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Ceres' Four-Mile Tall 'Pyramid' Is Closer Than Ever, Still Puzzling

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.25.2015 | Science

The closer we get to Ceres, the largest object in our solar system's asteroid belt, the stranger it becomes.  In June, NASA released a photo of C...

Tour The Dwarf Planet Ceres In This New 3D Video

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.08.2015 | Science

Get ready to take a tour of dwarf planet Ceres, where mysteries abound -- and get your 3D glasses on if you want the full effect. A new...

Bright Spots Remain A Mystery As 'Pyramid' Seen On Ceres

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science

Twinkle, twinkle little star dwarf planet, how scientists wonder what you are. The mysteries of Ceres, the largest object in our solar system's ast...

Big Year for Small Worlds

Dean Regas | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science
Dean Regas

Don't call them planets.This year two unmanned spacecrafts are taking us to worlds we have never seen up close. The Dawn mission has been in orbit around Ceres, the largest asteroid in the solar system since March, and the New Horizons spacecraft will make a close fly-by of Pluto on July 14.

This Dwarf Planet Mystery Just Got More Mysterious

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Science

Those weird bright spots on Ceres just got... even weirder. NASA on Wednesday released new photos of the dwarf planet, which sits between Mars and ...

Spectacular Video Lets You Fly Around Ceres

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Science

NASA has released a dramatic new video of the dwarf planet Ceres (above). The black-and-white animation lets viewers fly around the mysterious...

Clearest Photo Ever Of Ceres' Bright Spots Still Doesn't Answer Mystery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

See spots. See spots shine. See shining spots puzzle scientists. The mystery surrounding a cluster of glowing spots on the surface of Ceres, a dwar...

Ceres Calls on Corporate America to Fight Climate Change

John J. Berger | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

In a world of rampant climate destabilization and skyrocketing global carbon emissions, Ceres actively encourages its members to reap the economic benefits of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through greater energy efficiency and renewables.

CERES: Mobilizing Business and Investors for Climate Protection

John J. Berger | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
John J. Berger

Based on the bad actors, sometimes it's tempting to assume all large multinational corporations are unconcerned about their environmental impacts. The reality is far more nuanced.

What Can a Mom Do When Climate Change Hits Home?

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Lisa Bennett

Across California, the snowpack has been 25 percent of the historical average. The state's $1.3 billion ski industry has been feeling it, with some resorts remaining closed and others closing for weeks at a time.

NASA Probe Finally Arrives At Dwarf Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a...

What Are Those Weird White Spots On Ceres?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

What are those things? Scientists have been puzzling over a set of weird white spots on Ceres ever since 2004, when the spots showed up in images c...

It Doesn't Get Better Than This

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 02.15.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

If you are a planetary scientist, you are having one of your best years... ever! Beyond the drama of the images, the technology that makes them possible is also amazing. How could anyone NOT be excited by the exploration of our solar system? Who needs the distant stars... for now.

Fossil Fuel Companies Must Evolve or Perish

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Fossil fuel companies -- much like your stubborn, elderly relative that refuses to change his eating habits despite the doctor's warnings of a heart attack -- have a choice to make. They can either begin to pivot out of high-cost, high-polluting projects to the clean energy sources that will fuel our future, or they can wait until it's too late.

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Mindy Lubber | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Mindy Lubber

In transportation, as in so many economic sectors, the needs of the planet and the demands of capitalism are pulling in the same direction. An investment in fast-growing clean transportation technology is an attractive business proposition.

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Mindy S. Lubber

Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.

Clean Trillion California Dreamin'

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Clean energy policies have made California's solar revolution possible -- so much so that solar is reaching grid parity and no longer needs incentives to thrive in that state.

Testimony: Record 36 Percent of North Dakota Fracked Gas Was Flared in December

Steve Horn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

So, what's being wasted? Not just methane gas, but also "rich [and] valuable natural gas liquids like propane and butane [which are] about the last gas you would want to flare," according to Logan's testimony.

The Trade Elephant in the Climate Room

Carl Pope | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

By pretending that it is the countries where emissions occur which are the problem, rather than the consumers whose products require the pollution, both the EU and the United States have concealed their real failure to shift their economies to lower carbon consumption.

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

'Green News Report' - February 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: No end in sight for coal ash waste spill in NC; Sniper attack exposes s...

Why we rob our children

William S. Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...

The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

How many investors got the timing right on the implosion of mortgage-backed security assets in 2008? Nearly none, and that systemic failure of vision contributed mightily to a global financial collapse.

Space Telescope Spies Water On Dwarf Planet

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A space telescope has detected signs of water on the largest object in the asteroid belt. A team led by the European Space Agenc...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.