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Debating the Role of Government in Somerset, Kentucky

David Morris | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
David Morris

When two politicians debate the role of government, it is almost always Democrat vs. Republican.  Which is why it was so refreshing and instructive to read of the debate taking place among Republicans in a small city in southeastern Kentucky.

UN Climate Summit Approaches, as Evidence Against UNnatural Gas Rises

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The U.S is hedging its bets with the lesser of fossil fuel evils -- natural gas -- as a way to avoid the calamity of climate change. But is this gas really the answer to run away carbon emissions, polar ice caps disappearing and extreme weather woes?

Clean Energy and the Path to U.S. Energy Independence

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

As tensions in the Middle East rise, and show every likelihood of continuing for a long time, the U.S. needs to step up its efforts to achieve energy independence and take advantage of every possible source of energy.

Planned Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Lodges Akin to Man Camps Elsewhere

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business
Susan Buchanan

As oilfield and service staff reach a critical mass, particularly in southwest Mississippi, communities want to build crew lodges for them.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on r...

The Duh Moment: Switch to Clean Energy ASAP

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What's the rush on renewable clean energy? It's connect-the-dots time! Here's my graphic line of connecting dots: 1. Almost all scienti...

'Green News Report' - September 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan & India; Historic flooding in Phoenix, ...

David Brancaccio Lets Us Down

David Morris | Posted 11.09.2014 | Media
David Morris

Tens of thousands of precedents exist public ownership and they are indeed interesting. But a listener to Brancaccio could not be faulted for coming away with the impression that public enterprises are few and far between.

Climate Change This Week: CA Solar Dream, Power Plants Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

The Realities of Decommissioning an Active, Offshore, Oil-producing... Skyscraper

Emily Callahan | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Emily Callahan

From a fisheries perspective, any option in which the structure or its fragments are left on the bottom, has the potential to cause physical interference with fishing activities, such as entanglement.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Governor Backs Controversial Pipeline Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Dominion Resources plans to build a 550-mile pipeline to bring natural gas into the South, and it got the blessing of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry M...

An Ontario-Quebec Power Pact Would Have a Win-win Outcome

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Ontario wouldn't be the only winner from an inter-provincial power deal. Quebec has an abundance of power to offer, but it also urgently needs to find new markets.

Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.

Judge Nixes Cove Point LNG Zoning Permit as Dominion Says Will Soon Receive Federal Permit

Steve Horn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogCo-Written with Caroline SelleAn August 6 court decision handed down by Calvert County Circuit Court Judge James Salm...

Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts and Chills, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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.

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

Big Rail Cites Bin Laden, Al Qaeda to Fight Oil-by-Rail Route Transparency

Steve Horn | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil obtained from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in North Dakota's Bakken Shale basin, holdouts still remain. Why the delay? Homeland security concerns, claim some companies.

Here Is How Much You Spend On Electricity In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.19.2014 | Business

If you live in Louisiana, you likely use more than twice as much electricity as the average New Yorker does each month. And if you live in Arkansas, y...

Environmentalists Call For Health Registry To Track Drilling Threats

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Monday it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints...

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. 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.

Montana: Big Sky Country, Big Climate Problems

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The glaciers I marveled at on my backpacking trip have shrunk considerably, and even then they were a pale approximation of what they once were.

Rail CEOs to Investors: "Bomb Trains" Safe At Almost Any Speed

Steve Horn | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogBurlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) recently said it would proceed with plans to increase speeds for oil-by-rail unit trai...