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Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Taking Umbrage With The Papal Encyclical

Robert Walker | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
Robert Walker

Without expanded access to modern methods of contraception, maternal and infant mortality rates in the developing world will remain unacceptably high, and many women and their families will never escape from poverty.

Where Population Poses The Greatest Challenges

Robert Walker | Posted 06.15.2016 | Politics
Robert Walker

Poverty is a pervasive concern in high fertility countries. The world has made progress in reducing severe poverty, but it's been exceedingly slow in countries where population growth rates remain high. While family planning can reduce demographic vulnerability, developing countries also require other forms of assistance.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Global Warming Is Not Just a Bunch of Hot Air

Mattias Wallander | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Mattias Wallander

Pollution by humans causes climate change, and it is creating almost unthinkable tragedies for humanity. The solution lies in individual and common commitment to sustainable living.

Forests Win Big In Bonn Climate Breakthrough

Forest Trends | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Climate negotiators here celebrated the inauguration of their headquarters in the repurposed "World Conference Center Bonn" with a draft agreement on how to slow climate change by reducing deforestation in developing countries.

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

How Indigenous People Are Exploring Many Shades Of REDD

Forest Trends | Posted 06.05.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

REDD could, in theory, help them address their needs and keep illegal logging at bay, but to earn REDD offsets, they'll have to prove two things.

Political Population Poppycock, and the Ethics of Misinformation

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

In "Unrealized Horrors of the Population Explosion," Clyde Haberman beats an obsolete, dead horse, repeating observations made over past decades that Paul Ehrlich's predictions of horrors stemming from our exploding population have not come true. His misplaced focus masks real, constructive discourse on overpopulation and promotes overpopulation denial.

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers

Pavan Lall | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Pavan Lall

MUMBAI -- The Foundation for Ecological Security in India has transformed denuded hillsides and valleys into healthier, biodiverse environments with opportunities for families to expand their livelihoods. This could be just the beginning of bigger things to come.

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

Finding Hope for the Rainforests of Malaysia

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.22.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I joined the WCS Malaysia team on a trek recently through the rainforest of Endau-Rompin, a state park in the southern part of Johor on Peninsular Malaysia. To get to this remote rainforest, you drive many hours past acre after acre of oil palm, through a forest reserve, and then you are there.

Climate Change This Week: CO2 Passes 400 ppm, President Can Act, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...

The Forest, The Farms and the Finance: Why the Tolo River People Turned to Carbon Finance

Forest Trends | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

About This Series  Colombia's Tolo River People collectively own 32,000 acres of rainforest, and that forest feeds the river on which they depend. Bu...

How the Tolo River People of Colombia Harnessed Carbon Finance to Save Their Rainforest

Forest Trends | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

It's a challenge faced by forest people around the world, and one that impacts all of us. Indeed, the loss of pristine forest in the tropics and its blow to biodiversity and ecosystem services are massive and irreversible. To make matters even worse, carbon emissions from deforestation compound the problem of climate change.

A Glimmer of Hope From Borneo

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

I am blessed to have had this opportunity to see this amazing animal -- so much like us humans -- and one that needs our help for survival. And I am very proud to be a part of WCS, which has worked to protect orangutans since the 1960s when Dr. George Schaller started researching this species.

Climate Change This Week: Cloudy Problems, Solar Charity and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

True or False: Cork Is the Greenest Wine Bottle Stopper

Eleanor Shannon | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Eleanor Shannon

Did you know that xork stoppers are made by stripping bark from Cork Oaks? Here is a tree that was recently stripped in the San Pietro Forest in Southern Sicily (Italy).

Climate Change This Week: Earth Shaking News, Groundwater Disappearing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...

Birth Control and the Human-Wildlife Connection

John Seager | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
John Seager

Champions of fossil fuels and others have long tried to frame the debate as a choice between either helping humans or helping the environment. But they're shortsighted and wrong. Helping humans helps the environment.

Where Chocolate Meets Carbon: One Peruvian Project Finds the Sweet Spot

Forest Trends | Posted 05.01.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Last November, a group of Dutch businessmen found themselves far from their desks, standing damp but happy in the Peruvian rainforest, where they'd come to visit the forest they were paying to save.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

McDonald's Pledges to Eliminate Deforestation From Its Entire Supply Chain

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

McDonald's just pledged to only buy food and raw materials from around the world that don't contribute to deforestation, a significant contributor to global warming. Given McDonald's reach, that's a potential game-changer.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...