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Jun 11 2014 - 15:15
Lindsay Abrams

Americans are cool with paying more for energy if it means saving the planet, a new poll from Bloomberg found.

Respondents agreed, 62 percent to 33 percent, that they would shoulder increased costs if it lead to a reduction in carbon emissions: the bargain, in other words, put forward by the EPA with its new regulations for existing power plants.

Apr 8 2013 - 10:15
Steve Horn

Every day, the news about climate change and the harms that are sure to accompany it gets worse and worse. To many environmentalists, the answer is simple: power shift. That is, shift from fossil fuels to clean, green, renewable, alternative energy. Well-meaning concerned citizens and activists have jumped on the bandwagon.

Jun 3 2014 - 09:00
Steve Breyman, Howie Howkins

New York State faces a fateful choice over its energy, environmental, and economic future.

It can chose a 21st century upgrade to clean energy and create a sustainable prosperity that protects our climate, cleans our air, and revives our economy. Or it can continue to rely on a 19th and 20thcentury fossil fueled energy system that will leave it battered by climate change, poisoned by pollution, and economically stagnant while other states and nations pass it by as they adopt the new sustainable technologies of the 21st century.

May 27 2014 - 09:00
Winslow Myers

The Marshall Islands are filing lawsuits against the nine nuclear powers to get them to step up to their obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to negotiate total nuclear disarmament. Meanwhile, Bill McKibben is gathering citizens for a rally in support of urgent action on climate change in New York on September 21st and 22nd, where the next climate summit will be held.

May 27 2014 - 08:45
Jon Queally

Japan's nuclear regulatory agency has given final approval for TEPCO, the owner of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, to build its controversial "ice wall" as a way to mitigate further groundwater contamination at the site.

In the planning stages for well over a year, the idea for an ice wall may seem outrageous, but TEPCO has continued to push the proposal as the best way to keep additional water from seeping into the area around the plant and adding to the already enormous amount of contaminated water accumulating there.

May 26 2014 - 19:30

Well, don't let anyone tell you we don't have the technology. . . 

May 13 2014 - 07:30
Joe Smyth, Kyle Ash

The following report from GreenPeace detailed below is the latest in a long line of research showing that the United States has the technical capability to transition to renewable energy. While such research indicates the vast of possibilities before us in the form of wind and solar power, such technologies remain largely under utilized due to a lack of political will on the part of our leaders.

May 11 2014 - 06:00
Sarah Lazare

Obama's decision to stage his much-touted energy speech Friday at a northern California Walmart—a company that is one of the most notorious purveyors of wealth inequalities, union-busting, and "greenwashing" in the country—was met with hundreds of protesters from labor and environmental organizations.

Over 30 civil rights, environmental, and labor groups released a statement blasting the choice of venue by a president who has vowed to tackle wealth inequalities and climate change.

May 11 2014 - 05:15
Leonard Eiger

Silverdale, Washington -- Activists from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, in Poulsbo, Washington staged a tea party on Saturday at the main gate of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, the West Coast home port for the U.S. nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet.

Protesters walked onto the roadway in successive waves, briefly blocking the entrance, and offered tea and cookies to the Washington State Patrol officers standing in the median. Officers escorted them from the roadway and cited them for walking on the roadway where prohibited.

May 9 2014 - 08:45
Janet Redman, Emira Woods and John Cavanagh,

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Electrify Africa Act. This bill directs the president to draw up a multi-year strategy to strengthen the ability of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to “develop an appropriate mix of power solutions” to provide electricity, fight poverty, and “drive economic growth.”


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