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Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Climate Change Explained In Four Powerful Graphics

NASA Earth Observatory | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

Though blizzards and cold snaps may have made you forget the news from last week, 2015 was the warmest year in NASA’s global temperature r...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Why Psychology Should Be A Part Of The Fight Against Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

Climate change isn't just a political, social and economic issue. It's also a deeply psychological one -- and now, behavioral scientists are using ps...

Obama's Last SOTU: Strong on Climate and Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Andrew Winston

In total, this was by far the most climate hawkish State of the Union ever, and that's important progress. But I have two wishes for future addresses.

Obama Disses Climate Change Deniers

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

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Alexander von Humboldt, On Everything

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.12.2016 | Books
Terence Clarke

Alexander von Humboldt was one of the greatest scientists of his time, a world-renowned figure for his many scientific discoveries, a revolutionary in his philosophical endeavors, a superb and extremely prolific writer and a friend and mentor to many other greats, not the least of whom were Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Thomas Jefferson, Simón Bolívar and Charles Darwin.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

The Real Climate Change Hoax

John Sanbonmatsu | Posted 01.07.2016 | Politics
John Sanbonmatsu

Such radical gyrations in the climate are already causing unseen suffering and hardship for countless of the earth's inhabitants. Millions of people have been displaced from their homes or lost their livelihoods as a result of one degree of warming.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

2016: The Year to Take Action

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
David Saddington

By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.

Learning From a Winter of Extremes

Celine Herweijer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Green
Celine Herweijer

Forecasters expect 2016 to be the warmest year ever recorded. Models suggest this is primarily because of the long term warming trend caused by man-made climate change. But around 25 percent of the warming expected for 2016 is explained by the strong El Niño, which exacerbates the warming impact of climate change.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Here's Yet Another Alarming Effect Of Melting Arctic Sea Ice

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that the melting sea ice in the Arctic leads to more heat being absorbed by our planet, which can disturb the ecosystem. H...

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

Behind The Scenes At The Paris Climate Conference: A Personal View From COP21

Doreen Walton | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Doreen Walton

It was early evening on Saturday, the final day of the COP21 Paris conference. We'd been expecting an official announcement for hours. Delegates mille...

This Could Be 'One Of The Warmest Christmas Days Of Your Lifetime'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 12.24.2015 | Science

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Depending on where you live, you might want to keep dreaming, according to current weather reports. If you live...

How The Wall Street Journal's Climate Coverage Fails Businesses

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Wall Street Journal may want to consider some editorial input from its advertisers. Such a thing would be journalistic sacrilege. But...

Baby, It's Warm Outside

John A. Tures | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
John A. Tures

Unless you're a Southerner, you probably wouldn't think those temperatures were unusual. But the average high for Atlanta this time of year is 50, with a low of 37. The low today here was 63.

Final Text Of Climate Deal Expected To Be Released Within Hours

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.12.2015 | World

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The final text of an international pact to fight global warming was expected to be released within hours, a French of...

Climate Science in 1956 and 2015

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Despite the apparent inability of many of our current policy makers to accept the scientific reality of climate change, the science is not new.

Greenpeace Says Fossil Fuel Industry Misleads On Climate Science

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

An undercover Greenpeace investigation released on Tuesday suggests that fossil fuel companies secretly funnel money into prominent scientists' ...

Climate Change This Week: Electric Microbes, Hot Pledges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.

Philippe Cousteau on Dealing With Climate Change Denial

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

At one time, the very idea that there are people in the world that don't believe in climate science or, at worst, don't care about humanity's impact on the environment, was utterly alien to Philippe Cousteau, Jr.