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Got Science? Why This Climate Scientist's Libel Case Matters

Seth Shulman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

What makes this case so important is that science, like free speech, needs protecting too. Sadly, we have been living in a period during which many parties -- often with funding from the fossil fuel industry -- have knowingly spread disinformation about climate change.

The Low Expectations of the Conservatism of Denial

Carl Pope | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate disruption, broadband access and crumbling bridges and roads have an odd thing in common: they have entered the never-never land of conservative denialism -- where they are simply not problems for which the right feels obliged to offer solutions.

Got Science? Who's Afraid of a 'Science Laureate?'

Seth Shulman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Seth Shulman

It is worth noting that, last month, a noncontroversial bill authorizing the president to appoint an annual "science laureate" was moving swiftly through the House and Senate with broad bipartisan support.

IPCC Report: Man-made Climate Change Is a Scientific Certainty

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Risk is risk. Those who refuse to gamble with the environment will continue to be pitted against those who refuse to recognize the imminent dangers facing our planet.

The Audacity of Action

Carl Pope | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.

Exclusive: Censored EPA PA Fracking Water Contamination Presentation Published

Steve Horn | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

What were the EPA's motives for doing an about-face on a key multi-year taxpayer subsidized study?

Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.

Rand Paul Tells 'Kind Of Mean' Joke About Police

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim at the U.S. Capitol Police Thursday night, joking that those who previously guarded Senate entrances now blocked due t...

Unreliable Sources 2: How the Media Help the Kochs & ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media
Elliott Negin

Part 2: To understand just how the fossil fuel industry has been laundering climate disinformation, there are few better places to start than with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute.

The Reagan Fetish

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

I've learned from fifteen years in the eco-trenches that the fight to protect our planet from pollution is more than just a fight against ExxonMobil or Charles and David Koch; it's ultimately a fight against the Reagan legacy.

'Oh, She's a Porn Star, OK!' My Night at a Mad Men-Themed Gala for Libertarians

Death Race | Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics
Death Race

It's about an hour into the after-party when someone in the middle of the room, near a giant projector screen playing vintage television ads, begins banging his glass and yelling for everyone to be quiet.

Corporate Hyperbole

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

A guilty verdict should be rendered against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) for misleading hyperbole associated with its defense of destructive mountaintop-removal mining.

Consider Externalities When Discussing Alternative Energy

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The price of an energy source should reflect not just its production costs but its impact on health, natural resources, and aesthetics. Without those inclusions, fossil fuels will be enjoying an economic advantage they don't deserve.

The Diseased Security of Denial

Shan Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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New York Times 'Climategate' Editorial a Reminder That Media Have Failed Miserably Covering Climate Science

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Why did the media that covered Climategate not question the fact that the allegations about the integrity of climate science was coming from a network of climate deniers and oil-industry funded skeptic groups?

Green News Report -- April 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: Another reco...

Green News Report -- March 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: China beats ...

President Obama Says "Let's Go," Special Interests Conjure Up New Distortions to Say No

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. John Kerry

On the biggest issue we can deal with in this Congress, President Obama just weighed in big-time, pounding the bully pulpit to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation. But, ahh, Washington.

New Poll Results Reveal the Impact of Decades-Long Climate Confusion Campaign

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Fifty-seven percent of Americans polled believe climate change is happening, compared with a figure of 71 percent in October 2008, a 14 point drop.

Treasury Memo Hysteria Shows Media Incapable of Screening Out Junk

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Last week, a CBS blogger reported a completely and utterly misleading figure on cap-and-trade that spread like wildfire from right-wing blogs, to Glenn Beck, and even the Washington Post.

Why Is CBS Lying About Climate Change?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

A CBS News correspondent who can't get his own title right makes up a number in a memo given to him by a group funded by ExxonMobil, and CBS News is wondering where the viewers are going.

On the Public Dime, a Grating Whine

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

It is really sad that CBS News allowed itself to be played, so well, by the global warming denier crowd, helping to give legitimacy to an invented story.