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How to Use Climate Finance to Promote Clean Water

Renat Heuberger | Posted 03.25.2015 | 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.

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
Diana Donlon

As a plant-lover I've always appreciated healthy soil, but it wasn't until I heard a rancher named Richard King explain how rebuilding the organic matter in soils has the potential to store tons of atmospheric carbon that I got true religion.

Climate Change: The Need for Pro-Inventor Legislation (PIL)

Robert Wilson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Robert Wilson

This post makes the case for a new role for government in the context of technology innovation that impacts climate change. In particular, inventors and new innovative and truly disruptive energy generation and distribution devices and technologies need additional protection.

Carbon Shock: How Global Warming Is Changing the Cost of Everything

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.04.2015 | Books
Nancy Graham Holm

Chaos and uncertainty: These are the first two words of Carbon Shock. And this is what faces us, if we don't pay attention.

An Introduction to Carbon Cap-and-Trade Systems Around the World

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Carbon markets are being established around the world, but how exactly do cap-and-trade systems work? By answering a few questions on cap-and-trade systems, this piece illustrates why and how such systems are being adopted in practice.

How To Navigate The Climate Change "Culture Clash"

Keith Gaby | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

If both sides in this culture clash focus less on people who drive them nuts, and more on goals we share, we could probably make progress more quickly.

Hope Is Coming

Matthew J. Kiernan | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Matthew J. Kiernan

Flux and change will define the coming decades. We better get used to it and learn to innovate and adapt - something we expect the companies we invest in to do as well.

How You Can #SaveTheArctic With Your #WorstJoke

Travis Nichols | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Travis Nichols

Greenpeace supporters know this is the fight of a generation, and they see what's happening in the Arctic right now as a turning point in the fight against fossil fuels. That's why millions of people around the world have become Arctic defenders, with more joining every day.

Family Forests: A Key Piece of Protecting Critical Forestland

Tom Martin | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

More than a third of U.S. forests are owned by individuals and families -- a larger share than the federal government or various companies own. As we work to protect both the environment and rural economies, family-owned forests are hugely important yet too often overlooked.

61 Senators Agree Climate Change Is Real -- Now We Can Talk Solutions

Keith Gaby | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

Of course, we shouldn't over-state the good news. Only half the Senate was willing to say human activities were a "significant" cause of climate change, and actual plans to limit carbon pollution are sure to be under assault in the days ahead.

'Nature Conservation Notes' Bring Individual Investors into Climate Fund

David Bank | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
David Bank

Investing in conservation has long been the province of development-finance institutions and philanthropic foundations. Now, wealthy individuals are starting to invest as well, opening a potentially huge new source of private capital for ecosystem preservation.

How Peer Pressure Brought Australia on Board Climate Fund

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

On the heels of the UN-sponsored climate talks in Lima, there are some lessons learned worth assessing. This superb analysis by Guy Ragen, a campaig...

Poll Shows Republicans' Priorities May Be Misplaced

AP | By DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans take control of Congress next month, top on their agenda will be undoing environmental regulations they claim wil...

UN Issues Extremely Dire Report On Climate Change

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.02.2015 | Green

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse ga...

Hey, I Tried to Warn You About Climate Change 30 Years Ago!

Greg Mitchell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

This is what it was called before it was referred to as "global warming," and then more accurately and broadly, "climate change." Back in the good old days we figured we still had plenty of time to address it. In that period, nuclear threat was the prime concern.

LEGO Quits Shell Over Arctic Drilling -- Who's Next?

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Shell is running out of places to hide. Today, LEGO announced it will be ending its 50-year relationship with the oil company after millions of people around the world called on the toymaker to put the partnership on ice.

"Put a Price on Carbon. Now."

Peter Bakker | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Peter Bakker

Business understands that the climate is changing, that humans are causing this, and most importantly what we can do to reverse the trend.

Business to Play a Key Role on Carbon Pricing

Georg Kell | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Georg Kell

Governmental steps on climate change will effectively be for naught if they don't force feed innovation and implementation that will produce energy solutions on a transformative scale.

World Spewed More Carbon Pollution Into The Air Last Year Than Ever Before

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever...

Lean In: The Prize for Bigger Action On Climate Change is Prosperity for All

Niall Dunne | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Niall Dunne

Above all, it is clarity, not complexity, that companies need -- which is why in addition to putting a price on carbon, BT supports a carbon labelling scheme for electricity, as one solution that would reward businesses for using low carbon and renewable energy.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 20: Senator James Inhofe

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Though the winds often come sweeping down the plains in Oklahoma, they have not blown hard enough to clear away the misguided, misleading views of Sen. James Inhofe. Inhofe is a top ranking Dirty Denier because of his campaign funding from dirty sources and his terrible votes against the environment.

Dirty Denier$ Day 19: Congressman Fred Upton

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It's time for Congressman Upton to once again reinvent himself. It's time to stop being a Dirty Denier$ and start being a clean energy champion for his state.

Dirty Denier$ Day 18: Congressman Ed Whitfield

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Congressman Whitfield should learn the many benefits of reducing pollution. Lives saved, asthma attacks prevented, and heart attacks avoided just to name a few.

Dirty Denier$ Day 17: Congressman Rodney Davis

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rep. Rodney Davis is far out of step with most Americans who want clean air, land, water and for the government to do something about climate change. And he needs to show some leadership by embracing his own words by taking action on climate change.

Dirty Denier$ Day 16: Congressman Henry Cuellar

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We did a little digging and found an interesting pattern. It turns out that while Rep. Cuellar's pro-environment votes went way, way down, his contributions from the oil & gas industry went up -- way, way up.