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Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas, and oil are yesterday's energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion. And it's not just pipelines, not by a long shot.

Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001)

William Bradley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
William Bradley

California showed up big at last month's UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world's biggest economies can shift rapidly...

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Oil Prices Have Hit An 11-Year Low, And That's Exactly What Saudi Arabia Wants

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business

The last time oil was this cheap, the world was in the middle of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. As the price of oil falls bel...

UN Climate Summit's Scattered Approach Points Up Importance of California and Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

There is some very good news and some very bad news about the current United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.

Oil-Rich Dubai Pledges To Put Solar Panels On Every Roof By 2030

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

As diplomats and delegates from 195 countries converge in Paris this week to help fight climate change, the oil-rich city of Dubai also wants to...

Does Obama's Backtrack on Biofuels Undermine His Climate Change Message in Paris?

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Despite the terrorist attacks in Paris, French officials have announced the United Nations Convention on Climate Change will proceed as planned on November 30. The conference is expected to produce a blueprint to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of global warming.

How The Oil Industry Pumped Up Spending On Disinformation To Kill California Climate Bill Provision

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.04.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

The five carbon majors and the rest of the oil and gas industry are still spending millions to deceive the public and derail government attempts to address the problem.

Obama's Hard Calls: South China Sea, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Ukraine and Russia

William Bradley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

As he comes to grips with his failed escalations in Afghanistan and Syria, President Barack Obama should nevertheless respond to China's escalations in the South China Sea. Fortunately, all it requires is that he direct the U.S. Navy to sail where it has legally sailed for more than a century.

John Oliver Explains Why North Dakota Is FAR Too Nice To Big Oil

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy

On Sunday, John Oliver addressed the kind and polite people of North Dakota, a state that has had a recent oil boom so large that it's cut the nation'...

Jerry Brown, Greening California and the Ancien Regime of Oil

William Bradley | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
William Bradley

As long as people are using oil -- and even with Brown's target of cutting use in half by 2030, we'll be using a lot of oil -- why not have California reap the economic rewards?

Climate-Denying Rep. Wants To Investigate Scientists For Requesting A Probe Of Climate Deniers

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics

Republicans love to reference the Constitution. But when it comes to climate science, one GOP congressman is flirting with disregard for the Fir...

Street Artist Shepard Fairey 'Is Yelling About Blood And Oil And Money'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.06.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A steady drumbeat characterizes the work of Shepard Fairey on the street and in the gallery, using art and design and his insight into the corrosive power of propaganda to pound out damning critiques and ironic appeals that address political, social, environmental issues of our day.

What If Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is All About Oil?

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Slower economic growth in China and other developing economies have contributed to weaker demand, while fracking and other innovations have combined with increased production by OPEC nations to increase supply. Both of these trends are likely to continue .

Can the Democrats Lose California?

William Bradley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Last week's legislative defeat for a couple of key items in Governor Jerry Brown's climate and energy agenda suggests a question: Could the Democrats lose control in California?

Big Oil Tanks California Measure To Cut Petroleum Use In Half

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

California lawmakers pulled a measure calling for a 50 percent reduction in oil consumption from climate legislation Wednesday night, following staun...

Food Irrigated With Fracking Water May Require Labels In California

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

A new bill proposed in California would require all produce irrigated with fracking wastewater to come with warning labels. ...

One Catch In Pope's Climate Push: U.S. Catholic Oil Investments

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis heartened environmentalists around the world in June when he urged immediate action to save the planet from the effects of climate ...

Resignation of a Leader Opens Door for Gov. Brown to Step Up

Shoshanna Howard | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Shoshanna Howard

The oil and gas industries have a long history in California and as it becomes more difficult to extract oil buried deep in rock and shale they are increasingly turning to extreme drilling methods that are inherently more dangerous and even more toxic.

Lessons (Un)Learned in the Last 5 Years in Offshore Oil Industry Since the BP Deepwater Horizon Accident

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Najmedin Meshkati

With the 5th anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon (DWH) on April 20, the existing data on the number of accidents and incidents in offshore drilling and production within recent years does not seem encouraging or comforting.

In Texas Oil Town, Early Signs Of Economic Strain As Drilling Slows

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK, March 29 (Reuters) - Sales tax receipts in the thriving oil town of Midland, Texas, fell this month, on...

California Cracks Down On Oil And Gas Industry

AP | ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lax oversight by the state has allowed the oil and gas industry to contaminate protected water aquifers and endanger the public...

Shell CEO: Oil Industry Needs To Be Less Aloof In Climate Change Conversation

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green

Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden believes it is time for his industry to take a more active role in the conversation about climate change and bec...

Animal Feedlots And Oil Operations Leave An Impact You Can See From Space

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green

These photos have a strange beauty, yet they're a strong reminder of the constant but often hidden impacts humans have on the world around us. Bri...

A Tale of Two Oil Companies

Carl Pope | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The next time you read a glossy Chevron ad, you might remember that Chevron and Breitling are on the same team.