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How to Stop Giant Fish Blenders

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Antiquated power plants use water-intake structures to help cool systems. These pipes sit below the water's surface and suck in not only water, but also anything else in the vicinity. This process shreds and destroys the aquatic life drawn in.

The Greenest Colleges

Posted 10.17.2011 | College

How green is your college? Do you ride your bike to class? Do you eschew textbooks for e-books? Is your cafeteria trayless? The folks at Sierra mag...

Bloomberg Gives $50 Million To Drive American Jobs To China

Richard Grenell | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

Make no mistake about it, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is a technology whiz. But his energy ideas are bankrupt. His $50 million gift to support the Sierra Club's anti-coal agenda and to stop coal-fired power plants will undoubtedly help move American jobs to China.

Christmas in Summer

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In this Christmas in the summertime, Bloomberg has planted a seed of hope that promises that Big Coal's days are numbered.

Moving Beyond Oil and Stopping a Bad Bill

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

With all the attention on the debt-ceiling, it was easy to miss some of the other news coming from Washington. The White House announced a proposed fuel-efficiency standard for passenger cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Five Easy Ways to Get Clean Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We can, as Gandhi said, "be the change we wish to see in the world." Here are five easy but effective ways you can change the world as well.

Bloomberg Makes Largest Advocacy Grant Ever

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Far too often, American foundations are reluctant to invest heavily in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement -- even though it's proven that these strategies provide a tremendous return on investment.

Game Time

Carl Pope | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

As of today, the coal lobby knows that it faces an opposition that is not only organized, not only networked, not only national -- but also empowered.

The Coal Stops Here

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm usually skeptical of absolutes. But not when it comes to coal.

Moving Beyond Coal: A Game-Changer

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg just announced a $50 million commitment over four years to clean the air, move beyond coal, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, cost-effective energy sources.

Bloomberg Commits $50 Million To Take Down Coal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

As the leader of one of the world's largest cities, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cultivated visions for how to improve quality of life in urba...

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...

Lobbying in American Politics

Paul Heroux | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Paul Heroux

When did a politician's campaign cash reserves start to be called a "war chest?" It gives you a sense of what kind of attitude goes into how that money is being used.

New EPA Air Pollution Standard Protects Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you have a child with asthma or a loved one at risk of a heart attack, you can breathe easier today, because new protections will decrease the chances they will end up in the emergency room.

A True Grassroots Victory in San Antonio

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We're still celebrating last week's announcement by San Antonio Mayor Joaquin Castro that not only will the city shut down its 900 megawatt Deely coa...

Outrage: As Mountaintop Removal Linked to Birth Defects, Politicians Gut Clean Water Act

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

How would you feel if the very place where you live -- the air you breathe and the water you drink -- means that your baby is at greater risk, even if you take perfect care of yourself?

Five Reasons Why Every Rooftop Matters

Michael Brune | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Every kilowatt hour of solar you generate either replaces electricity that might otherwise come from burning coal. No one ever had an asthma attack because of a solar panel.

Tom Zeller Jr.

Coal Ash Industry Sees Massive Job Losses If EPA Rules Proceed

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

An industry-funded report released late Wednesday suggests that federal regulation of coal combustion residuals, or coal ash, currently being consider...

Is Palin's Bus Tour Guilty of Trademark Infringement?

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

Sarah Palin's political action committee is using a trademarked name for her current bus tour, opening her up to major liabilities that could potentially cause her to lose her bus.

The Incredible Shrinking GOP Field

Carl Pope | Posted 07.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

As late as 2006, the GOP had a set of clean energy advocates in high places. Those leaders are all still powerfully placed within the GOP. But they seem to be mindful of the remarkable know-nothing standard set for GOP candidates.

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

New York Times, Take This!

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 07.23.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

A recent New York Times article, in classic "all the news that's fit to print" fashion, declared that the bevy of green consumer products introduced o...

Getting the Smart Grid Right

Jack Darin | Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

You've probably seen or heard the ads from ComEd supporting the "smart grid," and their proposal for how to pay for it. We do need to invest in our electric grid. But their proposal misses the mark.

T. Boone Pickens' New Energy Plan

Roll Call | Ambreen Ali | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green

T. Boone Pickens has a new plan -- but fewer allies -- in his quest to curb America's dependency on foreign oil....

Spring is Here -- Along With Potential Attitude Shifts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

There is no more potent force than a mother fighting for the safety of her children. They don't have to be trained advocates, just spurred to mobilize. Think Lois Gibbs, who revealed the whole town of Love Canal, NY, was sitting on top of 21,000 tons of toxic waste.