Republican Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Direct about the fact that the party of environmentalist Teddy Roosevelt has become entrenched in refuting the findings of the larger scientific community, Brainard said, “You have to trust 97 percent of scientists.”

Should the Media Deny the Denier?

The report by Media Matters found that the “Media Sowed Doubt In Coverage Of UN Climate Report.”

Politics as Usual at Gina McCarthy Hearings

Offering into the record a statement designed to take the conversation into a different direction, Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT), insisted that the hearing was not really a referendum on Gina McCarthy, but rather—“a debate about global warming.”

“ExxonMobil Hates Your Children” and This Ad

There are a plethora of ads put forth by oil companies to promote the “social good” they are doing. As a writer on environmental issues, I happen to be aware of the flip side of the story. So while British Petroleum pushes their “Voices from the Gulf” tourism travelogues about how great it is to […]

Clean Air Hangs Off The Fiscal Cliff

The OMB has predicted that under sequestration, the EPA will be cut by $716 million in 2013.

A Portrait of Activism: “How to Survive a Plague”

Individual activism matters. Coalesced into group action—it is mighty.

Virginia’s Wayne Powell: An Environmental Profile In Courage

“This week we are reminded of the power of nature. This is not a science fiction movie. This is now. If we don’t implement a real renewable energy policy, this will not be the end of the ‘superstorms’ in our country and the world, but the beginning.”

Domestic Violence: Everybody’s Issue

It is essential to go beyond the statistics to place Domestic Violence within a larger societal framework.

The Environment, The Election, Money and the Koch Brothers

The Koch Brothers have funneled $60 million to organizations supporting the denial of climate change, and that only covers 1997 to 2010.

“The Koch Brothers Exposed” – A Conversation with Robert Greenwald

In his new film, “The Koch Brothers Exposed,” director Robert Greenwald examines the pervasive influence of David and Charles Koch on the American fabric of life.