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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...

'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 ma...

'Green News Report' - October 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush calls for more oil and more gas in America's future!; Premier ...

Shell Gives Arctic a Break: What Will We Do With It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Will we preserve these pristine waters once and for all and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy resources? Or will we continue letting oil companies go to the ends of the earth and deepen our dependence on polluting fossil fuels?

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China to launch world's largest cap and trade system; Pope Francis cal...

Obama Administration Facing More Opposition to Atlantic Drilling Plans

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is facing increased pressure to change his position on drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- and not just from envir...

Climbing Denali

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Would that President Obama meant what he said when, as he began his symbolic, climate-change-awareness trek to Alaska, he declared: "The time to plead ignorance is surely past."

Obama Undermines His Climate Strategy With More Offshore Drilling

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

How can a president who pledges to address "the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate" single-handedly add two untapped oceans of burned oil to our planet's atmosphere that's already in crisis?

'Green News Report' - August 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Fox 'News' finally finds reason to 'care' about the environment; Hillary Clinton draws a bright green line around Arctic drilling; EPA tells oil and gas industry to cut the methane; and Islamic leaders call on Muslims worldwide.

How Our Government Could Alter the Coast We Know and Love

Charles 'Pete' Peterson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Charles 'Pete' Peterson

The societal consequences of success for us Southeast Atlantic coastal residents are nowhere near as bright with offshore oil drilling as they are with wind.

'Green News Report' - August 18, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration gives final approval for Shell's Arctic drilling ...

Martin O'Malley: Where Is He on the Environment?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With the threat of climate change and a host of other environmental challenges looming like a dark cloud, the 2016 election will be a time to hold candidates accountable on where they stand on these concerns -- and what they promise to deliver.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the Revolving Door

Steve Horn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf...

Alien Invaders Support Arctic Drilling

David Helvarg | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
David Helvarg

Today we're closer than ever to transforming your frigid tree infested blue marble planet to a more temperate 185-degree sandy orange dune world. As one of our oily front groups once stated, a slightly warmer planet will mean fewer heart attacks from shoveling snow.

A Bad Call On Shell

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Not only do we not need that oil and gas -- we can't even afford to use it if we want to meet the urgent imperative to limit climate disruption.

Dear Mr. President: Prove Your Climate Rhetoric And Stop Arctic Drilling

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

You talk about transitioning to clean energy sources, but tapping into Arctic oil reserves would open a spigot that would be politically difficult for you or future presidents to turn off.

Gulf Spill Settlement Good, But Needs Fine-Tuning

Richard Steiner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

Given the broad contours of the historic $18.7 billion "agreement in principle" announced this month between the U.S. Department of Justice, Gulf states and BP to resolve government claims from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill disaster, there is cause for optimism.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

Kate Sheppard

Mining Heads Into The Deep Sea, Raising Environmental Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green

Mining in the deep sea for minerals is uncharted territory, but one company is well on its way to making it a reality. Now, the company is trying to c...

'Green News Report' - June 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush finally jumps in to the 2016 race; Hillary Clinton pushes for renewable energy; Shell's Arctic drilling rig escapes Seattle; PLUS:

When You Drill, You Spill

Margie Alt | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

Oil companies and elected officials pledge to protect our coastline with more safety measures, yet promote exposing more of our prized beaches to the risks of oil and gas extraction.