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The Meaning of Standing Rock

By Carl Pope

Today was supposed to be the deadline for thousands of protesters encamped to prevent completion of the Dakota Access pipeline across Lake Oahe on the Missouri River to evacuate their camp-sites. Instead it has become a moment of celebration, as the Army Corps of Engineers and the Obama Administration have concluded that […]

Food after fossil fuels?

When: July 20, 2016 at 12:30pm Pacific/3:30pm Eastern How to Participate: REGISTER Share your thoughts on this topic before the conversation

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Join Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine and Michael Bomford of the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems program of Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a rich, thought-provoking conversation about what the future […]

Largest Civil Disobedience in History of the Environmental Movement Begins Today

Starting today, a global wave of peaceful direct actions lasting for 12 days will take place across six continents targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, under the banner of Break Free.

2015 was the hottest year ever recorded and the impacts of climate change are already hitting communities around the world. From […]

U.S. bars oil drilling off Atlantic coast in victory for environmentalists

An oil drilling rig as it arrived in Port Angeles, Wash. in 2015 aboard a transport ship bound for exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska’s northwest coast. (Daniella Beccaria / AP)

By Associated Press

a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will bar oil drilling off the Atlantic Coast, a […]

Should We Divest?

By George Harvey

Peter Shumlin. Community College of Vermont photo. CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic

When Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin came up with a plan for the state to divest its pension funds from coal stock, he was immediately opposed by State Treasurer Beth Pearce. She took the view of the corporate officer […]

Warning on Investments in Fossil Fuels

By George Harvey

We should start with a disclaimer. No one at Green Energy Times is a stock market analyst. Nevertheless, we can see a hand writing on the wall, and what it writes looks a lot like, “Divest – before it is too late.”

Oil industry analysts are in a bit […]

Keystone Victory!

You did it!

They said that it couldn’t be done. They said our sights were too high. That Keystone XL was a “done deal” and would be approved just like any other oil pipeline.But you didn’t believe them. You knew that with hard work, and by standing together, we could beat Big Oil and […]

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline, Ending Years Of Review, Debate Over Environmental Concerns: Report

By Abigail Abrams @abbyabrams on November 06 2015 11:30 AM EST

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Rutgers University-Newark S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice in New Jersey, Nov. 2, 2015. Andrew Burton/Getty Images

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Friday that he has rejected the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline, following the […]

More Oil Companies Could Join Exxon Mobil as Focus of Climate Investigations

The opening of an investigation of Exxon Mobil by the New York attorney general’s office into the company’s record on climate change may well spur legal inquiries into other oil companies, according to legal and climate experts, although successful prosecutions are far from assured.

Many oil companies have funded lobbying efforts and research on climate […]