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Fracking Activist Banned From Leased Land Heads To Court

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24 (Reuters) - An anti-fracking activist is set to ask a Pennsylvania judge on Monday to lift an...

The Climate Post: Reports, Website Document Effects of and Need for Dialogue on Climate Change

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Last year, carbon dioxide briefly passed the 400 parts per million milestone. Now, says Ralph Keeling of the Scripps Institution for Oceanography, we'...

America's Gas Problem

Bob Burnett | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

President Obama isn't alone believing that the U.S. must have an all-of-the-above energy policy; slowly reducing our use of coal while heavily relying on natural gas and ramping up renewables. The Washington conventional wisdom argues the U.S. can't meet its energy needs, and reduce carbon emissions, without using natural gas as our primary energy source. This perspective has become one of the few points of agreement between Democrats and Republicans. (Although every time there's any disruption in the international oil market, Republicans reprise their "drill, baby, drill" refrain.) But there are problems with this perspective. History teaches that the conventional wisdom is often wrong and dogmatically clinging to it reduces opportunity, in the long run.

Climate Change This Week: Galloping Glaciers, Climate Criminals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

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

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...

Illinois County Rejects Anti-Fracking Measure

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in a struggling southern Illinois county have rejected a ballot referendum meant to pressure the county's governing board to...

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Putin's Losing Chess Game and Other Thoughts on Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Except for the first surprise entry into the Crimea, every move so far by the Kremlin has not only ignored the future, but runs counter to Russia's historic geopolitical interests.

Hunter Stuart

How One Report Says Energy Companies Are Increasing The Risk Of California Earthquakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Many of California's oil industry wastewater injection wells are near recently active fault lines, posing a risk of earthquakes that could damage cruc...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Climate Change This Week: A Rising Sea, Rising Voices, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 13 2014 How unusua...

Fracking Giant's $5 Billion Shuffle

Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. At the end of 2011, Chesapeake Energy, one of the nati...

Paul Blumenthal

U.S. Push For Natural Gas Exports To Help Ukraine Won't Actually Help Ukraine

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As much of the world focuses on Ukraine's political turmoil and Russia's military response, those at the top of the K Street influence t...

Natural Gas, Ukraine and the U.S.

Daniel Dicker | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Daniel Dicker

The crisis in Ukraine has brought attention not only to the military influence that Vladimir Putin can exert, but also upon the influence that Russian natural gas can wield.

Bad Reputation

Michael Brune | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

The toxic industrial spills in West Virginia and North Carolina over the past weeks have delivered the first hard lesson of 2014: Never take safe drin...

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

American Greengemony: How the U.S. Can Help Ukraine and the E.U. Break Free From Russia's Energy Stranglehold

Louis Klarevas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Louis Klarevas

The idea is that, by developing and adopting alternative energy supplies -- and then selling America's eco-friendly power to its economic partners -- the United States can break free of its dependence on fossil fuel autocracies and grow its national economy.

New Jersey Explosion Serves As Reminder for Safety Vigilance

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

By requiring increased implementation of new technologies tied to detailed procedures, we can increase safety for everyone involved, from utility personnel and construction workers to the general public.

Israel: Now a Gas Exporter

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business
Micah D. Halpern

What an industry shakeup. For so long we lived in a world where a very large percentage of the world's gas was supplied by countries not too friendly towards the West.

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.27.2014 | 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.

Utility Interests Push Protectionism in the State of Washington

Gabe Elsner | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) recently released a model resolution calling for the weakening of solar net metering policies that threaten the traditional utility industry business model.

Vermont: The Little State That Could?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Rachel Smolker

I am fortunate to live in the tiny state of Vermont, a state that has boldly led the way on so many issues it's hard to list them all. We were the fir...

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO...

Kate Sheppard

Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over An Area Bigger Than The State Of Delaware

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green

Development of natural gas and wind resources in the Marcellus shale region could cover up nearly 1.3 million acres of land, an area bigger than the s...

Turkey and Iran's Growing Alliance

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan's visit to Iran last month symbolized a pivot toward Tehran and a shift in Ankara's Middle East foreign policy.