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Before COP20: Climate Walkers Arrive At Ground Zero

Caroline Richter | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Caroline Richter

Alan Burns is a climate activist from North Carolina. He just came back from a month in the Philippines, where he joined the "Climate Walk" as the only non-Filipino and with his 68 years also as the oldest climate walker.

Climate Change Doesn't Care if You're Republican or Democrat

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

With their longstanding allies now in Senate leadership, big polluters will seek to load up must-pass spending bills with anti-environmental riders and pass stand alone bills to block or overturn hard-fought safeguards.

Communicating Climate Change: A Story of Apocalypse, Money and Mind-Games

David Saddington | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a deeply important issue to all of our lives and we need to start recognizing that. We must talk about climate change in an everyday context and learn how it will affect us as individuals.

Mission Impossible

Nezir Sinani | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Nezir Sinani

The World Bank released a new report on Sunday sounding the alarm that climate change impacts, such as extreme heat events, may now be "unavoidable."

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Any Climate Deal From Upcoming Summit Likely To Be Too Weak To Stop Warming

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A global deal to combat climate change in 2015 looks more likely ...

'Where's the Global Warming?" Thought Buffalonians -- Then They Looked at a Map

A. Siegel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

For too many, that (beautiful) white stuff somehow is a disproving item when it comes to climate change science. To try to explain that, in fact, the snow is related to climate change opens the door for ill-educated mockery.

The Climate Post: IEA Unveils World Energy Outlook 2014: Looking Ahead to 2040

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2014 report, which for the first time provides energy trend projecti...

Good Climate Policy Is Good for Economic Growth

Jake Levine | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Jake Levine

A growing economy and rising sea levels don't have to coincide. Indeed, we now know they are antagonistic. What good is a commercial business district if all the workers have fled in search of breathable air? Or a farm without fresh water?

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Racing to the Top With China

Michael Brune | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Coming from the world's two largest economies and two biggest carbon emitters, the new targets set by President Obama and President Xi Jinping have put the international community on notice: It's time to put up or shut up.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Slams China Climate Deal While Welcoming New Senate Majority

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only climate change Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was interested in Wednesday was the one coming to the U.S. Senate, as he greeted a ...

The Big Climate Deal: What It Is, and What It Isn't

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Bill McKibben

This comes seven weeks after by far the largest global climate demonstrations in history, and amidst ongoing unrest in China about the filthy air in its cities. It isn't, in other words, a reason to slack off a bit in the ongoing fight for a livable climate, a fight our civilizations are in great danger of losing. If we want this to be a start, and not a finish, we've got to build even bigger and more powerful movements that push the successors of these gentlemen to meet what science demands. Today's an achievement for everyone who's held a banner, signed a petition, and gone to jail -- and a call for many more to join us going forward!

Obama-Xi Climate Agreement Opens Door to Success in Paris in 2015

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 01.12.2015 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

President Obama's historic agreement Wednesday with President Xi Jinping of China is the kind of bold action needed to reinvigorate the world's efforts to slow and eventually reverse climate pollution.

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis

Asoka Bandarage | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Asoka Bandarage

How quickly can the shift to renewables and de-carbonization at the source be achieved through individual and grass roots efforts? Globalization is the reality and events like the 'Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis' Conference are themselves the products of globalization.

Breaking New Ground, Connecting Unlikely Allies

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Since the late 1990s, Forest Trends has been working with indigenous partners to develop and test financing mechanisms that not only meet the rigors of western accounting but respect and reinforce the rights of indigenous people.

The Climate Change Game: A Two-Minute Warming

Marc Ross | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Marc Ross

The battle over the future of the planet and its interrelationship to the international renewable energy landscape strikes a familiar chord in another compelling and timely happening -- football season.

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

What the Midterms Mean for Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

When it comes to the pipeline, these midterms have been rather like Macbeth's dour take on life, "a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

As Scientists Sound the Alarm on Climate, a Reason for Hope

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As the world's leading scientists hold up a danger sign, hundreds of thousands of Americans who are moving their communities beyond coal are pointing the way to a solution. This is not a time for cynicism and despair -- it's a time for hope, determination, and action.

As UN Releases Climate Report, One Expert Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2020

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Get ready to order those beach umbrellas in Barrow. One of the leading authorities on the physics of northern seas is predicting...

Running Clean Draws Support from Swing Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Head-to-head matchups between candidates have varied this entire election cycle, but one item we've been tracking has remained consistent -- voters want action on climate change.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

In Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, a 700-Square-Mile Icefield Shrinks, While a Popular Glacier Shows Big One-year Retreat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On the icefield, measurements taken this fall at four of the six monitoring sites showed a net loss of mass, with all of the past winter's snowfall melted out by the end of September.

Climate Change May Cause 'Serious, Pervasive And Irreversible' Damage

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2014 | Green

OSLO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N...