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Coal Power Giant Wins Lease For Offshore Wind Farm

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A giant of coal-fired power won a $1.6 million lease to build the first wind farm off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, a development ...

Climate Change This Week: Greenland Mega-Canyon, Acid Ocean Amps, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.02.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Greenland Mega Canyon Helps Hasten Melt reports Bryan Kahn at Climate Central. Under more than a mile of ice lies this newly discovered canyon, which ...

Climate Change This Week: Virtual Coral Reefs, Hyperloops, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New IPCC Report: Greater Certainty of Human-Driven Global Warming, Impacts Are Speeding Up reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress. The likely heating wi...

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse ...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

WiFi to help out with HIV/AIDS on Mfangano Island

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Hey, I help out The Organic Health Response on Mfangano Island, and gave them some money a few months ago to help upgrade their wifi. You'll see them ...

Greening the Grid: Interview With National Grid US President Tom King

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

This month, while I was researching electric vehicle power stations, I came across a Northeastern utility company that is leading the nation in the pu...

GE's New Wind Turbines Have A Nifty Little Trick

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: I have something to confess. I am a huge fan of renewable energy, but I never paid much attention to sci...

Our Job as Americans, According to Time Magazine, Is to Destroy the Planet

Charles Alexander | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Charles Alexander

Why can't most business executives, economists, politicians and journalists see the big picture? Why is "environment" hardly ever in their vocabulary, much less a priority? A good example of the cluelessness displayed by our so-called leading thinkers can be found in the August 12 issue of Time.

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Burning America conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. Huge, explosi...

Climate Change This Week: Continuous Clean Energy, Sultry Siberia, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Intermittency Of Renewables Is Shrinking reports Zachary Shahan at CleanTechnica. Solar thermal can be designed to be continuous, off-shore wind has l...

The Great Texas Wind Rush: EXCERPT

Kate Galbraith | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Kate Galbraith

Father Joe James, a Lubbock priest, would plant one of the first Texas wind farms in the 1970s beside his church.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Shift Looms, Brilliant Wind Turbines, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Global Air Temperatures To Rise Faster Between Now and 2025 say scientists, reports Rob Painting at SkepticalSciencecom, as he reviews several studie...

Addressing Climate Change Grows Our Economy, Creates Jobs

Nicole Lederer | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Nicole Lederer

The economic costs of climate change are now clear. From weather-related disasters like Superstorm Sandy to droughts that have wiped out family farms and fueled devastating fires, the United States suffered 11 climate-related disasters last year alone that cost $1 billion -- each.

Climate Change This Week: Frackin' Freakout, US Energy Disruption, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Distant Quakes Can Trigger Temblors at US Fracking Sites or geothermal sites, says a new study, reports Brian Bienkowski of the Daily Climate at Clima...

Climate Change This Week: Jet Stream Extremes, Nano Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2001-2010 Hottest Decade On Record, With 'Unprecedented High-Impact Climate Extremes' says the World Meteorological Organization, report Ryan Koronows...

Vestas, GE Seek Domestic Wind Power Projects

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

Orders for wind turbines for Vestas have ramped up worldwide, but projects in the United States are still relatively flat. But officials at Vestas an...

Climate Change This Week: Vote Says O, Climate Cooks Cattle, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

*** Full Disclosure: NOBODY pays me anything to write this column - I'm a masochist! *** Acid Oceans Threaten Billion $ Oyster Biz reports Tim Radfo...

Next Generation Wind Energy

David Mager | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
David Mager

Wind is the fastest growing energy resource in the world -- faster than oil and coal which are non-renewable and contribute to climate change. Why?

Turning Point: President Obama's Climate Action Leadership

Howard Learner | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

The president's plan builds on successful approaches that many state and local governments and businesses are already advancing. He is advancing common-sense solutions that are good for jobs, good for economic growth and good for the environment.

Climate Change This Week: Fires, Up Front & Personal, the New Atlantis, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Alaska follows record-breaking cold spring in some parts there, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central, and increases...

The One Thing Obama's Climate Policy Can't Leave Out

John Farrell | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
John Farrell

Climate-protecting energy policy succeeds when communities can keep their energy dollars local by directly owning and profiting from investments in renewable energy.

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Carbon Bomb, California Cleaning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...

Snyder On the Right Side of Renewables in Michigan

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Many times I find myself writing my blog posts about politicians who stand with dirty polluters rather than the health and well being of their constit...

Will "Pandora's Promise" Start A New Environmental Movement FOR Nuclear Power?

David Ropeik | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

The last line in Pandora's Promise, Robert Stone's new documentary about the environmental advantages of nuclear power, comes from Michael Shellenberg...