The faint glow of the soon to be rising sun welcomes our arrival as we nose into Andvord Bay on the western Antarctic Peninsula.
Faced with the onslaught of polluter cash that line the pockets of politicians and smear the findings of climate scientists, who can we turn to push us in the right direction? How will we move toward a clean energy economy -- and away from the dirty mix of fossil fuels driving us off the climate cliff?
Californians are looking out their windows and seeing dry lakes, dead grass, and empty reservoirs. Towns are restricting water use. Some have less than 100 days of water left. The environmental and personal effects of our current drought are everywhere.
In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversatio...
These coming 15 years of negotiation and enforcement are arguably the most important 15 years in human history. If we want to have a meaningful agreement in place for 2020, a plan that the U.S., Russia, China, India and the rest of the developed and developing world will commit to, and that will actually move us back from the brink, we better move our global ass.
As trade negotiators meet in Singapore, they should take heed from these members of Congress. And members of Congress should note that a strong environment chapter is critical, but not sufficient to protect the environment and our climate from the risks of the TPP.
At moments, it was easy to forget which Olympic Games we were actually watching -- summer or winter. But when our boots sank into slushy snow and puddles of mud, we remembered.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed greenhouse gas regulations. Th...
It is obvious that President Obama understands the climate and sustainability crisis facing America and the world. It is equally obvious that he and his team lack the leadership, management and political skills to do much about it.
New York City needs even more ambitious and far-ranging changes in direction to reverse the yawning gap between the elite and struggling working families in the rest of the City.
You may be chilly now, but on the global scale, things are heating up. Recent findings by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) con...
Shrum and Torie Clarke agree that Obama should use executive authority to mitigate Climate Change and to reach energy independence... and that the U.S. lacks leverage in Ukraine Crisis. But because it's not Hungry 1956, Putin can't stem wave of democracy with troops.
Disbelief may be relatively benign, but many, particularly in the GOP, actively deride and mock scientific theories and the study of humanities -- an unsettling era of anti-intellectualism that has serious consequences.
We'd be kidding ourselves if we minimized the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department's own report made it clear just how significant this dirty energy project would be -- from a climate perspective.
John Kerry's recent comments suggest that there is a minority who believe that climate mitigation costs outweigh the benefits: That is actually the mainstream perspective. The 'mainstream,' however, is sadly horribly wrong.
Almost two years ago, the United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, successfully bringing much-needed attention to the once overlooked problem of energy poverty.