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How Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

If we as an international community care about our future climate, we must do more to support local efforts in China rather than relying on international negotiations alone to solve the climate problem.

"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are ALL complicit in fossil fuel fortunes, whether we are middle class or mega wealthy. We have all benefited, enormously, from the cheap and abundant and reliable power that has come of oil and coal.

Too Big To Punish?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

If low penalties aren't enough, business allies in Congress are busily making it harder to collect penalties once levied -- the House Appropriations Committee just voted to block EPA from garnishing wages to collect fines from recalcitrant violators.

It's Unacceptable That My Kids Have to Breathe Air Every Day That's Equivalent to Smoking a Half-Pack of Cigarettes

Cherise Udell | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Cherise Udell

As a mother, I instinctively felt air this dirty could only be harmful to my two young daughters. I had the sensation I was locking my two daughters in a windowless room full of chain smokers.

'Green News Report' - July 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Anti-science nuttery alive and well in Kentucky; BP's oil still contami...

'Green News Report' - July 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Japan hit with monster typhoon, while Hurricane Arthur breaks a record...

'Green News Report' - July 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big Coal baron says Obama's 'evil', attacks wildly popular new EPA emis...

'Green News Report' - June 26, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The gloves are off - President Obama now just openly mocking climate ch...

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community a...

'Green News Report' - June 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court upholds EPA authority on greenhouse gas emissions --...

Cleaner Air Gave Americans a $4,300 Pay Raise

Gernot Wagner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Having to suffer from childhood asthma is no mark of distinction in support of the greater economic good. It's bad for health, and for the economy. Pollute less -- and strengthen the economy as a result.

Defenders of Dirty Power Plants Use Doublespeak to Shape Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Few opponents of the federal Clean Power Plan want to stand up and say they favor unlimited carbon pollution. So they're apt to frame their arguments in more clever ways.

Can Philadelphians Afford to Pay for Fresh Air?

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Christopher Norris

Philly is the 11th most polluted city in the U.S and a metropolis with the highest rate of deep poverty, so if someone did sell cans of fresh air, cou...

''Green News Report' - June 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters,...

''Green News Report' - June 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: GOP Leader Eric Cantor defeated by climate denier who doesn't want you ...

''Green News Report' - June 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama pushes back against climate change-denying politicians;...

Clearing the air around human health and air pollution

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

Many years after completing medical school, I am still haunted by the first memories of caring for emergency department patients with full-blown asthm...

'Green News Report' - June 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans attack Obama EPA's proposed CO2 emissions standards... but ...

'Green News Report' - June 3, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: President Obama's EPA unveils hist...

This Week's EPA Rule Is Literally a Life Saver for Latino Families

Jennifer Allen | Posted 06.05.2014 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Allen

President Obama and the EPA recently took a bold step forward to act on climate change and protect public health by limiting carbon pollution from our country's existing power plants. That's not just a victory for the Latino community's stewardship of the Earth, it's literally a lifesaver.

EPA's New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

For the first time, the United States will set a national limit on how much carbon pollution can be released from existing power plants. This is the single most important thing our nation can do right now to fight climate change.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna -- along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states -- could breathe a little easier if the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to enforce the Clean Air Act protections for Navajo Generating Station, one of the biggest polluters in Arizona.

''Green News Report' -- May 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama ups the rhetoric on action against global warming; Speaker Boehne...

''Green News Report' - May 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drought decimating Oklahoma wheat crop; Massive wildfires in Alaska; St...

''Green News Report' - May 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Pope Francis calls on Christians to protect Creation -- or else!; Evang...