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Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

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.

Should Chevron and Shell Pay for Climate Damage?

Renee Karunungan | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Renee Karunungan

Developing countries lose more and are damaged more. This is why developing countries have been continuously, tirelessly fighting for loss and damage in the climate negotiations. Meanwhile, developed countries like the United States, those who have caused the climate change we know today, have only evaded the topic.

Pulling Back The Pickets: Full Fossil Retreat Or Strategic Withdrawal?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate science has a different calendar -- fossils must essentially be gone by 2050. That extra 50 years is, to coal and oil, worth fighting for -- and natural gas is oil's alternative of choice. Their secret weapon? Ever lower prices.

White House Takes Big Step Towards Halting Arctic Drilling

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Interior Department announced Friday it is canceling future lease sales and will not extended current leases in Arctic ...

The End Of The Oil Major?

James Stafford | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
James Stafford

A new report finds that the largest oil companies are set to cut spending on exploration by at least half, potentially leading to very few new oil dis...

Shell Comes Up Empty: A Moment Of Clarity

Susan Murray | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green
Susan Murray

We can see this withdrawal as not just a victory for the Arctic but also as an opportunity to take stock of our unhealthy relationship with fossil fuels.

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?

Shell's Abandoned Well and the Myth of the Arctic Oil Land Grab

The Conversation US | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Shell's departure is certainly a pause in a new era of Arctic exploration. It is not, however, an end. The company has said nothing about dropping any of its 275 blocks in the basin.

'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...

Drill, Baby, Drill? No Thanks, Shell Says

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results ...

President Obama's Mortal Sin

Bianca Jagger | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Bianca Jagger

President Obama must know that it is impossible to protect the Arctic while allowing Shell to drill for oil 70 miles off the coast of Alaska. He cannot have it both ways. His policies and proclamations are irreconcilable.

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Yes Mr. President, Arctic Oil Is A Climate Change Issue

Tim Donaghy | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Tim Donaghy

Obama has done more than any previous president to restrict greenhouse gas emissions, but his administration remains stuck in a contradictory policy of promoting fossil fuel extraction that threatens to "lock-in" decades of emissions that we can't afford.

Big Oil Slick Captures Round 1 of CA Climate Change Drive

Jamie Court | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Jamie Court

The power of California's oil refiners is always felt but rarely visible in Sacramento. It was on full display at Wednesday's press conference when it was acknowledged that California's effort to lead the world by cutting petroleum use in half was dead for the year due to oil company lobbying and advertising.

In Alaska, Obama Highlights Climate Change While His Decisions Draw Accusations Of 'Hypocrisy'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

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Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Cindy Shogan | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.

Shell Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible

Derrick Crowe | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Derrick Crowe

Shell's extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don't believe it for a second.

There's An Imam In My Kayak

Mitzi Simmons | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Mitzi Simmons

As a good crew mate, I want the president to see the hole in his "survival suit" -- and our own. That his climate change legacy, the President's concern for a warming and imperiled planet -- especially the belief that we can do something about it -- are inconsistent with Arctic drilling.

'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.

'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 ...

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic mine spill contaminates waterways across three Southwest states; ...

Blockade of Shell Icebreaker: A Human Tipping Point in Pacific Northwest?

Daphne Wysham | Posted 07.31.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Members of the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on July 30 when they forced the MSV Fennica, Shell Oil's Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours.

'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...

It's Time for Shell to Abandon Its Irresponsible Arctic Drilling Plans

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

The Arctic may have oil, but the risks of drilling in the Arctic are too great. Arctic oil should stay in the ground. It's time for Shell to do the right thing and announce that they will pull out of the Arctic.