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The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

Fear and Loathing in Warsaw: Painful Progress Toward a Global Climate Deal

Yvo de Boer | Posted 01.27.2014 | Green
Yvo de Boer

To my mind, a successful climate agreement will include three priorities: real leadership by rich countries; serious engagement by developing countries; and significant financial assistance for the poorest countries to deal with the impact of climate change.

Ocean Acidification: The Climate Change Buffer, but Another Environmental Disaster in the Making

Greg Foy | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Greg Foy

About one quarter of the human-made CO2 emissions have been absorbed by oceans, creating yet another environmental problem of global concern.

Warsaw to World Leaders: You Have Your Work Cut Out for You

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

There is already ample evidence that humanity isn't acting quickly enough to address climate change. The need for greater action in 2015 is obvious. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that countries can get their act together by then.

They're Going Hungry: A Chat With the Young Americans Fasting at COP 19

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

Around the world, supporters have been "standing with the Philippines" and many have joined in a solidarity fast -- including a number of American youth here in Warsaw.

Lynne Peeples

The Landscape Can Protect Our Health, If We Can Protect The Landscape | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon sw...

The Climate Post: EPA Proposes Lower Biofuel Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday announced cuts to a federal mandate dictating how much ethanol must be blended into gasoline....

Lost in COP

The Verb | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
The Verb

Forget plenary halls and meeting rooms -- or even Room Lublin and Katowicke. Here's The Verb's guide to the actual rooms of any UNFCCC meeting.

Anti-Science CFACT Makes Holocaust Reference About United Nations in Poland

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

After writing that "there simply is no parallel" between the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and current UN efforts to address climate change, CFACT President David Rothbard went ahead and drew the parallel anyway.

Ranking the Climate Culprits

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Groundbreaking, independent new research -- 8 years in the making -- is shining fresh light on the biggest climate culprits in the world, and quantifying exactly how much of the climate change pie belongs to whom.

'Momentum for Change' Is Building for Climate Solutions

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

I'm pleased to be co-hosting an awards ceremony this week celebrating global 'momentum for change' at the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw. So far, the news out of Warsaw doesn't seem to warrant a celebration.

Bamboo Bikes Address Gender Equity, Poverty, and Climate Change

Keith Peterman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Young women with little or no education are trained to manufacture and assemble the bikes. But, this Initiative is more than just bikes. The women are also instructed on how to use bamboo waste to manufacture charcoal briquettes to address energy needs.

Snow White's Apples

The Verb | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
The Verb

Polish apples have become the unlikely talking point in climate change talks last week. As Yeb Sano of the Philippines made a passionate plea to his f...

COP 19 Warsaw Update: How Secretary Figueres' Main Objectives Faired in the First Week

Ben Jervey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Ben Jervey

The first week of any of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP, for sure) is always a whirlwind, as delegates, campaigners, and media alike shake off their jet lag and try to find their way around a new, always-perplexing venue.

#WeStandWithYou: The Call for Justice Grows at UN Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Cameras clicked and whirred as Yeb Sano, the soft-spoken lead negotiator from the Philippines stood before the world's media at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw this afternoon.

UN Climate Conference in Warsaw: Power of the People

Keith Peterman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Keith Peterman

Right now, leaders from around the globe are gathered in Warsaw. Over these two weeks they hope to forge agreements that will confront the repressive, civilization-challenging issue of climate change.

Thousands March Outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw, Poland

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Thousands of people from around the world took the streets outside the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw today to demand climate justice.

Why Have Farmers Yet Again Been Forgotten at the UN Climate Talks?

Anette Engelund Friis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Anette Engelund Friis

As I sit inside the negotiating chambers of the climate talks in Warsaw, I am watching yet again a huge potential solution to climate concerns being neglected.

The Climate Post: U.N. Climate Conference Kicks Off Amid Reminders of Deal Urgency

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The 12-day United Nations Climate Change Conference, which aims to forge an agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions, began in Warsaw, Poland, this week. The goal set by the U.N.: limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels.

Where Is Obama on Climate Treaty?

Kyle Ash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kyle Ash

The seriousness of global climate disruption demands leaders with a global view of the problem, who are willing to do everything in their power as quickly as possible.

Filipino Typhoon Encore

The Verb | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The Verb

For the second year in a row, UN climate change negotiations take place in the wake of a typhoon striking the Philippines.

Intellectual Property Rights With Pachauri

The Verb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
The Verb

In an interview with The Verb, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has called for greater collaboration between organisations from all over the world in the development of new technologies to tackle the challenge of climate change.

WATCH: Philippines Climate Negotiator Makes Emotional Plea

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green

As the Philippines reeled in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan on Monday, a climate negotiator from the island nation made an emotional statement at the UN c...

Australia Won't Be Missed

The Verb | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
The Verb

NGOs across the country have been vocal about their disappointment in the Australian government. Yet, given Australia's reluctance to be ambitious at previous negotiations, the real question is - will we even be missed?

How Climate-smart Agriculture Is Improving the Lives of Millions Around the World

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

After four years of fruitless discussions on agriculture, we need global policies that recognize the critical role of agriculture for climate change adaptation and mitigation.