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Kate Sheppard

Harry Reid: 'Climate Change Is The Worst Problem Facing The World Today'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that climate change is a really big deal -- the biggest, in fact. "Climate change is ...

Climate Risk Bonds: How to Finance Climate Disaster Response and Adaptation

Daphne Wysham | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green
Daphne Wysham

A far better approach would be an idea that has been around for decades: Make the polluter pay. Making polluters pay makes sense because it makes markets more efficient by placing the incentive to reduce pollution where it belongs -- on those responsible for it.

'Green News Report' - March 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hundreds arrested at White House -- again -- protesting Keystone XL pipel...

China's Airpocalypse: 'Breathing Together, Sharing the Fate'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

For decades, the Chinese leadership sacrificed the environment in order to achieve breakneck economic growth. Now, it will need to sacrifice its coal industry for the sake of both its people, and the very planet that we live on.

Faith Leaders Call for Limits On Carbon Pollution

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When EPA held a public hearing earlier this month on its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, I expected to hear comments fr...

Climate Change This Week: Earth's Thermal Shield Melting, Fracking NIMBY, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

'Green News Report' - February 27, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Cancer clusters found downwind of Canada's tar sands; Nebraska judge reje...

'Green News Report' - February 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Natural gas methane leaks found to be 50% higher than EPA estimates; CO p...

Conventional Wisdom, Coal and China

Lou Leonard | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
Lou Leonard

If the world's two largest economies (and largest polluters) lead the way, other countries will follow and a path to a safer and cleaner future will open up.

Climate Change This Week: Screaming in the Tub, Solar Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter - and more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 20 2014 How unusual has th...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Say Kerry 'Has No Choice But To Reject The Keystone XL Permit'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– National environmental leaders say they are "confident" that Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama will eventually ...

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama's plan to keep on truckin'...with much less oil; Secretary of State...

We Can Quit Our Coal and Oil Habit The Way We're Quitting Tobacco

Mark Reynolds | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Mark Reynolds

how is America breaking its addiction to tobacco, and what lessons can we apply to a similarly dangerous addiction -- the burning of fossil fuels?

Climate Change This Week: Magma Mania, Dirty Fuel Dealer, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

'Green News Report' - February 13, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fossil fuels booming in the US -- literally -- with more new explosions t...

Chinese Pollution Blows Back to California

Nathan Gardels | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

A recent groundbreaking study led by Chinese and American scientists, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAC), documents how pollution from US- outsourced manufacturing in China blows back to California and the West Coast.

Your iPhone Causes China's Pollution

Frank Ackerman | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Frank Ackerman

The apparent progress on emission reductions in rich countries has occurred at a time of widespread outsourcing of manufacturing to China and other developing countries. In the process, we have effectively outsourced our carbon emissions as well. If consumers are responsible for the emissions from making the consumer goods they buy, then we have not solved the problem.

Faith Communities Stress Moral Dimension of Carbon Pollution at EPA

Peter Adriance | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Peter Adriance

What drove me and more than fifteen representatives of other faith communities to deliver compelling testimonies at a hearing of the Environmental Protection Agency last week? The need for robust carbon standards for new power plants in the United States.

'Green News Report' - February 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: British military deployed to combat extreme rain, flooding in UK; Oops - ...

Why, Nine Years Later, Keystone XL's Fate Is Still in Limbo

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

The Keystone saga highlights the enormity of the challenge that's ahead of oil sands producers. While Keystone's 830,000 barrels-a-day of throughput is significant, it's still only a fraction of the additional pipeline capacity that will be needed for producers to fulfill their expansion plans.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Picadillo, Penguin Babies, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...

'Green News Report' - February 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: No end in sight for coal ash waste spill in NC; Sniper attack exposes sec...

'Green News Report' - February 4, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Keystone XL pipeline moves one step closer to approval; Britain pummeled ...

Ending the World the Human Way

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Climate change isn't the news and it isn't a set of news stories. It's the prospective end of all news. Think of it as the anti-news.

Climate Change This Week: Banking On Clean Energy, Breathing China's Pollution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...