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'Green News Report' - February 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Siberia's melting permafrost: crater saga is scarier than anyone thought; Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit; Even earth scientists struggle to defeat global warming using interactive game.

Why I Returned to the TEDx Stage to Talk About Climate Change

David Saddington | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.

Scientists Witness CO2 Trapping Heat In Air In Real-Time

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate c...

'Green News Report' -- February 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: VETOED: Obama nixes Keystone XL pipeline bill; EXPOSED: prominent clim...

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil explosion, this time at an Exxon refinery in C...

How Many Electric Cars Do We Need to Save the Planet?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

The U.S. needs 10 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025 to have a shot at avoiding the worst effects of climate change. But even AlterAction's sunniest market projection indicates that we'll have only 4 to 5 million EVs on the road by 2025 if we charge ahead at the current modest pace of growth.

'Green News Report' -- February 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another day, another oil train explosion - make that two; Schizophrenic...

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Geoengineering and the Fight Against Climate Change: An Interview with David W. Keith

Bryce Goodman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Bryce Goodman

Unsurprisingly, there are a number of uncertainties and undesirable side-effects with this plan and some oppose even studying geoengineering. To date, there has been no major publicly funded research program in geoengineering.

The Future of Electricity 1: Why They Hate the Clean Power Rule

Carl Pope | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Amidst groans and outcries of Presidential overreach, the reality is that such a rule was mandated by the Supreme Court. It establishes a carbon dioxide emission limit for each state's utility sector by 2030.

'Green News Report' - February 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Eleventh time's the charm: House GOP passes the Keystone XL bill -- again; Apple Computers invests big in big solar; and record snow in Boston with more on the way.

The Climate Post: Next Stop on Road to a Climate Agreement in Paris: Geneva

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

With both global Earth surface and global sea surface temperatures reaching record levels in 2014, pressure to reach a final climate accord is intense.

Todd Stern's Mission Impossible

William S. Becker | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

John Boehner must deal with tea partiers who voted against his reelection as Speaker of the House. Secretary of State John Kerry has to be jet-lagged and sleep-deprived as he commutes from one intractable world crisis to another. At the moment, however, no job in government is more challenging than the one that belongs to Todd Stern, America's chief climate negotiator.

Investing and Divesting for the Climate

Renat Heuberger | Posted 02.12.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Did you know that your investments cause just as many emissions as your daily activities do?

It's Time Canada Did Some Long-term Thinking About Oil

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Bank of Canada would be wise to consider the future we're heading towards. For a petro-economy such as Canada's, where the energy industry and the country's economic well-being are closely linked, the financial risks associated with the pending battle against climate change are much greater than any cyclical downturn in oil prices.

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

The Kennedy-Johnson Climate Legacy

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Fifty years after President Johnson signaled a new concern to Congress in carbon pollution, we know he was right. Fifty years from now, how will the next generation look back on us? Will they say that we dealt with a moral and technological challenge of our time?

'Green News Report' - February 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Utility vs. Solar battle gets uglier; Galapagos declares emergency over grounded ship... PLUS: Wind pattern behind California's drought also struck at ocean food chain... and much, MUCH more!

The Climate Post: Obama Addresses Climate Change with Proposed 2016 Budget

Tim Profeta | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

In an effort to increase energy security and resilience to climate change, President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposes a 7 percent increase in funding for clean energy and a new $4 billion Clean Power State Initiative Fund.

Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Harm Economic Growth, France Says

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | Green

NEW DELHI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognize each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister said i...

'Green News Report' - February 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's news report: EPA gives Obama reason to reject Keystone XL pipeline; Feds must account for rising sea levels; Scarborough calls liberals 'science deniers'; Extreme weather whiplash from Boston to San Francisco.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Comments Challenge State Department Conclusions On Keystone's Climate Impacts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued comments on the State Department’s environmental analysis of the Keystone XL pipeline, stat...

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

Mitch McConnell's Misguided Coal Crusade

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Flush from victory last November, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell threw down the gauntlet. "What the administration has done to the coal industry is a true outrage," he said, referring to the loss of mining jobs in his home state of Kentucky.