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President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While the Keystone pipeline was not mentioned in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama did refer to it in his talk, stating that it was not mentioned because the decision about it lies with the State Department. If it is passed, it has to have proven benefits for the U.S., he said.

The Tax Code Flunks a Carbon Audit

William S. Becker | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Policy geeks - I use that term with love -- have been waiting patiently for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to reveal how the U.S. tax code inf...

The White House Just Strengthened the Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

What these new numbers from the White House remind us is that the real question isn't the cost of divesting from the fossil fuel industry, but the cost of staying invested in an industry that is trashing the planet.

Terracide and the Terrarists

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

To destroy our planet with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing (and those of your shareholders) in mind: Isn't that the ultimate crime?

How Markets Fail

Carl Pope | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

It is clear that there are far cheaper fuels -- efficiency, solar and wind to replace coal and natural gas in the U.S., and biofuels or electricity elsewhere to reduce oil intensity. So how much $100 fossil fuel can the world afford, climate aside?

Where Is All The Carbon Hiding?

Posted 05.07.2013 | Green

From Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Most of Earth's carbon clusters deep beneath the surface, in hot mantle rocks that churn below the...

Companies Unite in Call for U.S. Climate Change Policy

Mike Bellamente | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Mike Bellamente

Leaders from the business community made one thing clear when they came together on Wednesday to announce a 100-day corporate campaign in support of c...

Now You Can Blame That Rash on Climate Change

OnEarth | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green

By Jessica Camille Aguirre, OnEarth Back in college, I developed an oozing poison ivy rash all over my neck and arms and had to go on steroids -- just...

The Price of Carbon

Maggie Fox | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Maggie Fox

We know what's happening, and we know why. But when talk finally turns to solutions, we always hear the same refrain: We can't afford to do anything about climate change.

Subterranean 'Zombies' May Hold Clues To Origins Of Life

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - A dark realm far beneath the Earth's surface is a surprisingly rich home fo...

How to Fix the 21st Century's Dirty Engine of Growth

Maria van der Hoeven | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Maria van der Hoeven

Because of the rapid and continuing expansion of coal-fired generation in emerging economies, particularly in China and India, determined policy action will be needed to reverse the trend of the last decade.

Ancient Tree Mystery Had Cosmic Cause, Researchers Say

Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 11/28/2012 01:14 PM EST on Something big happened in the year A.D. 774. Scientists studying tree rings fo...

EXPLAINED: Why Humans Are Made Of Carbon

| Posted 11.13.2012 | Science

By S.E. Gould Everything on earth is made up of combinations of different elements – all of which can be found on the periodic table. Considering ...

Cutting Carbon and Alleviating Poverty

Tim Whitley | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Tim Whitley

While many of us are taking steps to advocate for cleaner energy sources and to drive down our personal contribution to climate change, each of us will have an unavoidable carbon footprint for the foreseeable future.

Latin America 2013: A Look Ahead

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Finance Minister Guido Mantega continues to decry what he considers a currency war perpetrated on Brazil by the U.S. Federal Reserve's loose money policies.

The Laws of Physics Won't Wait for Laws From Congress

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

We simply must set aside all partisan, philosophical and economic differences in a great movement to save our planet for ourselves and for future generations.

Romney & Obama: Where's the Inspiration?

Jigar Shah | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

On the energy front, President George Bush was one of our best presidents ever. He and Vice President Dick Cheney created an energy plan. This energy plan gave investors a direction in life.

Fighting Climate Change and Air Pollution With One Swat

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.

Could Visualizing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Help Combat Climate Change?

Laura DiMugno | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

One of the first steps in tackling climate change is to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The trouble is, both the public and policymakers have been slow to act on a problem they cannot physically see.

Put Up a Paradise in That Paved Parking Lot

Gary Gero | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Gary Gero

Trees help address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon in tree roots, trunks, and branches. And urban forests provide additional positive environmental, health and community benefits.

Republicans Double Down on Big Coal and Big Oil, Killing Clean Air and Clean Water

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

H.R. 3409 will create uncertainty for businesses and undermine the development of clean energy technology, and it should be defeated.

Forget Arab Spring -- Isn't It Time for China's 'Silent Spring'?

Monica Tan | Posted 09.23.2012 | Green
Monica Tan

In 1962 Rachel Carson's treatise on pesticide use, Silent Spring not only facilitated a ban of the pesticide DDT, it kicked off a then-new environmental movement. As the world's biggest emitter of carbon emissions, is China not in need of its own "Silent Spring"?

Latinos Nationwide Call for New Power Plant Rules to Curb Climate Change

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 08.27.2012 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

For many Latinos in these seriously impacted parts of the country and for many who work outside in the heat or live in areas that don't meet clean air rules and are struggling under healthcare costs, the risks of climate change are real.

Moving to Action on Climate Change

Maggie Fox | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Maggie Fox

As a few nations are passing laws and regulations to reduce carbon pollution, people everywhere are seeing the impacts of climate change on their day-to-day lives, and deniers are being forced to throw in the towel.

WATCH: What's A Flame? Animated Video Explains Science Of Fire

Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/04/2012 04:31 PM EDT on LiveScience A flame may seem like a simple thing, but explainin...