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Cool Japan or Coal Japan?

Shin Furuno | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Shin Furuno

The town of Ise-Shima itself is home to the one of the most revered Shinto shrines in Japan and a proud part of our history. But the government is also about promoting the nation's cutting-edge art, technology and culture abroad.

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...

We Can Do It: A Zero-Carbon Transportation System Is Possible

Tony Dutzik | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Tony Dutzik

The Paris Climate Agreement, approved by world leaders last December, represented a bold commitment to prevent the worst impacts of global warming - a...

The Climate Post: Study Links Vanishing of Solomon Islands to Anthropogenic Climate

Tim Profeta | Posted 05.13.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

A study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that five of the uninhabitated Solomon Islands have submerged underwater and six...

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...

Philly Kicks Off Wave of Major Actions Against Fossil Fuels in USA

Patrick Ammerman | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Patrick Ammerman

Philadelphia is the only major city in 2016 that is still investing in a large fossil fuel project. As the Philadelphia Port Authority decides whether to build an oil port on the Delaware River, 300 Philadelphians took to the streets this past Saturday demanding the project not go through.

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.

Big Oil Won't Give Up Without a Fight

John Feffer | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
John Feffer

It's nice to see international competition for a good cause: a veritable Olympics of carbon cuts. But it's not enough.

The Climate Kids Matter More Than Sarah Palin

Stephen Harrison | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Stephen Harrison

There is a very distressing paradigm in which we are currently thinking about climate. We have decided that climate change is primarily a political and cultural - rather than a legal - issue. That's a shame.

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...

Leaving "The Rock"

Carl Nettleton | Posted 04.23.2016 | Green
Carl Nettleton

We have to leave "The Rock." And I don't mean leaving earth, although that might be a solution if it were possible. "The Rock" we have to leave is a metaphorical one, but real none-the-less.

Sign on the Dotted Line, But Don't Forget the Fine Print Is 1.5 Degrees Celsius

Emmanuel de Guzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Emmanuel de Guzman

Anyone watching coverage of the Paris Agreement last December could be forgiven for thinking that countries had defeated climate change itself, there and then, once and for all.

Students Are Fighting for Our Future

Charlie Wood | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

There is a strong tradition of student protests in Australia, and this legacy has profoundly shaped our history and culture. Students have been at the forefront of securing many of the rights we now take for granted as a nation.

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 ...

Delivering on the Promises of Paris: Why the World's Muslims Are Demanding Climate Action Now

Naser Haghamed | Posted 04.18.2016 | Religion
Naser Haghamed

Whilst more and more Muslims are experiencing the ravages of climate change first hand, more Muslims and governments are in turn starting to join the fight against climate change.

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...

Green Infrastructure: Practical Environmental Leadership in the Urban Context

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

The answer to this challenge might be found in focused responses using high priority policy issues for communities and working environmental remediation, mitigation, and restoration into existing dialogues. For example, I have successfully worked to increase green space construction, smart transit, green jobs, and the revenues industries pay to prevent toxic spills.

While the SEC Ignores Climate Change Risks, Others Step Up

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Only SEC action can raise the baseline of climate reporting to protect investors, and prevent laggards like Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway from claiming--with little evidence to back up their claims--that they do not face climate risks.

Redefining Environmentalism: The Paradox of Wealthy Environmentalists

Aletta Brady | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Aletta Brady

People with less money have significantly lower carbon footprints than people with more money.

People of Earth: Scientists Issue Warnings to the Human Population

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.07.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- Over 1800 peer reviews by scientists over a 3 year period has resulted in string of warnings to the population ab...

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?

An Open Letter From Peter Gleick: My Transition at the Pacific Institute.

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.25.2016 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

As readers of this column may already know, earlier this week the Pacific Institute and I announced an important and exciting change: on July 1st after 28 years as co-founder and President of the Institute, I will be moving to a new position as President Emeritus and Chief Scientist.

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...