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Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – July 19, 2011

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Read more: Floods, Leds, Green Jobs, Australia, Epa, Renewable Energy, Regulation, Light Bulbs, Green Business, Green News Report, Pollution, Coal, E. Coli, Drought, Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs, Fossil Fuels, Big Oil, Greenhouse Gases, […]

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive.


Read more: Family Dollar, Gas Prices, Personal Finances, Unemployment Rate, Payday Lenders, Encore Capital Group, Dollar Stores, Wal-Mart, Avondale Partners, Consumer Confidence, Bob Strasser, Great Recession, Dollar Tree, Ezcorp Inc, Economic […]

Alberta Seeks More Keystone Pipeline Support

CBC — Alberta’s energy minister says he’s going to push the federal government to more actively promote TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline to the Ame…

Read more: Keystone Oil Pipeline, Oil, Oil Pipeline, Oilsands, Alberta, Canada Politics News

For A Change, Gas Cheaper On Independence Day Than Memorial

(AP) NEW YORK — Call it an Independence Day discount.

Gasoline prices usually peak in the summer. This year, however, they peaked a little earlie…

Read more: Gas Prices, High Food Prices, July 4 Gas Prices, Inflation, High Oil Prices, Speculation Oil, Independence Day Gas Prices, Memorial Day Gas Prices, Summer Gas Prices, Business News


Dennis Takahashi-Kelso: Fill the Gaps in Arctic Science Before We Decide on Drilling

We have the opportunity to do things right in Arctic waters, but only if we take the time to understand this extraordinary and fragile part of our national and natural heritage

Read more: Interior Department, Oil Drilling, Beaufort Sea, Oil, Chukchi Sea, Arctic, Offshore Drilling, Shell Oil, Polar Bears, Green News


Gas Prices Expected To Drop 25 Cents By Mid-July, Experts Say

NEW YORK — A summer road trip may not be such a bad idea after all.

Gasoline prices are falling fast. In the past 7 weeks, the average U.S. retail prices has dropped 38 cents to $3.60 per gallon. Another 25-cent drop is expected by mid-July.

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Marcelo Giugale: Give Africans a Stake in Their Own Wealth

When your government announces a big oil discovery, should you celebrate? A lot of sensible people will tell you that you shouldn’t. For them, natural resource wealth — large quantities of things like petroleum, gas or minerals — is actually a “curse,” not a blessing. How come? Well, “extractive industries” can flood your economy with […]

Daniel Dicker: Breaking the Wall Street Oil Blockade to Recovery

It’s so simple, a child of four could understand — but too difficult for Wall Street to get: High oil and high gas prices are BAD for consumers and business alike and bad for a struggling recovering economy.

Simple, right? No one needs an economics degree to understand that energy is the single most important […]

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: ‘Green News Report’ – June 2, 2011

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The ‘GNR’ is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio’s mobile app!. IN TODAY’S RADIO REPORT: Obama nominates a ‘radical environmentalist’ for Commerce Secretary?!?; FDA sued over antibiotic-resistant superbugs; No wildlands for YOU!; Killer cucumbers; PLUS: The Arctic is melting (see photo at right), yet the media is obsessed […]

Robert L. Powell: Edward Burtynsky: Oil at the ROM

Like the substance itself, the inky, impenetrable origins of our relationship with liquid petroleum are not exactly clear. There are records of the Sumerians and Babylonians using its crude form for their own inventive purposes more than 5,000 years ago; and the Egyptians put it to medical use, as wound dressing and as a laxative; […]