While New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced an important and much-needed phase-out of coal-fired power plants, New York has a way to go before it leads the pack cleaning up its transportation sector and supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
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The Other Hundred,
Maria Fatima is the chief of Maudemo, a village in Timor-Leste where life has long centered on small-scale farming. But with output from village farms facing rising competition from cheap, factory-processed foods, Maria spends much of her time helping her community look for ways of producing better tasting, higher-value food both for them to eat themselves and sell in nearby markets.
I never thought I would become a vegetarian. To be honest, I used to think vegetarians were snooty people with "holier than thou" attitudes. I never asked the questions I was afraid to know the answers to. Now, I know the truth.
Before marijuana becomes legal -- both as a medical miracle and a harmless euphoriant -- millions of educational encounters need to occur. Many will take place on the examination table.
Dear Human Beings: I write to you with a heavy heart and with great concern. I have been more then patient with your reckless insensitivity toward me, but I can no longer sit back and let you destroy the very thing that is...
Canadian animal protection laws are routinely criticized for being weak, and certainly there is plenty of room for improvement. However, the reality is that both provincial and federal law ostensibly prohibit harming animals, with few exceptions. Why, then, are so many animals brutally suffering under our legal regime? For starters,...
NOTE: Authored by Gina Marie, author at TriplePundit. NOTE: Can we make the byline read "TriplePundit"? Cotton as a fiber is plant-based and as such is more sustainable than synthetic fibers. It is renewable and supports about 250 million people globally. Worn around the world, over 25...
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Water In Space,
The year 2015 saw more than its fair share of extreme hydrologic events, both ruinous floods and severe drought. In the United States, attention remained focused on California, which is suffering the worst four-year drought on record.
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Nature and Culture's approach to conservation is a California one. Engelhorn calls it entrepreneurial. It's the way he's used to doing business, and it may be changing the way well-intentioned gringos relate to Latin America and the rest of the world.
Cros-Posted from DeSmogBlogAs the U.S. presidential race dominates the media, it is easy to forget that both chambers of the U.S. Congress are currently in session. The U.S. Senate has put a major energy bill on the table, the first of its sort since 2007.The 237-page bill introduced...
Humanity's burning of fossil fuels and engagement in wholesale deforestation are imposing some heavy peripheral costs on society.
Chances are you're planning to tune in to the game of all games this Sunday. But watching the action on the field is only half the fun; the other half is the food. Wings, nachos, chips and dips may feed a fan's frenzy - but they can pose a real threat to our pets.
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The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans...
The fossil fuel industry faces an existential dilemma. It produces and uses the very materials that contribute the most to global warming -- and at a time when humanity aims to develop a new energy infrastructure based primarily on renewables.
Scientists have warned that even a few degrees rise in global temperatures can lead to increasingly severe storms. Now an international team of climate scientists has linked man-made climate change to historic flooding that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013-2014.
None of this ever had to happen. But in 2014, an inadequate Republican governor, who is still in power today, tried to cut costs and Flint's entire water supply was poisoned. This is criminal. We have poisoned our children. American babies. American children. Our own people.
For those with pets, Valentine's Day offers the ideal opportunity to honour a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.
A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.
The recent beaching of sperm whales on our east coast, and simultaneously in Europe, has once again called attention to undersea soundscapes. Sperm whales are very special creatures, possibly more dependent on acoustics, and more sensitive to it than any other animal in the sea.
It's nice to see an amendment designed to shame, and hopefully stop, industry misinformation campaigns that have delayed much-needed action to usher the end of the fossil fuel era.