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8 Great Ways to Celebrate the Earth this Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Maria Luci, editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale's Last week we celebrated Earth Day! We expressed our gratitude for all that our w...

Solving the Climate Crisis

Diana Donlon | Posted 04.15.2016 | Green
Diana Donlon

The climate crisis is unfolding far more rapidly than scientists predicted. It's a problem of spectacular and unprecedented magnitude, and humans have to implement large-scale solutions to help de-escalate this crisis.

Redefining Environmentalism: The Paradox of Wealthy Environmentalists

Aletta Brady | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Aletta Brady

People with less money have significantly lower carbon footprints than people with more money.

Not All Forestry Is Carbon Equal

Justin Adams | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Justin Adams

The UN's International Day of Forests is on March 21. While some people might see this as merely a day for tree-huggers to crunch their granola a litt...

Tackling Pollution in China's 13th Five Year Plan: Emphasis on Enforcement

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 03.13.2016 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

The 13th Five Year Plan recognizes that public participation and open information are essential features of any successful environmental enforcement system

Fracking Supply Chain a Climate Disaster, Doing Little to Uplift Poor Communities: Studies

Steve Horn | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Two recent studies further call into question the oil and gas industry's claims of the climate benefits and community benefits of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking").

Bill Gates, Energy & Integral Venture Capital

Robert Wilson | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Robert Wilson

Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC), launched during the recent Paris climate change proceedings, is a globally disseminated public statem...

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 the Anta...

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

Hillary Clinton Says She's Unaware Of Receiving $150,000 In Oil & Gas Contributions

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

At a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton claimed to be unaware that she'd ever received campaign ...

A Weapon Against Climate Change May Be Right Under Our Feet

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Scientists battling to slow climate change and cope with its effects are harnessing an overlooked, yet potentially powerful partner -- one that happen...

Why Is the New York Times Misleading the Public About a Carbon Tax?

Charles Komanoff | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Charles Komanoff

As the UN climate summit in Paris hits the halfway point, support is building for basing climate policy on carbon taxes.

Public Health Gains Will Follow When Countries Take Steps to Cut Carbon

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

The health benefits from action to cut carbon emissions are potentially huge -- giving countries a tremendous added incentive to bring health into the equation at COP21 and as they redouble efforts to fight climate change.

3 Signs We're Entering a Golden Age for Carbon Markets

Fred Krupp | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Fred Krupp

This is an adaptation of an essay by Fred Krupp and Nat Keohane for the International Emissions Trading Association's Greenhouse Gas Market 2015/2016 ...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

A Great 24 Hours for the Climate

Keith Gaby | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

The leaders of the world's two largest economies and greatest sources of climate pollution, each leaning into the environmental challenge of our times, pushed the world forward.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces increasin...

August May Go Down As the Month We Woke Up to Smell the Carbon

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

Perhaps after this record breaking hot summer we will set a new normal for climate change coverage as well. To date, we have not seen a majority of serious environmental developments covered regularly and with sufficient context and depth on the evening news or on any recurring talk shows. It's time for the news networks to step up their game.

Why Obama Is Still Missing A Key Step When It Comes To Climate Change

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.

Friday Talking Points -- GOP Debates, Round One

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

Well, that was entertaining, wasn't it? We refer, of course, to the grand spectacle of the first Republican presidential debates, held last night on Fox News. Since this is all anyone's talking about in the political world today, we are going to follow suit and devote most of this column to our reactions.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning abou...

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
David Saddington

We must keep aiming for 2 degrees, in the same way that organizations aim for zero waste targets or zero workplace accidents as this reinforces that results above these thresholds are unacceptable and can be improved.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 06.17.2015 | 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.

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.

How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Fresh water is vital to human society -- not simply for drinking, but also for washing, farming and producing energy. In the future, this crucial resource is expected to become increasingly scarce. This is partly due to climate change.