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What Does 60 Minutes Have Against Public Investment in Clean Energy?

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

Whose Water? Ours! How to End California's Water Crisis

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Mary Manning Cleveland

California is basically a dry state, subject to periodic severe droughts. So, how come the largest water user is cow pasture, watered with giant sprinklers sending great sprays into the atmosphere?

Kate Sheppard

'Social Cost Of Carbon' Too Low, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The U.S. government uses $37 as its estimate of how much a ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs, including decrease...

ALEC's Fracking Chemical Disclosure Bill Moving Through Florida Legislature

Steve Horn | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) model bill for disclosure of chemicals injected into the ground during the controversial hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") process is back for a sequel in the Sunshine State legislature.

A Libertarian Argument for Climate Action

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

It strikes me that libertarians would support the basic concept that a company seeking private profit should also be responsible for paying all the costs of pursuing that goal.

Kate Sheppard

Four Colorado Cities Vote On Whether To Halt Fracking

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in four Colorado cities will decide this Election Day whether or not to ban fracking within their communities, putting the state at the center ...

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

The Deficit and Climate Change: Two Problems That Won't Go Away

Keith Gaby | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

On both the deficit and climate change we are faced with the choice of ignoring the problem, and leaving the consequences to our kids, or taking common sense steps today.

Shale Gas Study Showing Minimal Methane Leakage Exposes Rifts in Enviro Movement

Jon Entine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Jon Entine

Indeed, methane is a potent greenhouse gas, so leaks could theoretically wipe out the documented climate benefits with respect to reduced carbon emissions of natural gas, a comparatively clean fossil fuel.

Taking a Close Look at the Ethanol Market

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

The Times piece raises three distinct questions for those concerned about energy policy and renewable fuels. First, can markets be a fair and efficient way to achieve the goals we want in this program -- more low carbon fuels, less imported oil and reasonable energy prices?

Don't Let the Industry Frack the Facts About Methane Pollution

Philip Radford | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The fossil fuel industry desperately wants to get us hooked to its latest product before we have time to adequately study it.

Concern for Others Activates Evangelicals on Climate Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

Most evangelical Christians are conservatives, many conservatives have doubts about climate science, so we assume evangelicals are not concerned about global warming. The only problem with that logic is that, it turns out, a lot of deeply religious Christians are very concerned about climate change.

A Maker's Mark: Climate Politics Change

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Lethargy is the sentiment of the past, not the present. President Obama's climate speech in June was an important milestone. The president proposed historic carbon standards for new and existing power plants, the single biggest source of US climate pollution.

Aviation Climate Pollution Flying Under the Radar

Kevin Grandia | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Kevin Grandia

While there is a lot of focus deservedly being put on other large climate polluters like the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline, there will shortly be made some very big decisions about the future of airline emissions.

10 Nonprofit LinkedIn Accounts To Follow

Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized thei...

Even Environmental Groups Can Greenwash

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.27.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Allowing large factory farms and other industrial agricultural operations to sell pollution credits to other sources doesn't reduce the overall amounts of poisons polluting our air and invading our watersheds, including the Chesapeake Bay.

City Environmental Initiatives Win Innovations Prize

Carol Kellermann | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Too often, government is satisfied with regulation and enforcement. Yet in New York, the Mayor's Office has created effective collaborative mechanisms to go further, and Mayor Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability deserve enormous praise.

Environmental Defense Fund: Stop Your Sell-Out to the Gas Industry

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

The truth is that fracking is no way to address climate change.

Inside Scoop on Sustainable Brands 2012 Conference

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Eddie Fernandez

Sustainability conferences, especially on the west coast, can be a full time job if you try and hit them all. It's important to distinguish the top events, and Sustainable Brands is one of them.

NYC Plans To Build Wind Farm, Solar Power Plant

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A New York City site once known for the size of its garbage heaps would be home to alternative energy sources that could generate 20 megaw...

America's Energy Future Hinges on New York, Ohio, Other States' Leadership

Frank Stewart | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics
Frank Stewart

It's clear that states are continuing to lead the way on studying and preparing comprehensive regulatory schemes for natural gas development. What isn't clear is the role of the federal sector.

Before Obama Retreat on Ozone, EPA Chief Warned of Illnesses and Deaths

Corbin Hiar | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.

Lucia Graves

Green Groups: Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the h...

The Struggle for Change: Activism vs. Cynicism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.21.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Mercury is poisoning both our air and our water -- big time. Even if you don't live right near a coal plant, the wind drifts. There's too much at stake.