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Forget the Polar Bears -- The Climate Crisis Is About All of Us  

Forget the Polar Bears -- The Climate Crisis Is About All of Us
By George Monbiot, Monbiot.com
Do we want to be remembered as the generation that saved the banks and let the planet collapse? Read more »

 

Dear Reader,

AlterNet has launched 100 Words for 100 Days, a new project to publish our readers' visions for Obama's highest priorities. You're invited to contribute.

Every day from now until Obama's inauguration we will publish 8 new visionary essays by AlterNet readers in our new 100 Words for 100 Days section on our front page (just scroll down to view the section). We've already gotten started, click here for reader contributions that we have already run on the site.

 

Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces  

Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces

As the climate science debate is reaching closure, the climate economics debate is heating up. Read more »

Obama May Tap a Strong Progressive to Manage Our Wilderness  

Obama May Tap a Strong Progressive to Manage Our Wilderness

The appointment of Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva to the Department of the Interior would bring much-needed political balance to the Obama cabinet. Read more »

Nations Go Head-to-Head at Climate Conference in Poznan  

Nations Go Head-to-Head at Climate Conference in Poznan

The Poznan summit is under way and the stakes could not be higher. Here's how it is progressing. Read more »

Bank of America Retreats from Financing Destructive Mountaintop-Removal Mining  

Bank of America Retreats from Financing Destructive Mountaintop-Removal Mining

The bank's new policy is a financial blow to the coal industry and a big win for enviros. Read more »

Van Jones: Progressives' Most Visionary Leader  

Van Jones: Progressives' Most Visionary Leader

The green jobs advocate has just received the prestigious Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. Here's a look at the best of his 2008 work. Read more »

Soil Not Oil: Why We Need to Kick Petroleum Out of Our Farms  

Soil Not Oil: Why We Need to Kick Petroleum Out of Our Farms

Biodiverse farms offer us more food, better food, higher incomes for farmers and a defense from climate disasters. Read more »

Efficiency Is Our Best Untapped Energy Source  

Efficiency Is Our Best Untapped Energy Source

The world's biggest untapped energy source, according to energy expert Amory Lovins, is efficiency. But don't call it "conservation." Read more »

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Duke Energy Gets Slammed on Mercury Emissions  

Duke Energy Gets Slammed on Mercury Emissions

Even the greenest of coal groups, Duke Energy isn't even taking basic steps to control harmful emissions like toxic mercury. Read more »

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Surged in 2007  

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Surged in 2007

U.S. annual emissions are now 17% greater than they were in 1990. Read more »

 

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