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  • Fracking Role for Environmental Defense Fund Splits Green Groups

    A coalition of 67 grassroots groups criticized the Environmental Defense Fund for its ties to natural gas drillers in setting voluntary standards for hydraulic fracturing, a process opposed by many green advocates.

  • ‘Liars for Hire,’ Ideologues, Block Energy Action: Interview

    “The fact that we’ve gotten to this level of polarization on an issue that’s so important to solve is tragic,” says Eric Pooley , author of “ The Climate War .”

  • World Feeding Itself Spurs Search for Answers: Eric Pooley and Phil Revzin

    As the Tunisian dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali discovered in January, there is no surer route to political oblivion than to deny people access to affordable food.

  • Obama Needs China to Help Him Run Great Green Race: Eric Pooley

    It was a happy accident that Barack Obama found himself in Beijing on the day the U.S. Senate kicked climate change legislation into the spring. Obama needs Chinese President Hu Jintao’s help to break the U.S. stalemate over global warming. And until Washington acts, there’s scant chance for a binding international agreement to reduce greenhouse gases.

  • Weather on Steroids Is Global Warming, Stupid: Paul Barrett

    Yes, yes, it’s unsophisticated to blame any given storm on climate change. Men and women in white lab coats tell us -- and they’re right -- that many factors contribute to each severe weather episode. Climate deniers exploit scientific complexity to avoid any discussion at all.

  • Senate Inaction Cedes U.S. Energy Race to China: Eric Pooley

    Right now the U.S. Senate is conducting a master class on the perils of legislation by rearview mirror. On July 27, when Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the “Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act,” the two most powerful clean energy provisions were missing: a cap on carbon emissions from the electric power sector and a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), which would require utilities to generate at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021.

  • Climategate Proves Sunlight Best Reply to Skeptics: Eric Pooley

    The shouting match known as Climategate, which erupted after damaging e-mails were hacked from the server of a British climate research center, has been dominated by wishful thinking on both sides.

  • States Don’t Meet Global Fracking Guideline, Group Says

    States that regulate production of U.S. natural gas using hydraulic fracturing fail to meet international standards developed to prevent the process from damaging natural resources, the Environmental Defense Fund said.

  • Joseph Lents Dodged Foreclosure for 8 Years, Started a Movement

    In 2002, an accountant in Boca Raton, Florida, named Joseph Lents was accused of securities-law violations by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Lents, who was chief executive officer of a now-defunct voice- recognition software company, had sold shares in the public company without filing the proper forms. Facing a little over $100,000 in fines and fees, and with his assets frozen by the SEC, Lents stopped making payments on his $1.5 million mortgage.

  • Ryanair's O'Leary Mulls One-Euro Toilets, Standing Passengers

    “Why does every plane have two pilots?” asks Michael O’Leary , chief executive officer of Ryanair Holdings Plc , the largest low-cost airline in Europe. Wearing sneakers, jeans, and an off-the-rack short-sleeved shirt, O’Leary is pontificating in his office at the company’s headquarters on the outskirts of Dublin Airport.

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