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Top Ten Reasons We Don't Talk About Climate Change

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Marilyn Sewell

Why all the silence about climate change? Why isn't this topic filling our conversations, the way a tsunami would, or a major earthquake? I ask again, why are not more people crying out? Let me suggest some of the reasons.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 04.17.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

Leo DiCaprio: 'Unlocking Nature's Secrets Will Help Us Solve The Climate Crisis'

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

The short film above, "Restoration," is the fourth episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and created by T...

Why Cap-and-Trade Schemes Are Little More Than a Cash Grab

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Ontario's move to join Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade pact for carbon emissions may seem like an environmental win, but whether it's actually a meaningful step towards battling climate change or just a cash grab by the province, well, you can be the judge.

I Confess: I Am a Climate Change Hypocrite

Peterson Toscano | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Peterson Toscano

As the price rises on greenhouse gases, governments, corporations, and agribusinesses will turn away from dirty energy sources and opt for cheaper cleaner ones, not because the citizens and consumers demand it from them, but because it is too expensive to do otherwise.

The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You never hear the reformocons talk about arithmetic in their speeches. They talk about inequality and upward mobility and the American middle class. They talk about all sorts of expensive new plans, and they never mention that there's a catch.

A People's Budget for the People's Future

Michelle Chan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Michelle Chan

This week as the House and Senate vote on their respective federal budget proposals, it's important to remind ourselves that how our collective wealth is spent is the purest reflection of what we value as a country.

Ridley's Wall Street Journal Op-Ed Fixates on the Past and Ignores the Present to Try and Predict the Future

Climate Nexus | Posted 03.15.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Ridley's assertion that because fossil fuels provided the energy for development in the past means they should keep investing in fossil fuel infrastructure is like saying that developing countries should build punch-card computers for their technological needs.

'Green News Report' - March 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA': Your shower wastes water. Here's what you can do about it; Anti-pollution documentary taking China by storm; NYC could see 6 feet of sea level rise.

'Green News Report' -- March 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A snowball's chance in the US Senate; Warm winter records shattered in...

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

Clint Wilder | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Clint Wilder

But could it be that the current environment - with gasoline at less than $2 a gallon in much of the U.S. - is actually a good time to double down on policies to move away from fossil fuels to more renewables and efficiency?

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

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 04.11.2015 | 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.

Environmental Movement Has Held Back the Keystone XL Pipeline -- For Good Reason

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Ditching the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer. The 1,179-mile pipeline extension would carry some of the world's dirtiest oil from Canada to Texas. It shouldn't be necessary to repeat this, but since we have a Congress controlled by a party that denies the reality of climate change, it is.

A Tale of Two Washingtons

Bob Keefe | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Bob Keefe

While Washington state lawmakers' bold pragmatism promises to help their environment and their economy, the new Congress in Washington, D.C., seems hell-bent on pushing legislation that will strip away our environmental protections, continue to ignore the threats of climate change and keep us addicted to dirty fossil fuels.

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

On the last day of 2014, let's hear it for the national and corporate leaders, the mayors and non-governmental organizations who built new coalitions for action -- not because they had to, but because they know that it's right to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Is Anyone Listening to Irwin Stelzer's Sound Advice?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.01.2015 | Green
D. R. Tucker

A revenue-neutral carbon tax is a wise and bold idea, but there is a need for wise and bold individuals to embrace it and fight for it.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

'Green News Report' - December 23, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 2014 on track for hottest year on record; Washington state governor pro...

'Green News Report' - December 18, 2014

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: Nothin' but good news for a change! New York issues first permanent ba...

"It's Not Our Children's Lungs That Should Be Burned. It Should Be Polluters."

AP | MARTHA BELLISLE | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal he said woul...

'Green News Report:' December 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congress wraps up for the year with Republican anti-environment initiatives to be signed by the President; UN climate summit wraps up in Peru

'Green News Report:' December 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Australia goaded into joining UN Green Climate Fund; PLUS: 'Freedom Industries' boss facing accountability in West Virginia chemical spill... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Cheap Oil's Make-Or-Break Moment for Clean Energy

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

The plunge in oil prices may be good for consumers and the global economy, but it could also hurt efforts to make our planet's energy system more sustainable. Policy makers from around the world can prevent this by taking advantage of cheaper oil to make meaningful changes in the way we price energy.

Better Than Disinvestment: A More Effective Move Against Climate Change

Barbara R. Bergmann | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Barbara R. Bergmann

Students and alumni who want action against climate change are pressing universities to rid their endowment funds of the stocks of companies that produce fossil fuels. But it is worth asking whether some other tactic might be more effective.