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Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.09.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

It Takes a Real Genius to Fake Photosynthesis

XPRIZE | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green

The ambitious goal is to develop a real-world system that can capture carbon dioxide emissions before they vent into the atmosphere and then use solar energy to convert the CO2 into chemical products including biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs, and even liquid fuels.

China Commits to Significant New Climate Actions in US-China Joint Presidential Statement On Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.28.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama announced new and strengthened actions by both countries domestically and working together as part of a joint presidential statement on climate change. These commitments provide substantial new financing for developing countries to build low-carbon and climate resilient economies.

Three Things You Need to Know About Carbon

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Part II of a three-part sustainability series by guest blogger Larry Eighmy, managing principal of The Stone House Group You may recall learning ab...

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.

A New Era for Trade Diplomacy -- With a Climate Protection Twist

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

That is one of the most important political events of the past several years. Investor oriented globalization faces by far its most serious challenge -- now its up to those of us who have been left out of trade diplomacy to come forward with better ideas.

Top 3 Reasons Why 400 ppm CO2 Is/Is Not the End of the World, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Air Conditioning. Part 1: The Numbers

Steven Newton | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Steven Newton

Ton after ton of coal shoveled year after year into row upon row of smoking furnaces and hissing boilers, stretching to the crimson horizon, has spawned a sulfurous monster, a sooty golem who now awakens to stalk the earth.

How Capping Coal Can Help China Peak Its CO2 Emissions by 2025 and Contribute to the Fight Against Climate Change

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Nearly 80 percent of China's energy-related CO2 emissions come from coal. That's why putting a lid on coal is the single most important step China can take to protect itself -- and the rest of the world -- from the devastating impacts of climate change.

Global CO2 Levels Top Unprecedented Milestone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 -- the first time that has happened for ...

The Unfortunate Side-Effect Of Buying From The Internet

Maresa Marangoni | Posted 06.17.2015 | Green
Maresa Marangoni

Climate change is such a massive issue that thinking about strategies for combating its effects -- or even trying to prevent them -- can be frustrating as well as daunting. Luckily, there is an ever increasing number of people that are hard at work finding solutions for problems that are small-scale and often geographically localized. Think of transport, for example. Now narrow the focus down to a single activity, parcel transport for online purchases.

'Clean Coal' Pumps Up 'Green Oil'

Kyle Ash | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

It is not possible to support the use of fossil fuels and the climate simultaneously. True climate leaders have no option but to tackle head-on the damaging economic entrenchment of the coal, oil and gas industry.

Economic Collapse Will Limit Climate Change, Predicts Climate Scientist

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
Till Bruckner

We face an avalanche of global disasters during our lifetime, and unless we slam the brakes on carbon pollution fast, the global economy will collapse to boot.

Is This a Blip or a Tip in Humanity's Onslaught on the Climate?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

For the first time in 40 years, global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector did not increase. During 2014, the global economy grew by 3 percent but emissions remained at 2013 levels.

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...

Feeling the Love All Year Long

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Valentine's Day may have passed, but my kids' haul of chocolate is still lingering. As I attempt to avoid eating just one more piece, I can't help but think about all the love for climate action we felt over the weekend.

There's More to the Oil Crash Than Meets the Eye

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
J. L. Morin

As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.

Supercritical Fluids: A New Direction To The Search For Extra-Terrestrials?

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 03.06.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

Being in a planet so abundant in water, oxygen and resources, it is hard to imagine that life could thrive in any situation but everything seems to be so perfectly balanced for the existence of life, perhaps that's why till now, the search for Extraterrestrial life has only been confined to planets with resources of air and water. Till now.

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

AP | MARTHA BELLISLE | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green

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

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.

U.S., China Cooperate on Climate: 5 Reasons to Be Hopeful

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Daniel K. Gardner

When the world's two largest CO2 emitters finally come together, own up to their carbon culpability, and agree that it's time to go down a path of climate cooperation, there is reason--for once in a long time--to be cautiously hopeful.

Multiplying the Green Vespa effect

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Gaia Paradiso

Let's think sustainably and let's change our behaviors so that we can reduce our individual carbon footprint to make a global sustainable improvement in our lifestyles and in the lives of millions.

Blowing Smoke at Global Warming

Margo T. Oge | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Margo T. Oge

The claims coming from the mouths of our elected representatives showcase an incredibly wide array of pseudo-scientific criticism directed at the contemporary understanding of climate change.

So, How Much Are Plants Helping Us Fight Climate Change?

Mother Nature Network | Russell McLendon | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Earth's plant life may soak up more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously tho...

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 ...

Well Said! Carbon Dioxide Made Simple -- and Personal

Ann Reid | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Ann Reid

Burning fossil fuels. Rising atmospheric CO2 levels. Global warming. The 1-2-3 of climate change. As the GEICO ads say "everybody knows that!" But surveys suggest that, in fact, many people don't understand this simple relationship.