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  • Week's Top Environment Stories: Food Prices, Chinese Blackouts & More

    Week's Top Environment Stories: Food Prices, Chinese Blackouts & More | BLOG ENTRY

    Extreme Weather Driving up Food PricesIt's not just gas prices that are skyrocketing – it's also the cost of food.  The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s World Food Price Index, which tracks 55 food-commodity items, rose...

    May 26, 2011 12:28 PM ET
  • Mine Blast Report: Massey, Blankenship 'Profoundly Reckless'

    Mine Blast Report: Massey, Blankenship 'Profoundly Reckless' | BLOG ENTRY

    The first major investigative report (PDF) on the coal mine disaster in West Virginia last year that killed 29 miners was released today.  The 122-page report, a year in the making and authored by a team...

    May 19, 2011 1:24 PM ET
  • Schwarzenegger Was Good on Climate Change!

    Schwarzenegger Was Good on Climate Change! | BLOG ENTRY

    If there is one thing that President Clinton taught us, it's that you shouldn't judge a politician by the actions of his dick alone.  This is certainly true of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently split with his wife...

    May 17, 2011 3:00 PM ET
  • Climate Deniers Hit Gingrich on Flip-Flop

    Climate Deniers Hit Gingrich on Flip-Flop | BLOG ENTRY

    Oh, this is going to be fun.  Less than 48 hours after Newt Gingrich announced that he is running for President in 2012, he was already in trouble over his views on climate change.  The problem?  Back...

    May 13, 2011 10:41 AM ET
  • Big Oil to Congress: 'Don't F#@k With Us'

    Big Oil to Congress: 'Don't F#@k With Us' | BLOG ENTRY

    Big Oil execs appeared on Capitol Hill yesterday and told members of the Senate Finance Committee, in so many words, "Don't fuck with us." That’s nothing new, of course.  But yesterday’s hearing was a particularly...

    May 13, 2011 9:46 AM ET
  • Asthma Medication! Free Inhalers! Big Coal Really Cares

    Asthma Medication! Free Inhalers! Big Coal Really Cares | BLOG ENTRY

    If you know anything about the energy industry, you might think that big coal companies like Peabody Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the world, doesn't care about how burning coal is cooking the planet,...

    May 10, 2011 10:45 AM ET
  • Big Coal Fights Off Crackdown on Toxic Ash

    Big Coal Fights Off Crackdown on Toxic Ash | BLOG ENTRY

    Yesterday was a good day for Big Coal.  At a meeting yesterday with activists in Washington an EPA official announced that although the agency is working “very hard” on new rules - already about 30...

    May 4, 2011 4:05 PM ET
  • Feds Close Massey Mine for 'Egregious' Safety Lapses

    Feds Close Massey Mine for 'Egregious' Safety Lapses | BLOG ENTRY

    Notorious coal baron Don Blankenship was supposed to be long gone now, partying with his pals on the French Riviera or, according to a lawyer friend of mine in West Virginia, making himself comfortable in a new...

    May 4, 2011 2:49 PM ET
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Answer to Climate Change: Start Prayin'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Answer to Climate Change: Start Prayin' | BLOG ENTRY

    Wild weather is once again upon us.  Tornadoes have ravaged the midwest and the south (nearly 200 people have been killed in five states as of this morning).  Meanwhile, Texas is suffering from the state's worst drought...

    April 28, 2011 10:43 AM ET
  • America’s Nuclear Nightmare

    America’s Nuclear Nightmare | ARTICLE

    Five days after a massive earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, triggering the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, America's leading nuclear regulator came before Congress bearing good news: Don't worry, it can't happen here. In the...

    April 27, 2011 9:00 AM ET
  • The Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later, 'Nothing Fundamentally Has Changed'

    The Gulf Oil Spill: One Year Later, 'Nothing Fundamentally Has Changed' | BLOG ENTRY

    A year ago, when I visited the Gulf to report on the Deepwater Horizon blowout, it seemed like the catastrophe America needed to wake up to the ongoing insanity of our addiction to oil and the...

    April 19, 2011 11:55 AM ET
  • The Ethanol Scam

    The Ethanol Scam | ARTICLE

    The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn't that we will sit on our collective asses and do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after "solutions" that will make...

    March 23, 2011 4:32 PM ET
  • Steve Jobs in 1994: The Rolling Stone Interview

    Steve Jobs in 1994: The Rolling Stone Interview | ARTICLE

    January 17, 2011 3:35 PM ET
  • Q&A: Bill Gates on How to Stop Global Warming

    Q&A: Bill Gates on How to Stop Global Warming | ARTICLE

    Bill Gates is a relative newcomer to the fight against global warming, but he's already shifting the debate over climate change. In recent years, America's wealthiest man has begun to tackle energy issues in a...

    December 9, 2010 11:05 AM ET
  • The Dark Lord of Coal Country

    The Dark Lord of Coal Country | ARTICLE

    On Friday, December 3rd, a week after this article was published in Rolling Stone, Massey Energy announced that Don Blankenship will be retiring as CEO and chairman. “After almost three decades at Massey, it’s time for me...

    November 29, 2010 12:00 PM ET
  • The Poisoning

    The Poisoning | ARTICLE

    On July 15th, just as this article was going to press, BP lowered a 75-ton cap over the damaged wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico and closed — at least temporarily — the gushing hellmouth...

    July 21, 2010 8:00 AM ET
  • Coal's Toxic Sludge

    Coal's Toxic Sludge | ARTICLE

    Big Coal has spent millions of dollars over the past year touting the virtues of what the industry calls "clean coal," but it's no secret that coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. When you burn...

    March 17, 2010 4:28 PM ET
  • As the World Burns

    As the World Burns | ARTICLE

    This was supposed to be the transformative moment on global warming, the tipping point when America proved to the world that capitalism has a conscience, that we take the fate of the planet seriously. According to...

    January 6, 2010 10:14 PM ET
  • We Must Act Now on Climate Change

    We Must Act Now on Climate Change | ARTICLE

    No one has done more to alert the world to the peril of climate change than James Hansen. In 1981, Hansen, who has been...

    August 20, 2009 3:25 PM ET
  • James Lovelock, the Prophet

    James Lovelock, the Prophet | ARTICLE

    At the age of eighty-eight, after four children and a long and respected career as one of the twentieth century's most influential scientists, James...

    November 1, 2007 4:30 PM ET
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