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What Does Mitt Romney Think About Climate Change?

Wed, 29 Aug 2012 09:53:41 -0400

(image) The absence of any mention of climate change in Mitt Romney's campaign should be worrying to everyone, regardless of party affiliation.



What Happens When Murdoch's New York Post, Fracking, and Selective Editing Combine? Crappy Journalism

Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:52:00 -0400

(image) Crappy Journalism of the highest order in fact. You get a cocktail perhaps even more toxic than the secret blend of chemicals used in fracking itself.



350.org, Josh Fox and Friends Announce Don't Frack OH Action

Tue, 10 Apr 2012 15:10:00 -0400

(image) There are many reasons to stop fracking in Ohio, but let me unpack two: fracking is causing earthquakes across the country and natural gas is a potential climate killer.



Mitt Romney: Climate Flip-flopper and Fracking Defender

Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:22:00 -0400

(image) Mitt Romney wants to drill everywhere, but doesn't let reporters drill down into his policies.



Mark Ruffalo Shows Colbert A Few Things About Fracking

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:34:00 -0400

(image) Mark Ruffalo Shows Colbert A Few Things About Fracking



Not 1, Not 2, But 3 New Reports Out This Week Link Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:07:07 -0400

(image) The IPCC, Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, and Oxford University all released scientific reports underscoring the links between extreme weather and climate change



New UN Report Warns That Some Climate Effects Are Already 'Baked In'

Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:37:00 -0400

(image) "Low regrets" is used to describe policy choices that governments should be making now to avoid the worst possible consequences for people and ecosystems from our changing climate.



Another IPCC Report on Climate, and Another Denial from Wall Street Journal

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:11:00 -0400

(image) As the IPCC prepares to release a new report on the connection between extreme weather and climate change, the Wall Street Journal gets its blinders in place



Oscar Nominee David Strathairn’s Invitation to Join Action at White House Nov. 6th (Video)

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:37:00 -0400

(image) Actor David Strathairn wants you to come to the White House Nov. 6 to stand up to big oil.



Senator Harry Reid Opposes Keystone XL Pipeline - Says We Should Be Investing in Clean Energy Jobs Instead

Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:37:19 -0400

(image) Reid calls for investing in "job-creating clean energy projects...rather that increasing out dependency on unsustainable supplies of dirty and polluting oil."



"Oil Orgy" Shocks Energy Summit (video)

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:57:17 -0400

(image) Blush easy? Judging by the looks on some of the faces in this video, you're not alone. Clearly, members of the Canada-Europe Energy Roundtable are a prudish bunch, too. You can tell when



New York Times Blows Lid Off State Department's Outsourcing of Keystone XL Environmental Review

Sat, 08 Oct 2011 23:11:02 -0400

(image) The New York Time's Elisabeth Rosenthal and Dan Frosch today gave a lot of ink in the "Paper of Record" to the State Department's decision to hire Cardno Entrix, an environmental contractor based in Houston, to write a



POTUS Michelle Obama Goes For Fitness Guinness Record

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:19:58 -0400

(image) First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing her campaign to inspire the country's youth to get off the couch and to get active by going for a Guinness World Record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. On Tuesday,



Waterkeepers Report Shows Much Work Left To Do In The Gulf

Tue, 04 Oct 2011 22:00:10 -0400

(image) President Obama, of course, campaigned on a promise to "end the tyranny of oil." The nation needs to hold him to this promise, and one of the most important reasons why is what happened to the Gulf Coast when the



Kyra Sedgwick Urges the President to Reject the Tar Sands Pipeline! What Celeb Will Be Next?

Sun, 02 Oct 2011 11:13:14 -0400

(image) Kyra Sedgwick, star of the detective show "The Closer" and an active supporter of the Natural Resources Defense Council, has produced a video in which she calls on President Obama to reject TransCanada's permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline.



Massive New York Times Story on Forests and Climate Change Ranks As A Must Read

Sat, 01 Oct 2011 12:35:32 -0400

(image) New York Times reporter Justin Gillis is out this morning with "With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Key Climate Protectors," a recommended read for anyone concerned about how climate



Justice Department Asked To Investigate Top Pipeline Lobbyist

Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:36:54 -0400

(image) Last week, Friends of the Earth released emails it received through a Freedom of Information Act request that showed how Paul Elliot, now a TransCanada lobbyist, lobbied for the company before he was a



Live Now: Hundreds Risk Arrest at Ottawa Action To Sit-in Against Big Oil, Tar Sands

Mon, 26 Sep 2011 11:32:08 -0400

(image) History is being made right now in Ottawa, Canada as hundreds of people from across North America are risking arrest on Parliament Hill during a mass civil disobedience sit-in to protest tar sands development. The people will come in waves of 20 to



Will Obama's Recent Breaches of Trust On The Environment Really Cost Him Dollars and Votes?

Sun, 25 Sep 2011 14:44:45 -0400

(image) Until circumstances change, U.S. elections are a binary choice. For many people, this means that they have to hold their nose while casting their vote for what they perceive to be the lesser of two evils. The 2012 presidential



Shocking: Even After Solyndra, Coal Defender Rep. Joe Barton Backs Solar Loan Guarantees (video)

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:57:30 -0400

(image) Color me impressed. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the man who apologized to BP after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, went on EnergyNow! TV and voiced support for federal loan guarantees for the solar industry. Barton's support comes after Republicans have



It's Time for Moving Planet!

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:02:57 -0400

(image) It's fitting that Moving Planet, a celebration of a rising global census for climate action put on by 350.org, kicked off today in Cairo. After all, that ancient city has become a worldwide symbol for a global society in transition and a reminder that



Former Clinton Staffer Now Lobbying State Over Dangerous Oil Pipeline

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:48:49 -0400

(image) What would 2009 Barack Obama say about this situation: a former Clinton staffer leaves to become a lobbyist for a foreign oil company that wants to get State Department approval to build an oil pipeline over sensitive



Canadian Celebrities Support Ottawa Action Over Tar Sands

Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:06:28 -0400

(image) Where will you be on Sunday, Sept. 26? If you're anywhere near Ottawa, you might consider coming to the Ottawa Action, a peaceful civil disobedience about the tar sands planned by the Council of Canadians, Greenpeace Canada,



Josh Fox Earns An Emmy For 'Gasland'

Mon, 19 Sep 2011 20:25:11 -0400

(image) The Emmys passed again on Steve Carrell, now for the fifth time, for his service on "The Office," but the voters didn't miss when they awarded Josh Fox one of those little statues for Outstanding Direction for Nonfiction Programming for Gasland. The



Sunday Vegetarian Recipe: Nettles Pesto

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 15:50:47 -0400

(image) Don't be afraid of Stinging Nettles. When handled right, nettles can be used like basil to create all sorts of easy-to make, tasty treats, including pesto. Let's start with what nettles are. This "super food" is an herb found



UPDATED: Nebraska Football Punts TransCanada Out Of Its Stadium

Fri, 16 Sep 2011 11:09:14 -0400

(image) Please put aside your college football loyalties for one minute and give the University of Nebraska its due for standing up to TransCanada, the corporation that is trying to build the 1,700-mile long Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil



Yet Another Pol Warns Obama About Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:54:22 -0400

(image) Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen wrote to President Obama today to express his concern about the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Van Hollen, currently ranking member on the House Budget Committee and a member of the Joint



Embattled Corporation Turns To Push Polling On Keystone XL Pipeline

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 14:13:56 -0400

(image) File this one under disgusting. TransCanada, the corporation that is trying to build the 1,700-mile long Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast, has resorted to push polling so it



NY Times: Oil Companies Operating on 'Honor System' When It Comes to Pipeline Safety

Sat, 10 Sep 2011 17:30:21 -0400

(image) Yesterday I posted about Randy Thompson, a Nebraska landowner who is fighting back against TransCanada and its plan to build the Keystone XL pipeline through his property and over the Ogallala aquifer. All along



Jimmy Fallon, Eddie Vedder Croon 'Balls In Your Mouth' (VIDEO)

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 23:02:15 -0400

(image) Late night comedian Jimmy Fallon--you know, the guy who couldn't make it through a SNL skit with cracking up--and Eddy Vedder sang a duet earlier this week on Fallon's "Balls In Your Mouth," a song about the tar balls found on beaches as a result of