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Leveling The Playing Field

Tom Steyer | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Tom Steyer

Participating in these midterm elections has taught me an immense amount about our tremendous democratic system as millions of people across our nation have raised their voices and cast their votes to turn 2014 into an unprecedented year for climate action.

Shift Your Spending To Make A Real Difference

Diane MacEachern | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Diane MacEachern

As much as manufacturers oppose environmental legislation and regulation, they embrace what happens in the marketplace. They have to. Consumer dollars are their lifeblood. Corporate need for profit gives consumers power. Why don't we use it?

The EU: Climate Emitter or Committer?

Yvo de Boer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Yvo de Boer

Looking back at the history of climate negotiations, it has been framed as a long suffering process, characterized by a lack of vision and ambition, and politicization of possibilities. All of this has lead to there currently being more carbon into the planet's atmosphere than ever before.

Kate Sheppard

Harry Reid: 'Climate Change Is The Worst Problem Facing The World Today' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that climate change is a really big deal -- the biggest, in fact. "Climate change is ...

Kate Sheppard

Lots Of Countries Have Passed Climate Bills, But The U.S. Is Still Behind The Times | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There now exist nearly 500 climate-related laws in 66 different countries, according to a report released Thursday. The report comes ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Plan To Stay Up All Night To Talk Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of senators is planning to stage an all-night talkathon about climate change next month, aimed at stirring their fellow senators...

Kate Sheppard

With Waxman's Retirement, Environmental Groups Will Lose A Key Ally In The House | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- After 20 terms in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Henry Waxman is calling it quits. And with his retirement, environ...

We Are All Better for Representative Henry Waxman's Work

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In every battle and in every moment that mattered most, Rep. Waxman stood up for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the wild places we cherish.

California's Cap-and-Trade Program -- More Than Just a Solution for California

Gary Gero | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Gary Gero

Throughout the world California has a well-deserved reputation for leadership and innovation. Our efforts to combat climate change continue this tradition of leadership.

Kate Sheppard

This Senator Is Going To Keep Talking About Climate Change Until Somebody Listens | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has been on a one-man quest to get the Senate to talk about climate change. And talking is exactly wh...

Can Climate Change Policy Follow the Example of Same Sex Marriage? Possibly

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Keith Gaby

Population changes come slowly and the scientific evidence suggests global warming is advancing rapidly. If we wait on population trends to save us, things will get a lot worse and more expensive to fix before they get better.

Emily Swanson

Americans Disagree With Rubio On Government's Weather Powers | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

A week after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) responded to President Barack Obama's climate change push by arguing that "the government can't change the weat...

Can We Solve the Climate Crisis If We Don't Solve the Democracy Crisis?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the domination of our political system by big money in this post-Citizens United world, the question is whether it will be possible for the U.S. government to take the large-scale political actions that are necessary to address climate change.

Hot Years and Cold Truths: The Past and Future of Climate Legislation

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

The climate campaign of 2009-2010 didn't lack for corporate boosters, lobbying teams nor policy analysts. What it lacked was public support.

It's Time for World Leaders to Take a Walk in the Woods

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Imagine the following scenario for the climate negotiations....

Climate Change Deniers Resurface: Who Will You Believe?

Bob Keefe | Posted 09.11.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

The power is back on in Washington, D.C., the fires are almost out in Colorado. So naturally, those who continue to deny the connection between climate change and extreme weather disasters are once again raising their heads.

Climate Change 2011 Year in Review: Good News / Bad News

Neil Wagner | Posted 02.26.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner


Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Brings Water Woes To U.S. Cities, NRDC Report | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green

You might say that the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) had good timing with their Tuesday release of a new report on water-related impacts of...

A Wave of the Future: International Linkage of National Climate Change Policies

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.31.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

Despite recent setbacks in Australia, Japan, and the United States, it remains true that cap-and-trade is still the most likely domestic policy approach for CO2 emissions reductions worldwide.

Is Anyone Afraid of Senate Democrats?

Michael Kieschnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kieschnick

I care more about protecting the rights of women and defending the environment that John Boehner cares about defunding Planned Parenthood and the EPA. But do Senate Democrats?

Your Tax Dollars at Work: Helping BP and Exxon Kill Clean Energy

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

To be clear: our addiction to fossil fuel is killing us just as surely as tobacco causes cancer. And like the tobacco industry in decades past, the fossil fuel industry hopes you won't notice until it's too late.

Schwarzenegger Pushes Local Governments On Climate

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

DAVIS, Calif. — Unlocking economic prosperity in a low-carbon world was a key theme Monday at a climate-change summit headlined by Gov. Arnold S...

Green News Report: January 13, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia...

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new m...