The latest dirty player in the Petraeus scandal: Coal...

Nov 15, 2012 Posted by

There’s an expression that no one uses anymore:

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Obama Vows to Take Personal Charge of Climate Change in Second Term...

Nov 15, 2012 Posted by

President acknowledges first term made only limited progress on the contentious issue that has lit up since hurricane Sandy.

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The “Fiscal Cliff” Is a Hoax … and a Mel Brooks Routine...

Nov 14, 2012 Posted by

They’re dashing through the corridors of power in Washington with appropriately grim expressions this week.

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Obama Calls Out GOP on Benghazi Smears; Pushes House on Middle-Class Tax Break...

Nov 14, 2012 Posted by

Climate change, immigration, job creation and a refusal to extend tax cuts for the wealthy…

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8 Environmental Rules That Were Too Controversial to Enact Pre-Election...

Nov 14, 2012 Posted by

Now that the election is over and Barack Obama will be staying in the White House for another four years…

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Fiscal Cliff Threatens Environmental Protections That Voters Supported...

Nov 14, 2012 Posted by

Americans elected clean energy and clean air champions up and down the ticket last week.

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John Boehner’s discouraging view of climate science...

Nov 14, 2012 Posted by

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER has made some encouraging statements since last week’s election..

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Lame duck Congress may decide whether to save lame duck wind industry...

Nov 13, 2012 Posted by

Today, a bunch of politicians who lost their jobs last week are headed back to Capitol Hill to vote on legislation.

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2012: Hot, costly, and ready for action (on climate change)...

Nov 13, 2012 Posted by

2012 has been, to date, the hottest year on record.

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Will Obama’s second term bring food system wins — or more of the same?...

Nov 13, 2012 Posted by

While Grist gamely speculated on what a Romney administration would have meant for food and farm policy…

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Population growth and the road to total societal meltdown...

Nov 12, 2012 Posted by

Imagine for a moment that planet Earth isn’t running out of anything.

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Do environmental groups deserve credit for big wins last week?...

Nov 12, 2012 Posted by

Martin Heinrich (D) won election to the U.S. Senate from New Mexico last Tuesday..

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Farm Bill Could Hinge On Budget Talks...

Nov 10, 2012 Posted by

A farm bill that stalled in Congress before the election could see quick action by the end of the year..

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Obama Won, But He Still Has to Contend with Millions of Americans Taught to Hate Their Own Government...

Nov 10, 2012 Posted by

It’s no small obstacle that tens of millions of voters think government is the problem.

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Science Panel Warns Spy Agencies Are in the Dark on Risks from Warming...

Nov 9, 2012 Posted by

For years, there’s been a building chorus of warnings on the looming prospect of “climate conflict”…

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Did Monsanto Win Prop 37? Round One in the Food Fight of Our Lives...

Nov 9, 2012 Posted by

Prop 37 has exposed the dark side of Big Ag and Big Food..

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What a Cabinet shake-up could mean for energy and the climate...

Nov 8, 2012 Posted by

Now that the occupant of the Oval Office is settled, speculation turns to the room down the hall.

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A Change in the Weather on Wall Street...

Nov 8, 2012 Posted by

Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work.

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Will Storm’s Wall Street Impact Influence U.S. Carbon Policy?...

Nov 8, 2012 Posted by

I encourage you to read Tina Rosenberg’s Fixes post…

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Prop 37 GMO Labeling Law Defeated By Corporate Dollars And Deception, Proponents Say...

Nov 8, 2012 Posted by

Proponents of Proposition 37, the California ballot measure that would have required labeling of genetically engineered foods…

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The Times’ thorough overview of climate change’s new political moment...

Nov 8, 2012 Posted by

In the New York Times today is a handy overview of environmental politics over the course of Obama’s first term…

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Obama’s Fossil Fuel Policies Poised To Frustrate Industry Through Second Term...

Nov 7, 2012 Posted by

[Translate]   Posted: 11/07/2012 3:47 pm EST 2 6 1 3 Get Green Alerts: Sign Up React: Inspiring Enlightening Infuriating Scary Helpful Amazing Innovative Adorable Follow: Barack Obama , Climate Change, Mitt Romney, Coal, Gas & Oil , Climate Change, Barack Obama , Gas & Oil , Video, Natural Gas, Election 2012, Fossil Fuels, Green News As it relates to energy and the environment, the 2012 presidential fight was, by almost any measure, historically expensive and deeply bitter, pitting environmental and climate-action groups allied with President Barack Obama against assorted climate change skeptics and the well-heeled lobbying machinery of the fossil fuel industry, which found more to like in the now-defeated Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. So while environmental groups celebrated Obama’s reelection on Wednesday, many of the forces that would have liked to see...

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Beyond Obama: Here are green ballot measures that won and lost...

Nov 7, 2012 Posted by

Here at Grist, we’ve been following a lot more than the presidential campaign.

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How the Religious Right Is Fueling Climate Change Denial...

Nov 7, 2012 Posted by

Radical religious activists promote anti-science bills…

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A Scientist Who Foresaw New York Storm Surge Reflects from His Flooded Home...

Nov 6, 2012 Posted by

Klaus Jacob, a Columbia University earth scientist who pretty precisely projected the flooding a big hurricane surge could cause in New York City…

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The Name of the Hurricane Is Climate Change...

Nov 6, 2012 Posted by

Consider me lucky. Yes, Sandy made a modest mess of my life. I had to cancel a trip to Chicago..

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Why the Outcome of the Election Will Be Good for Democrats If Romney Wins and Good for Republicans If Obama Wins...

Nov 5, 2012 Posted by

Many of my friends are excited about the coming election, but also frightened.

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The grim fight for renewable energy standards, in the voting booth and behind closed doors...

Nov 5, 2012 Posted by

Last week, we somewhat pessimistically suggested that President Clinton’s advocacy for Michigan’s renewable energy ballot measure…

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The night their roofs became lifeboats…...

Nov 4, 2012 Posted by

When the storm hit, Philip Ferrante’s house was spared. But his neighbors down the street weren’t so lucky, so he bought a vanload of supplies with his own money and began driving around.

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