. Oceans: Obama Administration Protects East Coast from Offshore Drilling

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 03.17.2016 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

Here's some great news: the United States Government has announced it will remove the Atlantic Ocean from its five-year plan for oil and gas development. This is an important victory for the U.S. Oceans.

White House Won't Sell Drilling Rights In Atlantic Waters

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is removing the Atlantic coast from its upcoming oil and gas lease sale, a departure from earlier p...

Obama Reverses Course On Drilling Off Southeast Coast

The New York Times | Jade Walker | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

The Obama administration is expected to withdraw its plan to permit oil and gas drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast, yielding to an outpouring o...

'Green News Report' - February 23, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oklahoma finally acts to reduce man-made fracking earthquakes; Bernie San...

That Was Then

Michael Brune | Posted 02.08.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

We're already seeing a transition to clean, renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. President Obama knows that the only way to build on the progress and promise of the Paris climate summit is to accelerate that transition and base our fossil fuel policy on the mandate to "keep it in the ground" whenever and wherever possible.

How the Deepwater Horizon Disaster Gave One Scientist New Direction

The Conversation US | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Corals are fascinating animals. Just like there would be no forests without trees, there would be no coral reefs without corals.

When the Tea Party Met the Sea Party

David Helvarg | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
David Helvarg

President Obama's decision two days later to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of polarized debate, and the pushback it received, increases the likelihood that energy and the environment will play a prominent role in the upcoming election.

The Arctic Garden

Peter Neill | Posted 11.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

No one seemed to be asking the alternative question: Other than resource extraction, what is the true value of the Arctic?

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to s...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability may ...