Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”
Environment

Vice Chair for House Science Committee: Global Warming Is a “Total Fraud”

On Aug. 12, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) boldly proclaimed that global warming is a “total fraud” spearheaded by liberals who want to “create a global government to control all of our lives”. We’re used to hearing this sort of rhetoric from right-leaning politicians, but Rohrabacher’s declaration was particularly startling because […]

What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You
Outdoor Advocacy

What Last Week’s Forest Biomass Court Decision Means For You

On July 12, the U.S. District Court of Appeals struck down an Environmental Protection Agency initiative from 2011. The measure would have delayed the formation of a regulating body that oversees all aspects of biomass fuel production (namely the evaluation and reduction of carbon emissions) and exempted the industry from […]

Will Obama Accomplish Pollution Goals Before His Second Term Ends?
Environment

Will Obama Accomplish Pollution Goals Before His Second Term Ends?

Video link On Tuesday, President Obama delivered an impassioned speech at Georgetown University that presented his administration’s multi-pronged plan to combat global warming and curb air pollution. Though the president also touched on similar issues during his State of the Union address earlier this year, a slew of unrelated issues […]

7 Musical Acts You Never Realized Were Eco-Friendly
Outdoor Advocacy

7 Musical Acts You Never Realized Were Eco-Friendly

The green efforts of Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, and Neil Young have been well-documented, but these performers are far from the music industry’s only eco-minded individuals. In fact, several of today’s most popular acts are speaking out against pollution, deforestation, and other major issues that impact the environment. Cloud Cult […]

5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting
Environment

5 Winning Combinations for Companion Planting

Companion planting is part joy of gardening, part organic chemistry — and according to most experts, highly effective. And we can all agree there’s something beautiful about two completely different species mutually benefitting one another, when they could simply be competing for nutrients in the soil. If you’re looking to […]

The 7 Effective Habits of Highly B.A. Birds
Environment

The 7 Effective Habits of Highly B.A. Birds

When the phrase ‘dangerous beast’ is mentioned, birds usually don’t spring to mind right away. But Mother Nature is dirty business, and at the end of the day, only the toughest members of the animal kingdom come out on top. And birds, for all their grace and winged majesty, definitely […]

9 Terrifying Statistics Linked to Global Warming
Environment

9 Terrifying Statistics Linked to Global Warming

Climate change is scary business, and we have the numbers back it up. One According to National Geographic, the average global temperature could rise as much as 5.8 degrees by the year 2100. For the record, the average global temperature rose by 0.6 degrees during the 20th century. Scientists say that […]

6 Disgusting (and Real) Effects of Pollution
Environment

6 Disgusting (and Real) Effects of Pollution

We all know pollution is gross — but how disgusting does it get? Look no further. The entries on this list are enough to scare anyone into a lifetime of environmental advocacy.

Green Household Techniques (That Won’t Freak out Your Neighbors)
Environment

Green Household Techniques (That Won’t Freak out Your Neighbors)

As far as lifestyle fads go, the ‘green movement’ has done much more to save the environment than, say, the South Beach diet or helicopter parenting. But try telling that to your neighbors, lest they hear any mention of eco-friendliness and immediately suspect you’re trying toorganize a nudist commune on […]

American Lung Association Releases Startling New Infographic
Mobilization and Events

American Lung Association Releases Startling New Infographic

The numbers are in, and they’re not looking good. According to ‘Rolling the Dice on Tobacco Use’, a new infographic published by the American Lung Association as part of the State of Tobacco 2013 campaign, money is the driving force behind tobacco addiction in the United States. You can view […]