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Why 2016 May Be the Best Year Yet for Climate Action

In recent weeks, we’ve highlighted the many achievements and breakthroughs that made 2015 such a monumental year for the climate movement. Now, it’s time to look forward to 2016 – and as the Environmental Defense Fund’s Fred Krupp points out here, we may see progress advance even more rapidly in the coming months.   2015 […]

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At Politico, Rating Enviros' Strategy on Oil Spill

At Politico, Rating Enviros’ Strategy on Oil Spill

Matthew Nisbet, Framing Science, and Politico analyze the way that the environmental movement has responded to the oil spill, and in particular, to Obama's handling of the disaster. Nisbet explains that enviros are generally letting the mainstream news media do the work of communicating the need for action and accountability. The point is made and […]

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On 40th Earth Day, Image of Green Movement Still Positive

On 40th Earth Day, Image of Green Movement Still Positive

Gallup's latest environmental poll reveals some interesting trends as of the 40th Earth Day Celebration. According to the survey, only 19% of Americans are active participants in the environmental movement. 42% are sympathetic.  There has been a decline since 2000 of the % who believe that the movement has done more good than harm, 62% […]

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Environmental groups unprepared for ‘Swift Boating’ of climate science

Environmental groups unprepared for ‘Swift Boating’ of climate science

Geoffrey Lean comments on the challenge the environment movement is faced with following recent polls revealing a decline in public support for climate solutions. The voices of climate skeptics are getting stronger and receiving more mainstream attention, not less. He suggests that public fallout from the recent email scandal was mishandled by environmental groups, allowing […]

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Climate legislation is running into a chilly reception

Climate legislation is running into a chilly reception

The Washington Post presents the debate between environmental organizations on whether or not to use climate alarmist tactics.  One side is endeavoring to engage people who can be swayed by climate legislation's economic or employment benefits and the other is concerned about seemingly reducing the need for a strong piece of legislation. (more…)

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Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

The League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target five House Republicans that voted against the energy legislation with over $1 million in attack ads whose purpose is to illustrate the fight and opposition various groups are planning on putting forward against those who challenge climate change legislation. […]

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Environmental group's campaign of wry lies against bottled water

Environmental group’s campaign of wry lies against bottled water

Tappening, a group opposed to the environmental consequences of Americans' love for bottled water has begun a new marketing initiative that aggressively targets the companies for lying to the public (similar to the themes of the anti-tobacco Truth campaign). (more…)

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