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GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/242 To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress. Has the FDA gone compl...

Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-the-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

It is clear to the experts that the current generation of GMOs do not live up to the hype continuously broadcast by biotech companies and their promotional East Coast wing--the federal government.

Climate Change and Mental Health: Extreme Weather Takes a Toll

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

With global temperatures already on the rise, and further warming virtually certain, climate change is having impacts around the globe. But being prepared can help people cope with the severe weather.

Meathead To Go Meatless: Call Me Potatohead

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Meathead

Will I change the world? No chance. But this meatlover's voice is one more in a growing chorus and perhaps together we can change farming in the US.

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 9

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/32 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 8

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/36 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 7

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/39 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 6

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/43 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people ...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 5

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/45 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 4

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/48 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 3

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/52 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Small Creatures and Climate Change: How Warming Can "Shuffle the Deck" of Creatures That Thrive

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

Climate change is messing with mammals. Among other things, it is shifting their geographical ranges, changing their behavior (or, as scientists call it, their phenology), and causing disruptions up and down the food chain.

It's Time for President Obama to Set the Record Straight on Climate Change

James J. McCarthy, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James J. McCarthy, Ph.D.

The president should bring together scientists and others with relevant expertise for a White House summit on climate science, the urgency of action, and the opportunity for timely solutions.

Preparing for Global Warming's Rising Tides

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

People who live near the coast know a thing or two about environmental hazards. They know, for instance, the risks of hurricanes and those of storm-su...

Certainty Vs. Uncertainty: Understanding Scientific Terms About Climate Change

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

To scientists, uncertainty is how well something is known. However, climate change deniers have linked less than complete certainty with not knowing anything.

Understanding the Urgency of Climate Change

Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Ekwurzel, Ph.D.

If we continue along the high emissions path, projections show that we risk locking in a rise of 3.6 to 9.9 degrees Fahrenheit by 2100. The upper end of that range is considered catastrophic.

Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation Is Off to a Rocky, Slimy Start

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

With only a month to get almost 434,000 signatures, the anti-AB 32 petition drive is off to a rocky start. But one thing that's for sure is that you should never, ever count the Republicans out.

Exposed: Texas Big Oil Funding Petition to Kill California's Anti-Pollution Legislation

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Oil refiners Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. are funding a petition drive to get a measure on the ballot suspending AB 32, California's landmark law to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Co-Author of Report Cited by AB 32 Opponents Backs Away From Findings

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

The move by Republicans and polluters to suspend or kill AB 32, California's Global Warming Solutions Act, was dealt a devastating blow on Friday.

Green Makes Green ($): How Sustainability Creates Jobs

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Dirty energy companies are fighting to be the last of the dinosaurs, forestalling the inevitable day when they join the fossils that created their fortunes.

Climate Denial Industry Blowing Hot Air On Himalayan Glaciers

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

With the Climategate Swifthack episode fading from the limelight, the climate science attack machine now wants the world to focus on one paragraph out of a 938-page, three-year-old report.

New Report: GMOs Causing Massive Pesticide Pollution

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Kimbrell

There is one fact about genetically engineered foods that there is no debate about: no one wakes up in the morning eager to buy gene-altered food. There's good reason for this.

Missing the SuperFreaking Point (and Ignoring the Business Case for Green)

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The authors of SuperFreakonomics fail to mention that the process of shifting to a low-carbon economy has enormous upsides completely aside from the benefits to climate balance.

Nuclear Power's Second Act?

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Rose

Let's hope the delegates heading to Copenhagen to create a new energy future remember the problems of the past.

Sarah Palin's Empty Promise

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Encouraging the auto industry to adhere to higher standards and pursue hybrid technology will reduce our dependence on all oil. Drill, baby, drill? No. Think, baby, think.