A World After….

Get Ready for the Post-SUV World!

Stan Cox, AlterNet. July 10, 2008.
SUVs and big pickups are waddling off into the sunset, leaving Americans with no more excuses for the nation’s profligate oil use.

Appalachian Residents Have Found the Antidote to Coal Appalachian Residents Have Found the Antidote to Coal

Jeff Biggers, Huffington Post. July 9, 2008.
Faced with an impending proposal to stripmine over 6,600 acres, local residents have come up with a better idea.

A Peak Oil Prophet Imagines Life in America After Wal-Mart A Peak Oil Prophet Imagines Life in America After Wal-Mart

Michelle Nijhuis, Grist.org. July 9, 2008.
James Howard Kunstler’s new novel describes a small town in upstate NY where a chain of global crises has forced the community to fend for itself.

McCain's Energy Plan Will Drill Us Into a Deeper Crisis McCain’s Energy Plan Will Drill Us Into a Deeper Crisis

Javier Sierra, Sierra Club. July 8, 2008.
Would more permits for oil drilling benefit U.S. consumers? McCain would like you to think so, but there’s more to the story than he’s telling.

Michael Pollan on What's Wrong with Environmentalism Michael Pollan on What’s Wrong with Environmentalism

Kate Cheney Davidson, Yale Environment 360. July 8, 2008.
Michael Pollan talks about biofuels and the food crisis, the glories of grass-fed beef, and how environmentalists should think about sustainability.

Will Richmond, Calif., Be the First to Stand Up to Chevron? Will Richmond, Calif., Be the First to Stand Up to Chevron?

Bill Gallegos, New America Media. July 8, 2008.
Richmond could be the first US city to decide to stand up to the Chevron oil company and impose a cap on its plans for further expansion.

The Superstitious Right Fights Good Science on Global Warming The Superstitious Right Fights Good Science on Global Warming

David Michael Green, AlterNet. July 7, 2008.
In a society devoted like no other to the politics of fear, we have somehow managed to forget the one thing we should probably fear most.

Good or Evil When It Comes to the Environment? Google: Good or Evil When It Comes to the Environment?

Scott Thill, AlterNet. July 3, 2008.
Google’s motto is “Don’t be evil.” But when it comes to its environmental impact, some think the company can’t live up to its own hype.

A World Without Us WALL-E: A World Without Us

Michael Dudley, City States. July 1, 2008.
Stores are overfilling with WALL-E merchandise that will soon clog our landfills. Yet this new Disney movie bills itself as pro-environment.

Why We Need to Put Science Back in Government Why We Need to Put Science Back in Government

Chris Mooney, Yale Environment 360. June 30, 2008.
The Bush administration has been widely criticized for placing politics over science. The next president must act to reverse that trend.

Virginia Is for Coal Lovers Virginia Is for Coal Lovers

Glenn Hurowitz, Huffington Post. June 30, 2008.
Virginia announced that it’s going to permit the construction of a new coal-fired power plant, even though doing so clearly violates the law.

Wildfires and Drought Global Warming’s Twin Evil: Wildfires and Drought

Dr. Reese Halter, AlterNet. June 30, 2008.
The 850 fires burning in California alone should be a wake up call that we’re unprepared for rapid climate change.

Democrats Are Blowing Our Best Chance for Clean Energy Democrats Are Blowing Our Best Chance for Clean Energy

Kelpie Wilson, AlterNet. June 30, 2008.
How the Dems sacked one of the most important opportunities to turn around our energy future.

Bush and McCain Happily Presiding Over Massive Transfer of Wealth to Oil Companies Bush and McCain Happily Presiding Over Massive Transfer of Wealth to Oil Companies

Harvey Wasserman, Huffington Post. June 26, 2008.
Republicans are funneling billions into the coffers of their oil baron backers; it’s no surprise Bush and McCain aren’t pushing for renewable energy.

Taking the Food Crisis Personally Taking the Food Crisis Personally

Bruce Friedrich, AlterNet. June 25, 2008.
Corn and wheat used to feed chicken, pigs and other farmed animals is food being diverted from the mouths of the global poor.

The Key to Driving Energy Prices Down The Key to Driving Energy Prices Down

Marie Cocco, Washington Post Writers Group. June 24, 2008.
In the absence of a reliable Congress, we need to make personal sacrifices. Turn down the thermostat. Ditch the SUV.

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