Carl Safina: Deepwater Horizon: Why We Should Not Open New Areas to Drilling

How do we know we don't really need this oil? Because the oil companies are lobbying like hell to be allowed to export it. In their unpatriotic multinational way, they are willing to risk America the beautiful and our health for more zeroes on their ledgers. What alternatives do we have? [Read more...]



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XPRIZE: Flower Power: Electricity From Plants

It may sound like an idea dreamed up at Woodstock with the help of some mind-altering substances, but researchers are finding ways to tap into the power of photosynthesis to generate at least small amounts of electricity. [Read more...]



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Barbara A. Finamore: China’s National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020

The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition. [Read more...]



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Joel Francis: Desperate Fossil Fuel Interests Seek to Undermine Clean Energy Choices in Communities of Color

Too often, African American voices are excluded from discussions about the critical issues facing our country. Recently the NAACP developed a report that shows how fossil fuels play a significantly harmful role in the health of African Americans and other communities of color. [Read more...]



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This State May Be The First To Run On 100% Renewable Energy

With strong trade winds, volcanic heat and abundant solar and hydropower, the Hawaiian islands have a plethora of natural resources.

Yet the state...

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Earthjustice: What Congress Is Really Doing To The First-Ever Federal Protections Against Toxic Coal Ash

Since 2008, three major coal ash disasters have threatened lives, livelihoods and water quality in Virginia, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Tennessee, including the largest toxic waste spill in U.S. history. Communities across our country near leaking coal ash ponds and landfills can wait no longer. [Read more...]



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Elizabeth L. Littlefield: Why the Earth Is an Investment Opportunity

Clean water, clean air and the steady access to food are all in limited supply, and are being depleted at alarming rates. And a rapidly growing, urbanized global middle-class is living and working in ways that are accelerating consumption of those already scarce resources. [Read more...]



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Peter Schwartz: The Dark Side of the Sun: Solar Power and Global Electronic Waste

When complete, First Solar's California Flats project will generate enough electricity to power Apple's Cupertino headquarters complex, as well as its California stores and data centers. Many have hailed this as a first step toward more widespread commercial adoption of solar power. [Read more...]



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Mary Anne Hitt: Take Your Kids to Work… and Speak Up for Their Health

I do so much of my work for my daughter's future. I imagine that many of my colleagues who are parents feel the same. We work together to phase out coal plants so that families can enjoy cleaner air and water. We demand clean-energy investments to help fight climate change so that our kids and grandkids will have a safer, healthy planet when they grow up. [Read more...]



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Rep. Scott Peters: Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security. [Read more...]



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Rebecca Louie: Composting With Coppola at Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques. [Read more...]



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Terry Tamminen: The Second Coming of Solar

Solar is the only clean energy source that just about anyone can install and manage for themselves. That's why the sun will be shining even brighter on investors who see the opportunity and catch the next solar powered wave. [Read more...]



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