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Gina Coplon-Newfield

New York Drivers Need an Electric Car Consumer Rebate

Gina Coplon-Newfield | February 5, 2016 | Green
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).
Chandran Nair

The Other Entrepreneurs: The Resilient Farmers of Timor-Leste

Chandran Nair | February 5, 2016 | World
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.
Katherine Ripley

Why I Became a Vegetarian (After So Many Years of Being an Enthusiastic Carnivore)

Katherine Ripley | February 5, 2016 | Impact
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.
Catherine Hiller

3 Reasons to Come Out to Your Doctor About Marijuana

Catherine Hiller | February 5, 2016 | Green
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.
Dr. Andra Brosh

An Open Letter From Mother Earth

Dr. Andra Brosh | February 5, 2016 | Green
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...
Anna Pippus

To Protect Animals, We Need Better Law Enforcement More Than We Need Better Laws

Anna Pippus | February 5, 2016 | Green
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,...
Jennifer Boynton

The Low-Down On Sustainable Cotton

Jennifer Boynton | February 5, 2016 | Green
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...
Peter H. Gleick

The Most Important Water Stories of 2015

Peter H. Gleick | February 5, 2016 | Green
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.
Steve Chapple

California Entrepreneurs Help to Save Amazon Rainforest

Steve Chapple | February 5, 2016 | Green
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.
Steve Horn

Army of Lobbyists Push LNG Exports, Methane Hydrates, Coal in Senate Energy Bill

Steve Horn | February 4, 2016 | Green
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...
Edward Flattau

Hidden Costs, Hidden Benefits

Edward Flattau | February 4, 2016 | Green
Humanity's burning of fossil fuels and engagement in wholesale deforestation are imposing some heavy peripheral costs on society.
Natasha Ashton

The Big Game Can Spell Big Trouble for Pets

Natasha Ashton | February 4, 2016 | Impact
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.
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | February 4, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democrats keep pushing climate action, Republicans...
Steve Zwick

An Open Letter To The Fossil-Fuel Sector: Save Yourselves By Saving Forests

Steve Zwick | February 4, 2016 | Green
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.
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: Climate Change Implicated in a Specific Extreme Weather Event

Tim Profeta | February 4, 2016 | Green
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.
Michael Skolnik

The Day This Flint Mother Told Me How America Poisoned Her Baby Girl

Michael Skolnik | February 4, 2016 | Politics
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.
Kate McQuillan

5 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day With Your Pets

Kate McQuillan | February 4, 2016 | Green
For those with pets, Valentine's Day offers the ideal opportunity to honour a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.
Michael Winship

Talking With Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter... It's About Things Getting Meaner"

Michael Winship | February 5, 2016 | Green
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.
Steve Backshall

Why Do Whales Strand?

Steve Backshall | February 3, 2016 | UK
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.
Brendan DeMelle

Senators' Amendment to Energy Bill Calls on Fossil Fuel Industry to End Climate Denial

Brendan DeMelle | February 3, 2016 | Green
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.
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