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Greenpeace Crashes Koch Brothers' Semi-Secret Party

The Koch brothers were not very well known a few years ago, despite being two of the richest people in America (tied for 5th now). They liked it like that. They could pour money into politics and climate science disinformation campaigns without any notice. But that recently changed. More and more of the media (and,

Letter to Obama: Clean Air Act Must be Defended

The Clean Air Act is getting attacked by leading polluters and some members of Congress. Over a couple dozen scientific, environmental, and progressive organizations told Obama in a letter sent to him on Friday that he needs to make sure to stand up for this critical piece of U.S. legislation. Here’s the letter: Dear Mr.

Global Weirding News of the Week

Since we had plenty of news last Friday and I was heading out of town, I decided to leave our weekly roundup of global weirding and environmental news (that we didn’t already cover) to Monday. Here’s the global weirding portion. Climate: Student Reporters Take on Climate Change and Security Coincidences abound—just after posting an item

Why the U.S. Doesn't Get What it Wants

The sad thing about the U.S. is that most citizens think they control the government. Why do politicians get elected? Because the get millions upon millions of dollars from big business, which they use to create commercials and other ads telling their constituents to vote for them. When they get elected, do they need to

Schwarzenegger says: “Stand up against the oil companies”

OK, this isn’t the newest video out there, but this is worth a shout out. Schwarzenegger delivers it to the oil companies and dirty energy politicians like few are willing to do. Also, he gives a clear point to those in Washington — they are supposed to represent the people, not oil companies. You have

Global Weirding News of the Week

Yeah, I’ve decided to start using the term “global weirding” more. While global warming and climate change have much more value in terms of SEO, global weirding nails the topic so well that it is hard not to use it. Plus, it turns out the Founder/Publisher of Important Media (Planetsave’s parent company), David Anderson, has

Cut the Coal (Going Green Tip #6)

Continuing on with our Going Green Tips series, Going Green Tip #6 should be no surprise (we’re starting with the big boys). The general tip is to stop using coal power. Easier said than done, right? Maybe, but it is VERY important, and there are a lot of reasons why it’s easier now than ever.

Greenpeace, Facebook Convo on Coal, Renewable Energy, and Power

Greenpeace has had a campaign going on both on Facebook and off telling Facebook to “Unfriend Coal.” In other words, Greenpeace and 500,000 supporters (so far) are urging Facebook to stop using energy from dirty coal plants. The Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, recently got into the discussion and wrote a letter to Facebook

Digging Into Conservative Misconceptions of Energy Costs

Here is an excellent guest post by an energy veteran and businessman on the costs of clean energy compared to old, dirty energy. We’ve been writing on clean energy more and more these days. It is clearly one way to address global climate change, air pollution, and water pollution. And with another offshore oil production

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