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Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Because There Are No Spare Earths

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I was eager to speak with Dr. Schmidt because of his passion for communicating climate science to public audiences on top of his work as a climatologist. Schmidt is a co-founder and active blogger at Real Climate and was also awarded the inaugural Climate Communications Prize, by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2011.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Why Rupert Murdoch's Exit at Fox Is Good for Climate Change Science

S. Kumar | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
S. Kumar

Though it's likely the younger Murdoch will consult his father, who still owns the majority of the company and will continue as executive chairman, on key decisions, the patriarch's departure from day-to-day management could be good news for proponents of climate change science.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

Michael Mann's 'Dire Predictions' Provides Ultimate Guide On Understanding Climate Change

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

If you've always wanted to better understand the data behind climate change and be able to share this information with your family and friends, this illustrated guide is for you.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

The Tanker Has Turned

Aron Cramer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green
Aron Cramer

I am optimistic that we can still get on course for a 2°C future. It won't be easy, but the discussions last week in Paris provide many reasons to believe this transformation is underway -- and gaining steam.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

The Earth League: A Call for Science-Based Action

Mario Molina | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Mario Molina

Climate change will leave no aspect of our society and natural world untouched. As scientists, we feel the weight of responsibility on our shoulders to communicate our knowledge of the risks we face. This is a burden we cannot bear on our own.

Sustainability Doesn't Need Rock Stars; We Need Unsung Heroes

John Friedman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
John Friedman

If they do not convince more people to take action (that the problem represents an opportunity for those who come up with solutions) the power of capitalism will not be leveraged to solve this problem.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Kate Sheppard

This Is What Happens When You Elect Climate Change Deniers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scientists are balking at major cuts to NASA's budget that the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved last week, cuts...

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A With Jerry Taylor

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

In my view, Jerry Taylor is one of the smartest thinkers on U.S. climate and energy policy. I encourage you to read his recent report, published by the Niskanen Center, making the conservative case for a carbon tax.

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

What Will the Weather Bring? Searching for Solutions to Disaster Preparedness

Brett Jenks | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Brett Jenks

As the price tag for federal emergency relief packages continues to grow, we see more and more bipartisan support for investing in planning and preparedness ahead of the next storm or wildfire season.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

On Franzen's Theory and Uniting Our Climate Things

Earthjustice | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Earthjustice

I stand by this critique of what Franzen's essay gets wrong, but I didn't credit what it implicitly gets right ⎯- that is, the climate fight is disconnected from what we individually cherish. My heart, too, rebels at the idea that tons of carbon avoided trump everything else.

7 Risks That Are Making Climate Change Into One of the Biggest Security Threats of the 21st Century

Lukas Rüttinger | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Lukas Rüttinger

Climate change is advancing. Its effects can be felt already today and will increase significantly in the coming decades even if the global community sets ambitious targets for reducing emissions at the end-of-year climate change negotiations in Paris.

Climate Action Is Our Business Too

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Feike Sijbesma

In order for scientists to continue to develop these non-fossil based alternatives and for business to scale these solutions, we need the right economic incentives. Now, with relatively low oil prices, is an excellent time to introduce a carbon price system.

The Extremes of Climate Change Possibility

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Climate science suggests that unless we keep the temperature rise from the burning of fossil fuels under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, catastrophic changes are likely to occur, including, as Greenstone points out, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which will reshape human life.

How to Train Your Coral

Craig Musburger | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Craig Musburger

Imagine you are in the tropics. Walk down the beach to the water's edge. Put on a mask and snorkel. Take a plunge into the warm, shallow sea, and swim...