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A 50th Birthday Present for Wilderness Act: Keep Arctic Coastal Plain Wild

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Only about 210 million acres of true wilderness remain in America. Roughly half of those have been protected under the Wilderness Act, but the rest remain vulnerable to the pressures of mining, logging, and especially energy development.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

Stop Fracking Our Oceans, Californians Say

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm to our environment and public health.

#BecauseLove

David_Goldstein | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
David_Goldstein

Anybody who has lived with cats or dogs knows this and knows it for certain: Cats and dogs think deeply. When my stubborn, huge-hearted dog Spike was getting old and sick, I tended to him as if he was one of the family -- because he was.

Oil And Gas Drilling Has Damaged This State's Water Hundreds Of Times

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Strained by limited resources and the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania, environmental regulators have ...

Residents In Fracking States Concerned About Rise In Quakes

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Central Oklahoma residents are demanding to know whether earthquake swarms that have shaken their homes and their nerves in rec...

'Nobody Wants To Live By An Oil Rig'

AP | HOPE YEN and THOMAS PEIPERT | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution r...

Andrew Perez

Congressman Who Praised Duct Tape Oil Repairs Vows To Fix Three In His District

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe repairing leaky oil pipes with duct tape and trash bags isn't something to be glad about. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) charact...

Feds Acknowledge Gaps In Oil And Gas Well Inspection

AP | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency tasked with managing oil and gas development on Wednesday acknowledged it needed to do more to improve oversigh...

California City Becomes First To Vote To Ban Fracking

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.24.2014 | Green

Beverly Hills is set to become California’s first municipality to ban fracking after the city council unanimously voted Tuesday night to ban the con...

Strategic Oil

Peter Neill | Posted 05.31.2014 | 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 05.23.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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...