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Family Forests: Not All Benefits Or Threats Are Equal

Tom Martin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

To date, 2015 has been one of the worst fire seasons in history with 9.8 million total acres destroyed. Despite the fact that so many of our West's forests are part of federal lands, wildfire is not just a public lands issue.

Top 3 Reasons Why 400 ppm CO2 Is/Is Not the End of the World

Steven Newton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Steven Newton

Sometime in the next year the last sub-400 measurement will occur. In fact, measurements made last week may be the very last below 400 ppm.

U.S. Electric Sector Expected To Hit Lowest Emissions In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

The U.S. electric sector is expected to hit its lowest carbon emissions since 1995 this year, partly due to the widespread closure of coal-power...

Pollutants And High CO2 Linked To Poor Cognition, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.27.2015 | Science

Running into mental blocks at your desk job? A new Harvard study says you may be able to blame it on the air quality in your office.  In a paper...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning ab...

Small Islands, Big Impact: Marshall Islands Set Bold Carbon Targets

David Saddington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
David Saddington

"If one of the world's smallest, poorest and most geographically isolated countries can do it, so can you..." As the Republic of the Marshall Isl...

America's Zero Emissions Imperative

Tom Weis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

To be clear, we are not suggesting ending the use of fossil fuels tomorrow. Decarbonizing our industries, homes, transportation, power generation and food production will take time. But we must make this transition as quickly as humanly possible.

Ecologist-in-Chief Urges Changes in Production and Consumption

Diana Donlon | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

By taking a strong stance on climate change, Pope Francis shows not only his concern for all of creation, but his particular concern for the poor. Investing in soil health especially in dry parts of the world will help to meet the food and water needs of millions.

Louisiana Manages to Meet EPA's Ozone Standard Before an Anticipated Rule Tightening

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Last year, the EPA signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. South Louisiana and other warm, sunny places tend to be high in "bad" ozone. After a struggle, Baton Rouge and neighboring parishes with refineries and petrochemical plants have managed to comply with EPA's current ozone standard.

Lord Stern: 'Why Are We Waiting? The Urgency & Promise of Tackling Climate Change'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

If we continue with our reckless burning of fossil fuels, there will be widespread war and conflict this century, warns Lord Nicholas Stern, the distinguished chairman of the Grantham Institute on climate change, whilst speaking before a packed auditorium at the London School of Economics on Wednesday.

Global CO2 Levels Top Unprecedented Milestone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 -- the first time that has happened for ...

Lynne Peeples

How Kelp May Help Save Our Seas | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

The thick, slimy brown ribbons are notorious for tangling the ankles of beachgoers and rotting in pungent piles. But kelp, according to its growing fa...

Cities Are Green After All

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Nigel Barber

Cities create environmental problems as they grow, of course, but they also generate innovations to solve those problems, such as catalytic converters to reduce air pollution, and vaccines to keep epidemic diseases in check.

Palm Oil: Issues of Climate Change and Human Rights Violations

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Without understanding how the products we consume are derived and manufactured, we may not realize how our use of such products contributes to the destruction of the environment. One such product is palm oil.

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is runnin...

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

Ridley's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Fixates on the Past and Ignores the Present to Try and Predict the Future

Climate Nexus | Posted 05.15.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Ridley's assertion that because fossil fuels provided the energy for development in the past means they should keep investing in fossil fuel infrastructure is like saying that developing countries should build punch-card computers for their technological needs.

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way

'Green News Report' - March 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another two oil train explosions; In Florida, the first r...

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.