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COLD WAR LEGACY
Closed military bases remain a toxic menace
By Ralph Vartabedian
The New York Times
MONTEREY, Calif.>> For much of the 20th century, Fort Ord was one of the largest light infantry training bases in the country, a place where more t...
Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is sig...
Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday.
Energy is a massive part of the U.S. military budget — the annual bill is more than $4 billion — and the Department of Defense (DoD) has vowed to take steps to reduce that bill, not just to save taxpayer money but also for the sake of more reliable operations.
Indeed, by 2025, ...
The race towards building a world not dependant on fossil fuels has a powerful, but silent ally in the global military apparatus.
For the Pentagon, clean energy and sustainability isn’t about saving whales or hugging trees. It’s about improving combat efficiency.
Not only does the reliance on foss...
The U.S. Navy angered Republicans by spending $26 a gallon for biofuels for this week's Great Green Fleet demonstration, but the Air Force received little attention when it paid twice as much per gallon to test synthetic jet fuel last month.
The Air Force bought 11,000 gallons of alcohol-to...