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Cutting Carbon Emissions

Could There Yet Be Hope in Durban?

Michael Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Michael Jacobs

The UN climate change conference now under way has been widely dismissed, particularly in the US. Another failure looms, it is said, proving that the top-down negotiated approach cannot work. But as the talks get serious, it seems that failure is not yet guaranteed.

The Fall and Rise of the Carbon Coalition

Matthew DeBord | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Matthew DeBord

The idea of the environment as an asset may horrify those who consider the great outdoors and all that's in it to be a collective human trust. But the fact is that most of what counts as an environmental asset is owned by someone.

Plant Power to the Planet

Jessica Catto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessica Catto

To offset harmful carbon emissions, which make us sick and ratchet up the speed of global warming, we should conjure up a giant terrarium -- a safe harbor for earth's ecosystems.