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Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Stepping Up the Ante Pre-Paris 2015

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Modeled on the same campaign used to blacklist supporters of apartheid South Africa, the fossil fuel divestment movement has gained serious global traction over the past 12 months.

China's National Coal Cap Policy Could Save Nearly 50,000 Lives and $6.2 Billion Every Year by 2020

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The health, economic and job benefits of capping coal consumption by greatly expanding renewable energy and energy efficiency are clear, and China is currently making strong efforts to speed up its clean energy transition.

How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Change

Roland Jonkhoff | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Roland Jonkhoff

More and more, the question is how to develop circular systems that enable existing materials to be used over and over again delivering high value goods and services. That is the real challenge of circular implementation.

Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Rep. Scott Peters

Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.

The Economic Argument Against Keystone XL

Sanjay Kapoor | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Sanjay Kapoor

If we are to stay below the 2°C temperature rise, we have to reverse this sense of inevitability, whether it is in the guise of pragmatism or complacency. To aggressively pursue a low-carbon economy, the Keystone XL pipeline is not just as good a place to start as any, but better. It is an infrastructure project -- yesterday's infrastructure.

Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Marilyn Sewell

Why all the silence about climate change? Why isn't this topic filling our conversations, the way a tsunami would, or a major earthquake? I ask again, why are not more people crying out? Let me suggest some of the reasons.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

Let's Not Take Our Foot Off the Pedal Now

Margo T. Oge | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Earlier last week, the Obama administration unveiled a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by up to 28 percent over the next decade and submitted the formal statement to the to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

First 100 Days of Congress Reveal McConnell's Big-Polluter Agenda

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Wednesday marks the 100th day of the current Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has used the first 100 days to attack clean-air laws, undermine water protections and block climate action.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Clean energy benefits all Americans, but it helps low-income families in particular. While the average U.S. household spends 2.9 percent of their income on electricity bills, low-income households spend 8.3 percent on electricity -- and more when energy prices spike.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Antarctica, the Immoral Ethics of Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...

Carbon Waste Will Be Worth More Than the Fuel (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Ken Losch of Advanced Green Innovations discusses the future of energy production, and how what we now see as waste will soon be valuable.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

Kate Sheppard

Mexico Pledges To Hit Peak Emissions By 2026

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mexican government pledged to hit peak emissions by 2026 in an announcement made Friday. Officials also said that Mexico will cu...

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2015 | 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...

Celebrate March Madness By Turning The Lights Off

Lou Leonard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Lou Leonard

Those negotiations are important, but the games really begin next week. March 31st is the first checkpoint when several countries, including the United States, will announce new targets to reduce climate pollution and other commitments to support climate action.

The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You never hear the reformocons talk about arithmetic in their speeches. They talk about inequality and upward mobility and the American middle class. They talk about all sorts of expensive new plans, and they never mention that there's a catch.

5 Ways to Get the Masses Charged Up About Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 03.25.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

People already driving electric cars have fallen in love, as shown by off-the-charts customer satisfaction ratings. But for the vast majority of Americans who aren't yet driving electric, how do we get them charged up?

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...