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Peter Neill | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Two forces have driven our consumption-based growth, measured as gross domestic production, expanded our ability to fertilize and protect our crops from disease, and created new products and processes that have transformed our traditional occupations.

When Did the Energy Industry Begin Fracking?

Quora | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Russell Gold, Author of The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and C...

The Danger of MIS-Reasoning About Risk

David Ropeik | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
David Ropeik

Fluoride causes cancer. Childhood vaccines cause autism. Climate change is a hoax. Where do all these patent mistruths come from?

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

Markets Aid Environmentalists' Efforts to Curb Oil Drilling in Alaska

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

On Friday, we found out why, when his State Department announced its findings that the pipeline, despite releasing between 147 and 168 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually, would not 'significantly increase carbon in the atmosphere.'

My New Year's Resolution: Making Climate a Voter Concern in 2014

Tom Steyer | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

Yes, there's gridlock in Washington. But step outside the Beltway, and you hear the real conversation on climate change.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Is Making A Lot Less Off Drilling On Public Lands Than It Should Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The federal government isn't doing enough to ensure it collects a "fair return" for the oil and gas that companies produce from public...

Shell Plans Return To Offshore Drilling In Alaska

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc aims to return to Alaskan offshore drilling next July by deploying an upgraded drillship in ...

Getting 'The Arctic 30' Home

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 01.31.2014 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Australian activist Colin Russell was today released from a St. Petersburg detention center, the last of the Arctic 30 detainees to be freed on bail after the seizure of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise more than two months ago.

This Is How Fracking Works, In Cake Form

Posted 11.22.2013 | Green

Does all energy come with a price? TakePart Live's Jacob Soboroff tackles the complicated environmental costs of different energy sources in the la...

Frackers Start Recycling As Water Supplies Fall Short

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — In a story Nov. 11 about water recycling in fracking operations, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Pure Stream is...

Dutch Request Maritime Court to Order Release of Arctic 30

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

This is an important and welcome move by the Dutch government and boosts hopes that the 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and videographer, might soon be released from detention in Murmansk.

Kate Sheppard

Enviros Threaten To Sue Over Drilling On Public Lands During Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – An environmental group is upping the pressure on the Department of Interior to end drilling and other activities on national parks and ...

Oil Drillers Get Unfair Shutdown Access To National Parks, Petition Says

The Huffington Post | Jared Gilmour | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A progressive activist group's online petition seeks to stop oil and gas drilling in national parks while the areas are closed to the pu...

Massive Amazon Oil Drilling Project Approved

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Ecuador's parliament on Thursday authorized drilling of the nation's largest oil fields...

A Win for Whales: Seismic Airgun Testing Decision Delayed

Sheryl Crow | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Sheryl Crow

Imagine you are in the ocean. You hear the lapping of waves, the squeals of dolphins, and the swish of swimming schools of fish -- all sounds you expect to hear underwater. But then a boat glides overhead, and the chatter is drowned by a deafening roar.

Tuscaloosa shale drilling revs up in Louisiana and Mississippi

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Sept. 16, 2013 edition.) Many northwest Louisiana residents were enriched by Haynesville,...

Trip to the Arctic Refuge Reveals How Far Oil Industry Will Go to Drill Pristine Landscapes

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

We have successfully beaten back every attempt to exploit the refuge, but that doesn't mean the fight is over. The oil and gas industry is still trying to claim these public lands.

How Oil And Gas Drillers Avoid Paying Royalties

Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a...

Norway Kicks Up Arctic Drilling

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green

STOCKHOLM -- Norway's Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents w...

Trouble In Paradise: The Amazon and the Huaorani

Serena Piper | Posted 08.06.2013 | College
Serena Piper

There's a part of the world in immediate danger. It's a part of the world not often talked about, and unless you're dreaming of traveling there for vacation on some adventurous escape, it probably doesn't come up in day-to-day conversation.

Oil And Gas Industry Exerts Outsized Political Influence In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.31.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. DENVER– A report released Thursday by Colorado Ethics Watch describes oil-and-gas industry spending...

'Frack The Future': Halliburton Leads Effort To Clean Up Drilling Fields

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 08.27.2013 | Denver

Halliburton officials last week unveiled their "Frac of the Future" program, which will save the company millions of gallons a year in diesel fuel cos...

Anadarko On Wattenberg Drilling: It's 'A Grand Slam'

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 07.09.2013 | Denver

Oil production out of Weld County has continued to put smiles on corporate officials reporting earnings. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., one of the top two...

Gov.: 'I Am Constantly Attacked For Being In The Pocket Of Oil And Gas'

The Boulder Daily Camera | JOE RUBINO | Posted 07.03.2013 | Denver

Gov. John Hickenlooper has been a lightning rod for the controversy surrounding oil and gas production in Colorado, specifically the industry's use of...