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500 Billion Reasons to Reconsider Coal

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Electricity from coal costs ~10 ¢/kWh (cents per kilowatt-hour) whereas wind or solar is more like 15-25 ¢/kWh. No wonder we're so hooked. But that's before all those externalities -- outside costs that go along with burning coal that don't get factored into the price

'Green News Report' - October 6, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal is a...

New Ads: Clean Cars or a Trip to the Greenwash?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Advertising could be considered an art of grand hyperbole, but are new car ads the latest brushstrokes on this fanciful canvas or truthful commentary on how far down the road car companies have come to lower pollution?

How Congress Is Turning America Into China

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

For years, China sacrificed public health for rapid economic development and is now spending billions to clean up the mess. Chinese officials are cracking down on polluters and financing eco-cities and clean energy, but recent action by the House would give America neither.

Commentary on Comments: Wolves, Pipelines, and Dams, Oh My

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everyone has something to say about something these days, on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. All fine and dandy. But there's another way to get heard: by putting your two cents on the record through what's known as the public comment period.

Lynne Peeples

TRAIN Wreck: Greens Urge Senate To Derail House Bill | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

The U.S. House of Representatives forwarded a bill on Friday that environmental leaders warn would undermine the Environmental Protection Agency's abi...

Standing Up for Our Western Lands and Heritage

Bill Eikenberry | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Bill Eikenberry

Despite claims by oil and gas companies, the truth is that we can have both more responsible energy development and common sense protections for western lands.

Can a Quiet Prayer to Protect Our Planet Be Heard?

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Dominique Browning

What happened to the Biblical mandate -- the same one found in all the world's holy books -- that we must cherish and nurture our planet, as stewards of this earth?

Lucia Graves

White House Doubles Down On Pledge To Defend Clean Air Act | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto legislation that would delay the implementation of certain air quality standards by furt...

GOP Leaders Resume the Worst Attack on Public Health Safeguards in History

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Expanding the clean economy isn't about scoring ideological points for one side or the other. It's about helping the entire nation win.

Weak Environmental Regulations Show Little Faith in U.S. Business

Andrew Winston | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Choosing weaker environmental regulations actually makes our country less competitive and shows amazingly little faith in our business community to innovate.

Lynne Peeples

For 9/11 Cancer Sufferers, The Struggle For Help Continues | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green

Mike Burke was enjoying a round of golf with fellow firefighters when two hijacked planes struck the twin towers ten years ago. "We immediately le...

New Orleans Airport Plans Slated For Environmental Scrutiny

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Plans to rebuild or expand Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, unveiled in mid-August by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, could mean more noise for the City of Kenner--where officials have long been attuned to the sound issue.

Obama: A No-Go on Ozone

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.06.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In the wake of recent White House decisions, one has to wonder if that jobs pivot also includes a calculated pivot away from the environment?

Hopeless Obama

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Killing the air rule was bad politics. I guess his consultants hope that Obama can neutralize his opposition by moving in their direction. The only problem is that instead of looking moderate, the president looks unprincipled.

Lynne Peeples

Retreat On Ozone Legislation Leaves Standard Based on 14-Year-Old Science | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green

"Ridiculous." "Illegal." "Dangerous." President Barack Obama's decision to shelve a proposed tightening of ozone standards has prompted a deluge of an...

Obama Administration Delays Life-Saving Smog Standards

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Today the Obama administration made a decision that will endanger the health of tens of thousands of Americans.

GOP Repackages Old Attacks on Environmental Safeguards and Calls It a Jobs Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In the midst of a recession spurred by rampant trading in unregulated mortgage debt, Eric Cantor repeats the canards that clean air safeguards are the "job-destroying" villains.

Time to Decide: Protect Kids, or Polluters?

Pete Altman | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

NRDC is launching ads targeting policymakers and polluters urging them to make a simple commitment: protect kids from dangerous air pollution. It&rsqu...

All I Need Is the Air That I Breathe

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 10.25.2011 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

There's not a lot more important to parents than loving their children and making sure they have clean air to breathe. Which is why this week's virtual deluge of clean air information is so important -- and scary.

We Need Strong Air Pollution Safeguards Now

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Kids suffering asthma attacks; increased respiratory illnesses; more heart disease; more emergency room visits -- How many more ways can we describe the urgent need for strong air pollution standards?

A Burning Question: Should Waste-to-Energy Qualify as Renewable?

Robin Madel | Posted 10.18.2011 | New York
Robin Madel

When you think about renewable energy sources, what comes to mind? Solar panels or wind turbines, maybe even hydropower? You're probably not thinking about trash.

The City of the Future Is Already Here

Terry Tamminen | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Get the full picture of what life could be like in a clean, sustainable city of the future -- and of the business opportunities that are hidden within.

'Green News Report' - August 16, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama pl...

'Green News Report' - August 11, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Presiden...