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Climate Change This Week: Seas Rising 6 Feet By 2100, Xeroxing Solar Panels, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Beautiful Jewels of the Forest are another reason to preserve forests, as...

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

The U.S. Wants To Bring Clean Energy To American Indian Lands

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green

The Department of Energy announced on Tuesday that it would provide $9 million for clean energy projects on tribal lands across the United States. The...

Climate Change This Week: Frying February, Minimizing Methane, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do These and many other baby animals. Source fluffyfeet at pi...

Climate Change This Week: A Really Hot 2016 Start, a Really Cool Battery, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When The Forest Goes, So Does This Beauty, a beautiful tropical forest hummingbir...

Climate Change This Week: Coral Catastrophe, Ultra Thin Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When Forests Go, So Do Captivating Critters, Both Prey And Predators - can you g...

Beware of the Loving Embrace of the Government

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

I am not a government-basher per se. As a reporter, I have covered it too long to say the bureaucracy is always incompetent and lazy. But I have also ...

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Goes Bonkers, Voting For Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Biodiversity - another reason to preserve forests, as this Brazilian Gorb...

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.16.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Steve Horn | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

Climate Change This Week: Electric Microbes, Hot Pledges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

It takes a few minutes to burn a carbon-storing tree, but up to a century or more to replace it -- a century we don't have to avert catastrophic climate change.

Climate Change This Week: Breaking Clean Energy Barriers, A Hot Year and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Breakthrough Energy Coalition a global group of private investors, representing several billions in capital, who will support companies that are taking innovative clean-energy ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. BEC will interact with MI.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.24.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

The Obama Administration Just Quietly Approved A Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 11.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

The Obama Administration has quietly approved expansion of a major pipeline carrying fracked gas destined for the global export market.

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

Climate Change This Week: More Hunger Games, Banks Bail on Coal, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stop Cutting Down My Home!!! When forests disappear, so do beautiful unique wildlif...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.