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New Report Once Again Shows Danger of MDB Financing for Large Fossil Fuel Projects

Nicole Ghio | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Nicole Ghio

Following decades of detrimental overseas coal project financing by MDB, there has been meaningful progress made to secure new policies at MDBs to limit this type of financing. But despite this progress, there are some entrenched interests that refuse to get with the times.

Climate Change This Week: Methane Blob, Renewables And Global Heat Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Funny or Die: Climate Change Denial Disorder - absolutely hilarious. Enjoy, a...

Latest EIA Predictions Should Be Taken With More Than a Pinch of Salt

James Stafford | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The EIA does offer a vital benchmark from which assumptions can be gleaned and estimates can be made, offering insight into the very opaque world of energy. But take predictions about the future with a huge grain of salt.

The Extremes of Climate Change Possibility

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Climate science suggests that unless we keep the temperature rise from the burning of fossil fuels under 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit, catastrophic changes are likely to occur, including, as Greenstone points out, the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which will reshape human life.

The Renewable Revolution

Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

Don't hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels.

Amid Calls To Divest, Some Universities Focus On Making Research Labs More Efficient

wgbh | Heather Goldstone | Posted 04.16.2015 | College

While only 22 U.S. colleges and universities have actually agreed to sell their shares in oil and coal companies, more than 50 have committed themselv...

Time to End Fuel Subsidies

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.16.2015 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What's wrong with using tax-payers' money to make energy more affordable for everyone? The first problem is that not "everyone" benefits equally. In the average developing country, two thirds of gasoline subsidies go to the rich and only 3 percent go to the poor.

If an Ice Cap Melts in the Arctic and the GOP Doesn't See It, Did It Really Melt?

Ben Cohen  | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

Since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling five years ago, the influx of big money in politics has distorted Washington's ability to represent the people's interests over corporate interests.

'Clean Coal' Pumps Up 'Green Oil'

Kyle Ash | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Kyle Ash

It is not possible to support the use of fossil fuels and the climate simultaneously. True climate leaders have no option but to tackle head-on the damaging economic entrenchment of the coal, oil and gas industry.

Leo DiCaprio: 'Unlocking Nature's Secrets Will Help Us Solve The Climate Crisis'

Tree Media | Leila Conners | Posted 04.20.2015 | World

The short film above, "Restoration," is the fourth episode in the Green World Rising series narrated by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and created by T...

Why I Am Banned From Harvard, and Why I Am Coming Back Anyway

Craig Altemose | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Craig Altemose

We are not merely fighting for Harvard to change its investing practices; we are asking Harvard to align the largest higher education endowment in the world with humanity's best hope for survival -- instead of actively undermining it.

Climate Change This Week: The Hot Race of Clean Energy vs Worsening Weather, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO Why Solar And Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid Much Sooner Than You ...

Deep Sea Drilling Rules and the Transition from Fossil Fuels

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The time and energy devoted by the government to increasing American oil drilling capacity may play well politically, but takes us further from the day we can replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.

Bridging the Clean Energy Divide

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Clean energy benefits all Americans, but it helps low-income families in particular. While the average U.S. household spends 2.9 percent of their income on electricity bills, low-income households spend 8.3 percent on electricity -- and more when energy prices spike.

ALEC Climate Change Denial: Attacks on Climate Regulations and Clean Energy Solutions

Gabe Elsner | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

These pro-clean energy policies translate into direct market competition for ALEC's corporate membership in the fossil fuel, coal, and utility industries.

Bad Jobs Report Could Be Good For Oil Industry

James Stafford | Posted 04.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

The Fed has intimated that it will raise interest rates at some point later this year after more than a half-decade of easy money. But the March jobs report suggests that the swift appreciation of the U.S. dollar is starting to cut into job growth.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Antarctica, the Immoral Ethics of Denial, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Breaking: Climate Change Hoax Revealed! Wow, this is SUCH a relief! I was really ...

Climate Change: When It's All In The Family

Felix Kramer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Felix Kramer

Last year we got a preview, when the Rockefeller family stunned the media and markets by announcing it will sell all its investments in coal and tar sands.

Fossil Fuel Divestment: Some Points of Utility

Benjamin Franta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Benjamin Franta

Over time, we can expect institutions that divest from fossil fuels to face additional pressure, not less pressure, to reduce their electricity consumption from fossil fuels, and to direct their research efforts toward non-fossil energy sources.

Climate Change This Week: Melting Poles, Fading Forest, Solar Soars, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

The Grand Republican Strategy: We Win, You Pay!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

You never hear the reformocons talk about arithmetic in their speeches. They talk about inequality and upward mobility and the American middle class. They talk about all sorts of expensive new plans, and they never mention that there's a catch.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is runnin...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...