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Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

A Better Pipeline to America's Future

Margo T. Oge | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

The debate over Keystone shouldn't end in a standoff between the environment and jobs. It is about the kind of future we want to embrace.

Running Clean Or Running Scared?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Having a few more Republican Senators on-the-record accepting climate change science is, sadly, a notable development. So is more Republicans tacitly acknowledging that forthright denialism is bad politics. But they can't stop there. They have to offer a plan for solving it.

'Nature Conservation Notes' Bring Individual Investors into Climate Fund

David Bank | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
David Bank

Investing in conservation has long been the province of development-finance institutions and philanthropic foundations. Now, wealthy individuals are starting to invest as well, opening a potentially huge new source of private capital for ecosystem preservation.

The Climate Post: Obama Tackles Climate Change In State Of The Union Address

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The president obliquely alluded to the Keystone pipeline, which would carry oil from Canadian tar sands to the United States, by noting the need to take a comprehensive look at infrastructure development.

These Kids Will Inherit the Earth

Laura Faye Tenenbaum | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Laura Faye Tenenbaum

I know much of that impact isn't going to occur during my lifetime, but will be passed forward to future generations, including this generation in front of me today.

George Will vs. Climate History

Curt Stager | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Curt Stager

As I explained in Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth, the message from the geological past is not "big deal, appalling climate disasters have happened before." Climate science tells us that we don't want to go through equally appalling disruptions of our own making, and also that we don't necessarily have to.

Climate Change: 2014 Hottest Yet, Oceans Threatened, Solar Trees, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

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

The Climate Post: House and Senate Votes, Court Decision Shorten Road to Keystone Decision

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

On Monday the Senate passed a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline in a procedural vote just shy of the 67 votes needed to override a veto, setting...

Florida Doesn't Need Trees

Izak Pratt | Posted 01.16.2015 | Green
Izak Pratt

One prime example of how little importance is given to the Florida environment is happening in Miami-Dade County -- home to Miami and 2.6 million residents.

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record for Much of Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On a day when many Interior Alaska towns and villages watch temperatures approach minus 40 degrees and Anchorage nearly dips to zero, it may seem counterintuitive to discuss warmth in the 49th state.

2015: The Year to Save the Planet

David Saddington | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
David Saddington

The old year is out and the new year is in! And 2015 looks to be a good year when it comes to green living and tackling climate change.

Big Threat For Obama's Climate Efforts From GOP-Run Congress

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's determined efforts to combat global warming face their biggest trial yet as Republicans take full control...

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

New Year, Old Challenges... For Climate Change

Ghislaine Maxwell | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Ghislaine Maxwell

Americans, according to a recent Pew poll, are the most worried they've been about Islamic extremism since 2007. But what boggles the mind is that fewer than half name climate change as a potential threat. This is disturbing.

2014 May Be Anchorage, Alaska's First Year Ever With No Below-zero Temps

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The last time the official temperature in Alaska's largest city read below zero was Dec. 26, 2013, according to National Weather Service records.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

The Climate Post: UN Climate Negotiators Ink Deal in Lima

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Negotiators have reached a deal at United Nations (UN) talks in Peru, setting the stage for a global climate pact in Paris in December 2015. The agr...

"It's Not Our Children's Lungs That Should Be Burned. It Should Be Polluters."

AP | MARTHA BELLISLE | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green

MEDINA, Wash. (AP) — Overlooking the state Route 520 floating bridge project, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal he said woul...

Will eBay Give Out ALEC Coal This Holiday Season?

Emily Southard | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Emily Southard

This holiday season, eBay's incoming CEO Devin Wenig can signal to customers, shareholders, and employees that eBay's commitment on climate is stronger than ever by dumping ALEC.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Flush Fossil Fuels, Sec. Kerry!

Kassie Siegel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Kassie Siegel

Instead of leading the way at the international level, the United States seems bent on pushing other countries out in front. That's unworkable and morally outrageous given how badly our government has failed to live up to its prior climate promises.

Green Is The New Black Part 2: Human Tide

David Saddington | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
David Saddington

The suggestions of migrants from the developing world swamping borders of the EU and USA have a very determinist view of the future. These predictions do not appreciate the huge complexity of future climate change and the even larger complexity of humans.