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'Globalization and Its Discontents'

Carl Pope | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.

Carbon Emissions Stabilized In 2014

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Solar, wind and other renewables are making such a big difference in greenhouse gas emissions wo...

Scientists Witness CO2 Trapping Heat In Air In Real-Time

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate c...

The Bully Mentality -- Part II

Harlan Green | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

It's called the bully mentality that we have mentioned before. Bullies are those who want to dominate others without regard to reason or even common sense. And they appear periodically when prevailing cultures or societies lack strong leadership--positive leadership, that is.

The Planet's Future Will Be Shaped By What These 6 Countries Do

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six countries produce nearly 60 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. China and the United States combine for more than two-...

Carbon Intensity: The Foundation of Climate Diplomacy -- New Delhi, India

Carl Pope | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

The historic focus of climate diplomacy on caps and cuts may slow down progress on recognition that rapidly lowering the carbon intensity of every nation's economy, while making low carbon economies more dynamic and robust, is the most promising pathway to a critical mass of ambitious climate commitments in Paris.

Will Our Reliance On Cars Counteract Climate Change Mitigation Efforts?

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

We are not saying that suburban life is bad and everyone should move to the city; it's that we need to work a little bit harder to reduce the environmental effects.

Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Be Legally Binding, Top State Dept. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) - The United States wants to broker a global agreement on climate change that would ...

'Sea Tree' Is The Floating Green Oasis That Could Bring Nature To The City

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts

“The waterfront no longer places a limitation on city expansion, in fact it is the new frontier!” So begins the description for "Sea Tree," a f...

UN Climate Summit Approaches, as Evidence Against UNnatural Gas Rises

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

The U.S is hedging its bets with the lesser of fossil fuel evils -- natural gas -- as a way to avoid the calamity of climate change. But is this gas really the answer to run away carbon emissions, polar ice caps disappearing and extreme weather woes?

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

REPORT: Greenhouse Gas Levels Grew At Fastest Rate Ever

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

GENEVA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gas hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since...

Coal Plants Lock In 300 Billion Tons Of CO2 Emissions

Climate Central | Bobby Magill | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It seems straightforward to say that when you buy a new car by taking out a loan, you’re commi...

Global Trash Burning Far More Polluting Than Expected

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a sc...

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.

Kudos to the White House and EPA on the New Climate Regulations

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

The dangers from human-induced climate change are real and the climate science is sound. Deniers will probably shriek in the coming days, yet their scientific credibility is now nearly zero and sinking fast.

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

Stop Building. Now.

Lance Hosey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Buildings use more energy than any other single industry, accounting for half of all energy and three quarters of electricity consumed in this country.

U.S. Prepares for Climate Disasters While Hitting the Brakes on the Climate Negotiations

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The last thing we need right now is "flexibility." What we need is for President Obama to live up to his inaugural promise made less than one year ago, to "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."

The Financial Case for Divestment of Fossil Fuel Companies by Endowment Fiduciaries

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

Unless large restrictions on carbon emissions are established around the globe, but particularly in the world's two top emitters, China and the US, scientists predict ocean level rises of three to six feet in this century, triggering massive evacuations.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Landmark Majuro Declaration Could Determine Our Children's Future (Video)

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

During the Pacific Island Forum, Australia, New Zealand and 13 Heads of State from other Pacific nations made a landmark declaration -- calling for the full phase-out of greenhouse gas pollution, acknowledging that current efforts to tackle climate change are insufficient.

When Two Social Enterprises Cooperate, the Sum Is Bigger Than Its Parts

Renat Heuberger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Renat Heuberger

This example shows that in the case of two social entreprises cooperating, the sum can be bigger than its parts. The new product advances the cause and the reach of both companies simultaneously.

Random Youth to Know: Param Jaggi is Going the Green Your World

RandomKid | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
RandomKid

I invited Param Jaggi to be a guest writer for my blog today. He founded the company Ecoviate, which is determined to solve some of our greatest issue...

The Doomsday Channel

Todd R. Miller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Todd R. Miller

If it was determined that Apophis was to actually strike the Earth in 2029, I can't help but wonder how we would respond to a potential extinction level event.