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Exxon: World 'Highly Unlikely' To Cut Back On Fossil Fuels

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's ...

Climate Activism Works

Carl Gibson | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Carl Gibson

Even a Koch Brothers-funded scientist who was paid to debunk climate change found that climate change is real, and exacerbated by human behavior. Pitting climate scientists against oil industry-funded politicians isn't a "debate," but a denial-fest.

'The Great Invisible' at SXSW -- The Story of the BP Well Tragedy

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 03.10.2014 | Media
Robert L. Cavnar

Yesterday afternoon, Margaret Brown's new film, The Great Invisible, premiered at SXSW in Austin. It is the story of the BP well blowout in the Gulf in 2010, and follows several main characters whose lives were forever changed by tragedy.

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.

Global Warming and America's Slaveholders

Jonathan Wolfman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Wolfman

Those who say we needn't care much about warming because it's a cyclical, natural phenomenon miss the point entirely. The issue isn't whether or not there's cyclical global warning every so-many tens of thousands of years or even eons.

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...

Cantor Chose Oil Industry Over March On Washington Event

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declined to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary rally Wednesday, he was choosing instead ...

Five Ways to Stop President Obama's Plan to Frack America

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

While the broad narrative of President Obama's speech on climate change in June was something to rally around, his support for fracking threatens to exacerbate climate change to the point of no return, while poisoning our water, air and families in the process. Here's what we need to do.

The Fracking Boom: Do We Want to Leave Our Children an Industrialized Landscape?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.

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.

Terracide and the Terrarists

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

To destroy our planet with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing (and those of your shareholders) in mind: Isn't that the ultimate crime?

Keystone Pipeline Not a Big Deal -- Say Interests Supported By Oil and Gas Industry

David_Halperin | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
David_Halperin

When money so heavily corrupts politics -- when special interests spread their cash not just to politicians but to the advocacy groups and media companies that host and contribute to policy debates -- it's hard to sort out which opinions have been reached honestly and independently.

How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

With cash gushers of oily money cascading down their open gullets, the Republican leadership's mercenary devotion to Big Oil shouldn't shock us. However, the boldness of the party's most recent assault on the public interest might cause us to ponder how GOP's honchos' knee jerk slavishness to petroleum interest has infected its rank and file.

Lynne Peeples

'Not Your Grandfather's Oil': Oklahomans Fear A Future With Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

In March 1912, one lucky wildcatter struck black gold in Drumright, Okla. One hundred and one years later, Wheeler No. 1 is still pumping -- and n...

Big Oil's Yellow Submarine

Carl Pope | Posted 06.29.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Every serious nation except the U.S. has an energy policy -- we need one. Obama's economic advisers appear not to want to even discuss the idea.

The Ill Logic of Keystone XL

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Carbon logic dictates that if President Obama is at all serious about addressing climate change, he must help put an end to Canada's tar sands folly, ...

Three Years Later: Act on the Lessons of BP Disaster

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In the three years since the BP disaster, we've learned some hard lessons, as a country, about our costly and dangerous addiction to oil and the way it puts our future at risk. For the sake of future generations, we must require that every reasonable safeguard be taken.

Billionaire Romney Backer Embroiled In Record-Setting Divorce Battle

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Business

By Brian Grow and Joshua Schneyer ATLANTA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Continental Resources chief executive Harold Hamm, one of America's wealthiest and m...

The Expansion of the Dirtiest Fuel on the Planet Hinges on the Keystone XL Pipeline

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Climate change is already threatening our communities with extreme weather and costly damages. Fortunately President Obama has the power to stop a major source of global warming pollution from spreading: tar sands oil.

Canada's Tar Sands: All Dressed up and No Place to Go?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Alberta's tar sands lobbyists must be earning a fortune these days. So much dirty oil, and so few pathways to market. And those who think it's only a matter of time until Canada bullies its way to victory might be in for a surprise.

"I Can't Talk Fellowship": Lessons From the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in the Wake of the BP Oil Disaster

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Just like those who battled for worker rights after the garment fire, we must stand now and demand a full civil trial, with full disclosure of the facts, surrounding the BP Deepwater Drilling Disaster.

Nothing Personal, We Just Won't Let You Wreck the Planet

Adam Greenberg | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

The fossil fuel industry is getting uneasy. The climate movement is growing by leaps and bounds, as more and more people (80 percent of Americans) connect the dots and begin to understand the nature of the threat.

What 204,000 Comments Say About Fracking

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
J. Mijin Cha

At some point, the DEC will have to make a decision on whether to allow fracking and the EPA will have to address the environmental consequences of the practice. How they decide these issues will indicate whether or not our institutions are still independent.

Concern Expressed Over Big Project's Risks

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

"We are part of America. We are a major city in America, but we do not need to be the sacrifice zone for the nation," states Houston resident Juan P...

Ecuadorian Indigenous Elders Make Plea to Developed World on 11th Oil Round

Nina Wegner | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Nina Wegner

In the southern Amazon basin of Ecuador, the air is filled with the sound of macaws and the distant sound of thunder. But as soon as next year, the metallic hammering of oil drills may join the chorus. Local indigenous leaders are dead-set on not letting that happen.