Richard Schiffman

Richard Schiffman is the author of two books and a former journalist whose work has appeared in, amongst other outlets, the New York Times and on a variety of National Public Radio shows including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

 

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:45am
BP Gets an Anniversary Gift From the Obama Administration
This Sunday April 20th is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped over 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010. You wouldn't think that the London-based company that spilled the oil would get an...
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Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 12:04pm
Harassment of Climate Scientists Needs To Stop
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 4:30pm
President Obama Talks Big on Climate Change, But Will He Act?
"If Congress won't act soon to protect future generations," President Obama vowed during the state of the union speech in February , "I will." This afternoon at Georgetown University, the president made good on that threat.
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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:11pm
Congressman Quotes Jesus in Bid to Gut Food Stamps
GOP Congressman Stephen Fincher is on a mission from God. He wants to drastically cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as food stamps, for 47 million of our poorest citizens.
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Monday, May 13, 2013 - 1:25pm
Grassroots Campaigns Can Stop Fracking One Town at a Time
Readers of the New York Daily News were treated to a little unsolicited advice from Ed Rendell recently.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:25am
Can the New EPA Chief Stop Obama Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline?
Environmentalists got some bad news when the State Department released a report on Friday – a full month earlier than had been anticipated – saying that there are no convincing environmental reasons that the Keystone XL pipeline should not be built.
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Friday, March 1, 2013 - 6:53am
Meditation Makes You More Liberal, Study Says
There have been some fascinating studies about the effects of meditation in recent years. Buddhist monks and Trappist friars have been hooked up to EEG machines to record subtle changes in their brainwaves during their spiritual practices.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 1:43pm
'Frackademia': How Big Gas Bought Research on Hydraulic Fracturing
Last week, the oil company Chevron took out a full-page ad in the Atlantic Monthly to say – seemingly innocuously – that hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, needs to be "good for everyone".
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Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:12am
Obama and Romney Differ on Energy Policy, But Less Than You Might Think
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's endorsement of President Obama for his stance on climate change has brought the candidate's energy policy back into focus. So let's start off with a quiz.
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Friday, November 2, 2012 - 9:37am
America's Nuclear Safety Under Scrutiny after Oyster Creek's Sandy Alert
We know the bad news about superstorm Sandy : the Jersey shore was devastated and many towns remain waterlogged.
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