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If you want to save the planet, it pays to care about the budget. That's the message you helped send to Congress in the last two weeks.Together, more than 100,000 of us have signed, emailed and called on our elected leaders to the Billion Dollar Big Oil Bonanza. And it has made a huge difference. Check out the video report-back we put together […]
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I have great news — Shell Oil announced Wednesday it will not resume its oil drilling efforts in the Arctic until at least 2014.* While this is not a promise to drop its goal of putting oil platforms in the wild, remote Arctic, it is an admission by Shell that their plans are fraught with problems.  It […]
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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Arctic Melt Releasing Ancient Methane  It turns out that It’s not just water that is released as our polar ice caps melt, but also the second most important greenhouse gas: Methane.  According to research published in the journal Nature Geoscience, thousands of sites in the Arctic where methane has been stored for many millennia, is bubbling […]
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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment   Vermont Becomes First U.S. State to Ban Fracking Vermont became the first state to ban fracking when Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) signed into law the nation’s first ban on hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — a natural gas drilling technique that involves blasting chemical-laced water deep into the ground to split rock apart and […]
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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment   The Numbers Are In: Big Oil Releases First Quarter Profits The numbers are in and the five big oil companies — BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Shell earned a combined $33.5 billion for the first quarter of 2012. That’s $368 million per day. But despite huge quarterly profits for the world’s most profitable industry — the […]
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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Two More Corporations Join General Motors in Rescinding Funding for the Heartland Institute PepsiCo and AT&T join General Motors in ending funding for the global-warming-denial think tank Heartland Institute.  According to leaked documents, AT&T gave at least $100,000 to the Heartland Institute, contradicting the company’s image as a leader on environmental sustainability and climate change. PepsiCo also […]
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Good news!  General Motors announced they will no longer fund the Heartland Institute, a think tank that actively pushes propaganda in the media and schools that says global warming is an unproven theory. The announcement comes just weeks after GM CEO Dan Ackerson said he would "look into it," after he was confronted with the company's sponsorship of the Heartland Institute during […]
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Have you seen this? When we started a campaign asking GM to stop funding the Heartland institute with friends at the Heartland Institute, we expected it would take a while to get the attention of the multi-billion dollar auto maker. But just last week, General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has publicly responded that he is going to review the company’s funding of […]