31 Oct '14, 8pm

Is this House Republican about to lose to a climate hawk?

Is this House Republican about to lose to a climate hawk?

I haven’t paid too much attention to the midterm elections this year, mostly because they are depressing. Republicans are going to win the House and probably the Senate, which means two more years of fake investigations, pointless stunts, media warfare, and legislative gridlock in D.C. Whee! Nonetheless, there’s one race that’s caught my attention. I’ve always had a mild fascination with Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) not because he’s extraordinary in any way, but just the opposite: In his go-along-to-get-along mediocrity, he serves as a kind of weather vane, showing which way the wind is blowing on the right. He has tried to stay safe in the conservative herd — and now it looks like it could come back to bite him in the ass. It’s been years since Upton has faced a credible challenge in Michigan’s Sixth District. He was elected to the House back in 1987 as a middle-of-the-road ...

Full article: http://grist.org/politics/is-this-house-republican-about-...

Tweets

You might want to go Trick-or-Treating at @mjor...

solecollector.com 31 Oct '14, 5pm

Sorry for the inconvenience. We currently undergoing system maintenance at this time. Please try again later.

Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scientist

Climate depression is for real. Just ask a scie...

grist.org 28 Oct '14, 5pm

Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “prof...

"Two states to keep an eye on would be North Ca...

latimes.tumblr.com 05 Nov '14, 12am

Two states to keep an eye on would be North Carolina and New Hampshire. Republican victories in both would indicate that D...

Will Leaders Think Losing 0.06% of Growth Is Wo...

It is possible to curb climate change without damaging the global economy, but the overriding task is to stop burning foss...

What you need to know about the next big climat...

grist.org 29 Oct '14, 3pm

The rumblings are starting: There’s a big climate report on the way. But wait — you’ve heard this one before, right? The I...

Still few places left at #Autonomous House for ...

passivhaustrust.org.uk 02 Nov '14, 5pm

At the UK Passivhaus Open Days, you will have the opportunity to experience and learn the comforts of the Passivhaus stand...

Why So Much Climate Denial in Congress? Follow ...

ecowatch.com 04 Nov '14, 2pm

and see for yourself the 163 members of Congress that deny the basic tenets of climate science . Then follow the money and...

After Irene, Vermont shows us what climate resilience looks like

After Irene, Vermont shows us what climate resi...

grist.org 02 Nov '14, 1pm

Three years after Tropical Storm Irene turned their fields into lakes and their cows into swimmers, the owners of Liberty ...

Want to tour some local Passive House projects?...

phnw.org 01 Nov '14, 7pm

The International Passive House Association is organizing the 10th annual International Passive House Days, to be held on ...

Passive House built for $150/ SF.

Passive House built for $150/ SF.

ecobuildingpulse.com 02 Nov '14, 9pm

With a super-tight envelope that earned it a rare Passive House designation—the 12th in the U.S.—this compact SIPs home is...

Video Mash Up Shows Climate Denial Streak in Re...

desmogblog.com 28 Oct '14, 6am

At town halls and candidate debates across the country, Republican and Democratic election hopefuls are being asked where ...

Scientists warn time is running out to tackle climate change

Scientists warn time is running out to tackle c...

businessgreen.com 02 Nov '14, 10am

The report was welcomed by a number of green businesses that have commited to reducing their greenhouse gases in line with...

NewEnergyNews: Colbert Explains The Republican ...

newenergynews.blogspot.com 08 Nov '14, 5pm

Coal may exist in large quantities geologically, but economically, it's getting out of reach, as confirmed by US Geologica...

Ten principles that green designers and builders need to keep in mind

Ten principles that green designers and builder...

greenbuildingadvisor.com 31 Oct '14, 7am

One of the presentations I attended at the Passive House A residential building construction standard requiring very low l...

Want to tour some local Passive House projects?...

phnw.org 02 Nov '14, 2am

The 11th annual International Passive House Days are November 7 - 9. Check the iPHA's website to locate participating proj...