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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2016 | 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 02.04.2016 | 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...

5 Quick and Easy Ways to "Green" Your Home for the Winter

HomeAdvisor | Posted 02.03.2016 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

For many homes, utility usage is the primary culprit when it comes to increased energy bills. While going completely green is tricky, there are several simple (and completely DIY-able) ways to lower your energy consumption.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

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

The Theory That Can Change Everything

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.25.2016 | Science
Dr. Carmen Harra

Dmitry Dyudkin, a professor at Donetsk Technical University, has developed a theory that states that all processes that happen on our planet are directly correlated to the energy and activity of the sun.

2016: Now It's Time to Create Climate Impact

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Niels B. Christiansen

Last year ended on a high note with an historic climate agreement in Paris. It was the best Christmas gift that the world -- and I -- could get.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | 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 01.11.2016 | 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.

Jerry Brown and California Move To Halve Oil Use (As Foreshadowed in 2001)

William Bradley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
William Bradley

California showed up big at last month's UN climate summit in Paris, presenting a model for how one of the world's biggest economies can shift rapidly...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | 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.

What We Can Learn From the 'Dumbest Town in the U.S.'

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The North Carolina community of Woodland voted to put on hold three solar farms planned for the area after a few vocal citizens raised some far-fetched concerns about what solar would do to their town.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | 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.

It's Holiday Season - Time for Gifts of Light and Power

Richenda Van Leeuwen | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Richenda Van Leeuwen

For those of us who focus on bringing power to the quarter of the world who lack reliable electricity, 2015 has been a year of immense change and hope.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | 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...

5 Questions for Joe Romm on What Everyone Needs to Know ABout Climate Change

Tim Ward | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Tim Ward

I met Romm in Paris at the closing days of the Climate Summit, and interviewed him about his new book.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.08.2015 | 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.

UN Climate Summit's Scattered Approach Points Up Importance of California and Jerry Brown

William Bradley | Posted 12.08.2015 | Green
William Bradley

There is some very good news and some very bad news about the current United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.

Energy Efficiency Is the Largest Contributor to Reducing CO2 Emissions

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Niels B. Christiansen

We need to create frameworks on global, national and regional levels that make it easier to overcome barriers such as funding, policy incentives, knowledge sharing and education. In short: we must make it easy to become energy-efficient.

How to Boost Climate Action in a Smart and User-driven Way

Kurt Emil Eriksen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Kurt Emil Eriksen

While global leaders address the climate challenge at the COP21 conference in Paris, another challenge - that of healthy buildings - is being somewhat overlooked.

Sustainable Cities And Buildings At COP21: Delivering Our Future Today

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

How we plan and design our future cities can have major impacts. This is an important reason why the GEF recently launched a $1.5 billion sustainable cities project to support city planning, initially in 23 cities in 11 developing countries.

Villain or Hero? How Digital Technology Affects Climate Change

Tim Mohin | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Tim Mohin

As world leaders gather at the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris in December, the stakes are high for the planet. 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest year on record, projected to beat the previous record holder, 2014.1 While the previous 20 meetings of the Conference of Parties (COP) failed to produce a meaningful global climate agreement, hopes are high that COP21 will result in a breakthrough.

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.01.2015 | 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.

On the way to a decarbonized world?

Dr. Daniel Dettling | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Dr. Daniel Dettling

"A vision that's becoming reality." Rainer Hundsdörfer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ebm-papst, on the effects of climate change and deca...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | 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 Small Steps That Will Lead to a Low-Carbon Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The COP21 talks in Paris are the time and place for those discussions. But after the conference, when everyone comes home, these large-scale policy discussions will be replaced by small-scale management decisions and the day-to-day actions that will reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.