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Hollywoood Stunner: Darth Vader Upstages Clint Eastwood at GOP Convention, Endorses Romney's "War on the Environment"

  Former Imperial Fleet Supreme Commander Darth Vader, in his first public appearance in years, today announced his support for Mitt Romney for President. Vader’s endorsement, the subject of much backroom gossip in recent weeks, was secured after the selection of Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential candidate, according to a Dark Star spokesman. “The […]

August 31st

Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies on the Rise

  New Worldwatch Institute report discusses the rise in subsidies for renewable and fossil fuel-based energy production Washington, D.C.—-Total subsidies for renewable energy stood at $66 billion in 2010, but are still dwarfed by the total value of global fossil fuel subsidies estimated at between $775 billion and more than $1 trillion in 2012, according […]

August 24th

The Fate of Mankind

  by Jared Conner People, As humans, we have long considered the Earth as invincible, unchangeable, and unable to be exploited. The thing is, we are wrong. Because of our flawed beliefs over the last two centuries, we have begun to wound, change, and exploit the Earth. And if we do not unite, forget our differences, and work together to stop and […]

July 19th

New York Children at Risk from New Gas Pipeline

West Village, Tribeca  zip codes 10014, 10013, 10011 and 10001 at ‘ground zero’ of new pipeline entrance. The New Jersey/New York Expansion Project, informally known as “The Spectra Pipeline” (Spectra Energy is the Houston-based natural gas infrastructure corporation behind the project),  is a new, 30-inch-diameter pipeline that will transport up to 800 million cubic feet […]

July 2nd

1 Million Strong

  By Will Bates This is huge. Two weeks ago we joined a diverse coalition to launch an all-out offensive to end fossil fuel subsidies, and we weren’t quite sure how it would turn out. Well, we’ve currently got 958,422 signatures on our combined global petition — almost a million people strong! Will you help […]

June 1st

EPA Findings Point to Water Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing

  Recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) findings have raised awareness of potentially harmful levels of water contamination that may be the result of hydraulic fracturing. Lawsuits from individuals who believe their water has been contaminated by hydraulic fracturing are coming in all across the country and support for stricter regulations is growing. Just […]

Fracking Update: Fed Loosens Chemical Disclosure Rules, A New Study Predicts Fracking Fluids Can Spread to Aquifers In a 'Few Years'

In the never ending battle between regulators and the fracking industry’s biggest players, yesterday proved to be another victory for industry profits over public safety interests, as the Obama admin backed off on its proposed new fracking chemical reporting rules for drilling operations on public lands. Under present law, oil companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing […]

Lifting the Veil

  Holy Terror Farm is a paradise of sorts on the banks of Terror Creek in the Western Colorado Rockies. Bushels of fresh fruits and vegetables of every sort, species, and color sprout from this soil every season (yes, even winter!). And all the water that irrigates the orchard, garden, and pastures here is siphoned directly […]

Fracking Causes Earthquakes in UK,… but UK Gives Go-Ahead Anyway

  It was recently determined (for I think the fourth time) that activities related to hydraulic fracking for natural gas are linked to earthquakes — as in, fracking essentially causes earthquakes. Nonetheless, the UK is moving forward with fracking in an area getting such earthquakes. Here’s more from the AFP (via sister site Blue Living […]

April 23rd

SnagFilms Offers Earth Day Collection

  To honor this year’s Earth Day, SnagFilms has brought to you a collection of excellent films that speak towards our need to protect our planet. Check them out right here or at SnagFilms.com, share them with others, and spread their important message on Earth Day 2012! (Films embedded below the list.) 1. I Love […]

April 20th

Romney — "I'm for Everything." Are You for Benzene?

  In a heartfelt attempt to prove to the American public just how happily ignorant he is about the public health implications of energy policy, the 2012 Presidential challenger Mitt Romney said at an April 5 campaign stop in Pennsylvania: “I’m actually for everything that comes from above, and everything that comes from below.” Can […]

April 12th

Colbert Banters with Mark Ruffalo on Fracking

  The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Mark Ruffalo in as Academy-Award-nominated actor. He is also a director, producer, writer, environmentalist, and (as Colbert puts) it “looks like everybody’s old boyfriend.” Um… must have been one of the self-educating, deep-thinking, philosophically-delving, right-action-seeking, and humanitarian old boyfriends. He is […]

April 2nd

Fracking Update: Two Investigations Give 'OK' to Controversial Drilling Process, But Doubts Remain

  Two Separate Investigations: UPDATED [April 2, 2012; see below] A  major review of hydraulic fracturing studies, completed last month by UT researchers, found “no direct evidence” that the natural gas drilling process known as ‘fracking’ contaminates groundwater. A second investigation by the EPA of sites in Dimock, Penn., initial results of which were released […]

March 30th

Cheap Solar Energy Threatening Fossil Fuel & Nuclear Lobby in Germany

  Yep, times have changed. Aggressive renewable energy (especially solar) policies have made rooftop solar power more competitive than fossil fuels or nuclear energy in Germany. And that has the fossil fuel and nuclear industry pulling all the strings they can to try to kill this democratized electricity revolution in Deutschland. [repostus hash=515137636ca1caa273dbc6674e6767bf title=German%20Solar%3A%20Mission%20Too%20Well%20Accomplished%2C%20from%20Perspective%20of%20Fossil%2FNuclear%20Lobby%20(Reader%20Comment) host=Clean%20Technica […]

March 26th

Energy Mullahs on Rampage in Alaska and Pennsylvania, Prohibit Doctors and Citizens from Discussing Fracking Chemicals

  In Iran, the Political Mulhas have explicitly “banned  from discussion in the media” when it comes to specific topics, including Iran’s economic troubles, foreign policy controversies, social taboos, and the unrest among Iran’s Azeri, among other things. Here in the U.S., the Energy Mullahs are doing the same thing.             Like the […]

March 23rd

Green News of the Day (VIDEO)

Some top green news from around from the past day or so: Global Warming   Heartland associate taught ‘biased’ climate course at Ottawa university  An associate of the Heartland Institute, the thinktank devoted to discrediting climate change, taught a course at a top Canadian university that contained more than 140 false, biased and misleading claims about […]

February 29th

Green Politics News (VIDEO)

Today’s top green politics stories: Congress’ Failure to Act on Energy & Climate is a National Security Threat A new post by Bill Becker of Third Generation Environmentalism on Climate Progress indicates how lack of action, by Congress, on energy and the climate threatens our national security, in more ways than one. “The most serious threat […]

February 28th

Green News Daily (VIDEO)

Top green news from around the internet (video is followed by photos and short excerpts on the news): Catastrophic Global Warming & Climate Change Underestimated Yep, catastrophic global warming predictions by climate scientists have underestimated probably warming if we don’t curb emissions fast. (Not a surprise that another study has found this — I’ve covered […]

February 27th

Top 14 Posts of Past 14 Days

In case you missed these amongt the 70+ posts of the past 2 weeks, here are the top 14: Greenpeace and the True Story Behind the Film Big Miracle In First, NASA Probe Detects ‘Alien Matter’ Entering Our Solar System (VIDEO) Roseanne Barr Running for Green Party Presidential Nominee! LeBron James Biking to Work/Game (Photo […]

February 13th

5 Reasons We Should Be Concerned About Fracking (Film)

We all know that the affordability, efficiency, and sustainability of cleaner, greener energy will be a major challenge for this century.  Some have called natural gas a better and cleaner energy source; yet, even if we set aside this hot air, the process of extracting the gas (called hydraulic fracturing or fracking) proves problematic for […]

February 6th

Gasland Director Josh Fox Arrested for Filming Congress

Wowza, that’s some surprising news to come home to. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning director of Gasland, Josh Fox, was arrested today at Congress. Why? Well, he was trying to film a committee meeting about fracking. Hmm,… that’s illegal? Filming our publicly-elected Congresspeople at work is illegal? Yikes. “The House Science Committee had convened to discuss the […]

February 1st

Bill Moyers on People Power and the Keystone XL

http://youtu.be/u7n5FokvQeU “‘People Power’ behind him” is what made it possible for President Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline, according to Bills Moyers on Bill Maher’s HBO talkshow. And this backs up what we here on Planetsave have been promoting for a long time now — direct action and people power. Bill Moyers is one […]

January 27th

Going on Offense

by Bill McKibben Hey everyone, Yesterday was one of the truly fun days in this whole wild year of organizing. We had hundreds of referees outside the Capitol, and we blew our whistles like crazy, and we threw penalty flags, and we had a hell of a good time. My favorite scene, actually, was watching hundreds […]

January 25th

Watch Battle for Wetzel County Online

  In just the last couple of years, environmental agencies, foundations, bloggers, and filmmakers have thrust the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, into the public’s consciousness.  Arguing that fracking poses serious environmental concerns such as water contamination, flammable water (scientifically linked now), methane emissions, and even earthquakes (linked by U.S. Army and U.S. […]

November 23rd

Fracking Chemical Found in Wyoming Water

  A scientific study linked natural gas fracking to flammable water earlier this year. Fracking has also been linked, conclusively, to earthquakes by the U.S. Army, the U.S. Geological Society, and others. Now, a fracking chemical has been found in the Wyoming water supply:

November 14th