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'Green News Report' - July 31, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 20m gallon water main break, amid worst drought in CA history, exposes ...

John Lennon Said It Best: 'Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed'

John Fullerton | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published.

'Green News Report' - July 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration approves sonic cannons for offshore oil exploratio...

Climate Change and the American Way

Nick Desai | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Nick Desai

Other than drilling deep into the ground and burning fossilized hydrocarbons, we've invented better ways to do everything. At time when America's economic superiority is facing unprecedented challenges, are we really willing to believe that the 100-year-old way we get our energy is the best we can do?

The Obama Administration's All-of-the-Above Energy Policy

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Our "global warming" president has consistently championed reforms (of a modest sort) to combat climate change. These, however, fit uncomfortably with his administration's anything-goes menu of oil and gas exploration and exploitation that is distinctly in the drill-baby-drill mode.

Wishful Thinking About Natural Gas

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Naomi Oreskes

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

'Green News Report' - July 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: Sudden storm ravages campground in VA; New rules for explosiv...

'Green News Report' - July 22, 2014

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

Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater.

Fossil Fuel Transport Leads to a Crude Awakening

Marc Yaggi | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Marc Yaggi

The railways need to learn from the Exxon Valdez spill and put in place preventive measures to protect the environment before we see the rail equivalent of a Valdez disaster.

Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

A Carbon Tax That Can Rise from Australia's Ashes

Mark Reynolds | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

As the post-mortems arrive to determine the cause of death for Australia's carbon tax, a couple of questions emerge: Why did this happen? What lessons can we learn?

'Green News Report' - July 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia's Rightwing government repeals successful landmark carbon tax...

'Green News Report' - July 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Huge Christian organization divests from fossil fuels; Germany pledges ...

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Solar Keeps Spreading, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Bevis Longstreth

What does divestment accomplish? It avoids the ugly picture of trustees seeking to profit from emissions of carbon through the sale and burning of fossil fuel reserves and from the massive use of shareholder funds to search for more fossil fuels to sell and burn.

'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...

Kate Sheppard

The Government Is Still Spending Billions To Subsidize Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, the Obama administration has repeatedly called for cutting fossil fuel subsidies in the form of tax breaks a...

Longer Than Pinocchio's Nose

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We all remember the childhood story of Pinocchio and the valuable life lesson it taught us about the importance of telling the truth. I've repeated the same story to my own children in hopes that a growing nose may dissuade them from lying. Unfortunately, the Pinocchio story doesn't seem to have impacted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Crossroads GPS.

'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...

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

'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...

Reversing Genesis: The Ransacking of Temple Earth

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

If you were to enter a church, mosque, or synagogue determined to plunder it before burning it down, you would probably end up in custody. Do the same to Earth, home to us all, and you might be eligible for a government subsidy.

Divest or Double Down?

Terry Tamminen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Terry Tamminen

I witnessed pomp and circumstance at prep schools from Orlando to the Napa Valley and at colleges from Los Angeles to the Ivy League. The surprising topic at all of these cap-and-gown fests? Endowments divesting their holdings in fossil fuel companies.

Climate Change This Week: Packing Record Heat, Fracking Leaks and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.