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How California Uses Forests - and Economic Forces - to Fight Climate Change

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.08.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

California is often at the forefront of implementing strong environmental regulations, many times going beyond what the federal Environmental Protection Agency requires. We hope other state and country leaders will follow California's example as the world comes together to build off of the momentum of the Paris agreement.

The Worst Polluters Are In The Most Vulnerable Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Not all polluters are created equal. Just five percent of industrial polluters account for 90 percent of toxic emissions in the United States, accord...

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Good News: China's Dropping Coal Consumption Is Putting the Brakes on Global Carbon Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

New analysis finds that China holds the key to achieving the 2 degree Celsius global climate goal reaffirmed by 195 countries last month in Paris.

26 States Fight To Block Obama's Plan To Curb Global Warming

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

A group of U.S. states led by coal producer West Virginia and oil producer Texas on Tuesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to put a hold on President B...

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Great Blizzard of 2016 cripples the East Coast; Yes, it was turbo-c...

Your Packaged Cookies Are Destroying Rainforests. But You Can Change That.

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business

Growing concern over the world's disappearing natural habitats isn't a distant problem, and there are easy ways consumers can take a stand. A new vide...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

Muhammad Yunus on How to Change the World: Do the Reverse

Ashoka | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Ashoka

"The best advice I have for parents is to give your child space. Treat her like a full person right from the beginning."

'Green News Report' - January 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded on Planet Earth; MI G...

Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

Green News Report - January 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's Radio Report: President Obama announces big changes for Big Coal and Big Oil on public lands; Republicans heart fracking in sixth GOP debate; finally, corporate media asks a debate question on climate change...to Democrats

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Why An Overflowing Oil Supply Won't Drown Renewable Energy Growth

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business

Climate change, caused in large part by the emissions from burning oil, may drown much of the world's coastal cities as sea levels rise.  But fi...

Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas, and oil are yesterday's energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion. And it's not just pipelines, not by a long shot.

'Green News Report' - January 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's final State of the Union Address. What he said about climate and energy. What he didn't say. And the Republican (lack of) response.

How Melting Giant Icebergs May Help Slow Climate Change (Just A Little)

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.12.2016 | Science

Melting icebergs may be fighting against the very forces that cause them to melt, a new study suggests.  Water dripping off icebergs and into th...

Trees: Helping Cities Solve Climate Change

Jad Daley | Posted 01.13.2016 | Green
Jad Daley

To fully grasp the potential of trees to combat climate change, one has to understand the "Urban Heat Island Effect." This situation occurs when pavement and other built materials in our cities absorb and re-radiate heat, to create an oven-like effect.

'Green News Report' - January 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil train protesters use 'necessity defense' in oil train blockade tria...

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It's Getting Worse

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...

President Obama's State of the Union: Defining Issue, Defining Leadership

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It's clear now, and will come into stronger focus as the country moves forward, that in spite of continuous opposition, President Obama has been hugely successful in working to cut carbon pollution and take real steps to fight climate change, all while growing the economy and creating tens of thousands of new jobs. And it's time for the Republicans to hop onboard.

How to Avoid Another VW Scandal: The Right Mix of Carrots and Sticks?

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2016 | Green
Pro Journo

Looking at why and how VW committed the fraud is also an opportunity to examine practices related to environmental monitoring in the automotive industry and whether the reaction to the scandal is really likely to prevent another one from occurring.

'Green News Report' - January 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Britain's new flood defenses already overwhelmed; Record extreme we...