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A Rejoinder to President Obama's Views on Oil Speculation

Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie

The question is not whether or not speculators assist in the efficient operation of the market but whether or not that type of speculatory behavior should be extended fully to a commodity so vital to the livelihood of nations, especially people in the middle class and poor.

'War On Coal' Good For Some, Mainly The Natural Gas Industry

Reuters | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - When the Obama administration unveiled new emission regulations for coal-fired power ...

Scientists Tap Cow Burps For Natural Gas

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestiv...

Five Reasons to Join Us Tomorrow for the Global Frackdown

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

From Australia to India, France to Argentina, South Africa to Canada, and all across the United States, people will be taking action in their communities -- demanding that their elected representatives protect their communities and our planet from fracking and associated activities and work to move towards a clean energy future.

Pain at the Pump Could Lead to More American Jobs

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 12.17.2013 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

Sometimes, the reasons given for hikes at the pump seem more like excuses -- a way to squeeze more money from consumers who have no choice but to pay so they can get back and forth to work.

Fracking: The Other EPA Shutdown

Michael Brune | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Sometimes we overlook that the EPA (and the rest of our government, for that matter) is made up of people who take pride in serving their community and doing a good job. Unfortunately, when it comes to hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the EPA has let down its guard.

Climate Change This Week: The Beetles Are Baaaaack, Drunken Forests, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.16.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...

Blue Collar Robots Steal Green Jobs

William S. Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
William S. Becker

There's good news and bad news these days for the solar energy industry and its workers. The good news: Some enterprising companies are planning to re...

A Healthy Challenge to Fracking Groupthink?

Simon Greer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Simon Greer

Iconoclasm can have its limits. How can we critique our own work and the work of our allies in a way that prompts then to reflect and maybe even adjust rather than retrench? How are we tough on the problems but soft on the people?

This Study May Change The Way You Think About Natural Gas

Rod Kuckro | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Rod Kuckro

Just a few years ago, it seemed the nation's good fortune for having discovered abundant fuel to make electricity and manufacture a host of everyday products might be reversed by a handful of critics. But a recent study from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the University of Texas may be the single most comforting piece of news this year for gas producers, their customers and everyone concerned about emissions and air quality.

The Climate Post: Leadership Change in the White House

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Heather Zichal, President Barack Obama's top energy and climate adviser, announced plans this week to step down. Zichal has advised the president sinc...

A Major Environmental Victory In France

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2013 | Green

By Emile Picy and Michel Rose PARIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - France's constitutional council rejected on Friday a challenge to a law bannin...

My Reaction to the IPCC Climate Report

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

It is fine to talk about banning fossil fuels, but who is willing to give up their computers and turn off the lights, right now? Wind and solar technologies are not yet able to power all of our lives -- but they are ramping up quickly.

Climate Change This Week: Zombie Jellyfish, Population-Climate Change Bomb, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...

Which States Lead The Nation In Natural Gas Production?

Posted 10.28.2013 | Green

When we turn on a light or plug in an iPod, we don't think about where the energy comes from, as long as it's there. But in 2013, more than a quart...

Fracking Water: It's Just So Hard to Clean

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Fracking wastewater can contain massive amounts of brine (salts), toxic metals, and radioactivity. And so the gas companies have a problem: what to do with the stuff.

Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children's Health and Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Let's leave aside for a moment the climate impacts and dire consequences of natural gas. Let's look at the health impacts we're ALREADY seeing around the country from the chemicals and industry practices associated with fracking.

America's Natural Gas Journey Is Only Beginning

Peter Gardett | Posted 12.03.2013 | Business
Peter Gardett

It will take two to three years to complete construction of manufacturing facilities predicated on cheap and abundant natural gas supply, at which point industrial needs should dovetail with growing awareness among domestic customers to drive a demand boost.

Redeem: Strengthening a Bridge to Our Renewable Energy Future

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
T. Boone Pickens

What no one is willing to admit is that one of the chief underlying reasons why Syria was catapulted into a front burner issue in this country is because it sits smack in the middle of a region that produces a significant share of the world's oil.

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Crash Diet, Attack of the Giant Hornets, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

IPCC Says: Humans Cause Global Warming, Need Crash Carbon Diet NOW in their latest report, notes InsideClimate News. To avert ever worsening catastro...

Fracking Opposition On The Rise In New York

AP | Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest Siena College poll shows 45 percent of New York voters oppose hydraulic fracturing for natural gas and 37 percen...

Farm Aid and MakerFaire: Go Forth and Be Fertile, Not Futile!

Kerry Trueman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Kerry Trueman

We can imagine a future filled with homegrown, sustainable solutions to our food and energy needs. That vision infused Farm Aid, and I saw it again the next day at MakerFaire.

China's Coal Policy: A Bait and Switch

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Is China really contemplating eschewing coal for cleaner fuels to address environmental issues like climate change?  Or is it just a case of China talking green while walking further and further down coal-emission road?

Climate Change This Week: David vs Goliath, Clean Energy Arrives, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

EPA Will Limit Greenhouse Gases from US Coal Plants, reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian. Noting that the US can no longer afford the health...

Saudi Oil Is Going to Run Out, and We Need a Plan Before It Does

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
T. Boone Pickens

The kingdom's biggest oil field has been in production since 1951 and its best years are behind it. Combined with the social uncertainties and pressures there, it's a bad cocktail brewing, and problematic for countries that rely on Saudi oil.