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Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

The Climate Post: Study Links Vanishing of Solomon Islands to Anthropogenic Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that five of the uninhabitated Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six...

Fossil Fuel Companies Spend $115 Million Each Year Opposing Climate Policy

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green

Major fossil fuel companies and trade groups shell out nearly $115 million a year to oppose efforts to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new rep...

The Climate Primary: Their Vision, Your Decision

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.04.2016 | Green
D. R. Tucker

The stakes are too high for you to stay home. Lyndon Johnson's ad campaign, 1964 This time, vote like your whole world depended on it. Richard Nixo...

This High-Tech Soccer Field Generates Its Own Electricity -- From The Players

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 01.21.2016 | Technology

Lagos, Nigeria's megacity, where 17 million people are putting a serious strain on the power grid, has an untapped source of energy literally at its f...

ExxonMobil Shareholders Want More Transparency On Climate Change

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

A group of shareholders in ExxonMobil urged the oil giant on Tuesday to detail the resilience of its business model to climate change, a month after t...

Big Oil Argued for U.S. Crude Exports to Fend Off Iran, But First Exporter Vitol Group Also Exported Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Petroleum Institute (API) successfully lobbied for an end to the 40-year ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil in part by making a geopolitical argument: Iran and Russia have the ability to export their oil, so why not unleash America?

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

Are White House Insiders With Connections to Big Oil Undermining the President's Climate Change Agenda?

Paul Alexander | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

How in good faith can Obama lobby world leaders to fight climate change when his own administration has weakened the RFS, a law -- signed by George W. Bush no less! -- that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions since its inception a decade ago?

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 Shocker?

Michael Brune | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Nothing brightens a Monday morning like this kind of news: "Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration." With a single headline, the fight to protect the Arctic from a major offshore oil spill has reached the best kind of ending.

Dry Hole Gives Shell Excuse to Bow Out of Arctic

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I believe that Shell threw in the towel after experiencing 10 years of market therapy. The volatility of oil prices, added to chronically low natural gas prices, make the economics of this project stink even if it was logistically feasible to develop oil and gas reserves this remotely.

From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Without realizing it, many of us are helping out the giant corporations that want to extract and burn every last bit of coal, oil, and gas on the planet.

Arctic Reality

Michael Brune | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.

Kerry On Arctic: 'We're Not Going To Suddenly Be Weaned From Oil'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's decision to allow Shell to begin exploratory oil drilling in the Arcti...

Obama Administration Gives Mixed Messages On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration gave final approval on Monday to Shell to resume exploratory drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for the first time since 20...

Shell Officially Allowed To Drill In The Arctic

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration granted Royal Dutch Shell final clearance on Monday to resume drilling for oil and gas in the environm...

Activists Dangle From Oregon Bridge To Stop Shell Icebreaker

AP/HuffPost | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities forced protesters in kayaks from a river Thursday in Portland, Oregon, where the demonstrators were trying to stop ...

A Bad Call On Shell

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2016 | 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.

Shell Granted Permits For Arctic Drilling, But Is Not Yet Allowed To Drill

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday granted Royal Dutch Shell two final permits to explore for crude in the Arctic this ...

Harvard Business School Report Promotes Oudated Energy Vision

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

We're all tempted to point fingers at a policy recommendation that will delay achieving a zero emissions future while bolstering fossil fuel and power businesses. Isn't this just business as usual?

From Incompetent to Incomprehensible

Michael Brune | Posted 07.17.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

Tomorrow is an Arctic Day of Action to tell President Obama that allowing Royal Dutch Shell (or anyone) to drill in the Arctic is, as Al Gore put it bluntly yesterday, "insane." Time's running out to prevent a three-way collision between the incompetent, the incomparable and the incomprehensible.

Fracking: A Dangerous, Unnecessary 'Bridge'

Scott Novak | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Scott Novak

Healthier, greener options already exist; we need only to summon the willpower to enact them. Therefore, when the fracking moratorium expires and it comes time, once again, to say "no" to fracking in Maryland, let this "no" resound permanently into this beautiful state's future.

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

Steve Horn | Posted 07.12.2016 | 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

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...