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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.

Post's Krauthammer Pushes Dangerous Fantasy

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Cirincione

Krauthammer wants Russia to build more nuclear weapons. Why? Because he thinks we can shoot them out of the sky like clay pigeons. This is simply not true.

Restoring Science To Its Rightful Place

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

There is a false impression in Washington that you need a PhD or science background to use scientific facts and research to make public policy decisions. This should not be the case.

To the Presidential Candidates....Debate This!

Deirdre Imus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deirdre Imus

No question, the energy and economic crisis affect us all. But noticeably absent from the primaries and now the presidential debates have been any discussions about America's children.

'Yes We Can' Create a Sane Food Policy in the U.S.

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Friedrich

In January, we will have a president who understands and cares about the broader implications of our food policy. This will be an impressive first.

Sam Stein

Environmentalists Fear Obama Will Forget Them In Economic Crisis | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is a small but growing concern within environmental circles that the current economic crisis will push back some of the "green" agenda that Bara...

Environmentalists draft bold roadmap for Obama

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A united and diverse coalition of environmental advocacy groups has sent President-elect Barack Obama its roadmap for change _ and ...

Amber Waves of Antibodies

Gourmet | Barry Estabrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Another week, another hole ripped in our food safety net. This one is courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which last month...

Environmental Groups Congratulate Obama on Victory

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

Among the many celebrating Barack Obama's victory today are environmentalists. Here's what some have to say:

Cartoon Contest Aims To Illuminate Federal Interference In The Sciences

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The third annual Scientific Integrity Editorial Cartoon Contest, sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists, encouraged politically-minded artists...

Life Cycle: Look into the Light

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

People give you this whole rap about how easy saving the planet is. Change a light bulb and save the world. Yes and no. How about we consider it a start rather than an end destination?

Video of Sleeping Guards Shakes Nuclear Industry

Washington Post | Steven Mufson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kerry Beal was taken aback when he discovered last March that many of his fellow security guards at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvan...