Author: Jeremy Bloom

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Senate Takes up Murkowski Bid to Block EPA

The EPA has found, based on the scientific evidence (everyone from academics to strategic planners at the Pentagon agrees on this), that CO2 output is hazardous and needs to be regulated. Senator Murkowski wants to strip the EPA of authority to do that, saying it’s SOOO important that Congress needs to handle it. But is that really what’s going on? We take a look at the reality behind the hype.

June 10th

Graham Won’t Vote for his Own Climate Bill

The Washington Independent reports that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) won’t support his own climate bill, that he’s spent months developing with John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (?-CT).
Why not? He says it’s because it’s too restrictive on drilling.
Will his opposition break the Climate Bill? Or light a fire under Democrats who have delayed moving on the bill for months?

June 8th

Beef is the Worst – Why Put Oil on Your BBQ?

It’s a glorious summer weekend, and folks all over are firing up their grills. But before you shop – today is World Environment Day, so maybe you should think twice about what you’re putting on the BBQ, especially after the devastation of the BP Gulf oil disaster.

Beef is, simply, the worst thing you can eat – especially mainstream store-bought beef that comes straight off a factory farm feedlot. Read on to learn why…

June 5th

Restoring Florida’s Coral Reefs

(Originally appeared at Coral reefs are among the most productive ecosystems in the ocean, harboring thousands of species from plankton all the way up to fish like the grouper and snapper. Covering less than a quarter of a percent of the ocean’s surface, coral reefs support twenty-five percent of all marine life! Coral reefs also […]

April 18th

Ocean Dead Zones are Spreading

(Originally appeared at A new type of dead zone is growing off our coasts – low-oxygen regions that kill fish. “In some spots off Washington state and Oregon , the almost complete absence of oxygen has left piles of Dungeness crab carcasses littering the ocean floor, killed off 25-year-old sea stars, crippled colonies of […]

March 12th

Is Sea Level Rise Really a Big Deal?

When last weekend’s Chilean earthquake sent people across the Pacific rim scrambling to deal with the risk of a tsunami, there was an added danger. It was a “King Tide” – the location of the sun and the moon meant their gravitational pull was at its maximum. That, combined with the warmth of the ocean water […]

March 3rd

Salmon farms are the filthy feedlots of the sea

At the Canada/Norway Olympic hockey game this week, the Pure Salmon Campaign was out in force, telling people “No Way Norway”. It’s part of their Global Week of Action on the problem of farmed salmon. Why Norway? Because Norwegian companies control most of the world’s salmon farms. The Pure Salmon Campaign wants those farms removed from […]

February 22nd

Obama Budget Cuts Oil Money, Adds Renewables

After criticism for not talking enough about renewables in his SOTU speech, President Obama’s new budget shows us the money – according to a White House statement, more than $6 billion. But is it enough? You’d think that with a total of $3.8 trillion on the table, a few more crumbs could have been tossed toward energy […]

February 2nd

Red State, Blue State, State of the Union

Okay. President Obama talked about jobs, about energy, about jobs, about climate, and about jobs. Did we mention jobs? As President, it’s not his job to make everybody happy. But it helps if he wins over more than 51 percent. Some folks were definitely happy. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia […]

January 29th