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The Precarious Genius of the Middle Class

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

What will America become if we have to rely solely on the wealthy to provide medical, scientific, engineering, manufacturing, art and social inventions?

Green Idealism, or Which Way the Wind Is Really Blowing

Graham Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Graham Hill

None other than Time magazine is talking about the importance of green collar jobs to a rebuild of the economy, discussing some of the ideas author Van Jones outlines in his new book The Green-Collar Economy.

How A 2006 Tortilla Crisis Is Still Causing Energy Innovation

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — In future years we may look back at the Great Mexican Tortilla Crisis of 2006 as the time when ethanol lost its vroom. ...

Spain's Solar Cemetary

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MADRID, Spain — A new kind of silent hero has joined the fight against climate change. Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a gritty, working-class town o...

Don't Forget the Green Collar Entrepreneurs

Andy Posner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Posner

The key to supporting green collar entrepreneurs is to combine Van Jones' green job training model with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus' model for microfinance.

How To Change the World Through Your Workplace (Part 2)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

On Monday, I spoke at the Social Entrepreneurship Summit held at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. Although, as the name suggests, people came to learn abou...

Obama, Global Warming, and the Fast Track to Economic Stability

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Obama recognizes something those cynics may not: that the path to economic stability leads right through global warming solutions.

Cellulosic Ethanol: What Is It?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cellulosic ethanol is a type of fuel made from fibrous plant matter -- the non-edible stuff -- and wood chips. Optimists speculate that it could be as...

Governors' Global Climate Summit: Thinking As One Planet

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paige Donner

What was heard at the Governor's Global Climate Summit, held earlier this week in Los Angeles, was a chorus of international voices.

Wood Pellet Boilers: Carbon-Neutral Heating (VIDEO)

Chelsea Green | J S Mcdougall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Greg Pahl, author of Natural Home Heating: The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Options, no longer relies on fossil fuels for winter heat. He has no...

World's First Plug-In Electric Car Goes On Sale Next Month - In China

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As the ghost of GM's assassinated electric car haunts a fearful Detroit, another boogeyman is waiting in the wings: the world's first mass-produced p...

Politicians Save

Reuters | Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Politicians actually listened when experts told them to protect Canada's boreal forest, a potent weapon against global warming, and the plan for this ...

Climate Change Policy: The Good News and the Challenge Ahead

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

30 national organizations working to combat global warming came together on a set of recommendations delivered to President-elect Obama earlier this month.

Obama Hits Green Homerun With Remarks to Govs on Energy, Climate

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

President-Elect Obama's remarks should quiet any remaining suspicions that his campaign pledges were merely fleeting campaign promises to be discarded after Election Day.

Driving Change From Inside Your Workplace (Yes, You Can!)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

The response to last week's post made me realize it's time to write about New Radical Innovators (New Radicals are people like you and me who've found...

Colorado Company Takes Algae-Based Fuel to the Next Level

Green Inc. | Matthew L. Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Colorado company will break ground early next year on an algae farm that is intended to produce thousands of gallons of substitutes for gasoline and...

South Australia 10 Years Ahead Of Renewable Energy Target

Treehugger | Warren McLaren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The ninth wind farm in South Australia just opened on the Barunga Ranges near Snowtown. Its 47 turbines, installed by Trust Power of New Zealand, (who...

Barack Obama's Bridge to the 22nd Century

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clint Wilder

2104 is the year that ten-year-old Malia Obama would turn 106, and her younger sister Sasha would do so in 2108. What will the nation and the world look like then?

Hyperion Nuclear: Buy Your Own Nuclear Power Plant

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At a time when energy costs have become a real focus again -- and major nuclear failures appear to be fading in consumers' memories -- one business is...

4 Megawatt Solar Power System Will Save L.A. Community College $280,000 On Electric Bills

Treehugger | Matthew McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Chalk up another institute of higher education getting into renewable energy. L.A. Southwest College (part of Los Angeles' community college system) h...

Journey to the Center of a Windmill

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Summer Rayne Oakes

In between doing some Planet Green events I've been filming for G Word, one of Discovery's new shows. Here's a recap on one of my favorite episodes. S...

California's First Solar Thermal Plant In 20 Years

EcoGeek | Hank Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The plant is the first built by Ausra which is already planning a similar plant in Las Vegas. They're somewhat famous for their claim that they could ...

Morgan Stanley Floats Tidal Power Plans

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Morgan Stanley plans to build a 150-megawatt data center powered entirely by tidal energy off the coast of Scotland, the banking giant announced earlier this month.

Chicago Company To Build Wind Farm Downstate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An agreement has been reached between the developer of a McLean County wind farm and a group of landowners that opposed the project. Invenergy Wind...

Deutsche Bank Calls for A Green Economic Recovery Plan

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

If these trends in the fossil fuel markets continue, prices will drop, but that means companies won't invest in new projects. Inevitability, we will be looking at a brownout future.