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Climate Change This Week: Gargantuan Blue Blobs, Solar Spin Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

And Now, FINALLY, Some Good News: US Cut Carbon in 2012! reports Suzanne Goldenberg at the UK Guardian, to 1994 levels by increasing energy efficien...

Climate Change This Week: Carbon Bombers, Greenland Meltdown, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Nature: The Rebound Effect Is Overplayed

Gernot Wagner | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Gernot Wagner

Yes, the rebound effect is real. But it's also small. And what's there is actually positive! Why shouldn't people who can now afford to, due to more efficient energy technologies, be able to improve theirs lives?

Climate Change This Week: Browning Dragon, Bright Ideas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Browning Dragon, Heating Planet: China's exploding fossil fuel use threatens far more climate change, reports Lucia Green-Weiskel at the Nation. Coal ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar CrowdFunding, Wild Arctic Times, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate Change Is Profoundly Impacting Americans already, reads the draft of the new US National Climate Assessment, reports Robert McKie at the UK Gu...

The Incontrovertible Business Case for Clean Energy, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

"If we leave it to the market, as imperfect as it is, in due course we will transition away from dirty dangerous fossil fuels, and achieve an economy based on locally available clean energy. There will come a realization in which business and government join together to defeat this crisis."

The Incontrovertible Business Case for Clean Energy

William S. Becker | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Just as a responsible householder would fix his plumbing, a responsible nation would fix the leaks in its energy economy. Responsible businesses are figuring this out and are saving money with green energy.

These TVs' Design Is A Curveball

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - South Korean consumer device makers Samsung Electronics Co and LG Electronics Inc unveiled curved, super-thin televisions on Tue...

Natural Gas Leaks: A Risky Business in Need of a Fix

John B. Kassel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
John B. Kassel

Ignoring leaky natural gas infrastructure is risky business. Let's fix what we have, and maximize our efficiency gains, before aggressively expanding. We'll be more sustainable, and safer, that way.

Climate Change This Week: Super Arctic Cyclones, Droughts to Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

You heard plenty about the 2012 U.S. drought, which still continues, but Britain endured a record early drought THEN record deluges that soaked the ground, then flooded over it, nationwide.

California's Futurist Agenda: A Tale of Three Governors

William Bradley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown is working on the new California state budget, the first in more than a decade to be free of the state's deep chronic fiscal crisis. It's an agenda which his two most immediate predecessors, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis, in large measure promoted themselves.

Climate Change This Week: Marine Heat Waves, Peel N Stick Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

West Antarctic ice is melting much faster than thought and could raise sea levels ultimately by 11 feet, reports Michael Lemonick at Climate Central. ...

WATCH: Your Home Could Be Draining Your Bank Account

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 12.29.2012 | HuffPost Home

These tips will save you a ton of money.

Climate Change This Week: Bumper Clean Energy, Death By Climate Change, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Collaboration Builds a Sustainable AND Affordable Home, reports Kathy Orton at the Washington Post. Habitat for Humanity, community government and lea...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

Book of the Year: Clean Break, the Story of Germany's Energy Transformation -- and What Americans Can Learn From It

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As we transition into President Obama's second term, and as coal consumption in the global energy market continues to climb, Clean Break is the most inspiring and downright revelatory book to cross my desk this year.

Climate Change This Week: A Break for Clean Energy, 2012 Hottest Yet, GravityLight, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.15.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Built to Last: Proposition 39 and California's Schools

Kate Gordon | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

Washington, take note: if our nation physically crumbles, our status as a world leader crumbles too. It's time to take action.

Oil and Gas in the Crystal Ball

William S. Becker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

For those of us concerned about the future of the U.S. in an era of global climate change and international competition over diminishing natural resources, the new report from the National Intelligence Council contains goods news and bad news.

Climate Change This Week: Plastic Lightbulbs, Bye-Bye Reindeer and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.08.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Rudolph and friends are dying off, as Arctic snow now occasionally melts, then refreezes into impenetrable ice, covering reindeer food, explains Jeff Flocken at Living On Earth.

Weathering the Storm, Together

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

When neighbors plant food together, or find jobs improving buildings on their own block -- when they create reliable, safe infrastructure and common green space -- they increase their odds of surviving all kinds of hardships, from storms, to divisive politics, to economic recession.

It's Time to Cut Carbon Pollution From Power Plants, Here's How We Do It

Frances Beinecke | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America is known for facing challenges head on and solving them with action, resourcefulness and innovation. We must do the same with the climate crisis.

Climate Change This Week: Freaky Fracking, the Solar Sell and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.01.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Friggin' Fracking Foiling Human Health all over the U.S., as both underground and accidental above ground releases of toxic chemicals enter our air and water, reports Elizabeth Royte at The Nation. Think organic chemicals, heavy metals and even radioactivity. Fun, huh?

Say "Yes" to Energy Growth

The George W. Bush Institute | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
The George W. Bush Institute

Americans need jobs now. One problem with many current and proposed job creation policies is that they don't create jobs in the near term, which for the millions of out-of-work citizens means next week, not next year. Luckily, there is one industry that continues to be a job creator: energy.

Climate Change This Week: Choking Trees, Mr. Bill Meets Barbie, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.27.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which future do you want to invest in -- renewable clean energy, or plastic Christmas trees? It's getting drier as you think...