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Hurricane Irene exemplifies the trend toward more extreme weather, and along with it the extreme cost of climate change

Hurricane Irene and the Staggering Costs of Climate Change

Extreme weather events like Hurricane Irene illustrate the costs of man’s impact on the earth. The planet has been getting warmer since the dawn of the industrial age and for every one degree rise in temperature, moisture rises by 7 percent. Scientists predict that warmer temperatures will increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events. Or to put it another way, global warming amplifies the risk factors for…

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Chevron in Ecuador: Not the Image Projected in We Agree Campaign

The recent $8 billion judgement from an Ecuadorian court against Chevron for environmental damage in the Amazon stands in stark contrast to the oil giant’s latest ad campaign, called We Agree. For a closer look at the campaign and why it is greenwash at its best (or worse) read my latest post on TheGreenWashingBlog.com [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeGVvsIwMRE&feature=player_embedded’]

Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Risks of Continued Oil and Gas Extraction Grow, USSF Offers Change

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused there, deepwater oil drilling is just one of many risky methods of energy extraction that industry is pursuing. Gasland, Josh Fox’s documentary about the effects of hydrofracking, a new technique for…

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BP Oil Spill - what's happened after three years?

EarthTalk: Does the Ongoing Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico Spell the End of Offshore Oil Exploration?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Given the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last month, isn’t it high time the government put a stop to offshore oil drilling once and for all? Short of banning it altogether, what can be done to prevent…

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EarthTalk: Will Hybrid Plug-ins Lead to Greater Reliance on Coal?

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? – Graham Rankin, via e-mail It’s true…

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