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Are swing voters going green?

By Chris Mooney | October 2, 2012 It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a [...]

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Q&A with the ‘renegade lunch lady’

As Need to Know reports this week, childhood obesity is a staggering problem in the U.S., with CDC stats putting the number of obese children (2-19) in America at nearly 12.5 million. In 2010, the President Barack Obama passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to combat the country’s high obesity rates among children. Under the [...]

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  Paradise lost?

Palau is a paradise, but the nation is threatened by climate change and sea-level rise. 

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  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?

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The Keystone XL pipeline

The Keystone XL oil pipeline is the subject of one of the biggest political battles brewing in Washington, and has ensnared groups from both sides of the political spectrum. What’s at stake and what’s behind the controversy?

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  The case against nuclear power

Maria Hinojosa interviews Damon Moglen, Climate and Energy Director for Friends of the Earth, who says nuclear power will not solve our country’s energy and environmental problems.

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Inkjet printing solar panels: cheap and almost green

Solar energy is one of the easiest and greenest of the renewable energy sources, but its high price is holding it back. One of the most promising new research developments involves printing thinner, cheaper panels with an inkjet.

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The science of truth

Writing for Mother Jones, Chris Mooney examines the rationalization of self-delusion.

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House Republicans now officially on record denying science behind climate change

House Republicans voted against a measure to adopt the scientific consensus that climate change is real. So here are a few other things they now officially don’t believe.

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