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'Green News Report' - October 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate Change and Election 2014: High stakes on energy, the environmen...

The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

Peter Getty | Posted 10.23.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

Climate deniers argue that an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry will cream our economy. Not so.

The Climate Is Changing

Tony Calandro | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

To a large degree, the events that took place last month inside the UN Climate Summit are not where the momentum is coming from. It's coming from diverse segments in society, not being led government. This confluence of interests is beginning to change the climate on climate change.

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

'Green News Report' - October 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rep. Paul Ryan backs away - sort of - from outright climate science den...

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

Exxon's First Prick of Conscience?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Exxon Mobil's vice president of public and government affairs published a critique of divestment that concluded by saying that destroying our planet's climate by recklessly extracting and burning fossil fuel reserves is necessary to relieve global poverty.

Managing the Madness in the Middle East

Marc Gopin | Posted 10.17.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The key to untangling this mess and creating a series of tactical and strategic responses is to understand one basic truth: There are spirals of violence here that come from below, from the street, and spirals that come from above, from the state. Responses by citizens must undercut the violent spiral and address separately the state and the street.

Into the Wilderness

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Last night I wrangled a Litquake event in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act made great by the writers who joined me and by a smart, ...

'Green News Report' - October 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal wins Kentucky's U.S. Senate debate!; Pentagon warns climate change...

Like New Yorkers, Californians Can Say No to Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

The oil industry may feel entitled to its potential profits, and will likely fight efforts to curb extreme well stimulation and enhancement anywhere they appear. But the people of California and New York -- indeed of all of states -- are even more entitled to clean air and clean water.

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing, Part II

Michael Goldstein | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Part II of II In Part I I asserted "two truths": that the People's Climate March was an amazing and valuable achievement, and that it was a po...

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

'Green News Report' - October 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Mitch McConnell dodges on climate change: "I am not a scientist";...

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, accordi...

The Transition to Renewable Energy Is Difficult But Feasible

Steven Cohen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

From the policy perspective, the question is: How do we alter the calculus that drives behavior?

The Climate March: Beyond Asking Those Beholden to the Wrong People to Do the Right Thing

Michael Goldstein | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Michael Goldstein

Who, among those with an inkling of the climate disaster already upon millions of beings on the planet, could not be heartened by the numbers, commitment, creativity, energy, joy, and diversity involved in Sunday's protests? The movement showed itself to be... a movement.

'Green News Report' - October 2, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Tide turns against climate change deniers, as even Rupert Murdoch dumps...

Well Said! Carbon Dioxide Made Simple -- and Personal

Ann Reid | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Ann Reid

Burning fossil fuels. Rising atmospheric CO2 levels. Global warming. The 1-2-3 of climate change. As the GEICO ads say "everybody knows that!" But surveys suggest that, in fact, many people don't understand this simple relationship.

Paul Blumenthal

Mary Landrieu's Fossil Fuel Stance Both A Blessing And A Curse

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Louisiana, the fossil fuel industry is both a blessing and a curse. More than 300,000 people in the state are employed in the oi...

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary...

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Jonathan Patz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Patz

What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'GNR' Special Climate Week Coverage continues: China's first-ever pledg...