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'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. pipelines now rupturing faster than we can keep track of them; So, U.S. Senate passes Keystone XL bill with Dem help; Obama's India trip a boost for US nuclear...Show More Summary

Cory Gardner's Wind Hypocrisy

Do you remember the worst words your mom could say to you when you were a kid? I do. She'd look down at you and her eyes would be devoid of anger. In its place would be a kind of sad pity as she said, "I'm disappointed in you." Well, Sen. Show More Summary

How Accurate Are Weather Forecasts?

Co-written with Naomi B. Robbins In light of the great Blizzard of 2015 that wasn't, we might look at how accurate are weather forecasts and especially long-term forecasts. Naomi B. Robbins of NBR Graphs, with whom I co-wrote this post,...Show More Summary

The Climate Post: U.S.-India Climate Agreement Less Substantive Than U.S.-China Climate Deal

The U.S.-India climate agreement announced January 25 creates a new agreement between the second- and third-largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world but does not have the strength of the U.S.-China climate deal reached last year. Show More Summary

NASA Sounding Rocket Studies the Invisible Aurora

"All or Nothing!" that is what my Dean called it; "Just like the shootout at the OK corral, how exciting," were her final words to me after I described what I would be doing this January in Alaska. I am the Principle Investigator for...Show More Summary

Extraordinatory Photos and Story of Potty-Trained Sloth

Sloths are famous for their eccentric bathroom habits, but this resident of a sanctuary in Suriname, really takes the...bidet. When sloth conservationist Monique Pool rescued a very special sloth, named Danitsja, and brought her back to her sanctuary she discovered something totally extraordinary about her. Show More Summary

Why I Love the Go Daddy Puppy Commercial

Go Daddy has been pushed into pulling its super bowl commercial, which was outraging "animal lovers." Remembering stomach churning images from a few years back of the Go Daddy CEO with an elephant he had shot, I clicked on the YouTube arrow expecting the worse. The ad opens with a shot of an adorable golden retriever puppy. Show More Summary

Dachshund Born Without Front Legs Gets Wheelchair

Bubbles the dachshund was born without her two front legs, so her owners took it upon themselves to give her the opportunity to walk and play like never before. Using a combination of carbon fiber, a model airplane, and 3D-printed parts,...Show More Summary

On Overseas Coal, Will the World Bank and U.S. Government Pass Their Own Tests?

Co-authored with Visar Azemi, coordinator for the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) In June 2013, President Obama announced that the U.S. Government would stop financing new coal plants overseas unless...Show More Summary

A Modest Proposal to Suppress the Whiskey Rebellion and Heal American Politics. (With apologies to Jonathan Swift.)

San Juan, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Why not a Commonwealth of Texas? That thought occurred to me reading about political stalemate in Washington while celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Sierra Club's vibrant chapter here. A modern Whiskey Rebellion afflicts America. Show More Summary

Climate Change in Context; Science, Policy, Political Will, and Commitment

It's been an interesting week for putting climate change in context. "Context" in this case means the weaving together of science, policy, political will, and commitments. ("Context" is derived from Latin contexere "to weave together".) Last...Show More Summary

Good News for the Arctic, But...

When you're working toward a big goal, progress isn't always smooth. If you're lucky, though, the breakthroughs outpace the setbacks, even if it's sometimes a close call. For Alaskan wilderness protection, this week produced a breakthrough that's been a long time coming. Show More Summary

Three Minutes to Midnight

With only 180 seconds left before the minute hand strikes midnight, the four horsemen and the apocalypse may soon be before us. That's according to the symbolic doomsday clock which inched two minutes closer towards midnight last week. Announcing...Show More Summary

If It Can Rot, Eat It

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom Fresh food -- the stuff of life that nourishes, builds, and heals and that, with its rich abundance of nutrients, should make up the bulk of a healthy diet -- boasts a fundamental difference from its prepackaged and processed cousins: It is able to rot. Show More Summary

Suburbs of Survival, and the Democracy of Placemaking

Those of us who style ourselves as "urbanists" - myself included, much of the time - tend to get a bit snobbish and condescending about, you know, ordinary people: folks who live in suburbs, drive cars out of some combination of necessity and choice, and haven't the slightest interest in what the "creative class" might be. Show More Summary

Plastic: It's What's for Dinner

The day of ecological reckoning looms over us. I am not talking about whether the Keystone XL Pipeline gets rammed through our backyards. I am down the rabbit hole of environmental concern with another problematic petrochemical -- plastic. We...Show More Summary

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influence of global warming on the storm, with a 100% chance of denial; U.S. Interior Dept. to expand...Show More Summary

Big Oil Seismically Slaughtering Sealife

From The Great Australian Bight to Lake Macquarie, NSW, the race to destroy sealife to extract more climate disrupting oil and gas has reached a diabolical frenzy. Join me for another segment of SOS as I describe how the Australian federal...Show More Summary

Safer Strawberries Or False Choices?

California officials appear poised to make a decision that would spell safer strawberry fields and spur farmer innovation away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer solutions. That is, if pesticide proponents don't get in the way. After...Show More Summary

Overpopulation: The Environmental Movement's Third Rail

In 2014, our planet added approximately 80 million new Earthlings. That equates to the population of California, New York and Florida added to a world with depleting natural resources, unprecedented water scarcity and citizens with a "throwaway" mentality. Show More Summary

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