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Three Simple Ways to Talk to a Skeptic About Climate Change

Quora | Posted 02.06.2017 | Science

How can you change the mindset of people around you about climate change? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empower...

Stand Up, Environmentalists -- There's More to Fight For Now Than Ever

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 01.31.2017 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Most of us who worry about environmental issues did not support Donald Trump for president. His tweeted claim that the very idea of global warming "wa...

EPA Protects People, Not Polluters: Tell Trump Today He Blew It With Pruitt

Joel Reynolds | Posted 01.23.2017 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Whatever uncertainty there is about Donald Trump's actual agenda as president -- or more fundamentally about the legitimacy of his presidency -- there can be no doubt about his hostility to environmental protection and progress.

Can You Rely on DIY Air Pollution Sensors?

The Conversation US | Posted 12.05.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst Until recently, measuring air pollution was a task that could be performed only by trained sc...

One Final Push on Clean Air Standards for Our National Parks

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.09.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Earlier this year, we celebrated when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put forth a new set of proposals that would control the polluting haze...

A Strong EPA Delivers Protection, Justice, And Pathways To A Cleaner Future

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Gina McCarthy

In one of the most creative and ambitious environmental enforcement settlements in U.S. history, we are addressing the immediate pollution issue VW caused and, at the same time, setting a new precedent for long term benefits that can be achieved under the Clean Air Act.

Has China's Coal Use Peaked? Here's How to Read the Tea Leaves

The Conversation US | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

The future of coal in China will depend on economic factors, including whether alternatives are cheaper and whether a return to high oil prices will encourage production of liquid fuels from coal.

Philly Kicks Off Wave of Major Actions Against Fossil Fuels in USA

Patrick Ammerman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Patrick Ammerman

Philadelphia is the only major city in 2016 that is still investing in a large fossil fuel project. As the Philadelphia Port Authority decides whether to build an oil port on the Delaware River, 300 Philadelphians took to the streets this past Saturday demanding the project not go through.

Good Stewardship Is An American duty

Tom Kiernan | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Earth Day is one of the best times of the year to remember responsible environmental stewardship appeals to all Americans.

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

Hillary Tells it Like it Is ...

Tim Arnold | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics
Tim Arnold

"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business..." So said Hillary Clinton at a town hall meeting in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday night, 13 March -- creating an uproar amongst conservative Republicans, adding fuel to the raging fire Donald Trump was already fanning.

Supreme Court Denies Bid To Block EPA Rule Over Mercury Pollution

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Obama administration on Thursday in rebuffing a bid by 20 states to halt an Environmental...

The Misinformation Campaign to Stop Clean Air Rules

Keith Gaby | Posted 02.24.2017 | Green
Keith Gaby

When we watch TV commercials, we're conditioned to be skeptical about the claims made by advertisers. Well, that's the same skepticism you should bring to industry claims about the cost of clean air rules.

It's Still Going to Be a While Before Exide Victims 'Rest Easier'

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 02.18.2017 | Los Angeles
Hilda L. Solis

Governor Brown took brave and much-needed action. And I -- and the community -- are incredibly grateful to him. His proposal is very welcomed news and will have a huge impact on the lives and future generations of a too often voiceless and overlooked community. But "rest easier?" No, I'm not quite there yet.

Targeting Climate Change: The Solutions to CO2 Emissions are Out There

XPRIZE | Posted 01.20.2017 | Green

By Paul Bunje We at XPRIZE take aim at the world's Grand Challenges and inspire people to solve them. Among these challenges, climate change stands...

The Path To Cleaner Air In India

Carl Pope | Posted 11.10.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

Another generation all around the world is subjected to truly dangerous levels of pollution in the name of "economics" when delay only makes the final bill higher, not cheaper.

How Pennsylvanians Took a Stand for a Healthy Environment

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.06.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Rights to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment have been vindicated twice i...

Tesla's Elon Musk Gives VW a Lesson in Clean Air at Model X Launch

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

Last night, the long awaited Tesla Model X was launched and Elon Musk took great pleasure in underlining its clean air qualities. He couldn't contain a smile, as he talked about air quality and referred to "recent events," i.e. the VW DieselGate scandal.

4 Environmental Questions You Should Ask Politicians Today

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Across the nation, communities are standing up for their rights to pure water, clean ai...

Americans Want Stricter Smog Standards

Harold Wimmer | Posted 09.16.2016 | Green
Harold Wimmer

When you separate the scientific truth from the polluter's fiction, it clear that we don't have to choose between healthy communities and a healthy economy - we can have both.

Climate Change Could Devastate the Texas Economy

Annise Parker | Posted 07.30.2016 | Green
Annise Parker

Not all things that are bigger in Texas are better. Texas is facing big risks from rising heat and rising waters, and if we don't act, those threats to Texan traditions will only get worse.

WeChatting Toward the End of Climate Change

Jake Levine | Posted 05.12.2016 | Green
Jake Levine

For me at least, WeChat became a central feature of the trade mission. My Chinese contacts immediately found me. They shared their "moments," personal and professional.

Why the Earth Is an Investment Opportunity

Elizabeth L. Littlefield | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth L. Littlefield

Clean water, clean air and the steady access to food are all in limited supply, and are being depleted at alarming rates. And a rapidly growing, urbanized global middle-class is living and working in ways that are accelerating consumption of those already scarce resources.

Rick Perry, Still a Denier

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Rick Perry is back, and this time he's in it to win it. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Perry left behind the bumbling tea party conservative of 2012 and did his best to appear a reasonable, professorial moderate on environmental issues. Yet even this more polished Perry continued to flub the truth about environmental protection.

Here's How NYC Says It's Saving 800 Lives A Year By Cleaning Up The Air

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green

It’s been a cold winter in New York City, which means a lot of building owners are turning up the heat -- and pumping more pollutants into the city...