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Russia's 'Lukewarm' War

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.29.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

It is worth focusing on the means that Putin is employing to further his strategic international goals of expanding Russian power and hegemony and weakening NATO and the European Union.

Amazon Rainforest Defense Now Part Of Activists' Global Strategy To Defeat Fossil Fuel Industry

John J. Berger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Although tropical rainforest soils are relatively infertile and degrade rapidly once the forest cover is stripped away, vast areas of the Amazon are being converted to cattle ranching and to large plantations growing soy and other crops for export, much of it bound for China.

Frozen, No Doubt About It!

Christine Amour-Levar | Posted 10.26.2015 | Women
Christine Amour-Levar

Stepping out of my flat today, in shorts, a tank top and flip-flops, as I walk to my yoga class around the corner from my apartment, soaking up Singapore's hot and humid equatorial heat at a constant steamy 30 degrees Celsius, it's very difficult for me to imagine that in a few weeks' time I will be at the very heart of Siberia.

Russia's International Strategy

Geza Tatrallyay | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Geza Tatrallyay

Is what we are seeing a 'lukewarm' war, where a rogue Russian state has, as its single-minded goal, to decrease the influence of the West, destabilize it, and where possible, expand into areas where its adversaries show weakness?

Running (Yes, Running) From the Arctic to COP21 for a Climate Campaign

David Saddington | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Running from the North Pole to Paris to get people talking about climate change The Pole to Paris flag has just left Edinburgh having alread...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

Pope Francis and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.

The Problem With Hillary's Arctic Flip-Flop

John Cronin | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics
John Cronin

At the outset of the first 2016 Democratic presidential debate, CNN's Anderson Cooper zinged Hillary Clinton about her flip-flops on same-sex marriage, immigration and trade. She said she had evolved. Absent from that list was her Arctic stance, a flip in policy not as easily explained.

What Exxon Knew About The Meltic Arctic All Along

Los Angeles Times | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.10.2015 | Business

Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was heating up, a dissident shareholder petitioned the board of Exxon, one of the world’s large...

Shell's Gone, Now Let's End Arctic Drilling Forever

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Shell's failure in the Arctic should become a transformational moment for Obama and our addiction to deadly fossil fuels. While he's at it, he should pledge to end all new fossil fuel leasing on public lands and oceans, which would keep 450 billion tons of greenhouse pollution out of the atmosphere.

The Climate Post: China Announces Cap-and-Trade Program

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Chinese president Xi Jinping announced that his country, the world's biggest carbon polluter, will launch a national cap-and-trade scheme in 2017. The move would make China the world's biggest carbon market and could strengthen global efforts to put a price on carbon.

Exploring Iceland's Clean Energy Economy

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

In my entire life I have never breathed in purer air, drank cleaner water or felt so naturally energized.

Shell Gives Arctic a Break: What Will We Do With It?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Will we preserve these pristine waters once and for all and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy resources? Or will we continue letting oil companies go to the ends of the earth and deepen our dependence on polluting fossil fuels?

Shell's Abandoned Well and the Myth of the Arctic Oil Land Grab

The Conversation US | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

Shell's departure is certainly a pause in a new era of Arctic exploration. It is not, however, an end. The company has said nothing about dropping any of its 275 blocks in the basin.

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China to launch world's largest cap and trade system; Pope Francis cal...

Shell Shocker?

Michael Brune | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Nothing brightens a Monday morning like this kind of news: "Shell pulls the plug on Arctic exploration." With a single headline, the fight to protect the Arctic from a major offshore oil spill has reached the best kind of ending.

Dry Hole Gives Shell Excuse to Bow Out of Arctic

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

I believe that Shell threw in the towel after experiencing 10 years of market therapy. The volatility of oil prices, added to chronically low natural gas prices, make the economics of this project stink even if it was logistically feasible to develop oil and gas reserves this remotely.

Planning for Our Climate Future

Peter Neill | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

If climate is the defining issue of our time, how can we ignore or stand outside its definition? If ignorance is the rejection of meaning, then why would we choose meaningless as a certain way toward collapse and failure?

I Am the Walrus: What 35,000 Walruses Tell Us About Our Future in Warming World

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

We're in this together, us and the walruses. But we're the ones who can make this problem better or worse. I can easily imagine the solid ground that I now stand on disappearing, and being forced onto an unfamiliar shore with thousands like me, disoriented, scared, and facing an uncertain future.

From Ben to Beneficial

Michael Brune | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Without realizing it, many of us are helping out the giant corporations that want to extract and burn every last bit of coal, oil, and gas on the planet.

'Green News Report' - September 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eleven candidates, one question on climate change in the latest GOP Pre...

President Obama's Mortal Sin

Bianca Jagger | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Bianca Jagger

President Obama must know that it is impossible to protect the Arctic while allowing Shell to drill for oil 70 miles off the coast of Alaska. He cannot have it both ways. His policies and proclamations are irreconcilable.

Damned If You Do, Damned if You Don't: The Conundrum of COP21

Sebastian Copeland | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Sebastian Copeland

In a few short months, world delegates will descend on Paris to debate over an acceptable framework on energy policies for their respective countries, one designed to hold global temperatures to a 2C degree increase over preindustrial levels. If this feels like a familiar film, it's because we have been there before.

Obama, Jerry Brown and Climate Change: From the Arctic to the Arabs and the Oil Empire at Home

William Bradley | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

President Barack Obama and Governor Jerry Brown have both been pushing the envelope of efforts to bring climate change under control and running up against major ingrown opposition to their efforts.

Arctic Reality

Michael Brune | Posted 09.08.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Last week, President Obama made the most extensive presidential visit to Alaska ever. He hiked on a glacier, met with Native Alaskans, and became the first president ever to visit the Arctic Circle. Throughout, he was calling attention to the real, on-the-ground effects of climate change.