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Oil Hits Record Price. Gas Nearing $4.00. President Bush, Clueless...

Happy Friday! Oil hit record-prices today: $103.05 per barrel. Bully for us...That tops the inflation adjusted high of $102.53 set in 1980. Oil first inched over $100 to welcome in the new year on January 2nd and has hovered around $100 since then,...

Posted February 29, 2008    

Can Coal Ever Be Clean? Check Out “Burning the Future: Coal In America” to Find Out

Can coal ever be clean?These guys are spending tens of millions trying to convince you, the American voter, that the future of America's energy lies with "clean coal."A new documentary film, "Burning the Future: Coal in America" aims to clue...

Posted February 29, 2008    

A Spooked Coal Industry Fights Back, Trying to Buy Elections

Our growing and increasingly organized anti-coal campaign must be doing something right, friends: word has it from AP that the coal industry - spooked by the success of the increasingly powerful movement to stop the coal rush - is fighting back big...

Posted February 27, 2008    

$5,000 Breakthrough Generation Fellowship

Breakthrough Generation — the new youth initiative of Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger’s think tank, The Breakthrough Institute — is now recruiting for a Fellowship Program that will select up to ten of the country’s top young organizers and...

Posted February 21, 2008    

Have you seen the green desert?

Norman Foster's utopia is designed for the Masdar Initiative in Abu Dhabi to be the "world's first zero-carbon and zero-waste city." The project has a 6 million square meter sustainable development plan mixing planning used for walled cities with...

Posted February 19, 2008    

Midwest Oil Refineries Gobble Up Canadian Tar Sands, Spew Greenhouse Gasses

Midwest oil refineries are gobbling up more and more crude oil from Canadian tar sands and are set to belch out up to 40 percent more greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade. According to the Chicago Tribune, oil refineries across the Midwest...

Posted February 13, 2008    

Wall Street announces “Carbon Principles” - but what do they mean?

So, big news on Wall Street today regarding coal and our climate. Three of the largest investment banks (Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Chase) announced the formation of the “Carbon Principles” - a set of guidelines the banks will follow...

Posted February 7, 2008    

Are We Living in the Anthropocene?

The Earth's rock layers tell us stories about our natural history; most recently they are telling us stories of undeniable, human-induced global environmental change. This month, the Geologic Society of America (GSA) publication GSA Today features...

Posted February 6, 2008    

Full Funding of the Green Jobs Act has a chance on the Senate floor tomorrow!

Word from our friends at Green For All is Senator Bernie Sanders is going to offer an amendment on the floor tomorrow to the economic stimulus package, asking for them to add in full funding of the Green Jobs Act. This Green Jobs Act was included in...

Posted January 31, 2008    

Vote Now on Global Warming Solutions

You’re thinking, “If only we could get Congress to actually pass some of these policies…” We won’t stop until they do! So far Focus the Nation teams have invited more than 150 members of Congress to participate in dialogs on global warming solutions...

Posted January 22, 2008    

Americans, Congress Critize Delay in Polar Bear Decision

Today the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a hearing: "On thin ice: the future of the polar bear." The room was full, and there was a fairly good turnout of at least eight Congressmen and women. Children were...

Posted January 17, 2008    

Ring in the New Lawsuit: Fight for Vehicle Emissions Standards Renewed

In response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency's rejection of California's application for a waiver to regulate the tailpipe emissions on vehicles, California, five environmental non-profit organizations and fifteen other states...

Posted January 2, 2008