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Gay Browne

Why You Can Have Your Beanfields Chips And Eat Them Too

Gay Browne | July 28, 2016 | Green
Growing up in Kentucky in the 60's, no one talked about reading food and product labels. The post WWll era had ushered in the high-speed age of American consumerism. Prepared food was considered innovative and fast food chains like...
Philippe Joubert

Keep It Simple, Stupid; Go For Net Zero Emissions

Philippe Joubert | July 28, 2016 | Green
We are carbon addicts so we are discussing how to overcome our addiction, in a mature way, trying to avoid too much suffering. However we seem to refuse to see the obvious; we are facing a huge transformation of our development model, not Kaizen type progress, and, there will be winners and losers.
Jared Green

Duany: The Promise of Suburbia Has Been Betrayed

Jared Green | July 28, 2016 | Green
"The promise of suburbia -- to live in nature amid the easy flow of cars -- has been betrayed. Sprawl is not sustainable; its growth chokes on itself," argued architect and urban planner Andrés Duany at the Congress for New Urbanism in Detroit.
Laurel Neme

Schoolkids Write Book About Orphaned Orangutan

Laurel Neme | July 28, 2016 | Green
Writing in "first person orangutan" isn't easy. Just ask 10-year-old Caroline Mulcahy, a fifth grader at P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Brooklyn, New York. She and her classmates spent months during lunch and recess writing and illustrating a book, One Special Orangutan: The Story of Budi, about the plight of orangutans in Borneo.
Tim Profeta

Pending Deal on Montreal Protocol Amendment Second Only to Paris Agreement

Tim Profeta | July 28, 2016 | Green
World climate leaders meeting in Vienna have laid the foundation for an amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, the global treaty that phased out ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The amendment would address climate-damaging hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), the refrigerant chemicals that replaced CFCs but that can trap heat in the...
Forest Trends

Debunked: Eight Myths About Carbon Offsetting

Forest Trends | July 28, 2016 | Green
By Will Tucker This story first appeared on our Viewpoints blog and Ecosystem Marketplace Let's preface this post with an indisputable fact: buying carbon offsets isn't going to solve climate change. No one (outside of the climate denial camp) disputes...
Todd Paglia

Sea Change or PR Gimmick? Starbucks Tries Out Recyclable Cups in the UK

Todd Paglia | July 28, 2016 | Green
Few people know that Starbucks uses over 4 billion paper coffee cups per year and that those cups, made by clearcutting forests, are mostly not recycled. But the word is getting out and pressure is ramping up for the coffee giant to walk its talk on sustainability. Today's announcement indicates...
Maria Rodale

FERCenomics

Maria Rodale | July 28, 2016 | Green
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper In March, a jury awarded $4.3 million to two Pennsylvania families that drank well water contaminated by methane. Gas wells drilled by an oil corporation leaked the methane into the...
Ilana Solomon

This video shows why we must stop TPP to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Ilana Solomon | July 28, 2016 | Green
The climate movement has achieved critical wins recently. Protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling, stopping fracking in New York, and defeating the Keystone XL pipeline to name a few. Yet, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), if approved by Congress, could undermine these and other critical climate victories. And...
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Cultured Diamonds: A Socially Conscious Girl's Best Friend

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | July 28, 2016 | Green
A Pure Grown Diamond is a genuine diamond with a different point of origin. Instead of coming from a mine, a Pure Grown Diamond is grown through a proprietary process that has unlocked nature's secret recipe for growing diamonds.
Jeremy Symons

Trump Now Blames Scientists For Global Warming 'Hoax'

Jeremy Symons | July 28, 2016 | Green
Donald Trump offered a new explanation this week on why he believes climate change is a hoax.
Danna Smith

You are the Bolala (And #IAmTheBolala too)

Danna Smith | July 27, 2016 | Green
Forests are a place of beauty, power and wonder. They can transport you back to a primordial time when magical creatures walked the planet, stimulating the imagination and opening up a place of childlike awe.This is the space from which the Bolala was spawned, an ancient mythic spirit that acts...
Jennifer L Morgan

Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

Jennifer L Morgan | July 27, 2016 | Green
For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors, community-based organizations, and individual...
Dr. Dave Randle

Thinking Differently About the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Dr. Dave Randle | July 27, 2016 | Green
Last week I was invited by Amb. Sarbuland Khan, along with my colleague Ed Chiles, and one of my student interns Bianca Cassouto as guests of the UNTWO to the High Level Political Forum. ...
Nicole de Paula

"We (May Not) Always Have Paris" - Three Steps To A Low Carbon Future

Nicole de Paula | July 26, 2016 | Green
Signed in December 2015, the Paris Agreement on climate change is a milestone for both the environment and global development. Breaking with high cost carbon pollution, the post-Paris world has a clear mandate: accomplish the transition to new energy sources and invest in climate-positive infrastructure and climate-friendly products.
Wayne Pacelle

Donald Trump Jr. May Be Out Of Luck In Killing More Leopards

Wayne Pacelle | July 28, 2016 | Politics
It is time to provide the same level of protection to the African leopard. Donald Trump Jr., Honeywell CEO David Cote, and other over-privileged animal exploiters can use their wealth to entertain themselves in other ways and let these animals be.
Ken White

If Bugs Can't Do It, Birds Won't Do It

Ken White | July 26, 2016 | Green
Is that why I see fewer robins and towhees in my backyard than in recent years but more and more House finches and crows? Again, a simple 1 + 1 does not always lead to 2 and so I can't reasonably draw such a conclusion.
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | July 26, 2016 | Green
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Amazonian red eyed tree frogs, is another reason to save our carbon storing forests. Source michaelturco.com Forests: the cheapest way...
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | July 26, 2016 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: At the RNC in Cleveland, Republican...
Rob Sargent

The Top 10 Solar States & How Utilities Are Fighting Them

Rob Sargent | July 26, 2016 | Green
With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state.
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