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NASA Probe To Finally Arrive At Dwarf Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.06.2015 | 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.

Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Nearest Dwarf Planet Called 'Game Changer'

Astrobiology Magazine | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 09.10.2013 | Science

In March of 2015, NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at the dwarf planet Ceres, the first of the smaller class of planets to be discovered and the close...

Rethinking the Harvest

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

In contemplating the cycles of the year, we can reclaim the power to choose well so that next year some more of what we desire bears fruit. Without that contemplation, too often all we see is what is directly in front of us, limiting our vision and imagination, and therefore, limiting what we can actually do.

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

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?

Suppose You Could Actually See Climate Change?

Carl Pope | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

2012-05-02-imagepull.jpgThis is an image that shows the cumulative increase or decrease in the amount of water on each part of the earth's surface from 2003-2009.

The Audaciousness of Hope: Reasons for Optimism at the Ceres Conference 2012

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Ultimately we need all companies, not just the leaders, to make sustainability part of their corporate fabric. That will require changing the rules of the game.

WATCH: Man Down (The Drain)

Posted 09.24.2011 | Weird News

A man trapped headfirst in a California storm drain has come out of the dank darkness and is tearing at police for snapping photos of his legs protrud...

NASA Probe To Circle Giant Asteroid After 4 Years In Space

AP | By ALICIA CHANG | Posted 09.14.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES -- After four years sailing through space, the Dawn spacecraft was expected to slip into orbit late Friday around a giant asteroid to begi...