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Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way? Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van Gelder
The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible
by Richard Conlin
The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
Climate Emergency Action Plan Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van Gelder
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn Russell
Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.
How a Tiny Group of Activists Blocked a Giant New Plutonium Facility How a Tiny Group of Activists Blocked a Giant New Plutonium Facility
by Stuart Glascock
From New Mexico, a victory in the fight against nuclear proliferation.
The Real Reason the Military is Going Green The Real Reason the Military is Going Green
by Natalie Pompilio
Big Oil is a big risk for national security. Can our military—the world's No. 1 oil guzzler—change the politics of climate change?
No More Handouts to Big Oil No More Handouts to Big Oil
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben’s five rules of the road for reforming fossil fuel subsidies.
Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company Boulder Votes to Free Its Electric Company
by Valerie Schloredt
Running their own utility means sun and wind energy instead of coal.
The Undead Pipeline Returns The Undead Pipeline Returns
by Madeline Ostrander
The Keystone XL pipeline is back, sort of. But will its promoters’ tactics cause a property rights backlash?
Fracking Bans that Can Stand Fracking Bans that Can Stand
by Maura Stephens
In New York, judges are standing up for communities’ rights to say no to corporate drilling.
A Bold Win Against Big Oil A Bold Win Against Big Oil
by Madeline Ostrander
How people power stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline.
A Jump Start for the Clean Economy A Jump Start for the Clean Economy
by Maria Gallucci
A little-known source of clean energy funding could prove a crucial job-creation engine in the states.
The Scientization of Politics The Scientization of Politics
How did climate science get so politicized—and what can we do about it? Climatologist Michael Mann responds in this TEDx talk.
Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America Henry Red Cloud: Solar Warrior for Native America
by Talli Nauman
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Bringing renewable energy and jobs to reservations.
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