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Ending the Debate: Most Republicans Actually Support Increased Renewable Energy Use

Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead…
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Reagan-Era Secretary of State Calls for Carbon Tax

Addressing an SRO crowd on Capitol Hill, Shultz,now an advisory board member of Partnership for a Secure America, spoke of an energy revolution…

Stonyfield Farm Tracks Its Carbon Footprint

What’s in a carbon footprint? Stonyfield Farm has decided to find out, as part of its company-wide effort to help reduce climate change.

Cargill Cattle Plant Closes: Global Warming Casualty?

When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the…
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Whole Foods CEO John Mackey Thinks Climate Change is Not Necessarily Bad

Whole Foods cofounder and CEO John Mackey told Mother Jones in an interview that “climate change is perfectly natural and not necessarily bad,”…
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MIT to Obama: Get Serious About Climate Change

Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review's editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle…

R-22 Phaseout, Refrigerator Recycling and Q&A from NYTimes’ “Chilling Effect”

U.S. EPA has tried to reduce use of R-22 by imposing strict quotas on its production. Since 2010, the agency has also banned…

Skeptic Leaks Latest IPCC Draft Claiming It Overturns Global Warming Theory

A climate skeptic named Alec Rawls gained access to the latest (Fifth) IPCC draft report and posted an unauthorized copy of it on…
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Hurricane Sandy: It’s “Global Warming, Stupid”

It’s not surprising that in the wake of Hurricane Sandy there has been contention over what role climate change played in the intensity…
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Sandy Batters Northeast, Continued Media Silence on Climate Change as a Factor

Even as Hurricane Sandy batters the northeast and the media reflects on it and other recent super storms, no one is talking about…

NRDC Condemns Fracking and Natural Gas “Waste”

The oil companies are wasting natural gas as they excavate oil. The World Bank estimates that in North Dakota alone, natural gas flares…
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The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers

Drought is usually considered one of the unintended environmental consequences of global warming - but it also has enormous financial repercussions.
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Why Global Warming Is Now an Economic Tax on the Middle Class

Given its costs, global warming can now be thought of as an economic tax on the middle class. A recent NOAA report found…

The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

It’s amazing for one layman to come up with the idea of saving champion trees as a meaningful way to address the issues…
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Wind Power: Pros and Cons

When we think of wind power, we generally think of those large high tech towers with slowly spinning blades that have sprung recently…