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Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

The Worst Polluters Are In The Most Vulnerable Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Not all polluters are created equal. Just five percent of industrial polluters account for 90 percent of toxic emissions in the United States, accord...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Living Near A Highway Linked To This Common Health Problem

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Women who live close to major highways where the air is polluted by traffic exhaust fumes may be slightly more likely to have fertility problems than...

Why Should VW Pay? A View From The Road

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 01.18.2016 | Green
Ed Mierzwinski

Our decision to purchase the Jetta was heavily influenced by VW's promotion of their vehicles as "clean diesel." They suggested that VW's diesels were as efficient and clean as many hybrid cars. By installing a defeat device, VW was able to bypass regulators and fool us into purchasing a car we otherwise would never have bought.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

How China Is (Surprise!) Winning Its War On Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.07.2016 | World

Don’t let the "red alerts," smog-shrouded buildings or blotted-out sun fool you: Beijing and China on the whole appear to be gaining r...

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

How Do You Fight The World's 'Largest Environmental Health Problem'? Harness The Sun.

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

Cooking with energy from the sun -- a technique featured last month in an episode of "Top Chef" -- could soon put a major dent in what some expe...

End Of Fossil Fuels Won't Come Too Soon For Millions Breathing Toxic Air

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

Fossil fuels' days are numbered. That's a good thing given the toll that burning coal and oil takes on our climate and health. But especially for the...

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

A Community Advocacy Success Story

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 12.22.2015 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

Technology, when used well, can be a tool for empowerment by locals, just as it can, in the wrong hands, lead to surveillance, behavioral analytics for profit and the accentuation of inequality. For now, let's celebrate a wonderful positive example of technology used for social good.

See How China's Smog Problem Goes Beyond Beijing

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.16.2015 | World

China's smog is hardly confined to Beijing.  Just days after the Chinese capital's stifling air pollution prompted officials to issue a "red ale...

Fear the Fear

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Digital Art: I.Rimanoczy A few months ago, Katrin Muff, dean of the Business School Lausanne, Switzerland, guided a room filled with hundreds of dea...

Climate Change This Week: A Climate Treaty, Declining Water Supplies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Much of the areas surrounding the North Pole are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures -- not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. Hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats.

Next Phase In California Climate Leadership: Cleaning Up The Dirty Three

Ricardo Lara | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Ricardo Lara

When California first mandated the widespread addition of renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 100 million tons. Along the way, we have created a thriving green economy that promises only more jobs and more innovation as we reach to do even better.

Restaurant In Smog-Choked China Charges People For Clean Air

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.14.2015 | Weird News

Clean air comes at a price in smog-filled China. A restaurant in Zhangjiagang city, Jiangsu province, had been charging diners extra to cover the cos...

Climate Change This Week: Electric Microbes, Hot Pledges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.

China Acts To Control Shipping Air Pollution And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The latest MOT plan is an encouraging sign that China has not only committed to cap the country's carbon emissions, but is also willing to consider steps to clean up air pollution from ships while curbing other climate pollutants.

Beijing Looks Like A Climate Horror Movie Right Now

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 12.07.2015 | World

Beijing's air pollution has engulfed the famous landmarks of the Chinese city in clouds of smog, shut down outdoor activities and prompted the...

First-Ever 'Red Alert' Issued In Beijing Over Air Pollution

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.09.2015 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital on Monday issued its first ever "red alert" for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing woul...

Beijing's Air Pollution Is So Bad, An Artist Made A Brick Out Of It

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

As world leaders convene in Paris for the COP21 climate change talks, a Chinese artist wants to help the world visualize the disgusting effects of po...