Natural gas is cleaner than coal, but only if the industry can control its methane releases. A new report says it's doing OK, but methane releases are underestimated.
Just as with organic supermarket produce, green power programs remain a niche market, Bronski writes. But the ability for consumers to pay a premium for 'organic electricity' is increasingly making inroads to mainstream markets.
The first polls on voter response to President Obama's State of the Union speech may be generating at least a few high fives at the White House. But the audience was smallish, and SOTUs seldom produce much of an afterglow.
President Obama's reasons for allowing states to try marijuana legalization are not fitting for a law enforcer and a parent who knows pot's harmful effects.
Obama calls marijuana a 'bad habit and a vice,' but no more dangerous than alcohol. With Americans increasingly favoring legalization, he could be positioning his party to reap political rewards.