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Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Laudato Si': Reflections on Francis and the Encyclical

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

Pope Francis' encyclical can help answer hundreds of years of prayers. I hope it can be both catalyst and unifying factor to energize a mass movement towards real work on healing the wounds of industrial development, overconsumption and greed.

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.18.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Right predictably freaks out; India goes solar in a big way; PLUS: Trump is running for president. It's no hoax! But he thinks global warming is... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - June 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush finally jumps in to the 2016 race; Hillary Clinton pushes for renewable energy; Shell's Arctic drilling rig escapes Seattle; PLUS:

The Hoax of Climate Denial

Naomi Oreskes | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Naomi Oreskes

Recently, the Washington Post reported new data showing something most of us already sense: that increased polarization on Capitol Hill is due to the way the Republican Party has lurched to the right.

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

Business Must Lead Collaboration to Meet the G7's Fossil Fuel Ambitions

Barry Parkin | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Barry Parkin

This week, the G7 leaders convened in a Bavarian castle and announced a landmark commitment to phase out fossil fuels by 2100. This is a hugely important step on the road to, as Angela Merkel put it, 'decarbonizing the global economy in the course of this century.'

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil spill clean up continues in Santa Barbara; Major media steps up, chal...

Federal Court Finds Challenges to Clean Power Plan Premature

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Tim Profeta

The lawsuit from a group of states and Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp, claimed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it proposed the Clean Power Plan last year. Even though the rule isn't slated to be final until August, the plaintiffs indicated they were facing steep costs to prepare for it.

'Green News Report' -- June 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: EPA study confirms fracking contaminates drinking water; Norway divests f...

G7 Nations Agree to Phase Out Fossil Fuels by 2100

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

The heads of the G-7 leading industrial nations agreed to “decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century” at their meeting this wee...

The EPA's Fracking Study, Explained

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

The EPA admits that fracking has been found to contaminate water, but its incomplete analysis and false characterization of its findings greatly downplays the severity of the problem. Industry's pressure on the agency has politicized what is a basic public health concern.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Georgetown Becomes The Latest School To Divest From Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.18.2015 | College

Georgetown University's board of directors voted last Thursday to end the university’s direct investment of endowment funds in companies whose prima...

Climate Change This Week: Solar-Plus Storage Push, Water and Energy Collide, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.08.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Which is more important to Americans - water, or hydro-power?

Climate Change -- Do We Really Mean Business?

Paul Polman | Posted 06.05.2016 | Business
Paul Polman

The burning of fossil fuels has not only changed the way we live and work, it has also changed our planet, so we must now change once again the way we do business. The cost of not doing so is too high -- if we go on as we are, we jeopardize national and global security and economic prosperity.

'Green News Report' - June 4, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Lincoln Chafee enter the 2016 race; Maryland bans fracking; Texas and Oklahoma ban fracking bans.

'Green News Report' - June 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Three more Republicans enter crowded 2016 race -- we'll tell you their positions on climate change (even if they won't)

Climate Change This Week: Nerd Power, Deadly Heat Waves, Biblical Deluges, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Americans' Exposure To Heat Extremes Could Rise 6-Fold By 2050 - exposing vastly more Americans to dangerous heat waves due to a combination of rising temperatures and rapid population growth in the South and West, a new study warns.

Sustainable Shipping and EPA's Truck Mileage Standards

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

The growing use of trucks to transport freight poses significant technological challenges in the effort to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Air transport presents similar challenges. While we have the technology to build an electric car and power it with renewable energy, the scale and weight of truck, ship and air transport provide a deeper challenge to efforts to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy.

'Green News Report' -- May 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly, record deluges in Texas and Oklahoma; Deadly, record heat in Indi...

University Of Hawaii To Divest From Fossil Fuel Holdings

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.29.2015 | College

The University of Hawaii plans to divest all fossil fuel holdings from its $66 million endowment, its Board of Regents announced. The board unanimo...

Climate Change This Week: Bi-Polar Problems, Solar Breakthrough and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded.

The Age of Fossil Fuels Is Ending, and It Changes Everything

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Diane M. Francis

By 2030, the sun will begin to set on the Age of Oil as the economics and technology behind solar energy, battery technologies and distributed power are rapidly becoming the new Black Gold.

What We're Really Fighting For

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 05.22.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Byrd

This weekend, I'm thinking about the real value of the "cheap" gas we're burning, the real value of a small plastic bottle of clean water, the real value of an American soldier.