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Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | 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: The final r...

At Christmas and Beyond: Trees Keep on Giving

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It is indeed appropriate that the most recognized and celebrated day of the year, Christmas, is also focused around trees. That's because trees are truly remarkable.

Cancún Summit No Solution to Global Warming

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

There are basically two ways to cut carbon emissions, and neither one of them involves global climate change summits like the one just held in Cancún, Mexico.

The Wrath of Global Warming

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

There is no debate about human-induced global warming. Global warming is a citizen's issue therefore we all are required to lend a helping hand -- the time is now.

Climate Science Round-Up: Global Warming = Global Weirding

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

Why does global warming mean global weirding? Why is everything supposed to get worse in a warmer world -- more droughts and more storms? Isn't anyt...

Nuclear Power Ambivalence: the Fears and the Facts

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Germany's ambivalence about nuclear power, common in many developed countries, is again on display following the decision by Chancellor Merkel and the...

California's Global Warming Law Is Here to Stay

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Tuesday November 2 the voters of California will not capitulate to big Texas Oil interest.

A Victory

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

In 1987 we came together and regulated CFCs to solve the ozone deterioration problem -- and it worked. Now we can do the same thing with CO2 and twenty years from now look back on the climate crisis as a thing of the past.

Cap and Trade Population

Robbie Gennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robbie Gennet

We are all aware of the Cap and Trade idea being promoted as a solution to reduce carbon emissions and thereby global warming. Once you put a price on...

Climate Change and Australia's Living Pinosaur

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The discovery of Wollemia was likened to finding a small dinosaur alive on Earth. How had the pine, which was thought to have perished more than 35 million years ago, managed to survive?

WATCH: Global Warming Graffiti Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Take one lightning fast painter and pair him with a serious environmental threat and you've got's latest (and coolest) video. The environment...

Russian Forest Fires Stoke Nuclear Fears. Beware Fear Itself!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

Greenpeace claims that some of the forest fires in Russia are burning in areas contaminated in 1986 with radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. Should people in that region be alarmed?

They've Failed -- and We Must Hold Them Accountable

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It's time to show Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, our senators and President Obama the full extent of our outrage at their failure to take on the greatest crisis of our time.

Breathe in, breathe out

David Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Horton

People have suggested oxygen starvation before, but the new study brings our old friend CO2 into the equation. High CO2 causes the bright lights and other hallucinations in patients suffering heart attacks.

Can Biochar Help Save the World?

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Biochar is a unique 'green' technology: it takes carbon that has been captured from the atmosphere during the growing process of plants, and converts it into a soil additive, thereby storing the carbon in the earth.

In Europe "Think Globally and Act Locally" Is More Than Just a Slogan for Saving the Planet

Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin

Since it burst onto the scene in the 1970s, the mainstream American environmental movement has too often regarded federal leadership and mandates as t...

This Earth Day we need more than a celebration. We need a clean energy revolution that creates 2 million jobs, cuts 2 billion tons, and saves 2 trillion dollars.

Dan Lashof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Lashof

On the fortieth anniversary of the first Earth Day there is much to celebrate: Our air is cleaner and our rivers no longer catch on fire. But we can...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Greening the Blue

Kiyotaka Akasaka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kiyotaka Akasaka

This year, the UN is launching a new public web site that records the carbon footprint of just about every UN agency. The first step in solving a problem is figuring out its true scope and being transparent about it.

Are Bio-Fuels Still Relevant?

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Opponents of bio-fuel claim that it will never be competitive with gasoline or diesel. But bio-fuels are still in their infancy -- with more research, they may indeed become a competitive alternative energy source.

Turning CO2 Into Car Fuel: Can It Be Done?

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Researchers in Bath and Bristol are working to discover if carbon dioxide extracted from air could be turned to car fuel....

India's Solar Cell Phone Towers Will Reduce CO2 By 5 Million Tons

CleanTechnica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Indian government is likely to come out with a mandate that would require telecom operators to transfo...

Household Products Could Absorb CO2 Emissions

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists at GE Global Research found that aminosilicones-a group of materials found in household products like hair conditioners, fabric softeners a...

Ford Cuts Computer Use Reducing 20,000 Tons Of CO2 Emissions

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The most recent example of putting this in practice comes from Ford. By centrally controlling the power settings on the company's computers, they are ...

REDD: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Khadija Sharife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Khadija Sharife

All carbon is not created equal: One ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated in New York from several McDonalds burgers, for instance, clocking in at 16...