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 [email protected] 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.