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June 5, 2011


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Rocky Kistner: On the Hill, Gulf Oil Drilling Safety Takes a Back Seat
Media associate, NRDC
Rep. Issa trotted out Gulf politicians intent on bashing Obama administration oil drilling policies. The hearing could have been called, "Making the Oil Industry Whole Again: How the Obama Administration Put Safety Before Profits."
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Greener Homes Means a Stronger Economy
Shaun Donovan​, 06.03.2011
U.S. Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
Greening our homes is one of the keys to the 21st century economy -- and to out-innovating our competitors. And that real change requires leadership, solutions and capital from the private sector.
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A Leaf by Any Other Name...
Carl Pope, 06.03.2011
Chairman, Sierra Club
Just as Willie Sutton robbed banks because "that's where the money is," clean-energy entrepreneurs ought to focus on the poor -- because that's where the market is.
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The Climate Post: Record-Breaking Greenhouse Gas Emissions, but Carbon Market Failing
Mason Inman, 06.03.2011
Journalist, The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
Emissions dropped in 2009, but research now shows they rebounded quickly in 2010, setting a new all-time record. Economist Nicholas Stern said emissions are "now close to being back on a 'business as usual' path."
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"I Want to Be a Farmer": Food Justice, Out of the Mouths of Babes
Randall Amster, 06.03.2011
Author, educator, and editor of New Clear Vision
If we're going to turn that long-overdue corner toward a sustainable and just society, there will need to be a lot of young people with the awareness and skills to manifest life's essentials of food, water, and energy in a healthy way.
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A Clean Energy Future For Our Troops, For Us
Nicole Lederer​, 06.03.2011
Co-Founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs, The Independent Business Voice for the Environment
We know that military leaders are clear on two things: Our fossil fuel dependence is a serious national security liability; and the carbon emissions from those fuels are causing climate change, which is a global security threat multiplier.
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GBC at 10: Time to Look at the Big Picture
Aron Cramer​, 06.03.2011
President and CEO, BSR
Climate disruption means more precarious livelihoods, which also interfere with health and well being. And these challenges will only grow more acute as global population expands from 6.9 billion today to 9.2 billion in 2050.
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Food Prices Rising: Here's What on the Menu
Glen Pearson​, 06.03.2011
Director, London Food Bank, former Member of Parliament
Oxfam's report is a clarion call to action, especially to Canada, with its impressive wealth but little resolve to deal with hunger's ultimate enemy: climate change.
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The C-Word
Heidi Cullen, 06.03.2011
Climate scientist, Climate Central
"Is this global warming?" "Is climate change to blame?" "Is the weather getting worse?" These are big -- almost existential -- questions. I suspect they are a polite way of asking, "Is this our fault?"
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A Letter From New Orleans: Year 6 of a 5-Year Lifespan
Harry Shearer​, 06.02.2011
Your dog's best friend
The Army Corps' temporary, hydraulic pumps have now been in place since June 1, 2006. That means, as of now, protective structures with a five-year life span are in year six.
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A Bad Day That Never Changes
Robert Koehler​, 06.02.2011
Syndicated writer
I have a theory that it's all related, and all speeding up at once: global climate change, endless war. We are reaping the seeds we began planting 10,000 years ago, when we left the Garden of Eden and set out to achieve dominion over Planet Earth.
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Sea Shepherd: Eco Terrorism or Environmental Justice?
Deborah Bassett, 06.02.2011
Freelance Environmental Journalist and Nonprofit Consultant
From poking fun at disgruntled vegans to emphasizing the quirky antics used to irritate some of the ocean's greatest foes, Peter J. Brown highlights the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be a genuine eco-warrior on the high seas.
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Exploring Simple Urban Amenities at the Public Edge
Charles R. Wolfe, 06.02.2011
Principal, Charles R. Wolfe, Attorney at Law, Seattle
What if American cities legislated brighter color amid windows, balconies planted green and encouraged flags and hanging laundry? What if homeowner associations and rental contracts required vegetation and decoration?
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The Last Taboo on Television
Duane Elgin, 06.02.2011
Speaker, Author, Educator, Media Activist
How can we in the wealthy nations be expected to consume less when the media that dominates our consciousness continuously tells us to buy ever more?
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Has Modern Science Bankrupted Our Souls?
Bruce Lipton, 06.02.2011
Stem Cell Biologist, Author
Modern science has led the world to shift from spiritual aspirations to a war for material accumulation.
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Will President Obama Screen Last Mountain Film at White House -- And Then Abolish Mountaintop Removal?
Jeff Biggers​, 06.02.2011
Author, 'Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland'
While The Last Mountain opens in theaters on Friday, its most important screening should take place at the White House Family Theatre.
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Unimaginable Environmental Crises (Don't Mess With Mother Nature)
George Heymont​, 06.02.2011
San Francisco-based arts critic
Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, and boy gets to marry girl. But then girl turns into a tree and uses her roots to drag boy underground so that she can, once more, lie naked beside him and hold him in her arms.
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The Harms of Regulation Phobia
Jeffrey Hollender​, 06.02.2011
Co-Founder, Seventh Generation
The anti-regulation mania that's swept Washington conveniently ignores the positive impact that common sense regulations have on all of our daily lives, while threatening to harm the basic protections that we have come to expect.
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Will Polar Warming Close Canada's Famed Ice Roads?
Bill Mann, 06.02.2011
TV-Radio Critic, www.marketwatch.com
The famed "Ice Road Truckers" might become the Muddy Road Muckers if a new climate-prediction study that looks at the future of Canada's melting permafrost is right.
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