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'Green News Report' - November 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic climate deal between U.S. and China: it's the deal Republican...

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Kate Sheppard

The White House Calls In Al Roker For An Assist On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new climate report is out, and you better call Al. Al Roker, that is. Not the other Al. When it comes to a celebrity messenger...

Kate Sheppard

New Obama Climate Push Uses 'Maps And Apps' To Convince Citizens To Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Obama administration's Climate Data Initiative unveiled on Wednesday uses "maps and apps" to help convince Americans to make clima...

George Will, Doomsday, and a Straw-Man Sighting

Brian Czech | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Brian Czech

Despite the fact that Will has the combined credibility of Barry Bonds and BP Oil on environmental and sustainability affairs, there are reasons for empathizing with him at times. In fact, one reason plopped in my inbox this morning!

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Dan Froomkin

New Obama Scientific Integrity Memo Is Late And Vague

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year and a half after President Obama promised to issue guidelines to assure scientific integrity in the federal government, th...

Kickstarting Science and Math Learning

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jack Hidary

The Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently issued a report which looks at the underlying causes of our current crisis and makes recommendations on how to fix it.

Dan Froomkin

Despite Obama's Lofty Words, Scientific Integrity Rules Are Lagging

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last March, President Obama promised he'd have a strategy for restoring scientific integrity to the federal government on hand by July 29. A full year...

A Strategic Retreat From Leadership

Rep. Mike Coffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Coffman

Obama's proposed budget for space exploration describes an approach that is both reckless and naïve. It would completely abandon the manned space flight program known as Constellation.

Three Reasons for Hope in Copenhagen

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

The requirement for the U.S. Congress to sign off on any document produced at Copenhagen for it to legally bind us to those agreements, is another reason why I'm hopeful.

Jason Linkins

Everything You Need To Know About Czars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Driving today's fearful discussion about czars this morning is a Politico article that 's a fine example of what it does best: provide a distillation of political scuttlebutt and press releases into a story.

Laura Dean

Obama's Science Adviser Targeted By Defamation Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media outlets are waging an online defamation campaign against Presidential Science Advisor Jon Holdren, using out-of-context quotes and ...

Rage Against Science and Reason: Fear Continues as a Tool of Distraction

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
J. Carl Ganter

Dr. Peter Gleick rolls up his sleeves in his latest post about science, fact and rationality.

Why I'm Not Freaked Out About the Waxman-Markey Bill

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There is no reason to think that this bill is going to be Obama's only legacy on energy. Already there's been the stimulus bill, the new mileage standards and the big climate impacts report.

Geoengineering: Mankind and Reshaping the World

Doug Struck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Doug Struck

If he were a bear, John Holdren would be reaching into a bee's nest. The president's science advisor seems undeterred about stirring up an angry environmental buzz.

Obama Global Warming Plan Involves Cooling Air

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Tinkering with Earth's climate to chill runaway global warming _ a radical idea once dismissed out of hand _ is being discussed by ...

Two Top Obama Science Advisers Blocked By NJ Senator

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nominations of two of President Obama's top science advisers have stalled in the Senate, according to several sources, posing a challenge to the a...

Climate Change Expert's Nomination Held Up In Unrelated Fight

washingtonpost.com | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nominations of two of President Obama's top science advisers have stalled in the Senate, according to several sources, posing a challenge to the a...

Facts Are Stubborn Things: George Will and Climate Change-

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

This has to stop. A highly organized, well-funded movement to deny the reality of global climate change has been up and running for a long time, but it doesn't change the verdict: the problem is real, it's accelerating, and we have to act.

Well, Someone Got It Right -- Way Back Then

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

President Obama's newly appointed science adviser, John Holdren, is an old friend of mine, and he had the foresight to predict many of today's dangers.

America's Scientific Dream Team

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

It was just over a year ago that at one presidential debate three candidates identified themselves as not believing in the theory of evolution.

The Danger of Green Stimulus

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

With green jobs now positioned as "the solution" to both the economy and the climate, Obama has cover to take the politically expedient route of short-term green stimulus while ignoring serious climate policy.

Obama's Science Team: 4 Top Members Named

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH OBAMA'S ANNOUNCEMENT President-elect Barack Obama's selection Saturday of a Harvard physicist and a marine biologist for science...

Obama's Strongest Message on Climate Yet

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

If John Holdren is named as Obama's science advisor, it is an even stronger signal than the choice of Steven Chu for Energy Secretary that he is dead serious about taking action on global warming.