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Big Oil Ads Beat Out Climate News On CNN

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green

Fossil fuel ads are drowning out news reports about climate change on CNN. During one week in January, just after NASA announced that 2015 was the hot...

'Green News Report' - April 26, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 30 years after the world's worst nuclear accident, new efforts to contain...

Climate Change This Week: The Coral Canary, a Windy US Future, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Another Reason To Save Africa's Forests - its butterflies, such as these glass wi...

Colleges Face Student Protests Over Fossil Fuel Investments

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business

Students at nearly a dozen U.S. colleges have planned protests in recent weeks targeting their schools' investments in the oil, gas and coal sectors, ...

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Criminal charges for officials in Flint lead poisoning crisis; Louisiana ...

The Clinton Foundation's Cozy Ties with Exxon

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Last week, an open letter to the Clinton Foundation asked that it return more than $1 million in donations it has received from Exxon in recent years. The letter, signed by 20 organizations and individuals, cited the blatant disconnect between its stated mission to address climate change.

Students Are Fighting for Our Future

Charlie Wood | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

There is a strong tradition of student protests in Australia, and this legacy has profoundly shaped our history and culture. Students have been at the forefront of securing many of the rights we now take for granted as a nation.

Climate Change This Week: Avoiding the Heat, All Weather Solar Cells, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. A Prickly Situation - this cartoonish katydid is found in Yasuni National Park, E...

Slow Down, Big Money

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Recently, in Shakespeare's As You Like It , the language seemed to accelerate to shrill inhuman interchanges accompanied with much brilliant physical...

'Green News Report' -- April 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another historic rain event, this time in Houston; Hillary Clinton's big ...

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Worse For The Climate Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green

Oil and gas producers are spewing a lot more methane into the atmosphere than regulators previously thought. New figures on greenhouse gas emissions s...

Breaking Free from the Grips of Coal

Sohara Mehroze | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Sohara Mehroze

When it comes to power generation, Bangladesh faces a tough choice. On one hand the country has a burgeoning population with millions still without electricity coverage and coal reserves available to meet that need; on the other, it is one of the most climate vulnerable nations.

Fossil Fuel Companies Need to Become Renewable Energy Companies

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Steven Cohen

I am a little confused about the absence of vision in some fossil fuel companies. I know they have billions of dollars invested in fuel reserves and in the infrastructure to extract it from the earth and distribute it to consumers. But they must know that they are in a doomed industry.

'Green News Report' - April 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: World's largest coal company declares bankruptcy; Utility CEO foresees an...

Own What You Own

Amanda Hanley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Amanda Hanley

It's been said -- if you own fossil fuels, you own climate change. Both as individuals and as directors of the Hanley Foundation, we have been Divest Invest signatories since 2014. Here's our story that will hopefully inspire you to join the movement as well.

How To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business

There's money out there for clean energy. And with the right kind of infrastructure spending, we can help shift it away from fossil fuels and toward r...

New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green

In 1968, a pair of scientists from Stanford Research Institute wrote a report for the American Petroleum Institute, a trade association for America's ...

This Hydrogen-Powered Car Could Be The Future Of Sustainable Mobility

The Huffington Post | Chantelle DMello | Posted 04.14.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

A new hydrogen-powered car called the Rasa, created by U.K.-based manufacturer Riversimple, could be the future of sustainable mobility. In the video ...

'Green News Report' -- April 12, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Judge rules children's federal climate change lawsuit may go forward; Big...

Everything's Bigger in Texas - Including Air Pollution Problems

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Did you know that more sulfur dioxide haze pollution come from the eight Texas' coal plants subject to the EPA's haze clean-up plan than from all of the sources in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana combined? It's a serious air quality and public health problem.

Climate Change This Week: Seas Rising 6 Feet By 2100, Xeroxing Solar Panels, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.12.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Bizarre Beautiful Jewels of the Forest are another reason to preserve forests, as...

Al Gore calls for fossil fuel divestment at Harvard

Benjamin Franta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Science
Benjamin Franta

On April 7, Al Gore, founder and chair of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at Harvard University about the need to tackle climate change. The first...

Is the World Bank Snatching Climate Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

While clean energy is cheaper to buy and operate than fossil, it requires more capital at the front end -- because the benefits of free sun and wind flow over time, while the expenses of turbines, panels and batteries come all at once. 

'Green News Report' - April 7, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Coal boss convicted in deaths of 29 miners is sentenced to just 1 year in...

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.