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Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 01.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

4 Trends That Should Give You Hope for Our Planet in 2015

Will Turner | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Will Turner

As any good doctor or engineer will tell you, we do have to talk about problems as the first step to finding solutions. Still, most of the news we hear seems to dwell on the bad. So was there any good news in 2014?

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

On the last day of 2014, let's hear it for the national and corporate leaders, the mayors and non-governmental organizations who built new coalitions for action -- not because they had to, but because they know that it's right to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The Growing Level of Environmental Awareness

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The goal is a high consumption economy that protects the planet while it enables economic security, leisure time and personal growth for people everywhere. For this to happen we need to change the definition of consumption.

Climate Change This Week: Bishops Bugle, Latin Solar Salsa, the Price of Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Many orchids are now endangered or going extinct, as we destroy their special habitats. As it is, our exploding populations are changing the climate and irreversibly extinguishing much of the beautiful tapestry of life on Earth, and our mega life support systems, our ecosystems.

Greed and Resistance in Sarawak's Rainforest

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The greed and corruption of a small clique are now turning Sarawak's rainforests into a monoculture of oil palms and hydropower reservoirs. Lukas Straumann documents the local politics, international complicity and desperate resistance in the struggle over one of the world's last paradises.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Biruté Mary Galdikas: 'If Orangutans Go Extinct, It Will Be Because of Palm Oil'

Tadzio Mac Gregor | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Tadzio Mac Gregor

This woman of Lithuanian heritage has grown to become one of the greatest scientists and primatologists of the 20th century. Biruté Mary Galdikas has spent more than 40 years living and studying the behaviour of orangutans inside the once pristine rainforest of Borneo, Indonesia.

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Mourning the Loss of the Tiger

Andrew Lam | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Andrew Lam

Many years ago when I was a frail asthmatic child living in Vietnam during the war, my great-aunt gave me a broth made of tiger bone. She promised it would turn me into a robust boy. My mother, a great believer in ancient remedies, readily consented.

Toward Business Unusual: How Companies, Governments, and NGOs Are Taking on Deforestation

Forest Trends | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Illegal logging in Ecuador Imagine walking down the supermarket aisle and plucking tropical trees from the shelves. Next to the milk, you throw in ...

The Forest That Fights Climate Change

Will Turner | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Will Turner

The opportunities to harness tropical forests as nature's climate change solution are essential and immediately available, but disappearing. We must act now.

Memo to McDonald's: The Climate Deserves a Break Today

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Besides the fact that McDonald's sells a lot of beef, which is by far the worst meat for the climate, it's one of the top 10 largest users of palm oil, the world's most popular vegetable oil -- and a major source of carbon emissions.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

Clearing the Table, Not the Rainforest, This Thanksgiving

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2015 | Business
Mindy S. Lubber

Investing in companies that practice sustainability in their supply chains helps to ensure that the retirement funds of those who have served the state and cities of New York are being invested in companies that take the long view.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

Richard Schiffman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Palm oil is now used in nearly half of all foods on supermarket shelves, added to everything from breakfast cereals to margarine to potato chips. It is also an ingredient in shampoo, soaps, cosmetics, toothpaste, and laundry detergents, and is used as a feedstock for biofuels.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.17.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Breaking New Ground, Connecting Unlikely Allies

Skoll Foundation | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Since the late 1990s, Forest Trends has been working with indigenous partners to develop and test financing mechanisms that not only meet the rigors of western accounting but respect and reinforce the rights of indigenous people.

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.