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