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August 12, 2016 Environment

Humans' Hubris Against Nature

By: Dana Hunnes

Earlier this week, an article came out in the New York Times, entitled "against sustainability." This article was viscerally upsetting and compelled me to write this piece in response: In a...

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August 9, 2016 Climate & Energy

Face Facts: Electric Vehicles Are Better Vehicles

By: Plug In America

From Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America I have just returned from the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland, now in its 9th year. There was one word that I heard...

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August 5, 2016 Climate & Energy

Why the 2016 Election Is About Climate Change

By: W. Douglas Smith

The Risk of Moving Too Slowly The thumbnail definition of risk is probability combined with potential consequences. Americans understand a lot about risk. Taking calculated risks built this country. We...

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August 4, 2016 Environment

An Open Letter To Our Politicians. Please Protect Our Oceans (and Planet) Now!

By: Dana Hunnes

Dear Politicians and Elected Officials, Our oceans are in peril. There is too much plastic in them.  Plastic suffocates and strangles marine wildlife who consume it, thinking it is food....

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August 1, 2016 Opinion

Why the Bernie Sanders Platform Still Matters in November 2016

By: W. Douglas Smith

Economists around the world believe energy choices are vital to future economic, environmental and social prosperity. A rally at the Victorian parliament house steps to Save...

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July 29, 2016 Opinion

Why Voting Green This November Will Imperil Our Planet

By: Lisa Kaas Boyle

I am an environmental attorney and I was for Bernie. I also support the Occupy Movement and wrote about that movement from an environmental perspective in an essay called Occupy The...

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July 22, 2016 Opinion

3 Reasons Why Donald Trump Is the Best Thing to Happen to America. Ever.

By: Django Reynard

I love Donald Trump. I really do. You’re probably expecting some sort of sardonic followup, a wink and a nod and a tongue firmly planted in cheek. I’ve got nothing...

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July 22, 2016 Opinion

Trump & His Republicans Gravely Threaten Environmental & Climate Policy

By: Jedamiah Wolf

You could practically taste the looming threat of ecocide leaching through the air at the Republican National Convention. The foundational document of the party’s forward-looking agenda, the 2016 Republican Platform,...

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July 19, 2016 Environment

3 Ways Deep Sea Mining Will Endanger Humanity

By: Pierce Nahigyan

In the not too distant future, our children’s children will wonder how their grandfathers could ever have submitted to something so dangerous and deadly as coal mining. For centuries, coal...

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July 14, 2016 Environment

Chevron’s Ted Boutrous Thoroughly Embarrassed Himself Last Week

By: Paul Paz y Miño

Ted Boutrous embarrassed himself in Huffington Post last week in an apparent attempt to “up the crazy” as the trial to seize Chevron’s assets in Canada looms. It appears the...

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June 30, 2016 Opinion

4 Ways Politicians Failed the Planet in June 2016

By: Django Reynard

Look, upending an entire energy infrastructure is tough, no one’s denying that. Human beings have been burning fossil fuels to power their inventions for over a century now, and making...

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June 23, 2016 Opinion

Another Oil Pipeline Leaks in California, Because That’s What They Do

By: Django Reynard

Are you surprised? I’m not surprised. Yes, look at me being smug and flippant about our most recent environmental screwup. You can throw whatever scathing liberal epithets my way you...

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June 8, 2016 Opinion

Sanders Loses California, and the U.S. Loses the Best Environmental President It Never Had

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Or, an Obituary for Bernie It’s over, whether you like it or not. With 94 percent of California districts reporting, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been declared the...

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May 26, 2016 Opinion

Exxon Shareholders Ignore Protesters (and Climate Change) at Their Door

By: Rick Baraff

Yesterday at 7:30am, a small but determined number of roughly 100 protestors gathered across the street from the Meyerson Symphony Hall in Dallas, Texas — site of the annual ExxonMobil...

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May 19, 2016 Opinion

The Stupidest Things Donald Trump Has Said About Global Warming

By: Jedamiah Wolf

After decades of negotiations, thousands of scientific reports and billions of people supporting a transition to a cleaner and greener economy, we are finally beginning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

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April 15, 2016 Opinion

Sarah Palin, Bill Nye Is More Scientist Than You Will Ever Be

By: Django Reynard

Like a benign but permanent venereal disease contracted when we were drunk and desperate, Sarah Palin has flared up again. We really thought we’d seen the last of her -...

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March 9, 2016 Opinion

It's the Carbon, Stupid

By: W. Douglas Smith

Sometimes it is hard to remember the goal is to drain the swamp when you are up to your fanny in alligators. We have a similar problem with coal, oil...

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March 1, 2016 Opinion

Planet Experts Responds to Leo's Climate Haters

By: Pierce Nahigyan

On Sunday, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won the Oscar for Best Actor, putting to bed one of the internet's favorite memes for all time. A meme that has echoed across the...

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