Stories by Joshua Frank

Joshua Frank is an environmental journalist and author of "Left Out! How Liberals Helped Reelect George W. Bush." He is co-editor, with Jeffrey St. Clair, of "Red State Rebels: Tales of Grassroots Resistance in the Heartland." Frank and St. Clair are also the authors of the forthcoming book, "Green Scare: The New War on Environmentalism." He can be reached at subscribe to Joshua Frank's feed

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Most are aware of Facebook's privacy assaults, but few know of the company's reluctance to embrace green energy, a challenge Apple has readily accepted.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While new regulations on power plants are a hit to Big Coal, they are a boon to the gas industry.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A large percentage of the power Angelenos depend on comes from coal plants, which spew their filth hundreds of miles away, across state lines in Indian country.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2011, Source: Seattle Weekly

Department of Energy scientists are alleging catastrophic mismanagement of massive cleanup efforts at Hanford, the former nuclear weapons outpost.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A familiar refrain can be heard echoing throughout the propaganda: America must produce its own energy and stop relying on "terrorist" countries.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For every acre of land where marijuana is grown, approximately 10 more acres are polluted with toxic chemical fertilizers and herbicides.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

That little cable box sitting atop your television set is likely the largest single source of electrical waste in your entire household.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Democrats and President Obama have just turned their backs on the most disenfranchised and vulnerable among us.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why is the Obama administration covertly pushing for an internationally opposed open-pit coal mine operation in Bangladesh?

Posted on: Mar 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"As a result of the disaster at Fukushima," wrote Monbiot, "I am no longer nuclear-neutral. I now support the technology." Here's why he's made a big blunder.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It's all about the money, of course and it shouldn't come as a surprise that Ken Salazar pressed the green light for more dirty energy development instead of funding renewables.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Residents claim a coal waste dump is poisoning water, polluting air, and causing asthma and cancer among those who live nearby. But no one will help.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Who said environmentalism is dead? When it comes to coal, the movement is alive and well.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

While the coal industry faces resistance at home, some in the fossil fuel business are maneuvering to capitalize on the growing demand for coal in China.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A new documentary asks why we are still relying on this antiquated energy source and challenges us to move to cleaner, healthier alternatives.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Leave it to Nike to make an ad for football gear so incredibly offensive.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

In NYC 25 schools are taking part in a program not only to eat whole, organic foods, but also to work in the soil and see little seedlings mature into healthy, edible plants.

Posted on: May 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Animal rights crusader Lee Hall says the only way to prevent animal suffering is to 'stop breeding these poor beings only to betray them.'

Posted on: Apr 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Coal subsidies keep the cost of consumption for consumers artificially low. As such, the true costs, environmental as well as economic, are not included in the price of coal.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Yellowstone buffalo, despite being on the verge of extinction, have virtually no protections in the West. And media mogul Ted Turner's going to cash in on it.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2010, Source:

Despite his attempts to alert the public of future nuclear leaks, Obama still considers nuclear power a viable alternative to coal-fired plants. The atom lobby must be pleased.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The EPA's tally of coal ash contamination locations last year did not include an additional 31 sites that should have been included in the totals, a new study contends.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Below are a few responses to some of the more frequent statements these deniers toss our way.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2010, Source:

The industry "watered down official reports, brochures and fact-sheets to remove references to potential dangers." So-called "environmental benefits" were aggrandized.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Glacial retreat in the the U.S: One of Montana's most majestic places will be gone in a little over two decades, and 99% of Alaska's glaciers are shrinking.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It might seem crazy that anyone would think the incineration of wood and its byproducts are a green substitute for toxic fuels such as coal. Think again.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

While outsiders may think of Oregon as a green utopia, it's undoubtedly not that groovy when it comes to the issue of coal.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Barack Obama may be more dangerous than even his predecessor when it comes to the U.S.'s motivations internationally.

Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Dems have unleashed a slew of anti-environmental policies that would have enraged any reasonable conservationist during the Bush years.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2008, Source: AlterNet

If Obama truly supports Israel's massacre of the Palestinians, as his silence suggests, there should be no celebrating on Inauguration Day.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2008, Source: AlterNet

With his stance on coal-to-liquid technology, Obama is following a dirty legacy first begun in Nazi Germany.

Posted on: May 12, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has a grossly corrupted health protection system.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. has waged not just crimes against humanity in Iraq, but also crimes against nature.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Drinking one soda a day could cause you to gain 15 pounds a year. Other related health risks include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, bowel cancer and nerve damage.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Newly elected Montana Senator Jon Tester is an NRA-approved Democrat who wants to redeploy troops from Iraq and repeal the PATRIOT Act. Is Washington ready for him?