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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...

'Green News Report' - January 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Democratic Presidential candidates focus on climate and clean energy in I...

Fossil Fuels Are A Terrible Investment, And They're Only Going To Get Worse

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

The market is encouraging pension funds and institutions to jettison fossil fuels from their portfolios, waving a clear warning flag to investors abou...

Funding Wind and Solar Energy Is Inefficient

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Bjørn Lomborg

Instead of spending billions of dollars to prop up today's inefficient wind and solar energy, we should be investing more in green research and development to innovate the price of green energy down below fossil fuels.

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Great Blizzard of 2016 cripples the East Coast; Yes, it was turbo-cha...

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.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

'Green News Report' - January 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Surprise! 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded on Planet Earth; MI Gov...

Utilities Exert Influence Through Universities to Sway Regulatory and Political Debate

Gabe Elsner | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Through university courses, conferences, and reports facilitated by academic staff, the utility industry and its trade association, the Edison Electric Institute, have boosted lobbying efforts targeting state government officials and decision makers.

Why This CEO Wants To Woo Oil Execs To The Right Side Of History

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

It's easy to vilify fossil fuel companies. Oil and coal giants like ExxonMobil and Peabody Energy profit from substances that ravage the environment a...

Saving Africa's Mothers With Solar Suitcases

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

In 2015, some 303,000 women died from childbirth or pregnancy-related complications. Yet that figure, disturbing as it is, is dwarfed by the number of young mothers who suffer injury, infection and disease after giving birth.

Stop Demonizing Fossil Fuel Companies, Warns Global Bank Chief

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- Stuart Gulliver, the boss of global bank HBSC, has made an impassioned plea to activists to stop demonizing the fossil fuel comp...

Green News Report - January 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's Radio Report: President Obama announces big changes for Big Coal and Big Oil on public lands; Republicans heart fracking in sixth GOP debate; finally, corporate media asks a debate question on climate Democrats

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.

Night of the Living Dead, Climate Change-Style

Bill McKibben | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Bill McKibben

Even as the global warming crisis makes it clear that coal, natural gas, and oil are yesterday's energy, the momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion. And it's not just pipelines, not by a long shot.

'Green News Report' - January 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

President Obama's final State of the Union Address. What he said about climate and energy. What he didn't say. And the Republican (lack of) response.

Why Did ISIS Choose To Target Paris?

Lyn Davis Lear | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Lyn Davis Lear

How many have asked this question: "Why Paris right before the climate negotiations? Is it legitimate to ask if this might have been one of the reasons that ISIS chose this city, at this time, for this reason?

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

Revoke ExxonMobil's Corporate Charter for Climate Destruction and Cover-Up

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

From 1990 to 2005, Exxon -- now called ExxonMobil -- spent millions of dollars in a sophisticated campaign to cast doubt on the science of climate change. The oil giant knew better.

Obama's Last SOTU: Strong on Climate and Energy

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.14.2016 | Green
Andrew Winston

In total, this was by far the most climate hawkish State of the Union ever, and that's important progress. But I have two wishes for future addresses.

'Green News Report' - January 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil train protesters use 'necessity defense' in oil train blockade trial;...

Is the Oil Business Becoming the Natural Resource Equivalent of a Failed State?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Sitting atop some of the planet's great oil reserves and getting 73% of their revenues from oil sales (income that dropped by 23% last year), the Saudi royals just hiked the domestic price of gas at the pump by 40%.

The Oil Pricequake

Michael T. Klare | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

As 2015 drew to a close, many in the global energy industry were praying that the price of oil would bounce back from the abyss, restoring the petroleum-centric world of the past half-century. All evidence, however, points to a continuing depression in oil prices in 2016 -- one that may, in fact, stretch into the 2020s and beyond.

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.

Ocean Acidification Is Bad, and It's Getting Worse

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

More than 97 percent of climate scientists tell us that adding greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere is changing our clim...