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Earth Day: The Face of Climate Change

Keith Peterman | Posted 06.22.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

For now, Qatar, like many Arab countries, reclaims water from the saline seas. This process requires energy, and a lot of it. They can do this because their vast petroleum reserves provide the needed energy to desalinate the water -- for now. What about the future?

Finding Hope in the Final Hours of the Doha Climate Conference

Kelly Rigg | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

To be clear, we are still barreling down the highway to a dangerously warming world. But in the wee hours of the final night's negotiations I asked delegates whether they found any reason to be optimistic about the future as a result of their time in Doha.

First Carbon-Neutral Coffee Takes Center Stage at UN Climate Conference

Keith Peterman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

Coffee is at the forefront of the sustainability movement, and my preferred coffee bean took center stage here at the UN climate conference yesterday afternoon.

From Oil to Renewables

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Climate change is not only a crisis, but an opportunity. While some people may find it ironic that countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are making massive investments in renewable energy, we think it is absolutely fitting and a logical step.

An Open Letter to Barack Obama: We Are Running Out of Time

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs your leadership now -- and for the first time you have immense popular support, with a majority of Americans believing that climate change is a real threat.

While International Climate Negotiations Continue, the World's Ninth Largest Economy Takes an Important Step Forward

Robert Stavins | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Robert Stavins

I'm referring to the CO2 cap-and-trade allowance auction held by the State of California. The fact that the auction ran smoothly and compliance entities and others put their money down is one important step in establishing the program's credibility.

UN Climate Conference: Feeling the Frustration of Youth

Keith Peterman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

The high-level portion of the COP begins today. Youth -- half the worlds' population -- must wait outside the negotiating rooms to see what future reality awaits them.

As Typhoon Bopha Wreaks Havoc, Philippine Negotiator Urges Wealthy Nations to Address Global Warming

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Democracy Now!

As thousands of people cope in the wake of Typhoon Bopha, global leaders are convened at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Doha. Democracy Now! ...

UN Climate Change Youth Involvement: A Call to Action

Greg Foy | Posted 02.03.2013 | College
Greg Foy

Last Monday, ACS student NGO observer Marla Bianca, a chemistry and environmental science student at Moravian College in Pennsylvania, sat on the floor with U.N. chief climate negotiator Christiana Figueres and other youth discussing the importance of youth involvement.

A Simple and Undeniable Truth

David Buckland | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
David Buckland

Within twenty years, when the baby is grown into an adult, the glacial ice of the high Arctic will have largely disappeared. The baby has been nurtured but have we abandoned any notion of care for its habitat?

Join Us as We Gather Climate Messages for COP18 Negotiators

Asif Iqbal | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Asif Iqbal

Qatar and its people are going to be so important in coming days being the host of COP18: The UN Climate Change Conference beginning today until Dec. ...

Cynical Old King Coal Shows Its True Colors

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.22.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The world needs the investor community to make smart and ethical investments. We need win-win investments that tackle global poverty and inequity at the same time as ending the threat of runaway climate change.