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Forests and Food Are on the Front Line of the Battle Against Climate Change

Paul Polman | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Paul Polman

Forests are also the lungs of our planet, and play a critical role in regulating our climate. They are second only to the oceans as the largest global store of carbon.

Lynne Peeples

Tackling Climate Change Presents A 'Golden Opportunity' For Public Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

For Carol Kelly, biking to and from work is a no-brainer: She doesn't have to deal with the notorious Seattle traffic, she can exercise without visiti...

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Leo DiCaprio: 'The Argument Is Over. Climate Change Is Happening Now'

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

The short film above, "Last Hours," is the second episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and created by Tree...

The Warming of the Global Ocean Is Subtle and Alarming

Sarah Gille | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Sarah Gille

What can we do? If we want to slow the rate of warming in the atmosphere as well as the warming and rise of the oceans, we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bob...

UN Climate Summit Will Be a Time of Reckoning

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even as other countries move forward, the US must continue to lead. The US is the second largest carbon emitter in the world and the largest overall contributor to the climate crisis. We have an obligation to take bold steps to reduce our own carbon pollution.

'Green News Report' - September 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Baby, it's hot outside: Hottest year on record in California, hottest ...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Pushes Back Deadline For Comment On Carbon Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday afternoon that it is extending the public comment period for its proposed rules on...

Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Three Truths to Save the Climate

Lena Ek | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Lena Ek

While we work to reduce the long-term influence of carbon dioxide on earth's temperature and climate, we also need to pay attention to the short-lived pollutants. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people will benefit.

A Step Too Short: Obama's New Carbon Pollution Rules Must Be Strengthened

Erich Pica | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

While Obama's carbon pollution standards are an important step toward reducing our country's reliance on fossil fuels, they are not enough to force the shift toward clean, renewable energy. These weak standards demonstrate his unwillingness to take the bold actions required to mitigate the catastrophic impacts of climate disruption.

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

Waiter, What's This Diesel Fuel Doing in My Coffee?

Rachel Muncrief | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green
Rachel Muncrief

Nearly everything you use or consume -- the coffee at your elbow, the table it's sitting on, the smart device you're reading this on -- was carried to you on a truck, and the chances are nearly 100 percent that that truck ran on diesel fuel.

The Voice of Bart Simpson Wants You to Check Out Electric Cars Next Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of electric vehicles.

September 21: "To Change Everything, We Need Everyone"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In less than two weeks, thousands of people on six different continents will take to the streets to call on world leaders to prevent the catastrophic warming of our planet.

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on r...

The Duh Moment: Switch to Clean Energy ASAP

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What's the rush on renewable clean energy? It's connect-the-dots time! Here's my graphic line of connecting dots: 1. Almost all scienti...

As Climate Change Hits Home, Americans Call for Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

On September 21, hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens will gather in New York City for the Peoples Climate March. Our presence will demonstrate the groundswell of support for cutting carbon pollution and global action on climate change.

'Green News Report' - September 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan & India; Historic flooding in Phoenix, ...

The Year Humans Become Self-Aware

David Monsma | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Historians will look back at the period between 2000 and 2015 and wonder, with all that was happening, why didn't more people realize that clean energy and technology would become as much of a driving force for the global economy as dirty energy had been a century before?

Climate Change This Week: CA Solar Dream, Power Plants Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Sep 8, 2014 How unusua...

Rethinking Emissions Reduction

David Hone | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
David Hone

Since the industrial age began some 250 years ago, roughly 580 billion tons of fossil-fuel and land-fixed carbon -- more than two trillion tons of carbon dioxide -- have been released into the atmosphere, leading to a shift in the global heat balance and a likely 1°C increase in surface temperature. At the current rate, a trillion tons of carbon, or some 2°C of warming, could be reached as early as 2040.

'Green News Report' - September 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Accountability for BP in deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster; Accountabilit...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.