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Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brendan Smith

You've seen us on the streets and farmers markets of New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, selling our dresses sewn from recycled umbrellas and clocks milled from reclaimed wine tanks.

What the CBO Isn't Telling Congress: Climate Change Threatens Million of Jobs

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

How many epidemics and Katrinas will it take to expose the myth that the U.S. economy is somehow exempt from the threats of climate change?

The Dalai Lama Calls for Action on Climate Change | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Dalai Lama urged governments to put the great global concern before domestic politics, and to take serious action in slowing the rise of global wa...

The Garden Conversations

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

For the last few weeks, I've been talking with gardeners at an imperiled community garden on the South Side of Chicago. Last spring, the University of Chicago informed us it wants its land back.

Will Climate Protection Legislation Protect Workers Too?

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

One great fear is blocking public support for climate protection: The fear that protecting the planet will destroy millions of jobs. Without a bold p...

Administration: The West Will Have Its Renewable Energy

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARK CITY, Utah — Cabinet leaders in the Obama administration promised Monday to help Western states develop a robust system for delivering rene...

Green Workers Need a Voice in the Climate Change Debate

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

What sort of future lies ahead for those of us who work in industries already being impacted by climate change?

AFL-CIO Convention: Solidarity with Van Jones?

Brendan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan Smith

f labor wants to promote green jobs, labor should embrace Van Jones -- publicly, loudly, and fast -- at the AFL-CIO Convention.

Do Corporate Giants Own Your Favorite Organic Label?

DivineCaroline | Brie Cadman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the market for organic and natural foods has dramatically increased over the past few decades, and large megastores like Walmart and Costco have go...

Stand With Van Jones, A Real Patriot

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Do President Obama and his top staff have the strength to stand up to the right-wing attack machine, and will they carry out the agenda Americans elected them to accomplish?

Greenpeace Victory: Tissues Will No Longer Be Manufactured From Virgin Forests

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Wednesday morning, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, maker of Kleenex, Scott and Cottonelle tissues, announced that it will adjust its production sta...

PR Firm: Talk About "Our Deteriorating Atmosphere" Resonates

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ditch "global warming." It makes people think of Al Gore more than anything else, too polarizing. "Climate change" is almost as bad. "Our deterioratin...

Greener Republicans Have Obama's Ear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In an illuminating piece over at the Atlantic, political reporter Marc Ambinder runs down a list of the Republicans who are most influential in the Wh...

Is "Our Deteriorating Atmosphere" The Best Way To Talk Climate?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist has a piece today on a PR firm whose research on engaging the public on climate has leaked. Apparently, their work shows that "climate agnostics...

Ken Salazar's Department Makeover: Addressing Climate, Bush Shortcuts | MIKE ALLEN & CRAIG GORDON | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At the same time Salazar is working on those internal issues, he is also at the forefront of Obama's agenda for energy and climate change, which is no...

9 Democrats Environmentalists Have To Worry About

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Let's call them the Carbon Nine: Jason Altmire (Pennsylvania), Rick Boucher (Virginia), Artur Davis (Alabama), Baron Hill (Indiana), Charlie Melancon ...

France To Obama: "Yes You Can... Do A Lot More" On Environment

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS — The world's biggest polluters made progress on a global deal to finance efforts to fight global warming and help poor countries cope wit...

Pelosi Focuses On Clean Energy In China Visit

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday on a visit focused on en...

China: Rich Nations Must Cut Emissions By 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI — Wealthy nations, as history's biggest polluters, should cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2020, China sa...

House panel advances global warming bill

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Legislation imposing the first nationwide limits on the pollution blamed for global warming advanced in the House late Thursday, cl...

The Top 10 Lobbyists On The Crowded Climate Battlefield

The Climate Change Lobby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

They're all part of a crazy quilt of about 140 businesses and organizations that jumped into the climate change debate on Capitol Hill in the first qu...

Maps Show Why Carbon Legislation Is Struggling

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Coal has had areas of the South and Midwest in a devil's bargain for decades now: cheap electricity in exchange for poverty, low-quality social servic...

Congress Considers Tax Credit For Alternative Lawn Mowers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Congress moving forward with a flawed "cash for clunkers" bill that will subsidize the purchase of trucks and SUVs that get as little as 15 mpg, ...

New Kansas Governor Caves On Departed Sebelius' Energy Fight

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Former Kansas Governor -- and now Secretary of Health and Human Services -- Kathleen Sebelius just saw some of her legacy tossed out by her successor....

Green-Leaning Mayors: Newsom, Daley, Bloomberg And More

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate change is a global problem--but as of yet, there's no global solution. That's why mayors across the U.S. are taking action, from building gree...