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A Question for Bill McKibben: What is the Point of Your Events? VIDEO

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Here in Cancún, I tracked down Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, to ask him this question: What is the point of these events? You are getting attention, but to what end? His answer was so simple it was obvious.

Cap and Trade: Dead or Alive?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

One of cap and trade's longtime advocates has said the scheme "died of what amounts to natural causes in Washington." But earlier this month, China and officials from the EU met to scope out a pilot carbon-trading program.

Green News Report: December 2, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy bir...

The Road to Cancún: Good News on the Climate Crisis

Ronnie Cummins | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ronnie Cummins

The Good News: Growth of the Global Grassroots Dolores Hildalgo, Mexico - Sunday November 28 On a beautiful sunny afternoon several hundred campesin...

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

The Storm before the Storm

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

Things are percolating here in Cancun. For the first few days it felt as if we were in the calm before the storm. But a comment here, a draft text...

Will the US Go Rogue if Cancún's Climate Talks Fail?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

One thing's certain about the international climate negotiations happening right now in Cancún: no one's expecting big things.

What Are CEOs Doing at COP16? - VIDEO

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

If fighting climate change really is good for business, why has the U.S. failed to pass climate legislation?

A Year and a Difference

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A year ago, world leaders gathered in Copenhagen, hoping to ink a comprehensive global-climate agreement. This year expectations are far lower. What happened? Not what most people think.

Green News Report: November 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After fai...

Is Obama Worse Than Bush on International Climate?

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Obama's administration is seeking to undermine the existing international climate regime and replace it with something fundamentally and dangerously weaker.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

Cancun vs. Copenhagen -- Biking VIDEO

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Let me be clear: though I'm at a climate conference, I am not riding my bike for environmental reasons. I ride because it is fun and because entering a town by bike gives me a much better sense of a city's idiosyncrasies.

Cancun and Climate: Government Won't Act, But Business Will

Zachary Karabell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zachary Karabell

It would be lovely if governments were to find concord on climate change prevention, and better for the world. But it won't happen in the coming weeks, and it may not need to.

Cancun Must Be About More Than Climate Change

The MDG Advocates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The MDG Advocates

Outside of Cancún, governments must do what they have promised: take concrete action to reduce their emissions and work together to make low-carbon development a reality.

Cancun Climate Negotiators Anticipate Scant Progress

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Climate negotiators are getting tangled-up in national distrust and diplomatic nuance while their governments are busier than ever drilling, mining, processing, and producing dirty power.

Green News Report: November 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 29 coal m...

Countries Aren't Sitting on the Sidelines Waiting for a Final International Climate Agreement Before Taking Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

One of key outcomes of international global warming negotiations must be a focus on what actions key countries undertake to reduce their emissions. On that front, there are promising signs.

Planning for Failure: Will the Cancun Conference Be Copenhagen Redux?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With the UN's Cancun Climate Conference due to kick off at the end of November, environmental ministers and climate change negotiators have been very busy the past few weeks.

Important Actions Can be Accomplished at Global Warming Negotiations in Mexico

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If you believe, as I do, that real action can occur without a "binding" agreement or having all the details completed, you'll be surprised to learn that some key things might actually be happening in Cancun.

Can art save the climate? 350 EARTH

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

This November 20-27, the week before the United Nations will meet in Cancun to continue negotiations on a global climate treaty, 350.org is organizing the first ever planetary art show: 350 EARTH.

Weekly Mulch: For Cancun Climate Summit, Activists Consider the Long View

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger A year ago, it seemed possible--likely, even--that President Barack Obama would sweep into the internation...

Cancun Bar Attack: 8 Killed In Molotov Assault At Castillo Del Mar

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CANCUN, Mexico — Six women and two men died Tuesday in a fire at a bar frequented by locals in the Mexican resort of Cancun, and bar employees h...

WATCH: ENVIRONMENTAL ART: Underwater Sculpture To Help Save Mexican Coral Reef

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

British artist and avid diver Jason DeCaires Taylor is unwilling to accept the prediction that 80% of coral reefs will be lost by 2050. His latest pro...

Remembering Hurricane Wilma, Five Years Ago

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dorian de Wind

On October 21, it is exactly five years since Wilma struck the resort of Cancún with its full fury. We were there. This is my story.