Environment

News has been trickling out today that the process of hydraulic fracturing of natural gas will be allowed in parts of upstate New York. Right off the bat, this is clearly bad news for New York's environment. Upstate communities are directly exposed to toxins by the controversial practice and...
08/20/2012
Blog
In a post written shortly after the Love Canal disaster, Eckardt Beck, the EPA Director at the time, very presciently said: A protest by Love Canal residents, ca. 1978. “[Q]uite simply, Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history. But that's not the...
08/07/2012
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If you could implement your ideal vision of the U.S. in 2050, what would it look like? Demos’ Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gus Speth, answers this question in his new book America the Possible: Roadmap to a New Economy, which will be released in September of this year and has been previewed...
05/11/2012
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Bob Herbert explained on MSNBC's "Up w/Chris Hayes" that the American public needs to be better educated about the serious threat posed by climate change. He warned that carbon emissions linger for centuries.
04/23/2012
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New Orleans, LA, Sept. 14, 2005One of the first climate scientists to detail the dangers of climate change, NASA scientist James Hansen, released a new paper providing more evidence that irregular weather patterns and extreme summers are linked to global warming. In the paper, Dr. Hansen addresses...
04/09/2012
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Whenever oil prices increase and the trip to the pump becomes noticeably more painful, the mantra is repeated over and again: prices are set by supply and demand and the only remedy is to change that relationship. The right trots out its favorite slogan, “drill baby drill,” to the...
04/04/2012
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The Fukushima meltdowns, which began a year ago this week, were a disaster — but also, at least in the United States, an opportunity. Everyone was awake and interested. Thoughtful questions, wild speculation and genuine, heartfelt public concern about nuclear safety were everywhere. Predictably,...
03/11/2012
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Credit: Tarsandsaction FlickrYesterday, in a rare win against dirty fossil fuels, the Obama Administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline permit. The level of backlash against the decision shows that the Administration was correct in its actions to stand up for workers and the environment. The...
01/19/2012
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Credit: AP Photos/J. Scott Applewhite It’s not often that good news comes out of Washington. Today is an exception: the Obama Administration is expected to deny TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sand pipeline application. The pipeline was intended to bring crude oil from the tar sand pits...
01/18/2012
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Demos' Heather McGhee goes on NOW with Alex Wagner to explain how Keystone pipeline advocates are placing corporate profits over the safety and well-being of the American people.
01/18/2012
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