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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 incr...

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 ab...

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2015 | 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.

An Awesome, Under-Recognized Opportunity to Act on Climate

Diana Donlon | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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 05.10.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.12.2015 | 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 04.05.2015 | 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...