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In an instant, climate change can realign politics.  Here, Democratic President Barack Obama tours devastated parts of New Jersey with Republican Governor Chris Christie.

Sandy’s Mandate: When Political Reality Meets Climate Reality

11/1/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Whatever happens on November 6th, the tragic scenes unfolding across the 19 states impacted by Superstorm Sandy have realigned American politics when it comes to climate change. The road to Election Day has gone from sarcastic remarks in Tampa, to …

New Chevron Money Dump as Unprecedented Polluter Cash Flows

10/26/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters this election year are doing the equivalent of betting it all.  They’re spending unprecedented amounts of cash to influence the election in the hopes of electing policy makers who will gut clean air and clean water protections.  The latest, is …

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Tom Brokaw: Why Haven’t Presidential Debates Discussed Climate Change?

10/15/2012 // By Miles Grant

On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw listed climate change among the topics that neither the first presidential debate nor the vice presidential debate delved into (skip to 27:49): MR. BROKAW: I think …

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

10/4/2012 // By Miles Grant

Despite over 160,000 people calling for climate change to be discussed at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Jim Lehrer never asked about climate change and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney didn’t bring it up. With three debates now left to …

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Voters Want Answers on Climate from President Obama and Governor Romney

9/24/2012 // By Sue Brown

Undecided voters are not hearing what they want to hear from the candidates right now on climate change. A new poll by Yale University and George Mason University found that undecided voters are concerned about climate change and it could …


Congress Takes a Mulligan for Dirty Energy, Ignores Actually Useful Legislation

9/20/2012 // By Corey Shott

Congress is set to leave town and head home to campaign for the next six weeks, and instead of working on unfinished business for the American people, the leadership of the House of Representatives is using its final work hours …

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

9/14/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality concerns throughout the region and provides a clear example of …


The Keystone Pipeline Myth Machine – 2012 Election Edition

9/6/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands oil is one of the biggest threats looming over our planet’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Keystone XL pipeline and Big Oil’s shameless spin.


NWF Says New Keystone XL Map Revisits Old Problems

9/5/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has submitted its official route through the state of Nebraska–but still managed to dodge its responsibilities to people and wildlife.  This controversial portion of the project originally went through the Nebraska Sandhills, over …

Looking up at Rainier from the trail (photo: Bryn Fluharty)

A Break in the Clouds? Run for the Hills in Seattle

7/18/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

Living in Seattle will teach you one thing: when the sun breaks through the clouds you take advantage of it and get outside! As most of the country swelters in record-breaking heat, here in Seattle we are experiencing what has seemed …