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Social Media Groups

LinkedIn

There is a group called Renewable Energy Networks in LinkedIn that has ~36,000 members. One of the interesting columns on the discussion board is called "What advice would you give to a young person who wants a career with a green or sustainability focus?" Check it out!

Podcasts

Blogs

A brief listing of some "Green Blogs":

One of our own Rider University bloggers: Brianna Kuhl: Kuhl It!

Dowser: Who is solving what and how

"At Dowser, we present the world through a ‘solution frame,’ rather than a ‘problem frame.’ We’re interested in the practical and human elements of social innovation: Who’s solving what and how. We want to know how people come up with ideas, how they put them into practice, how they pay the bills, and what fuels their fire."

Green: a blog about energy and environment

New York Times blog discusses "How are climate change, scarcer resources, population growth and other challenges reshaping society? From science to business to politics to living, our reporters track the high-stakes pursuit of a greener globe in a dialogue with experts and readers."

Technorati's list of blogs

Over 5000 "green" blogs are listed with the top 10 movers listed on the bottom right hand side of its webpage.

Grist

This blog is lfound at the very top of Technorati's list of green blogs. "Grist is based in the Emerald City of Seattle, in the Evergreen State of Washington (both green!), with contributors scattered the world 'round. We are a nonprofit organization funded by foundation grants, user contributions, and advertising. Each day, we use our Clarity-o-Meter to draw out the real meaning behind green stories, and to connect big issues like climate change to daily life. We count on our users to bring their stories to the table, too -- through blogs, photos, and whatever else they care to share. Except Jell-O molds. Those things scare us." 

TreeHugger

"TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. We publish an up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly radio interviews, and regularly updated Twitter and Facebook pages."

TreeHugger blogroll

Check out TreeHugger's own list of blogs that have bried descriptions of each and covers a lot of territory.

List of blogs with annotations from Common Dreams:

Some of the best sources of information are websites run by scientists or dedicated science journalists:

  • Climate Progress 
    Joe Romm has been the hardest working climate blogger out there for a long time. If you only have space for one climate bookmark, make itClimate Progress.
  • Climate Central 
    A very up-to-date, serious science journalism site. Many of the stories making the rounds show up first on Climate Central.
  • Skeptical Science 
    Reclaiming the true spirit of scientific skepticism, Skeptical Science is dedicated to debunking the deniers for all audiences, but also follows breaking news developments.
  • RealClimate 
    The 11 contributors comprising RealClimate really are the smartest guys in the room - eminent climate scientists at the top of their craft. If you're interested in the technical details, there's no better source.
  • Dr. James E. Hansen 
    You may have heard of this guy. Many invaluable papers and opinion pieces are made available on his website (five from January alone).
  • Open Mind 
    Tamino's specialty is statistical analysis.
  • The Green Grok 
    Bill Chalmeides, Dean of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, posting several times a week on environmental happenings.
  • The Discovery of Global Warming 
    The definitive history - a free online book by Spencer Weart.