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'Green News Report' - April 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Just a fl...

Obama Ready To Release Oil From Petroleum Reserve

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Wary of a new surge in gas prices, the Obama administration said Thursday it is selling off 30 million barrels of oil from the coun...

Chu: Will America Miss Its "Sputnik Moment" on Energy?

David Ferris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ferris

America is at a "Sputnik moment," Energy Secretary Stephen Chu said today. The government's next moves will determine whether the country leads the clean-tech race -- or loses it to China.

Green News Report: July 29, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=324031097"> TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on y...

Causes and Consequences of the BP Oil Catastrophe: What We Know, What We Don't Know, and What We Will Never Know

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

There is one, and only one, way to ensure that deep water oil drilling never again leads to catastrophe, and that is to discontinue all deep water oil drilling. Period.

"Clunker Cash" That Makes Sense For New York

Scott Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Scott Stringer

For the 77% of Manhattan households who do not have a car, the picture is clear: By limiting the clunkers program to automobiles, urban consumers have been left out of the recovery picture.

Natural Gas Takes Center Stage in Las Vegas

T. Boone Pickens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
T. Boone Pickens

We are all singing from the same songbook. America has more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil. But we've got to put it to work for us.

Green News Report - July 30, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's audio report: China & the U.S., together again

Green News Report - May 28, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: How 'green' is Sotomayor?; Bush and the baby bottles; PLUS: White is the new green! For roofs, that is .... All that and mor...

Facts Are Stubborn Things: George Will and Climate Change-

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. John Kerry

This has to stop. A highly organized, well-funded movement to deny the reality of global climate change has been up and running for a long time, but it doesn't change the verdict: the problem is real, it's accelerating, and we have to act.

Come Home, Dick Durbin: Come Clean on FutureGen

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

As the nation comes to grips with the need to shift our focus to non-fossil fuel sources of energy, it is disappointing to see Sen. Durbin turn into a cheerleader for the "Dirtiest Wing" of the coal industry.

Dear Obama and Gov. Manchin: Act on Coal River Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The mechanization of above-ground mountaintop removal has prevented a diverse economy and led to a decrease in coal mining jobs in some of the highest poverty stricken strip-mining areas.

Big Coal Gift in Senate Stimulus Package While Coal Profits Soar

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

There's a new detail on this "clean coal" money: $2 billion are no longer slated for zero emissions plants, but "near-zero emissions" plants -- so much for all of those ads about zero emissions.

NOVA's "The Big Energy Gamble": The Challenge of Climate Narratives

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

This is the problem of narrating climate change: it lacks the natural elements that make for a gripping story. Our earth's climate is a reality unfit for reality TV.

Ash Christmas: Yesterday's TVA Coal Disaster is Toxic Wake Up Call to Nation

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Coal ash contains mercury, lead, and arsenic. Nearly 800 Olympic-size swimming pools of that toxic mix are flowing into the waterways of Tennessee right now.

Dear Carol Browner: Dirty Coal Will Turn Green Recovery Gray

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The incoming Secretary of Energy will have the choice of committing billions of dollars to relaunch the shipwrecked FutureGen coal-fired plant, or allocating that amount of funding to launch a sustainable wind or solar clean jobs project in the same Illinois area.

Steven Chu: Physicists Cheer New Energy Secretary

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Science Insider reports on the major shift that will occur at the Department of Energy when Steven Chu takes over: Steve Chu could be a groundbreaki...

This Just In: Adults Put Back in Charge at DOE

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

For the past eight years our energy and environmental policies have been run by children. All of that is set to change with the welcome news of Obama's apparent new Energy Secretary, Steven Chu.

Steven Chu, Energy Secretary? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Physicist Steven Chu will reportedly be named President-elect Barack Obama's Energy Secretary: Democratic officials close to the transition team say...