Stories by Tina Gerhardt

Tina Gerhardt is an independent journalist. Her work has appeared in AlterNet, Climate Progress, Grist, The Nation, The Progressive and the Washington Monthly.  subscribe to Tina Gerhardt's feed

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In the face of overwhelming public opposition, Japan's prime minister recently announced that nuclear power plants will restart.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Global warming's impact on oceans will be severe, not only for marine life but also for all life on land.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Extreme weather may be no match for our aging nuclear fleet and that's bad news millions of Americans who live nearby.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Investors are involved in massive land grabs in Africa that may cause destabilization of food prices, mass displacement and environmental damage.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2011, Source: Earth Island Journal

German is set to phase out nuclear energy, but what will pick up the slack? How much will renewable energy expand? How quickly? And who will pay?

Posted on: May 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The new book "Powering the Dream" examines why we chose to abandon green technologies in the past, and which ones we are likely to embrace in the future.

Posted on: May 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"We are the human face of Chevron's operations, armed with the memories of our dead relatives, our neighbors, our sick children," said one woman who traveled from Ecuador.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

You'd think the world would have wised up by now to the risks of nuclear power, but that's not the case in our country and many others.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tim DeChristopher has been found guilty of bidding in a BLM auction on land he did not have the money to pay for.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In China, a race toward self-reliance and clean energy technology is certainly on, but the U.S. still needs to make some key changes if it wants to compete.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"All of us will be affected by the lack of ambition and political will of a small group of countries," concluded one NGO.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2010, Source: Huffington Post

Is this an attempt to ditch the Kyoto Protocol, leaving nothing in its place to ensure commitments to greenhouse gas reductions, the cornerstone for averting climate change?

Posted on: Dec 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Why the media's refrain of "low expectations" may be just a ploy by a small group of industrialized countries (including the U.S.) to obscure their obligations to act.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: The Nation

As negotiators, nonprofit organizations and activists flock to the luxury resort in droves, serious tensions threaten to derail the process entirely.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The climate justice movement has taken up two enormous concerns: How to address ecological catastrophe and how to develop a new global economic model.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Cochabama, Bolivia was ground zero 10 years ago in the fight against water privatization, but the threat still persists across the world.