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The Climate Post: Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditiona...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department del...

Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC) Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdown March ...

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Given Russia's use of natural gas exports to bully Ukraine and Western Europe in the current crisis, sanctions should be expanded to include companies working in Russia's oil and gas export sector.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...

'Green News Report' - March 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds arrested at White House -- again -- protesting Keystone XL pipel...

Svalbard: 5 Fun Summer Adventures

Marcus and Kate Westberg | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Marcus and Kate Westberg

Svalbard lies at the end of the world. At 78 degrees north, Longyearbyen is a pretty remote settlement, although getting there is surprisingly easy.

Sea Sickness

Peter Neill | Posted 04.19.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Every human need for the future -- fresh water, food, energy, medicine, security, and psychological renewal -- is dependent on a healthy, sustainable world ocean. The ocean is our cure. Why would we destroy it?

Arctic Withdrawal?

David Burwell | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
David Burwell

The challenges of drilling for oil in the Arctic can be summed up in two words: timing and risk. It now seems that these two factors are driving companies elsewhere.

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline moves one step closer to approval; Britain pummeled ...

'Green News Report' - January 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Teenage Explorer On Quest To Draw Attention To Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green

By Marina Lopes NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Parker Liautaud, the teenage polar explorer who set the record last year as the fastest ...

Art Makes Environmental Change Real

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Apparently, scientific information, no matter how solid, is unable to persuade a good many people of the reality of climate change. At the same time we're finding that less objective (and less scientifically valid) types of information can affect people's views.

A Big Break for Polar Bears, the Arctic

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Polar bears and other wildlife in the Arctic just got a crucial break. On Wednesday, an appeals court said the federal Interior department wrongly sold leases to drill for oil and gas in the Chukchi Sea off the north coast of Alaska.

Davos: The Shifting Nature of Power and the Shifting Power of Nature

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Business elites and politicians continue to suffer from an acute case of cognitive dissonance. All the facts are there, we need to re-think and re-design our economies, yet they are largely in denial about the scale and pace of the necessary change.

Mutually Assured Survival

Amy Larkin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green
Amy Larkin

We cannot be timid. The myriad consequences of climate change are already compromising national security and financial stability.

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Happy New Warming Year (Part II)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

Now that the 15 year global warming "pause" is confirmed dead, it is fascinating, if at times painful, to look back at the sharp disagreements among important scientific figures in the climate community.

Happy New Warming Year (Part I)

Nathan Currier | Posted 03.04.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

As of January 1st, the 15-year running mean surface temperature change now starts from the much cooler 1999, and gives a very different picture.

Churchill, Canada: Where the Northern Lights Delight

Karen Loftus | Posted 03.04.2014 | Travel
Karen Loftus

It was an explosive, swirling and exuberant dance of vibrant light that filled the whole sky above us. The weary were suddenly awakened. What a welcome to Churchill!

Santa Claus and Climate Change: A Letter to My Grandkids

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

This disaster has long been coming. Back in the early 2000s, Arctic sea ice extent and volume started to drop rapidly -- even more rapidly than scientists anticipated -- due to the rapid warming of the planet caused by the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal.

'Green News Report' - December 12, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...