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A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

'Green News Report' - August 5, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drinking water ban in Ohio's 4th largest city is over -- for now; Mine ...

Taiwan Follows in the Scientific Footsteps of Florida State Park

Meg Lowman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Meg Lowman

In 2009 two Taiwanese national-park employees arrived at my doorstep in Sarasota, Florida, determined to learn everything about the canopy walkway built in nearby Myakka River State Park. This unique treetop walkway has not only inspired research discoveries but doubled (or even tripled) visitors to the park.

Forests: Cost-Effective Way to Mitigate Climate Change

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The capacity of our forests to sequester carbon suggests that optimized forest management and forest carbon storage can be an important and cost-effective tool in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

Public Outcry Grows Over Uncontrolled Growth of the Biomass Energy Industry

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

To date, Enviva and others in the biomass energy industry have operated largely under the radar and with little to no regulation. The North Carolina port expansion would only fuel the unbridled growth of this industry. But this week's public outcry signals that the tide is turning.

Finally! Tree Huggers Create A Bracket We Can Root For

Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

Update: Congratulations to Hawaii’s “Coco” Coconut Palm, voted 2014′s Ultimate Big Tree. Forget the best college basketball team in the cou...

Protecting and Growing Forests to Save the Climate -- a Business Opportunity for Latin America?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Renat Heuberger

The start of this year's World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama coincides with a landmark in the research on climate change: More than 2000 s...

Pictures of Chernobyl Prove It's Still Haunting, Nearly 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel

After last month's tasteless Top Gear episode with a Chernobyl challenge and a recent Smithsonian article about forests around Chernobyl not decaying ...

Happy International Day Of Forests

Posted 03.21.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Forests cover a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the p...

A Coal Struggle in the Heart of India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

The people of Mahan are demanding what is rightfully theirs and what is protected by clearly defined laws around forests in India.

Why You Should Bring Your Child, and Yourself, Into the Woods This Spring

Suzanne Clores | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Clores

Everything had changed, now that we were here. I could see in her eyes that she understood: we had come to the woods.

Ancient Underwater Forest Could Become Marine Sanctuary

Posted 02.22.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: An ancient, underwater forest off the coast of Alabama — hidden until recently by Mother Nature ...

Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have read dozens of books dealing with the natural world and the environmental crisis. But rarely have I come across the mirror of the world I disco...

Fighting Illegal Logging With Numbers

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Thanks to the Lacey Act, we've already made progress in slowing the trade of illegal wood products, but we still have a ways to go.

Moily Madness in India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

The environment and the rights of millions of Indians hang in the balance as India sees through some of its darkest days of corruption in governance.

2013; The Worst Year Ever for Tigers in India.

Sourav Roy | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
Sourav Roy

Many in India worship Sherawali Mata or Durga, the divine "Mother Goddess" who comes mounted on a tiger, making the king of the jungle the chosen vehicle of one of India's most powerful and revered religious deities.

Kate Sheppard

Can Cutting Down Trees Actually Help Save The Planet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

It may sound antithetical to what we usually hear about climate change, but cutting down some trees could actually be a good thing for our environment...

Warmer Temperatures Change the Balance of Nature

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Who will pay the price? It will be our children -- and the currency will not be monetary.

Biofuels and Climate Change: Pulpwood to the Rescue?

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

The debate has been raging for years. Can biofuels, fuels derived from recently alive plant materials (or manure), serve as the fuel of choice to power our nation's huge fleet of automobiles and trucks and power plants without adding to our climate change woes?

Angry Birds: Audubon Lends Its Support to Industry Initiative That Labels Clearcuts as 'Green' for $60,000

Jim Ace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jim Ace

That's right! An organization whose mission is to protect birds is collaborating with an industry whose members regularly cut down the occupied habitat of threatened or endangered forest birds! That makes no sense.

Regeneration Stories in Scarred Times: My Son, Our Planet

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Ever since my son was diagnosed with a rare ocular syndrome and retinal scarring last winter, I have found myself returning to the promise of regeneration -- in our stories, our health and our ecosystems.

Carole King Urges People to Join the Chorus for Clean Power

Frances Beinecke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

People know Carole as one of the most successful and beloved songwriters in pop music history and incredible performer as well. But Carole has matched her passion for music with a fierce commitment to protecting America's wildlands.

Bangladesh Power Plant Struggle Calls for International Solidarity

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

The Rampal power plant in Bangladesh invokes the classic battle of development versus environment which is a mainstream thought in the developing world. But with rapid advances in clean energy, that debate is being made more and more redundant.

Federal Court Affirms Science As Guide for How EPA Must Regulate Biomass Energy

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

The decision once again made clear that not all bioenergy has the same carbon footprint -- and some increases climate-disrupting carbon pollution.