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What the President's Clean Power Plan Means for Wildlife

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.24.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

If we do not work now to curb the impacts of climate change on species, one in six wildlife species could face extinction in the next 75 years. This is an outcome that is simply unacceptable.

It's a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

David Doniger | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
David Doniger

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change -- because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives are now available.

It's a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

David Doniger | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
David Doniger

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - powerful heat-trapping gases that sig...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Admin Builds Economic Case For Action On Climate Change, As House Preps To Block It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making another big push on climate change this week, marking the two-year anniversary of the release of the ...

Reaching for Remote Hydrocarbon Riches, Shell Oil Plans to Drill In Arctic Ocean, Despite Setbacks, Protests and Lawsuits

John J. Berger | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Despite the Obama Administration's jawboning about the dangers of climate change and the Administration's Climate Action Plan, it has recently given conditional approval to Shell Oil to drill for oil in the perilous waters of the Chukchi Sea.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Head McCarthy Pledges To Get Climate Rules 'Over The Finish Line' In Obama's Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the final rules for reducing U.S. power plant emissions will be done by mid-summer,...

Wisconsin Climate Change Gag Order Part of Multi-Front, Industry-Tied Attacks

Steve Horn | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On April 7, Wisconsin's Board of Commissioners of Public Lands voted 2-1 to ban those employed by the agency from doing any work pertaining to climate change or global warming while doing public lands related work.

Climate Change Is a Public Health Issue

Margie Alt | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Margie Alt

When it comes to global warming, an ounce of prevention is certainly worth a pound of cure. As National Public Health Week draws to a close, let's keep the focus on how we can prevent the climate crisis and the catastrophic health consequences that could come with it.

Building Momentum Toward a Safer Climate and a Healthier Nation

Gina McCarthy | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Gina McCarthy

As temperatures rise, smog becomes worse and allergy seasons get longer, further risking our families' health and making it harder for kids to breathe. Warmer temperatures also increase vector-borne diseases by expanding seasons and geographic ranges for ticks, mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects to roam.

U.S. And Australia Tell Ex-Im Bank: Don't Use U.S. Tax Dollars To Destroy The Great Barrier Reef

Nicole Ghio | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase have all said they will not back the project, in part because it could jeopardize the Reef's World Heritage status, and in part because reports show the project is not financially viable.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

New Methane Rules Could Help U.S. Meet Climate Targets

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency can cut methane emissions from oil and gas pro...

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Head Confident That States Will Follow New Carbon Emissions Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Friday that she believes most states will ultimately comply with her ag...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

Under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, a Year of Progress at EPA

Gina McCarthy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Climate change supercharges risks to our health, our economy, and our way of life. On behalf of our kids and future generations -- we have a moral obligation to act.

No One Left Behind in Coal Country

William S. Becker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

What should the Obama administration do to ensure that the transition in coal country is as fair as possible?

Forget Climate Change Deniers - Insurance Companies Are About To Sue Towns & Cities Who Fail To Prepare For Climate Change

Beverly Macy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Beverly Macy

Insurance companies are saying they simply won't pay for the stubbornness of city planners who don't factor in the damaging effects of climate change. In fact, they're suing these towns and cities for failure to prepare for climate change.

Climate Change Deniers Are Ignoring the Facts and Doubling Down on Their Extreme Beliefs

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Instead of holding these extreme anti-science positions, it's time for our nation's leaders to wake-up and tackle the challenge of our generation -- the climate crisis.

Vice President Joe Biden Promotes U.S. as Fracking Missionary Force On Ukraine Trip

Steve Horn | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogDuring his two-day visit this week to Kiev, Ukraine, Vice President Joe Biden unfurled President Barack Obama's "U.S....

Climate Youth Lead #XLDISSENT Civil Resistance to Ensure Our Civil Existence

Tom Weis | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Action by action, we are building what Dr. King called "the beloved community." Future generations will honor these young climate justice leaders who sacrificed their freedom to demand an end to these immoral assaults on our collective future. Call it civil resistance to ensure our civil existence.

U.S. To Launch 'Climate Hubs' To Help Farmers Face Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will announce on Wednesday the formation of seven ...

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. Seven months have passed since the president announced the Climate Action Plan. Now it's time to implement the plan. Simply put, this year is when the rubber hits the road.