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Green news roundup – from climate to the Bundy Trial

By Meteor Blades FishOutofWater writes—Tropical Storm Matthew Forms, Moving into Caribbean’s All Time Ocean Heat, Looks Like a Killer: “I have feared for over a year that the combination of global warming and El Niño would warm the tropical Atlantic to record levels producing the conditions that would allow a hurricane as destructive as Sandy or Mitch […]

September 28th

Hillary Clinton opposes Trans-Pacific Partnership based on what she knows about it

By Meteor Blades Hillary Clinton has announced that she is not in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership based on what she has learned about it. With that stance, she has become the third Democratic presidential candidate—after Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Gov. Martin O’Malley—to oppose the 12-nation trade agreement. Alice Ollstein reports: Speaking to PBS […]

October 7th

No Fracking In New York Says DEC

Residents of New York state need not worry, there will be no fracking in New York. The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) banned the practice by issuing the final document needed to ban the practice. The state DEC has studied the controversial practice for seven years leading up to yesterday’s ban of high-volume […]

June 30th

SOTU 2014 – State of the nation, state of the environment

The important question going into this year’s State of the Union is, Will any of this matter? Will any of the proposals President Obama brings to the table tonight move forward, or will the GOP and their Tea Party hard-liners successfully continue to stand athward history, howling STOP! With both the House and Senate tied […]

January 28th

How green was Obama’s jobs speech?

Well, he talked the talk. But when it comes to the environment, will President Obama be able to walk the walk? His jobs plan won’t do as much for the environment as earlier programs like tax credits for home solar and wind power installations.

September 8th

Full text of President Obama’s jobs speech to Congress

Some of you sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government regulations.
…We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America should be in a race to the top. And I believe that’s a race we can win.

September 8th

Top 10 Ways Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is like the Mess in Washington

When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I came out, it was two weeks after a mid-term election in which the forces of environmental good got a drubbing at the hands of the rich and powerful. Have things changed at all in the months since then? Not so much. So… what lessons can we take from Harry Potter and his intrepid bunch as they battle the ultimate in slimy evil overlords?

July 16th

Canadian Election Results

This will be tricky… there’s a law on the books the prevents the dissemination of election results before all the polls are closed, and Canada is a biiig country.

Polls have closed in Newfoundland, but they won’t close in BC until 10 pm Eastern time. So we’ll report what we can as things trickle in.

May 2nd