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Mountaintop Removal Mining

Mountaintop Removal Explained By Cartoon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mountaintop-removal mining is a method of surface mining that involves lopping of the tops of mountains. The process is most closely associated with c...

Does Obama Have What It Takes To Confront Our Climate Crisis?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

It is a relief that we are now discussing how, rather than whether, to address this global crisis. But will Obama's actions be up to the crisis at hand?

How Much More Damage Can They Do? (And Can We Undo It?)

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Last week's EPA decision to set science-based air quality standards for lead was clearly a fluke -- not a declaration of independence by environmental agency leaders against Cheney and the White House.

A War on the Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What kind of society makes it easier to get a permit to blow up a mountain than to get one to erect a wind mill on top of it? Big Carbon is making war on our future, and we are letting them.

Bees, Trees, Wind and Dynamite

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

As renewable energy technology becomes cheaper and more efficient, coal companies are finding it a lot more difficult to justify such crude and environmentally disastrous techniques for powering America.

Tim Kaine: The Veep Hopeful Who Would Raise Energy Costs

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Glenn Hurowitz

Tim Kaine did his best to look vice-presidential this weekend in Manassas, but while Kathleen Sebelius, for example, is taking on Big Coal, Kaine proposes to take the country into a coal-fired future.

"D-Carbon" Brings Solar to the Coalfields

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

Carbon County, in a poetic turn, is now set to host the second largest solar facility in the nation.