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Spotlight on green news – Murdering eco-activists; Rep. Cummings lambastes Gov. Snyder

By Meteor Blades OUTSTANDING GREEN STORIES  joedemocrat writes—Building An Environmental Movement That Almost Everyone Can Connect With: “I’ve wondered for a long time why the environmental movement hasn’t been more successful. While the majority of Americans accept climate science, polls indicate most people do not have a sense of urgency about it. The public rates climate […]

March 20th

Kasich may not deny climate change, but he sucks on clean energy

By Jeremy Bloom While it’s great having at least ONE candidate in the GOP race for President who isn’t totally in denial about the biggest threat humanity faces – climate change – he’s just as much in the pocket of the fossil fuel dinosaurs as the rest of them. “I think when [Kerry] went to […]

March 15th

Maine Caucus – huge turnout fueled Sanders victory

By Jeremy Bloom Bernie Sanders waltzed to victory in the Maine Caucus today, buoyed by a yuuuge turnout that busted records. Watch the Flint debate TONIGHT – we’re streaming it live then posting the video and transcript. But that huge turnout… is still less than 10,000 voters. This race is far from over, but Sanders […]

March 6th

Jerry Brown’s big bad ties to oil and gas industry

By Dan Bacher In the latest scandal to plague the administration of Governor Jerry “Big Oil” Brown, the Public Accountability Initiative on December 17 revealed that Brown’s sister, Kathleen, was paid $188,380 in 2014 and $267,865 in 2013 .to serve on the board of Sempra Energy. That’s the company responsible for the devastating Porter Ranch Gas Leak – called […]

December 19th

Stephen Colbert interviews Bernie Sanders on the Late Show – Bern Notice!

By Jeremy Bloom Stephen Colbert is feeling the Bern. First, watch Colbert’s intro – which includes a hilarious montage of mainstream media talking heads being totally confused at Bernie Sanders’ success (“How can this be?”) https://youtu.be/_iKvK9OXcFE And here’s a quick excerpt – we’ll post the full interview as soon as it’s available.  

September 19th

Government Cuts Don’t Spell the End for Green Initiatives

Since the global economic crash and subsequent slow recovery millions of cuts have been made by governments around the world, often to public sector services. In such difficult times it would come as no surprise for environmental projects to receive the same treatment but that hasn’t always been the case. In fact many governments still […]

March 31st

Big agriculture using Congress to steal California water

Restore the Delta, a coalition opposing Governor Jerry Brown’s Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) to build the peripheral tunnels, has launched an action alert to oppose the Emergency Water Delivery Act (HR 3964) a wish list for heavily subsidized corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley. This misguided power-grab threatens to […]

February 4th

Sen. Merkley – GMO Frankenfish are not worth the risk!

By Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) When I first heard that the Food and Drug Administration was considering approving a genetically-engineered salmon, I got a little queasy. The FDA has never before approved a genetically-modified animal for human consumption. But it might just happen as soon as this week — even though the FDA’s review has been […]

November 9th

The sequester truth: The GOP doesn’t give a damn about the deficit

(In honor of the sequester, and the games being played this month in Washington, I’m updating a post that first ran last year…) You’ve been hearing the drumbeat: We can’t afford clean energy, or high-speed rail, or a green economy, because there just isn’t any money, and unless we cut the deficit RIGHT NOW, the […]

March 5th

Japanese election: Pro-nuclear hawk wins

As I oft do, I let my optimist run over my realist. I thought the new political parties in Japan – formed as a result of  the people’s dissatisfaction with the old parties’ institutional corruption, pro-business and pro-nuclear power agenda – might gain control of the country. I thought the huge weekly demonstrations, unlike anything […]

December 16th

Foreign policy debate 2012: Transcript

Debate Transcript of the third 2012 Presidential debate on foreign policy. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Bob Scheiffer BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening from the campus of Lynn University here in Boca Raton, Florida. This is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign, brought to you by the Commission on […]

October 22nd

Watch the foreign policy debate at 9 pm eastern!

Here we go… you can watch the full foreign policy debate between presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney here. You can also follow us fact-checking the debate live here on RGB. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bk6_bFYNs3U#!

October 22nd

Hey, Mitt! Climate change is not something to joke about…

And yes, my plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet, because climate change is not a hoax. More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future. – President Barack Obama on September 6, 2012 Last week, President Obama made crystal […]

September 8th

OWS: The building that shouted love at the heart of the city

As 30,000 marchers crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, Occupy Wall Street once again demonstrated that it was a movement that could shine a spotlight on the parts of America that need to change – and the parts of America that make it so amazing, so inspiring. Using a high-powered projector, they cast a spell on the […]

November 18th

What’s all the fuss about the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline?

Over at Mother Jones, Kate Sheppard has a good summary of the issues. We’ve been giving ongoing coverage to the two-week long protest at the White House, as activists try to pressure President Obama into doing the right thing and denying approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

September 1st