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Climate Change This Week: Hot Spiral, Big Oil Cleaning, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity in the Boreal are wood frogs that freeze in winter, thaw in s...

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful biodiversity that sustains...

Climate Change This Week; Suffocating Seas, Climate Votes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. BBB: Beautiful Brazilian Biodiversity - as shown by these red-eyed tree frogs, is...

4 Signs We're Getting Serious About a Potent, Long-Overlooked Climate Pollutant

Fred Krupp | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

Environmental Defense Fund has long argued that methane, that "other important greenhouse gas," should be part of any serious discussion about national and global climate action. This year, we're finally having that discussion.

Large Swaths Of Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green

It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise and acidify. But an equally troubling impact of climate ...

Hey, Environmentalists - Stop Being Such Dicks

Amy Porterfield Levy | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Amy Porterfield Levy

Not only are the majority of Americans not losing much sleep over humanity's impending doom, most of them don't even want to call themselves environmentalists anymore. What's happening here?

Climate Change This Week: The Coral Canary, a Windy US Future, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Another Reason To Save Africa's Forests - its butterflies, such as these glass wi...

Climate Change This Week: Avoiding the Heat, All Weather Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. A Prickly Situation - this cartoonish katydid is found in Yasuni National Park, E...

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Texas Does Green Big

Bill Shireman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Bill Shireman

To some, Dallas might seem an unlikely venue for the world's biggest Earth Day celebration. "This isn't California, it's not New York, and it's not Portland," Crow says. "This is Texas, and in Texas we know protecting the planet doesn't require that we sacrifice our jobs, our prosperity, or our freedoms. It's time for us to lead."

Sarah Palin Doesn't Think Bill Nye Is A Real Scientist

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics

Former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin argued Thursday that Bill Nye is not actually a scientist. "Bill Nye ...

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's ...

Climate Change This Week: Seas Rising 6 Feet By 2100, Xeroxing Solar Panels, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Beautiful Jewels of the Forest are another reason to preserve forests, as...

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

Greenland Is Melting and It's Time to Pay Attention

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 04.04.2016 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

It's easier to focus on politics, celebrity gossip, reality TV and cat videos than on Earth's climate. It seems like everyone's all "Greenland? Who cares? Whatever. Next." And that upsets me. Is it really that easy to pretend the effects of global warming don't exist?

Texas and Textbooks

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

For those of us who in years gone by have enjoyed watching the Texas State Board of Education wrestle with the question of what to put in science textbooks used by its students I am happy to alert readers to the possibility of a new addition to that august group.

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

Lawyer Tormenting Scientists Revealed Working for Coal Company

Nick Surgey | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science
Nick Surgey

Chris Horner, a DC-based lawyer, climate change denier and Fox News regular, is also being paid as a "Regulatory Counsel" for the coal company, Alpha Natural Resources, according to bankruptcy filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy.

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Global Warming Will Drive 'Extreme Rain' And Flooding, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 03.09.2016 | Science

Whether you live in Seattle or the Sahara desert, the time has come to invest in a good raincoat or umbrella, a new study suggests. As global temperat...

Climate Change This Week: Coral Catastrophe, Ultra Thin Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do Captivating Critters, Both Prey And Predators - can you g...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, American Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.02.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Devilish" Biodiversity - another reason to save forests, as this Made-For-...

The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Al Gore | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Al Gore

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in TEDTalks 2016, where I discussed many of the challenges presented by the climate crisis. But a powerful shift has been taking place, and it is clear that we will ultimately prevail. Here's why.

WATCH: A Vote For Hillary Is A Vote For More Fracking

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS rant, we discuss Hillary Clinton releasing a fracking plan on her website, and her past support of fracking and the fossil fuel industry....

Bankruptcy Filing Shows Arch Coal Funding for Climate Denial Group

Nick Surgey | Posted 02.24.2016 | Green
Nick Surgey

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), a group best known for filing lawsuits seeking climate scientists' personal emails, has secretly received funding from Arch Coal, one of the largest coal producers in the United States.