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Talking About Global Warming on the First Day of Winter

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

Hey, it's winter, snow happens, and a cold snap doesn't prove anything one way or another. At least, don't shy away from telling people it's winter. You just might need to remind them when winter comes next year.

Doug Boucher: How Concerned Scientists Have Responded to Our Climate Change Failures

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

This is article 5 of 8 in the series about interviews with speakers at Cancun's "Forum on Communicating Climate Change." Click here to read the intr...

9 Miles a Gallon -- and Lovin' It

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Right now heavy-duty trucks -- a huge part of the way we move products around in this country -- are clocking just 6 miles per gallon. And the technology is there to move that number -- by a lot.

Want to Stand Up for Climate Science? We're Doing It

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

Recent efforts by the AGU and other scientific societies to help scientists engage with the media and the public are welcome. But scientists have to do more -- a lot more.

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/blog/30 When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Rude Awakening

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

There's overwhelming evidence showing that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unsafe. And there are plenty of sources for non-GMO corn.

PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Jeffrey Smith

No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. These numbers, organized by the Produce Marketing Association, have nothing to do with you.

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.