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If you watched the political conventions during the past two weeks, you heard a lot about isis and national security and police and race and jobs. You didn’t hear much, though, about climate change, despite the fact that it’s arguably the most consequential long-term problem the U.S. faces, and one ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
When Republicans took over both chambers of Congress in January, party leaders vowed they would prove to the country that Republicans could govern. They promised to stop with the self-made crises, such as government shutdowns, and rack up legislative accomplishments. So in the first year of a GOP-co...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The United States has failed to take action to mitigate climate change thanks in part to the large number of religious Americans who believe the world has a set expiration date. Research by David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Bearce of the University of Colorado uncovered t...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Buying a green product—an energy-saving lightbulb or bird-friendly coffee—can give shoppers a feeling of satisfaction for doing a small part to help the environment. But green-certified product label don’t give everyone the warm fuzzies. New research published in the Proceedings of the National Acad...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. After three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.  The time I spent abroad stretched my mind and broadened my heart, transformed long h...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Darrell DelamaideWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — An absolute monarchy can find it easier to implement enlightened policy than a democracy in hock to vested interests, so it was only mildly surprising when a Saudi Arabian prince said the world’s largest oil producer intends to rely 100% on renewable en...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
“Greedy Lying Bastards” is a new feature length documentary, scheduled to be released in 2012, investigating the role the oil industry plays the world over  in all facets of people’s lives  from politics and economics to the environment. Filmmaker Craig Rosebraugh traveled the globe includ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Got hope and change? Supply-sider David Stockman was full of it in 1981 when the Reagan Revolution swept the country. Stockman, a rising star in GOP politics, became Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget and quickly began looking for ways to curtail the dreaded “welfare state.”...
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Posted by on in General Environment
As California's governor, it may have been Arnold Schwarzenegger's last appearance on a world stage.His third and final Governor's Global Climate Summit concluded Tuesday at UC Davis with the forming of coalitions, signings of memorandums of understanding and other calls to action. There's R20 - Re...
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