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Maresa Marangoni

The Unfortunate Side-Effect of Buying From the Internet

Maresa Marangoni | April 17, 2015 | Green
Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.
Lorena Aguilar

Energy Equality on Earth Day

Lorena Aguilar | April 17, 2015 | Green
This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, I would like to pause and look specifically at the relationship between equality, energy and the environment.
Donna Henes

April Showers

Donna Henes | April 17, 2015 | Green
Oceans, rivers, ponds, streams, lakes, falls, glaciers and seas run like veins through a living body, carrying refreshment and nutrients to all its parts.
Stefanie Penn Spear

World Premiere of Chloe and Theo and Its Extraordinary Behind-the-Scenes Story

Stefanie Penn Spear | April 17, 2015 | Green
In the film, a homeless girl befriends an Inuit, who has traveled to New York City from his tiny Arctic hometown with a big message for world leaders: "My world is melting. Please help us."
Christine Segal, M.Ed.

Make a Difference: On Earth Day, April 22, Give Back

Christine Segal, M.Ed. | April 17, 2015 | Green
I became very aware of the need to recycle when I visited my uncle and aunt in California many years ago. When garbage day came around, they would boast that the only thing that made it into the landfill were some dirty tissues. All kitchen scraps went to compost, all...
Jennifer Canvasser

Hidden Health Hazards and Toxic Truths Unveiled in Sean Penn's Documentary Film

Jennifer Canvasser | April 17, 2015 | Green
For decades, public health advocates and environmentalists have been striving to reform TSCA with a comprehensive policy that truly protects our families, communities and natural resources. Unfortunately, the powerful chemical industry, corporations and too many politicians have repeatedly rejected meaningful, strong reform of TSCA.

On Franzen's Theory and Uniting Our Climate Things

Earthjustice | April 17, 2015 | Green
I stand by this critique of what Franzen's essay gets wrong, but I didn't credit what it implicitly gets right ⎯- that is, the climate fight is disconnected from what we individually cherish. My heart, too, rebels at the idea that tons of carbon avoided trump everything else.
Lukas Rüttinger

7 Risks That Are Making Climate Change Into One of the Biggest Security Threats of the 21st Century

Lukas Rüttinger | April 17, 2015 | Green
Climate change is advancing. Its effects can be felt already today and will increase significantly in the coming decades even if the global community sets ambitious targets for reducing emissions at the end-of-year climate change negotiations in Paris.
Andrew Weaver

Vancouver Oil Spill Shows We've Got Lots To Learn

Andrew Weaver | April 17, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I hope that the spill in English Bay will spark more than just finger pointing. I hope it will serve as a wake-up call that British Columbians need to expect more from their MLAs.
Melody Y. Guan

How Much Attention Does Climate Change Warrant? A Conversation With Climate Scientist and Energy Technology and Public Policy Expert David Keith

Melody Y. Guan | April 17, 2015 | Green
David Keith is Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His academic work currently focuses on solar geoengineering: assessments of the technology, public engagement with its social consequences, and the development of related public policies and governance mechanisms.

Overfishing Our Oceans (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | April 17, 2015 | Green
An estimated 100 million sharks are being killed every year -- 70 million of them just for their fins alone. Tod Bensen, former Chairman of WildAid, talks about the global threat of overfishing our oceans and educating people about the brutal practice of shark finning.
Mary Anne Hitt

Spartans Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | April 17, 2015 | Green
Michigan State University announced that it will retire the largest on-campus coal plant in the U.S. by 2016 -- making it the 188th coal plant announced for retirement since the Beyond Coal campaign started in 2010.
Joel Levin

California Needs a Strategy for Sustainable Natural Gas

Joel Levin | April 17, 2015 | Green
If we are going to achieve the 80 percent reduction in emissions proposed by state legislators in S.B. 32, we will need to think clearly about the role that natural gas plays now and the role that we envision for it in the future.
Margo T. Oge

Let's Not Take Our Foot Off the Pedal Now

Margo T. Oge | April 17, 2015 | Green
Earlier last week, the Obama administration unveiled a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by up to 28 percent over the next decade and submitted the formal statement to the to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
David Doniger

Despite Hoopla, Court Challenge to Clean Power Plan Likely to Fail

David Doniger | April 17, 2015 | Green
The much ballyhooed legal challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan, brought by coal companies and conservative state attorneys-general, ran out of steam Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington.
Miyoko Sakashita

5 Years After: Deepwater Horizon's Lessons Go Unlearned

Miyoko Sakashita | April 17, 2015 | Green
The Obama administration has now launched new offshore oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Rather than heed the warnings of Deepwater Horizon, the administration seems determined to double-down on dangerous offshore drilling.
Feike Sijbesma

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | April 17, 2015 | Green
In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | April 16, 2015 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade...

Why You Should Care About Flame Retardants

Earthjustice | April 16, 2015 | Green
We fear trace amounts of pesticides on our food, while sitting on sofas containing pounds of similarly toxic chemicals. These chemicals migrate out of our sofas and other household products and are released into the air in our homes.
R.F. Hemphill

6 Facts About the Impending Renewable Energy Revolution

R.F. Hemphill | April 16, 2015 | Green
There is good news about renewable energy, and it matters to all electricity consumers -- which means all of us. So why am I qualified to share these facts with you?
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