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Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

'Green News Report' - February 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: No end in sight for coal ash waste spill in NC; Sniper attack exposes s...

Obama's Climate Legacy May Come Down to Coal and 'No'

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Obama's record on climate is thus far mixed: kudos on his fuel economy standards, not so much on boosting fossil fuel production. With three years left to go, he can still swing for the fences and he has two big fat pitches, headed for the plate and right in his wheelhouse.

Why we rob our children

William S. Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline moves one step closer to approval; Britain pummele...

Tight Trouble

Daniel Davis | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Daniel Davis

Perhaps those claiming that the U.S. may one day be energy-independent will be proven right. Perhaps as tight oil production begins to wind down, other alternatives will be found in sufficient quantities (and at an affordable price) to make up the difference, and the U.S. economy will continue growing. Perhaps.

Babies Born Near Gas Wells In This State More Likely To Have Birth Defects

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green

A new study has found that children born near greater densities of natural gas development sites in Colorado may have an increased risk of some birth ...

The Climate Post: Obama Promises Strong Action on Climate Change, Energy Independence in State of the Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama took just 5 minutes of the 65-minute speech to cover energy and environment issues. He ...

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

'Green News Report' - January 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Time to Retire the 'All of the Above' Energy Catchphrase

Clint Wilder | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Clint Wilder

"All of the Above" strikes me as a lazy political sound bite designed to appeal to a broad audience, but Obama's not going to win over coal-state senators or the drill-baby-drill crowd, no matter what.

Obama Reaffirms Commitment to Climate Action in State of the Union

Frances Beinecke | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

The single most important thing we can do to confront climate change is reduce carbon pollution from power plants. Last night, President Obama reiterated his commitment to have the Environmental Protection Agency implement those carbon pollution limits. This is an historic turning point.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Praises 'All-Of-The-Above' Energy Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama celebrated the efforts his administration has made to cut gre...

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

In the House, a Little Quid Pro Coal?

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The Bluegrass State's coal industry has been singing the blues of late, but they've been handed a small victory courtesy of Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), who, surprise, surprise, has the coal industry to thank for filling his election coffers.

The Climate Post: Obama Doesn't Need Congress to Move Forward on Clean Energy

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A week before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a new report says Obama could advance key measures of his Climate Action Plan with ...

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

A Big Picture Look

Richard Ha | Posted 03.23.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Geothermal addresses all three of those points. It's inexpensive compared to using oil to produce our energy; we already know that it works; and after decades of experience with it here, the comparative risk is low.

China's Coal to Gas Plans: Old Wine in New Bottles

Justin Guay | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The catastrophic air pollution China experienced in 2013 has proven China's decades-old coal obsession is simply unsustainable. The coal industry seems set on rebranding its toxic product in "new bottles."

The Climate Post: Study Says United States Tops List of Global Warming Offenders

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A new study by Canadian researchers finds the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and developing nations Brazil and India were ...

Climate Change This Week: Congressional Climateers, Weather on the Mind, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth got a little hotter. Via The Climate Reanalyzer here How unusual has the weather been? Looking above at recent temperature anoma...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Pick Climate Skeptic To Head Environment Subcommittee

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans selected Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), who is on the record questioning whether humans are causing climate change, ...

State Had More Than One Oil Spill A Day In 2013

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Since Jan. 1, 2013 oil and gas drilling in Colorado has resulted in a total of 495 chemical spills. Twenty-two percent of those spills impacted ground...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Call to Arms, Arctic Aneurism, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today the Earth Got a Little Warmer. Drunken Arctic Is Freezing the US reports Chris Mooney at MotherJones, as a large portion of the polar vortex, t...