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The Fight for Black Men and Boys: What's trauma got to do with it?

Diana Aubourg Millner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Diana Aubourg Millner

There is a large body of research on the long-term impact of childhood trauma and its potential to create social, emotional and cognitive impairment.

U.S. Intelligence Officials To Tap Federal Workers With Secret Clearances

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and ...

Trauma and Adversity In Childhood: History Need Not Be Destiny

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The health of our youth, today and into their futures, can be protected. We can prevent the diseases and disabilities that result from childhood adversity and trauma.

Big Oil Threatens To Leave Alaska Over Taxes

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska — Oil industry leaders delivered a stinging rebuke of the production tax that became a hallmark of Gov. Sarah Palin's administrat...

Virginians want clean energy and politicians who will make it happen

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

According to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling and released this week by the NRDC Action Fund, voters across the country by a wide margin more...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: CA-11

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the fourteenth article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candid...

Congressional Candidates' Views on Clean Energy, Climate Change: IA-03

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Originally posted on The MarkUp. This is the eleventh article in a continuing series by the NRDC Action Fund on the environmental stances of candidat...

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: Lessons From Senate Climate Fail

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

Here are some lessons learned from the perspective of someone who spent last few years trying to push a real bill through the real Congress.

The Secret Plan to Address Climate Change

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

If I'm lucky, this post will be outdated by the time it circulates. I should be so lucky. In 1968 Richard Nixon campaigned on his "secret plan to en...

Waking America From the BP Nightmare

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

BP's spill safety response plans include references to protecting walruses, which have not called the Gulf of Mexico home for 3 million years. The American people deserve oil safety plans that are ironclad and not boilerplate.

Five Reasons Clean Energy Trumps Tea Party Slogans

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Sometimes I think America is the proverbial child-star-gone-bad of nations: we have a crippling addiction, but we still won't go to rehab. We are ho...

Scientists to Congress & Obama: count the carbon in biomass

Nathanael Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

A group of leading scientists from across the country sent a letter to congressional leaders and Obama officials urging them to carefully count the carbon from biomass burned for energy.

Weekly Mulch: Bad News Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Alison Hamm, Media Consortium blogger Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) met with industry groups Wednesday...

Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

Ecologists to the Rescue

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

We have to get biofuels right to get the pollution reductions the clean energy bill is designed to achieve.

The Blogosphere Reacts to the Kerry-Boxer Senate Climate Bill

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

The bill as it currently stands is stronger than the American Clean Energy and Security Act in several crucial ways, but it has a treacherous gauntlet to run before reaching the President's desk.

How to Fight Climate Change, Create Jobs and Make America Safer

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Senators John Kerry and Barbara Boxer today introduced a bill that aspires to accomplish the climate change mission and addresses other important issues Americans face, like employment.

Boxer-Kerry Climate Bill: A Second Chance for Progressives

Bill Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Scher

We are not just playing defense in the Senate. We can get back on offense. And offense is more enticing for the grassroots. But to play effective offense, you need to know what the goal is.

I Love Denver, But This Has Got to Change

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

What if a city's reputation for pollution was reflected in the sports team's names? Instead of the Denver Broncos would we be the Denver Bronchitis?

Carbon Offsets Are A CROC

Daniel Kessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Kessler

Carbon offsets often do not deliver promised results. The use of these sorts of offsets would not only give big polluters a giant loophole, it could actually increase global warming pollution.

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

Cooking up Lies with Dirty Coal

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

Big Coal and Big Oil are determined to cover our ears so we can't hear about the overwhelming advantages of the climate and energy bill, especially for us Latinos.

Dominoes Keep Falling for Clean Coal Coalition

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

The defections of Duke Energy and Alstom Power are clear signs that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has gone too far--even for energy companies like Duke that are heavily invested in coal.

Alaska Fisherman Send Labor Day SOS-Call For Action to Protect Jobs, Fisheries from Climate Change's Evil Twin

Celia Alario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Celia Alario

More than 100 fishing boats, sail boats, skiffs and kayaks took to the waters Sunday to draw attention the threat of ocean acidification.

Van Jones: The Partisan Politics of Mutually Assured Distraction

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beau Friedlander

Van Jones was the best person for the job he just relinquished. He would have helped Republican lawmakers in their districts. He would have created jobs. He would have made a difference.