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Carly Schwartz

The Fight to Save Panama's 'Symbol of Hope' From Extinction

Carly Schwartz | February 9, 2016 | Green
Known for its striking day-glo coloring and the adorable waving motion it makes with its webbed hands, the golden frog represented hope and resilience and the enduring power of life for generations of Panamanians.
Rick Fedrizzi

O'Malley's Green Legacy and Lessons for Those Who Will Follow

Rick Fedrizzi | February 9, 2016 | Green
By the time we get to the next Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan, on March 6, we'll have a lot better feel as to who will go forward as the party's nominee. But now, there are only two Democratic candidates, because Martin O'Malley has ended his campaign.
Anna Pippus

Preventable Barn Fires Should Warrant Animal Cruelty Charges

Anna Pippus | February 9, 2016 | Green
When human lives and safety are at stake, we take fire risk very seriously. Our homes, workplaces and schools are designed and maintained to prevent fires from happening in the first place. When they do happen, fire exits, alarms, and extinguishers are accessible and clearly marked. We have all participated in regular fire drills.
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | February 9, 2016 | Green
The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.
David Ropeik

Pesticides, Monsanto, Biased Scientists, or the News Media. Which One Scares You Most?

David Ropeik | February 9, 2016 | Green
The headline on the website of the environmentalist organization the Environmental Working Group (EWG) focuses on two of the movement's biggest current bogeymen; Monsanto, and its popular pesticide, glyphosate. Study: Monsanto's Glyphosate Most Heavily Used Weed-Killer in History The EWG story reports; "Glyphosate use has risen...
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - February 9, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | February 9, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton pushes Congress to act...
Steve Horn

"Liquid Freedom": First Company to Export US Crude Oil Now Exporting Iran's Oil

Steve Horn | February 9, 2016 | Green
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogProponents of lifting the U.S. crude oil export ban trumpeted the rhetorical question that since U.S. geopolitical rival Iran can export its oil, why can't the United States?But now that "liquid freedom" has begun to flow from American export terminals to the global market, it turns out...
Pamela Worth

Got Science? Will Oklahoma Finally Get Serious About Fracking-Related Earthquakes in 2016?

Pamela Worth | February 9, 2016 | Science
For years, Oklahoman homes and nerves have been rattled by a series of ever-more-frequent earthquakes: in 2015 alone, 857 earthquakes in the state registered 3.0 or more on the Richter scale. Today, it's not just homes being shaken up.
Pauline Paquin

10 Things to Know Before You Get a Great Dane

Pauline Paquin | February 9, 2016 | Impact
My beautiful Great Dane Napoleon has been with us for 18 months now, and in an attempt to see how to keep him happy and healthy, I have learned quite a bit that I wanted to share if you are considering a giant breed.
Peter Bosshard

Has the Post-Dam Future Started?

Peter Bosshard | February 9, 2016 | Green
On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams.
Molly Bangs

Revamping Our Focus on the Green SDGs -- Because We're All Human

Molly Bangs | February 9, 2016 | Impact
The reality of climate change begs another urgent question: how do we convince everyone to care enough to do something about it? That's where the media comes in. And the answer is framing climate change and environmental protections as what they are -- human rights.
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Nature: The Brand

Mary Ellen Hannibal | February 8, 2016 | Green
There were many highlights, fine words from fine people, and music. One friend talked amusingly about Tompkins' fastidious attention to art. For me, however, the most moving depiction of Tompkins came from his daughter Quincy Tompkins Imhoff, who managed to portray her father's strengths with appreciation and to indicate his failings with depth but not rancor.
Kim Samuel

The Urban Condition Is the Human Condition

Kim Samuel | February 9, 2016 | Green
Measuring and understanding these challenges at the urban scale is our best hope for success in improving the quality of people's lives in the places that most people live. The time is now to work together to find innovative solutions for combating isolation and promoting environmental sustainability in tandem.
Michael Brune

That Was Then

Michael Brune | February 8, 2016 | Green
We're already seeing a transition to clean, renewable energy and away from fossil fuels. President Obama knows that the only way to build on the progress and promise of the Paris climate summit is to accelerate that transition and base our fossil fuel policy on the mandate to "keep it in the ground" whenever and wherever possible.
Mark Tercek

How California Uses Forests - and Economic Forces - to Fight Climate Change

Mark Tercek | February 8, 2016 | Green
California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.
Martin Rees

The World Is Getting Warmer -- But Here's What We Can Do Now to Prepare

Martin Rees | February 9, 2016 | World
We know that the world is warming, but how much and where and why is still uncertain. Nevertheless, if you care about those who will live into the 22nd century and beyond, then it's necessary to pay an insurance premium now to protect future generations against worst-case climate scenarios.
The Conversation US

How Should America Fund Its Highways in the 21st Century?

The Conversation US | February 8, 2016 | Green
Cheap gasoline raises the perennial question over how the U.S. funds its transportation infrastructure -- a key rationale behind Obama's proposed oil tax. And it makes electric vehicles (EVs) and biofuels less competitive on price, hindering U.S. efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and oil consumption. Can the U.S. continue to fund upkeep of its infrastructure and reduce emissions from transportation?
Robert Stavins

Can the WTO Take a Lesson from the Paris Climate Playbook?

Robert Stavins | February 7, 2016 | Green
As readers will know from my previous entry at this blog ("Paris Agreement -- A Good Foundation for Meaningful Progress", December 12, 2015), I was busy with presentations and meetings during the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of the United Nations Framework Convention...
Max Guinn

Teaching Kindness and Compassion Key to Saving Planet

Max Guinn | February 8, 2016 | Green
Two experiences last summer changed the way I look at the world. I spoke on a panel with the Dalai Lama as part of the Global Compassion Summit in honor of His Holiness' 80th birthday; and, I met and spent time with Claudine...
Margie Alt

Ten Priorities for a Green Budget

Margie Alt | February 8, 2016 | Green
With most of his signature environmental initiatives accomplished, and Congress unlikely to adopt any pro-active environmental laws he proposes, writing the first iteration of the must-pass federal budget is one of the last opportunities President Obama has to shape policy for our air, water, our lands and our climate. Here are ten priorities for a healthier, greener future we're looking for in the president's budget.
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