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Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Smog has darkened Beijing’s skies and sullied the city’s reputation, but northern China’s persistent pollution plague is now getting more artful...

Climate Change: 2014 Hottest Yet, Oceans Threatened, Solar Trees, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorded, was 1916. Things are heating up.

Important Electric Car Lessons Cruising Under the Radar

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A widespread switch to EVs is one key way to slash emissions, so our "charge" (sorry, pun intended) was to estimate the potential impact of EV policy and program options in order to identify which ones are most likely to increase EV sales.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Updated Smog Standards Are Needed to Protect Little Lungs

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

We don't have to choose between clean air and a strong economy. We do have a right to clean, healthy air -- and our children have the right to skip, run, and play outside without breathing dangerous levels of smog.

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

Climate Change This Week: Bishops Bugle, Latin Solar Salsa, the Price of Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Many orchids are now endangered or going extinct, as we destroy their special habitats. As it is, our exploding populations are changing the climate and irreversibly extinguishing much of the beautiful tapestry of life on Earth, and our mega life support systems, our ecosystems.

Utilities In Several States Have A Present For You This Holiday Season: A Lump Of Coal

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

During the Christmas holidays, a star called sun is leading the way toward a clean energy future that will save us from the worst consequences of the climate crisis. The alternative of the energy monopolies? A huge lump of coal.

Air Pollution A Big Factor In Heart Disease, Experts Warn

Reuters | Janice Neumann | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

(Reuters Health) - Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors - just like smoking and excess fat - that doctors warn patients t...

Researchers Identify Factor That Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.10.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

The Connection Between Air Pollution and Cell Phones You've Never Heard About

Devra Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Devra Davis, Ph.D.

In the 21st century, "show me the bodies" seems like a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples -- like tobacco and asbestos -- where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Finally Proposes New Smog Standards After Years Of Hesitation

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new standards for ozone pollution that have riled up public health advocate...

Obama To Introduce Major New Ozone Regulation

The New York Times | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is expected to release on Wednesday a contentious and long-delayed environmental regulation to curb emissions ...

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Another Major Climate Breakthrough: China Will Cap Its Coal Consumption by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to reduce its CO2 emissions, and an ambitious yet achievable cap can help China peak its CO2 emissions even earlier than the 2030 date announced last week.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.