Renewable Energy

Dirty Energy: Interior Dept. Clear Path for More Wyoming Coal; Michigan Oil Spill Clean-Up Unfinished

Is the Obama administration serious about a clean energy economy of just greenwashing?

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The renewable era is still far away. Despite the attention and rhetoric that has been given over to green energy projects, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced this week that coal companies would be able to take a whack at mining 2.35 billion tons of coal in Wyoming’s Powder …

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Enviro News Wrap: GOP Attacks the Environment; Oil Prices on the Rise; DeChristopher Convicted, and more…

The latest environmental headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: GOP attack on Obama’s environmental policies coming from “all sides”. All pendulums swing. With the surge of environmentalism in the government and grass-roots activisim. conservatives are forced to respond. Nothing drastic would pass the senate or pen of Obama though. The price of oil is on the rise, the …

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Enviro News Wrap: Ethanol Support; Gates Foundation; NOAA Cleared in Climategate Investigation, and more…

The latest environmental news headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The US government is not easing its support for ethanol, especially with rising oil prices. In 2011 we are going to have more ethanol coming out of the pump with oil than ever. The Gates Foundation is working to get everyone on Earth fed. One of their projects is …

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Enviro News Wrap: Congress Debates Climate Change; Japan Whaling; Is Chevron the Worst Company in the World?

The latest environmental news headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Economist offers a more in depth look at our pollution and how it affects our climate. Some pollution heats the atmosphere, some cools it and many other effects are experienced. With a more conservative US Congress climate change will be increasingly debated, both sides are ready for battle. …

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Cranks in America; GOP at War with the EPA; the Long Reach of the Koch Brothers, and more

The lates environmental news headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A contributor to The Economist asks “Why Don’t Americans Believe in Global Warming?” The Republicans are at war with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a new proposal by a Republican would reduce the EPA budget by $1.9 billion. A new US Forest Plan has been proposed and environmentalists are …

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Enviro News Wrap: Brooklyn Superfund Site; Tougher Regulations for Drinking Water; Amazon Drought, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: A canal in Brooklyn has been listed as a Superfund site. If you don’t know what a Superfund site is, click here. EPA Chief Lisa Jackson has been quite a productive pick over George Bush’s obstructionist appointment. Now she is proposing stricter standards for toxic chemicals in our drinking …

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Natural Gas Has a Dirty Secret

The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger (reposted with permission) The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evidence that oil and gas companies were using diesel gas to extract gas from the ground. Natural gas companies have insisted that their newly popular hydraulic fracturing (known as “fracking”) techniques are …

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