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Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters To Obama: 'No Planet Drama'

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite the gray skies in Washington on Saturday, more than 100 protesters carrying handmade signs showed up in Lincoln Park to call on ...

Hundreds of Events "Draw the Line" Against Keystone XL & Tar Sands

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

At over 200 events today -- from Alaska to Nebraska -- people are "Drawing the Line" against the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands and other dirty energy projects. The day's events are being coordinated by the climate campaign 350.org with help from scores of partners.

Time to Draw the Line

Michael Brune | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Some great things have happened since that freezing day last February when I marched to the Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., with 50,000 of my closest friends. Looking back, it did feel like the start of something big.

This Weekend, 'Draw the Line' on Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Hundreds of events are planned around the country this weekend for a national day of action to "Draw the Line" on tar sands, Keystone XL, and other extreme energy projects that are driving the climate crisis.

'Green News Report' - September 17, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' -- September 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - September 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - August 29, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL's Climate Impact Would Be Enormous, According to Enviros

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Further development of the Canadian tar sands will be a disaster for the climate, and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is the "linchpin...

Why Keystone Flunks the Climate Test

Michael Brune | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

In June Obama said he will not approve the pipeline if it would significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. Today the Sierra Club, Oil Change International, and 13 partner groups have released a report that settles the issue: Keystone XL would be a climate disaster.

Health Problems Still Plague Arkansas Residents Near ExxonMobil Tar Sands Spill

Rocky Kistner | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Although locals say cleanup work in the marshy cove has dropped off significantly, they say they can still smell the sickly sweet odor of crude after it rains. Some still complain of health problems.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

Obama's Former PR Flack: Thread Tying Keystone XL, PA Gov's Race Together

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Pennsylvania Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate and former head of the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, has hired powerful PR firm SKDKnickerbocker for her campaign's communications efforts.

Solar on the White House Is a Good Sign in the Fight Against Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few years after Carter's installation, Ronald Reagan took down the solar panels and cut federal support for renewable energy. Now it seems like the adventure might be underway again.

Climate Change This Week: Alaskan Fish Fry, The Newest Hot Spot, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

A shorty from the road, folks, after a week in Canadian wilderness - harvesting golden chanterelles, eyeing eagles, and overhearing local coffeehouse ...

President Obama's Climate Action Plan: Not Even Close

Tom Weis | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

The president opened his speech with a poetic tribute to the Apollo program, a generational mission championed by President John F. Kennedy more than half a century ago. But no comparison can be made between Kennedy's bold vision and Obama's timid plan.

Obama Is Leading the World to Climate Hell

Helen Grant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Helen Grant

Here we are, once again confronted with President Obama's climate hypocrisy. Despite his latest 'promising' comments on the fate of the Keystone XL permit, it still smells like a déjà-vu.

The Next High-Priced Energy Plan

Carl Pope | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

You wouldn't know it, but the market landscape surrounding the proposed Keystone XL export pipeline has shifted dramatically in the last month.

Inspector General to Investigate Keystone XL House of Cards

Michael Marx | Posted 10.06.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The real question here is how did State get it so wrong? The answer, simply, is that the State Department once again hired the oil industry to evaluate itself -- and, not surprisingly, the industry gave itself a passing grade.

Climate Change This Week: Burn, Baby, Burn, Sea Rise Lock-in, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.03.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Burning America conclude scientists and fire experts at a recent conference reports Tom Kenworthy at Climate Progress. Huge, explosi...

'Green News Report' - August 1, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

President Obama Is Right on Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Job Numbers

Anthony Swift | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Anthony Swift

The president's points are well taken -- the benefits of Keystone XL tar sands have been overstated by its proponents while its impact on the climate would be significant.

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

'Green News Report' - July 25, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Flat Out Fails President's Common-sense Climate Test

Robert Redford | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Robert Redford

We would have to park every single car in America for a full year to make up for the carbon pollution the tar sands pipeline would dump into our atmosphere. Everybody in favor, raise your hand.