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ExxonMobil's Latest Campaign To Stymie Federal Climate Action

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

The numbers are unambiguous: When it comes to a carbon tax, there's no escaping the fact that ExxonMobil still funds legislators who don't favor it and, by the same token, doesn't support many who do.

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Porn is dirty, but coal is clean, says the Republican Party platform; Sen...

'Green News Report' - JuLY 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sanders and Clinton supporters come together -- mostly -- to adopt the gr...

'Green News Report' - July 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.08.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Toxic algae bloom in South Florida ruins 4th of July for tourism industry...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: US, Canada and Mexico sign major clean energy pact; New report finds mill...

Get Smart Fast: the Politics of a Carbon Tax in 200 words

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

At its core, a carbon tax is a tax on the carbon content of fossil fuels. It would raise revenue and result in reductions of CO2. Some supporters ha...

Exxon Supports A Carbon Tax Except When There Is A Vote On A Carbon Tax

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

ExxonMobil has long maintained that it supports a carbon tax in the United States. For instance, here's Suzanne McCarron, ExxonMobil vice president o...

'Green News Report' - June 9, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: San Francisco adopts a climate change adaptation tax; Alberta, Canada, ho...

Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

Our next president must be someone who understands the science of climate change and can build a clean energy future.

Pushing the Limits on Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Joan Michelson

Here are a few examples from Earth Day Dallas of folks pushing the unconverted:

This Guy Raps About Climate Change, And Bill Nye Loves Him

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green

Even the most political hip-hop songs don't typically delve into the intricacies of policy reform. Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman knows that. He raps a...

Tackling Climate Change Could Jump-Start The Economy

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.23.2016 | Business

There's little doubt that curbing pollution and halting the relentless rise in global temperatures would improve the environment. Turns out, it could ...

5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Now isn't the time to declare victory and go home. We need to carry on the spirit of collaboration we saw at the Paris climate talks. And we need to hold leaders accountable for their climate promises.

TRIFECTA: A Carbon Tax Done Right

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

The free world seems to agree -- if a day late and many dollars short -- that climate change is at least in part caused by mankind and thus it is imperative we change our ways soon, or else.

The Best Way to Avert Massive Climate Risks

Scott Burns | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Scott Burns

The costs of a changing climate won't just be paid in a distant future - they are starting to come due now. Luckily, we know the best way to mitigate emissions-driven climate risks.

Crunch Time for the Climate

FIXCapitalism | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
FIXCapitalism

By James K. Boyce President Obama's Clean Power Plan rule, announced to much fanfare last summer, was cheered by supporters as a turning point and je...

Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 03.02.2016 | Business

Their experience shows that cutting carbon emissions enough to make a difference in preventing global warming remains a difficult challenge. But the m...

Middle East Summers Could Become Unlivable By End Of Century

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 03.02.2016 | Science

James Hansen has a dire warning for the Middle East and tropical areas: Summer is coming. By the end of the century, the so-called "father of global ...

Environmental Activism as if We Wanted to Win: It's Time to Stop Acting, and Start Doing What Matters

Bill Shireman | Posted 02.29.2016 | Green
Bill Shireman

On climate, however, our methods are often outdated and ineffective. Perhaps because we care so passionately, we seem to lack the strategic precision we need to win. We're making mistakes on the very issue that matters most.

An Environmentalist Goes to Alabama to Talk About Climate Change -- Find Out What Happens Next

Mark Tercek | Posted 02.12.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay temporarily blocking the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The plan is intended to be the main regulatory tool to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the U.S. In many ways, it's the underpinning of U.S. commitments under the recent Paris climate agreement.

'Green News Report' - February 9, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hillary Clinton pushes Congress to act on the Flint Water Crisis; Donald ...

Here's How To Get Investors To Save The Planet

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business

World leaders should tax carbon emissions if they want institutional investors to commit their assets toward clean energy projects, according to a top...

Could Tax Cuts Help Cure Climate Change? A Surprising Left/Right Conversation

Living Room Conversations | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Joan Blades Professor Philip Tetlock has studied why experts are so often wrong in their predictions. He discovered that experts who have a nar...

Legendary Climate Scientist Is Not Impressed With The Paris Talks

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

Global leaders may have approved a historic climate change agreement in Paris, but James Hansen, a former NASA scientist and pioneer of climate scienc...

Paris: Take a Deep Breath

Bill Manson | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Bill Manson

I'm writing this as we await the final draft of the Paris agreement on global warming. I'll leave till next time how an Oxygen Tax can rationalize whatever arrangements they come up with. Right now, honestly, I'm too tense, too struck at the consequence of this moment.