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The climate war’s western front

Gov. Schwarzenegger at a press conference. Photo: Office of the GovernorThe latest California ballot measure to make a national splash addresses neither marijuana nor gay marriage, but an even more contentious issue these days: cap-and-trade. Proposition 23 would suspend California’s …

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My old Kentucky home: Threatened by mountaintop removal

Ashley Judd speaking about mountaintop removal at the National Press Club. Cross-posted from onearth. I love and am proud of being a hillbilly. I trace my family in the mountains of eastern Kentucky back at least eight generations. There is …

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Ashley Judd is Doing the Right Thing

My colleague, Sierra Club Conservation Director Sarah Hodgdon, just wrote this excellent piece on Ashley Judd and I wanted to share it here: Actress Ashley Judd has recently been the target of some very harsh criticism and language from the …

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10 weird green news stories flying under your radar

Enough with all the heat wave blather and depressing analysis of the ever-shrinking climate bill. Here are 10 enviro stories you may have missed this week: Green on me:  China has dispatched its own flotilla of ships to battle a …

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In a bizarre self-inflicted wound, The New Republic hires right-wing misinformer

Why would you trust a magazine that doesn’t trust itself?  In a baffling display of ‘balance as bias’ – or perhaps ‘balance as baloney‘ – The New Republic has hired right-wing misinformer Jim Manzi to spread confusion about their articles. …

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Me, on the Rachel Maddow Show

I was on the Rachel Maddow Show last night. While Maddow herself is reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq, the show is being guest hosted by Chris Hayes, political editor at The Nation. Here’s the bit: As to the substance, I’d …

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Department of Energy turns out to be the Energy Hog

“What changes are you willing to make to save energy at work?” asks a blog post from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Savers blog. Energy Hog Hiding Place #1: The Department of Energyenergyhog.orgFor starters, how about swapping out old …

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Science vindicated as Senate edges closer to climate and energy debate

The 20-year global campaign to cool the planet, one of the most influential civic movements in human history, was built on two points of reference. The first is visible evidence on every continent of escalating temperatures, melting ice, more ferocious …

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New report suggests more record heat for U.S. this decade and beyond

Heat wave in Bryant Park, N.Y.C.Photo courtesy wolfsavard via FlickrHere in Philly, where the dog days of summer started early, we’re just on the other side of a pair of record-setting days — two days of highs over 100 degrees …