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When the Oceans Failed

Ghislaine Maxwell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Ghislaine Maxwell

It was becoming obvious that burning fossil fuels created excess carbon, which was absorbed by the ocean, leading to greater acidity. This, in turn, reduced the availability of calcium carbonate, a building block for coral skeletons, shells for shellfish, and many other marine organisms.

13 Photos To Remind Us How Amazing The Ocean Is

INK361 | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
INK361

Did you know that 71% of the earth is covered by the ocean? Two thirds of which is still undiscovered in terms of wildlife. The ocean does a lot of am...

Earth Joins the Selfie Brigade

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Remember when you had to rely on seeing just a part of yourself in the reflection of a dark lake or in a small expensive piece of polished copper or silver-mercury? Probably not.

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Small Islands, Big Impact: Marshall Islands Set Bold Carbon Targets

David Saddington | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
David Saddington

"If one of the world's smallest, poorest and most geographically isolated countries can do it, so can you..." As the Republic of the Marshall Isl...

In The Last Stretch Before COP21, We Need A Greater Focus On Transparency

Psamson Nzioki | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Psamson Nzioki

COP21 is one of our last chances to act, before climate change becomes irreversible. If we fail, our generation's legacy could become one of abiding injustice, to the voiceless of today and tomorrow. But as a transparency expert from Kenya, I know that a deal in Paris is not the end-all: it is only the beginning.

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

14 Climate Leaders to Watch

Janna Oberdorf | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
Janna Oberdorf

Echoing Green expects powerful social returns from investment in promising leaders who recognize the future impact that climate change will have on their health, communities, and economic outlook.

Why We Need to Keep Talking About 2 Degrees

David Saddington | Posted 07.13.2015 | Green
David Saddington

We must keep aiming for 2 degrees, in the same way that organizations aim for zero waste targets or zero workplace accidents as this reinforces that results above these thresholds are unacceptable and can be improved.

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.10.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

How Does China's Climate Pledge Stack Up?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 07.22.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Li Junfeng of China's National Development and Reform Commission has provided a helpful comparison of China's climate pledge and that of leading developed countries. He concludes that China is making significant contributions comparable to that of developed countries, based on a number of indicators we'll discuss below.

'Magic Mike XXL' Is Obviously A Commentary On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Comedy

Who knew? The "Magic Mike" sequel is a metaphor for human-induced climate change.

Is Equality a Foundation for Global Sustainability?

Owen Gaffney | Posted 06.30.2015 | Science
Owen Gaffney

As the sustained media interest attests, Pope Francis's encyclical "Laudato Si" is a genuinely remarkable intervention. In exhaustive detail he identifies the two profound challenges facing our global civilization: poverty and the stability of the planet's life support system.

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...

5 Reasons the Pope's Message on Climate Change Is for Everyone

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.26.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

I never expected to sit down and read a 180-page treatise written by the pope. As a Jew, I don't generally spend my spare time studying Catholic teachings. But I do think about my children's future, and how climate change will alter their lives.

The Moral Imperative of Environmental Stewardship

Anna Maria Chavez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Women
Anna Maria Chavez

Last week, in a message addressed to the world, Pope Francis took the truly historic step of defining climate change and environmental stewardship in strictly moral terms.

Indigenous People Build Fund for Direct Access to Climate Finance, Push for More Active Role in Proceedings

Forest Trends | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Hundreds of millions of dollars in climate finance have been pledged to helping indigenous people manage their territories, but all of that money now flows through intermediaries. Here's how the Amazon's largest federation of indigenous organizations aims to change that.

7 Far-Reaching Findings in Dutch Climate Legal Victory

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

In April I wrote about a landmark Dutch lawsuit on climate action that, if successful, would put the world's governments on notice. Today the Hague District Court ruled in favor of the Urgenda Foundation and its nearly 900 co-plaintiffs. The court's findings are extraordinary and could set precedent in cases around the world.

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.

Climate Change and Religious Unity: Catholics and Jews, Together, Caring for Creation

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb

Who could have imagined this moment, when from the pews to the highest leadership levels, there's enthusiastic coordination and concerted action in so many arenas?

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 ...

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?

I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

Schuyler Brown | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Schuyler Brown

For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack.