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What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoy
Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
What’s Stephen Colbert’s Solution to Climate Change?
by YES! Online Staff
Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.
How President Obama Can Turn Climate Speech Into Action
by Sarah van Gelder
Many were surprised to hear President Barack Obama take up climate change at today’s inaugural address. Here are a few ways the president can seize the moment and transform our approach to climate action.
5 Ways the Space Program Helps Us Fight Climate Change
by Erin L. McCoy
From tracking glaciers to predicting crop failure to figuring out how to store solar energy in molten salt, NASA has produced some of our best tools in the fight against climate change.
To Save Our Ecosystems, Stop Overloading Them
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
Net Zero’s Net Worth: How Renewable Energy Is Rescuing Schools from Budget Cuts
by Erin L. McCoy
Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelder
Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition
by KC Golden
The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John Cavanagh
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
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
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
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
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
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.