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It's Not Climate Change  -  It's Everything Change
Oil! Our secret god, our secret sharer, our magic wand, fulfiller of our every desire, our co-conspirator, the sine qua non in all we do! Can’t live with it, can’t — right at...
Cries of Betrayal, Calls to Organize as Obama Approves Arctic Drilling
'With this decision, President Obama has given Shell an open invitation to turn the Chukchi Sea into an energy sacrifice zone,' said Marissa Knodel of Friends of the Earth
Love and Grow Rich
Neither the poor man nor the rich man can get enough of me. What am I?     Money Throughout human history, we've molded the material world around us to provide for our...
My Generation Does Give a Damn about Climate Change, Says 14-year-old activist
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez has been campaigning since he was six. He explains why young people are not afraid to take on the fossil fuel industry
Forget Desert Solar Farms: We Can Get More Than Enough Solar Energy From Cities
Using California's rooftops, parking lots, and other developed land, the state could power itself up to five times over.
The Green Energy Revolution Is Exciting - but Don't Forget the Pollution!
Boading, dubbed China's 'greenest city', is the world's biggest maker of solar panels and wind turbines, write Caleb Goods & Carla Lipsig-Mumme. But it's also has the country's...
The US-Saudi War with OPEC to Prolong Oil's Dying Empire
Whoever controls the price of oil can play god with the global economy - that’s why the US and Saudi Arabia are leading the way to smash OPEC and re-create a new global oil...
Groundbreaking Study Confirms: We Must Leave Fossil Fuels "In the Ground"
New research first of its kind to identify specific national reserves that must remain untapped A groundbreaking new study is confirming what green campaigners have long...
IPCC Climate Change Report In 18 Tweets
Leading climate scientist Piers Forster explains what the IPCC synthesis really means in a series of tweets. Can’t be bothered to read our #IPCC Synthesis report: here are...
Ending The Oil Age
Big Oil’s days are numbered – but the industry could still take us all down with it. From divestment to disruption, Jess Worth explores how the transition to an oil-free future...
The Globola Crisis
Would people care more about climate change if we called it Globola?
100% Renewable Energy as Centerpiece of a Climate Action Plan
Climate Change is back on the political agenda. On 23rd of September, Heads of States are meeting in New York to pledge climate action. This is good news as it is about...
The Anthropocene: It's Not All About Us
We need to recognize we share the planet with millions of other life forms   Time to celebrate! Woo-hoo! It’s official: we humans have started a new geological epoch – the...
Peak Oil becomes an Issue Again after the IEA Revises its Predictions
Among the big energy stories of 2013, “peak oil” -- the once-popular notion that worldwide oil production would soon reach a maximum level and begin an irreversible decline ...
Ukraine Crisis is about Great Power Oil & Gas Pipeline Rivalry
Resource scarcity and competition to dominate the Eurasian energy corridors are behind Russian militarism and US interference Russia's armed intervention in the Crimea...
Australia Could Achieve 100% Renewable Power by 2030
Australia could achieve nearly 100% renewable power within decades at the same cost as continuing to use fossil fuels, according to a new federal government...
Why the Peak Oilers are Still Right
The piece is excerpted from the new book Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. In the past two or three years this debate has reached...
If There Was One Problem I Wish America Had, It Would Be This
Due to Sweden’s innovative waste-to-energy program and highly efficient recycling habits, the Scandinavian nation faces an interesting dilemma.                              ...
Why I'll Want to Drop Out of School if the Keystone XL Pipeline is Approved
I entered engineering school at Columbia University in September of last year intent on pursuing my interest in the development of alternative energy technology.  Throughout...
New Mexico County is First in the Nation to Ban all Drilling and Fracking
Mora County, N.M., has a message for the oil and gas industry: “You’re not welcome here.” County commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday to ban all oil and gas extraction in...
Facebook Rejects Ad Highlighting Zuckerberg Group's Support For Keystone XL
When a subsidiary of Mark Zuckerberg’s new political group started airing ads for expanded oil drilling and the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, CREDO Action decided...
How Your pension is Being Used in a $6 Trillion Climate Gamble
Suppose you weren’t worried that we humans are destroying our water supply and eroding our ability to feed ourselves by burning coal and gas and oil and hence changing...
Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii
The solar era has begun: the industry is booming, prices are dropping, and solar energy at last seems poised to help topple the climate-altering dominance of fossil fuels...
A Month in the Life of Big Oil: 13 Oil Spills in 30 Days
Moving oil is a dirty business, and never has that been more clear than this past month. Since March 11, the global oil industry has had 13 spills on three continents. In...
The Fossil Fuel Resistance: As the world burns, a new movement to reverse climate change is emerging
It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. A few weeks later, at the other end of the planet, new data from the...
Think a Carbon Tax Would be a Tax on You? All the Biggest Myths Addressed in this FAQ
Editor's Note: Fossil fuel companies have spent millions of dollars to get you to believe that a tax on *them* would really be a tax on *you.* Their money has bought...
The Kochs & the XL Pipeline: "I want my fair share, and that's ALL OF IT."
According to the transcript of the secretly recorded tape, Charles Koch was chuckling like a six-year old.  Koch was having a hell of a laugh over pilfering a few hundred...
Exxon, You Can't Silence Us: A Public Letter
In a brewing scandal that should shock and trouble all of us, Exxon silenced us this week. We put together a nationally crowdfunded PSA, promoted by thousands online who...
The Right's War on Renewable Energy Could Doom Red States
Despite impressive green economic growth during this country’s job-challenged recovery, particularly in the wind energy sector, the conservative right is systematically...
Tarsands Showdown, Allies Converge to Protect the Sacred
Global warming is a threat to all of us regardless of our politics, religion, or culture. People from all walks of life are realizing this and converging to address this...
University Uses Tesla Technology to Wirelessly Charge Electric Bus
Utah State University presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration Nov. 15. Image source: Utah State...
IEA acknowledges: Two-Thirds of Oil Must Stay in the Ground by 2050 to Avoid Climate Catastrophe
The International Energy Agency released its annual flagship publication yesterday, the World Energy Outlook. The IEA made an historic statement in the executive...
Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand: Protests in Texas delay the Keystone pipeline while opposition to it grows
It was a dreary late- September morning in the East Texas woods outside of Winnsboro, chill and drizzly. Everything was wet or damp except for the spirits of four young people...
Scapegoat-in-Chief: The Race for the Oval Office
  The first two U.S. presidential debates have been painful to watch. Both candidates are running on platforms constructed from verbal hallucinations about the nation’s...
There Will Soon Be Oil and Gas Drilling in Up to 42 National Parks
Oil and gas drilling operations are already well underway in twelve national parks, and that number may soon balloon to 42 if the fossil fuel companies get their way. The...
A Timeline of Climate Change Denial and the Special Interests that Have Funded It
HistoryCommons.org has compiled an incredible historic resource that documents the rise and escalation of the climate denial industry over the last 15 years. Without...
African Development Bank Approves $800 M for Morocco Wind & Solar Initiatives
Over the first half of 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been demonstrating its commitment to support the scaling up of renewable energy in Africa with the...
Peak Oil F.A.Q.
Thanks and Disclaimer: This F.A.Q. is taken from "Life After The Oil Crash, compiled by Matt Savinar," which is no longer online. We are aware that the solutions of...
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is  If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced...
Where’s the Outrage Over Coal Boondogles?
While much has been made of the $535 million loan guarantee made to the failed Solyndra Corporation in 2009 to encourage alternative energy, you may have missed the court...
FRACK! New documentary puts controversial gas "fracking" technology  under the spotlight
Frack! tells the story of the unconventional gas-drilling ("fracking") frenzy sweeping the Marcellus region, including the Catskills and Upper Delaware River watershed...
Bucky Fuller & his World Game: Intro to Saving Planets
I think now is a good time to be talking about Bucky’s vision of a World Game.  We have the technology to do this and a new administration could easily provide the funding. ...
Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap
Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I...
Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants - The no-BS info on Japan's disastrous nuclear operators
I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations. I don't...
The Moral Calculus of Mega-Economics
March 14, 2011 (1400 hrs) - Watching scenes of the devastation is emotionally taxing. Bodies continue to be found everywhere. The body count in Miyagi Prefecture alone is now...
Breaking: EPA Vetoes Largest Mountaintop Removal Permit: New Era of Civility in the Coalfields?
It's been a long time coming. Now it's final. Lisa Jackson and the EPA have gone to the mountaintop and announced their veto of the largest mountaintop removal mining...
Obama Admin Takes Aim at China’s Renewable-Energy Subsidies
Last week, in a move that pits American labor against China's green-technology industry, the Obama administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over...
8 Easy Projects for Instant Energy Savings
Reducing your home energy use is the best of win-win deals — not only does it reduce your carbon footprint, it also saves you big bucks on your energy bills. That’s especially...
International Energy Agency Reports Peak Oil Happened in 2006
The Beginning of a New Era  It can no longer be labeled a crackpot theory, a distant prediction, or a doomsday scenario.  It's official.  Peak Oil was reached in 2006. ...