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Teaching Our Kids to Save the Planet

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Dana H. Glazer

Without frightening them, I believe we need to educate our children about the larger global problems we face, as well as to empower them to do something about it. I want them to understand that even the smallest action can have profound repercussions.

One Path Led to Green Energy, the Other to Oil Wars -- Guess Which One We Chose

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

There's a crossroads moment in our recent history that comes back to me whenever I think of our warming planet.

Barack Obama Prepares for War Footing

Edwin Black | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Edwin Black

A newly-propounded Executive Order renews and updates the president's power to take control of all civil energy supplies, including oil and natural gas, control and restrict all civil transportation, and even provides the option to re-enable a draft.

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

If Iran Moves, the USA Has No Plan for an Oil Interruption

Edwin Black | Posted 02.27.2012 | World
Edwin Black

It will come as a shock to most Americans, but no presidential candidate -- nor any candidate, nor any local, state or federal government -- has developed a contingency plan in the event of a protracted oil cut-off.

Iraq Final March Home: Thoughts From a Latina Vet

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

What matters right now is that our bravest are coming home; the flow of body bags from Iraq has stopped. I pray for at least one moment of unity to celebrate this milestone.

Alex Wagner

Apple vs. Exxon: The Triumph of Tech Over Oil? Not So Fast

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

As Apple overtook Exxon Mobil this week as the most valuable company in the U.S., tech analysts were crowing about the striking turnaround of a compan...

The New CAFE Standards Are Good, But We'll Still Be Drinking Oil

Jigar Shah | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Jigar Shah

While I commend the Obama administration and 13 automakers for boosting the Corporate Average Fuel Economy of cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S., it is only a baby step toward solving our real problem: oil addiction.

Green Shoots for Oil Independence

David Burwell | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Burwell

Green shoots prophesying accelerated declines in American oil consumption are cropping up everywhere. Even before the recession, total domestic oil consumption was in decline and the trend accelerated as the economy lagged.

U.S. Dependency On Foreign Oil Below 50 Percent For First Time In A Decade

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Reuters/Tom Doggett) - U.S. dependence on imported oil fell below 50 percent in 2010 for the first time in more than a decade, thanks ...

No Nukes Now? A Lesson From Japan and Questions About the Security of Japan's Nuclear Waste

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Vazquez

Japan, the only nation to suffer the horrific effects of nuclear warfare is, shockingly, one of this planet's largest consumers of nuclear energy.

What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Roberta Combs, CCA president and Larry Schweiger, NWF president, have written a joint column calling for a comprehensive clean energy policy.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Crude World: An Interview with Peter Maass

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adriana Dunn

By now, we all know the environmental costs of oil. But in his book, Crude World, author Peter Maass offers a first hand account of the social costs: poverty, war and corruption.

Energy: What Americans Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

A lot of the political debate on energy is blowing right past most Americans.

Fuel in San Antonio, TX; Bend, OR; Yelm & Seattle, WA This Weekend

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Tickell

Fuel is playing in San Antonio, TX, Seattle & Yelm WA and Bend, OR. Fuel Review -- Bend Source Weekly Written by Rachel Purcell -- the Source Weekl...

Candidates Will Have To Consider Balancing Commitment To Israel With Energy Needs

Dan Goor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Goor

Since reducing United States commitment to Israel may be a prerequisite to getting OPEC oil, the most promising short-term to mending the US economy, should the United States compromise and reduce some of its obligation to Israel?

Offshore Drilling Won't Help, But "Green Stimulus" Can

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

On This Week, McCain again mentioned "offshore drilling" as part of a plan to reduce dependence on foreign oil. And he got away with it.

McCain's Energy Ignorance

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Francis

John McCain foolishly credited the recent $10-a-barrel drop in the price of oil to President Bush's lifting of the offshore drill ban. What's he going to do when prices nudge or jump upwards again?

Schwarzenegger: Feeding Oil Addiction Not The Answer

Sarasota Herald Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Calling electric cars "sexy" and America's energy policies "shameful," charismatic California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance in...