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Are Deserts Getting Greener?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide may have contributed to a gradual greening of some desert r...

On Science, Politics and Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

One reason you don't want to have politicians mucking around in the nuts and bolts of science is that they often have a shaky grasp of the science at best.

Accounting Trick on Methane Is Deadly for the Climate

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Kyle Ash

Politicians use accounting tricks to make us think their paltry efforts are worth a damn. For one, they dilute the annual impact of climate pollution by spreading it over 100 years. If we don't make serious progress within the decade, however, what we do afterward will be moot.

Shell's Shell Game

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Does a critical mass of outraged citizens qualify as a "major geopolitical shift"? Think of the Vietnam War. Or apartheid, a truly global protest. We may not be there yet, but as climate change impacts get worse, so will the outrage.

The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: A 21st Century Schizoid Climate Plan

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The debate over of the Keystone XL pipeline has heated up with the recent release of the U.S. State Department's Keystone XL environmental impact statement, a report many say has serious deficiencies.

A Natural Stewardship Amendment

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

A number of state constitutions explicitly gives legislators the responsibility for stewardship of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Let's make a New Year's pledge to the future. Let's work towards wider adoption of this simple idea.

Climate Disruption: Earth's Forests Calling -- S.O.S

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Earth's forests are its life-support system. Around the globe they are clearly showing telltale signs of run-away carbon emissions and the effects of rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and massive insect infestations.

Invoking FDR: Where Is the Leadership on Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

With the exception of nuclear war, I can't think of any greater existential threat to human civilization than climate change and its related impacts. If ever we needed an "FDR moment," now would be it.

Smoking Causes Cancer; Carbon Pollution Causes Extreme Weather

Dan Lashof | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Dan Lashof

In June alone, 170 all-time high temperature records were broken or tied in the United States, and more than 24,000 daily high temperature records have been broke so far this year.

Prehistoric Climate Change Transformed Antarctica Into Green Wonderland

Laura DiMugno | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

It may be hard to imagine, but the outer edges of Antarctica were once green, luscious and teeming with vegetation, a new study has uncovered.

National Trust Releases 'What's Your Beef?' Report

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Andrew Gunther

A recent report from the UK's highly respected National Trust has confirmed: Feeding cattle on grass throughout their life-cycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to raise beef.

A Watershed in the Development of the Bio-based Economy?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Stephan B. Tanda

The bio-based economy is far more than just bio-fuels. It is also about replacing the oil-based chemicals and materials in cars, shoes or electronic goods, with chemicals and materials derived from renewable biomass

The Great Carbon Bubble

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Lynne Peeples

What Does Nature Know About Superglue? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Kaichang Li was wading in the surf off the Oregon Coast when he spotted the future of superglue. Beneath the surface, a group of blue mussels anchored...

What New Coal Plants?

David Hawkins | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
David Hawkins

The market has walked away from conventional coal plants. Should EPA try to hold back the tide of market forces? Should EPA set CO2 standards for new power plants that are twisted to make the coal industry happy?

Concentrations Of Greenhouse Gases Hit Record Levels

AP | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green

GENEVA -- Global warming gases have hit record levels in the world's atmosphere, with concentrations of carbon dioxide up 39 percent since the start o...

7 Game-Changing Green Advancements You Should Know About

Posted 10.18.2013 | Green

As temperatures rise and populations get larger, it's clear that breakthroughs in green technology hold the key to the survival of Earth and all the s...

In a High School Lab, Glimpses of an Ancient Climate

Turnstyle | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Biodiversity On Earth Plummets, Despite Growth in Protected Habitats | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 09.29.2011 | Green

Despite rapid and substantial growth in the amount of land and sea designated as protected habitat over the last four decades, the diversity of specie...

Flying Through EU Skies? Then Expect to Play by EU Rules

Martin Rivers | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Martin Rivers

Beyond the brinkmanship and legal wrangling, Europe's path is clear. The ETS has committed to cutting emissions 21 percent against 2005 levels by 2020.

A New Way To Curb Global Warming

Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

A promising new technology could provide a powerful weapon in the fight against global warming. From Gizmag: The technology focuses on tapping h...

Three Strikes and You're Hot: Time for Obama to Say No to the Fossil Fuel Wish List

Bill McKibben | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The Obama administration is making its biggest decisions yet on our energy future, and those decisions are intimately tied to this continent's geography.

Green News Report: April 21, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's hard...

Green News Report: April 19, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Big victo...

Green News Report: April 14, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Californi...