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Your weekly news roundup on everything environment Arctic Sea Ice Levels to Break Record Within Days Over the weekend, Arctic sea ice is set to reach a new record low since data collection began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).  Often called the world’s air conditioner, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic is important because […]


Are you a green voter? Make sure you have the info you need to find your polling place and obey local rules so your vote for the environment is counted this Tuesday, November 6!Use the tool below to look up your polling place. If you need to check your registration status, or have questions about what identification you need to […]

Shell’s Arctic Struggles Might Mean Chance to Stop Drilling Plan

The good news — Shell's problems getting an old icebreaking barge past federal safety inspectors might delay the start of its Arctic drilling operation.  The bad news — Shell will most likely overcome the inspection issues and start drilling in the Arctic, leading eventually to more global warming, the loss of more sea ice, rising sea levels, more and more dangerous […]

News Roundup

Your weekly news roundup on everything environment U.S. CO2 Emissions From Power Production Hits 20-year Low U.S. CO2 emissions from power production hit a 20-year low. That’s good news! But what’s not so good news, is that the drop-off is due mainly to low-priced natural gas. “A frenzy of shale gas drilling in the Northeast’s Marcellus Shale in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana has […]

What does the Ryan/Romney budget mean for Big Oil?

Subsidies to Big Oil: $41 Billion Finding a boss who also doesn't believe in global warming either: priceless.Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential pick, is making a lot of headlines for his boyish charm and conservative budget ideas.  But here's the thing – Paul Ryan's budget ideas aren't just conservative, they're a give-away to the biggest and most profitable oil companies in […]

An America without corn? It couldn’t be!

  Weeks of intense heat combined with extraordinarily dry conditions have brought many U.S. corn farmers to the brink of total disaster.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, drought is affecting nearly 90 percent of all corn crops in America at this point, pushing the price of corn to record highs above $8 per bushel in late July. Current estimates put yields at a 5-year […]

Clean Energy = Safe Energy

BREAKING NEWS! A solar power refinery in Illinois exploded this morning, causing a massive fireball and sending toxic fumes thousands of feet into the air and throughout the neighboring communities. Two people are dead, and dozens more are being treated for respiratory problems. Not likely. "Massive fireball" and "toxic fumes" are two phrases you won't hear when discussing the safety of solar, […]

Greenland is Melting, Literally

This is some scary stuff. According to NASA analysis of recent satellite readings, in just four days, nearly all of Greenland’s surface ice melted.In a normal summer, 40 percent of Greenland’s landmass is covered by ice as the ice sheet shrinks by about half during the hottest months of the year. And on July 8th, things were still looking normal.  But just […]

News Roundup — Heat Wave Edition

  Your weekly news roundup on everything environment — Heat wave edition This is What Global Warming Looks Like This year, the evidence of global warming continues to mount and recent polling shows Americans overwhelmingly believe in global warming — in large part, based on their own observations.  “It’s hot out here!!” said everyone, everywhere.  Let’s take a quick sample at what 2012 has brought us […]

What’s in Our Fracking Water?

As fracking spreads to more states, so does the secrecy behind the dangerous drilling process. The Natural Resources Defense Council released an analysis today that concludes "no state has an adequate set of disclosure rules – this, notwithstanding the many claims made by states to have “the best” rules in the country." Fracking — the common term for hydraulic fracturing — is […]

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