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The World Has Pledged To Divest $2.6 Trillion From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The amount of money the world has pledged to divest from fossil fuels now exceeds $2.6 trillion, a group of policymakers, philanthropists...

Fossil Fuels: A Present We Can't Unwrap

Anders Levermann | Posted 10.11.2015 | Green
Anders Levermann

In only 200 years or so, we will have burned all fossil fuel on the planet. Coal, oil and gas are a gift to those who own them and as long as they can be sold for more than it costs to get them out the ground there is no economic brake for carbon emissions. We need to solve this problem

'Green News Report' - September 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Eleven candidates, one question on climate change in the latest GOP Pre...

What If Opposition to the Iran Nuclear Deal Is All About Oil?

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Mullen

Slower economic growth in China and other developing economies have contributed to weaker demand, while fracking and other innovations have combined with increased production by OPEC nations to increase supply. Both of these trends are likely to continue .

'Green News Report' - September 15, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: California's all-time record heat and record drought explode into more...

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

MIT Climate Countdown: A Call to Action on October 2

Geoffrey Supran | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Geoffrey Supran

This is an invitation to stand up for science against the greatest threat civilization has ever known, an invitation to do more about climate change together than any of us can achieve alone. So circle October 2 on your calendar, and then I'll explain.

Climate Change: A Genocide Driver, Solar Scores Again, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

New data, with help from Google, illustrate unprecedented -- and until now, largely overlooked -- forest loss in Southeast Asia and West Africa, among other hotspots.

Solar Power Today and its Potential for the Future

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 09.14.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Solar power, once called the energy of the future, is actually the energy of today. This week in Anaheim California, Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar power trade show in North America, will host 15,000 attendees with over 600 exhibitors to talk about solar energy.

'Green News Report' - September 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

A new entry into the 2016 Democratic presidential race -- and yes, we've got his position on climate change.

The Real Impact Of Universities Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

The University of California's announcement on Wednesday that it had pulled $200 million out of coal and oil sands investments may be one o...

Yes Mr. President, Arctic Oil Is A Climate Change Issue

Tim Donaghy | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Tim Donaghy

Obama has done more than any previous president to restrict greenhouse gas emissions, but his administration remains stuck in a contradictory policy of promoting fossil fuel extraction that threatens to "lock-in" decades of emissions that we can't afford.

‘Big Victory’: University of California Sells Off Coal, Oil Sands Investments

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

It’s one small step for the University of California -- and a “big victory” in the fight against climate change. According to ...

Fighting Back Against FirstEnergy's Coal Bailout

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

How would you like an investment that promises you a guaranteed return on your equity of more than 11 percent no matter how the company actually performs? That's exactly the kind of sweetheart deal that FirstEnergy is trying to lock in on the backs of Ohio customers.

American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Elected officials and the public should make note that while these groups claim to be "free market" think tanks and non-profits, in reality, they are operating as front groups for the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests with a financial interest in stoping the wind production tax credit.

Climbing Denali

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Would that President Obama meant what he said when, as he began his symbolic, climate-change-awareness trek to Alaska, he declared: "The time to plead ignorance is surely past."

'Green News Report' - September 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: President Obama makes powerful case for climate action on the edge of ...

Michigan's Republican Governor Says State Will Comply With Obama's Climate Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced Tuesday that his state will comply with the Obama administration's new regulations limiting greenhouse gas em...

Taming the Elephant on Wall Street

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Dave Pruett

We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.

Why Obama Is Still Missing A Key Step When It Comes To Climate Change

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina; NASA warns at least 3 ft. o...

Two Solutions That Cut Down on Fossil Fuels

Paul Falkowski | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science
Paul Falkowski

The first solution is to take the carbon dioxide out of the stack gases of (mostly) coal-fired power plants, or if not there, then directly from the air. Both solutions are expensive and would add a cost to the price of electricity -- but both are, from a technological perspective, doable.

The ACT Is a Beacon of Hope in Tony Abbott's Sea of Despair

Charlie Wood | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Charlie Wood

All of this local climate leadership in the ACT Assembly is incredibly ironic given the climate craziness playing out just a stone's throw up the road at Parliament House.

Climate Change This Week: Wind Winds Up, Extinctions Explode and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."

Interview With UN Climate Change Report Author: "Avarice Has Overcome Fear"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

"In September, a few decades from now, our rich, colorful planet will display to a traveler in space only one white polar ice cap instead of two. Ther...