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Collette Adkins Giese

U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

Collette Adkins Giese | July 2, 2015 | Green
The EPA has a long history of failing to fully assess the risks of pesticides like Roundup. But the need is greater now than ever before.
David Doniger

It's a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

David Doniger | July 2, 2015 | Green
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change -- because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives are now available.
David Doniger

It's a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

David Doniger | July 2, 2015 | Green
The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change - because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives are now available. The EPA's new rules affect HFCs used in motor vehicle...
Tamar Honig

From Crushing, Creation

Tamar Honig | July 2, 2015 | New York
This ivory is used to make piano keys, chopsticks, and all manner of other trinkets. The message of the event was clear: ivory, its sale, and the market for it must be crushed, beginning with this most literal of steps.
XPRIZE

From Sea to Shining Sea, Sustainably

XPRIZE | July 2, 2015 | Green
A new study by Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, and colleagues including U.C. Berkeley researcher Mark Delucchi, is the first to outline precisely how each of the 50 states can replace fossil fuel energy with clean and renewable energy within 35 years
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | July 2, 2015 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are...
Barbara A. Finamore

How Does China's Climate Pledge Stack Up?

Barbara A. Finamore | July 2, 2015 | Green
Li Junfeng of China's National Development and Reform Commission has provided a helpful comparison of China's climate pledge and that of leading developed countries. He concludes that China is making significant contributions comparable to that of developed countries, based on a number of indicators we'll discuss below.
Taryn Kiekow

Dear Pebble Partnership, It's Time to Walk Away From Bristol Bay

Taryn Kiekow | July 2, 2015 | Green
Just how many reasons does the Pebble Partnership need to stop its disastrous plans to build the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska? NRDC explored that question in a series of ads in Politico. The ads give the Pebble Partnership several compelling reasons to quit the Pebble Mine, culminating today with a simple request: walk away from Bristol Bay.
Mike Sandler

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

Mike Sandler | July 2, 2015 | Green
Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N. climate conference taking place in December.
Lori Day

Why We Must Raise Children Who Care About the Welfare of Animals

Lori Day | July 2, 2015 | Parents
I think that what destroys me when I look at this image is the depth of despair of the bear who cannot understand his circumstances and will never escape them, and remembering that I saw bears just like this one during my childhood.
Tim Profeta

The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

Tim Profeta | July 2, 2015 | Green
The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Climate and Energy Program Director Jonas Monast notes that the immediate impact of the Supreme Court's decision will likely be limited because electric utilities have already taken steps to comply with the regulation.
Steve Horn

Clinton State Dept Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat; Lobbyist Gets Job

Steve Horn | July 1, 2015 | Green
David Goldwyn -- now a fellow at the Atlantic Council, fellow at the Brookings Institution and head of Goldwyn Global Strategies -- would eventually come to assume that role as head of the State Department's Bureau of Energy Resources, a Bureau that premiered under the watch of then-Secretary Clinton.
XPRIZE

California's Drought Is Everyone's Drought

XPRIZE | July 2, 2015 | Green
California's drought may end up having a bigger impact on your grocery cart than you realize, and it's not just about almonds and avocados.
DL Cade

21 Killer Yoga Photos That'll Have You Dusting Off the Mat

DL Cade | July 2, 2015 | Healthy Living
June 21st, 2015 wasn't just Father's day or the Summer Solstice (if you're in the appropriate hemisphere), there was another event celebrated officially for the very first time on June 21st of this year: The International Day of Yoga.
Rep. Mark Pocan

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of... Fracking?

Rep. Mark Pocan | July 1, 2015 | Politics
For years, oil and gas corporations have been degrading our cherished public lands with the destructive oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. This has seriously impacted our public lands and groundwater, and areas buffering America's most precious national parks and monuments are at increasingly grave risk.
Margie Alt

Five Big Steps on the U.S. Path to Paris

Margie Alt | July 1, 2015 | Green
Even in the face of stiff resistance from fossil fuel interests and their congressional allies, state and federal policies are poised to cut U.S. carbon emissions by 1.1 billion tons, or 27 percent, in the next decade. Here are the nation's five big steps on the path to leadership in Paris.
Mark Reynolds

Everything You Think You Know About Republicans and Climate Change Is Wrong

Mark Reynolds | July 1, 2015 | Green
What if there were a solution in harmony with the conservative values of less government and doing things that grow the economy, a market-friendly approach that doesn't dictate which technologies win or how we should conduct our lives? Such a solution exists with Carbon Fee and Dividend.
Clark Bunting

Making More Room to Roam for Yellowstone Bison

Clark Bunting | July 1, 2015 | Green
What is it about bison that could have a dozen different people from wildly different backgrounds grinning like Cheshire cats? And why do we have an obligation to protect them?
Jared Green

A Bold Plan for Saving Pollinators

Jared Green | July 1, 2015 | Green
Clearly, more is needed to restore pollinators to health. According to the speakers, a key piece of the puzzle is bringing back nutritious forage wherever possible. Let's start with better integrating forage opportunities along highways.
Craig K. Comstock

What Overshadows the American Century?

Craig K. Comstock | July 1, 2015 | Green
Read More: Joseph Nye, Green News
This article is not a review of Joseph S. Nye Jr.'s latest book. It is about a crisis that he doesn't discuss, even though this slowly-mounting crisis will probably affect and cast in the shadow the subject about which he does choose to write.
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