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An Interview with Sara Terry on Effectively Documenting Climate Change

James Whitlow Delano | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
James Whitlow Delano

Sara Terry is a media force of nature; an award-winning filmmaker, documentary photographer, and journalist. While working as a staff writer for the ...

Ending the $73 Billion in Public Financing for Overseas Coal Projects

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Billions of dollars' worth of government support continues to flow towards fossil fuels and, incredibly, towards overseas coal projects. If governments are serious about addressing climate change, they must stop publicly financing the expansion of overseas coal projects. Some countries have joined the effort of late, but a few are still dragging their feet.

Climate Change and the Courts: Court Rejects Latest Industry Ploy to Block Carbon Pollution Limits

David Doniger | Posted 06.12.2015 | Green
David Doniger

Here's the important point: While EPA considers these questions, the Clean Air Act's "best available control technology" requirements remain fully in effect for carbon pollution, just as for any other dangerous pollutant. That's another important court victory for the fight against climate change, for EPA and the Clean Air Act, and -- most importantly -- for all of us.

EverydayClimateChange: Taking a Stand

James Whitlow Delano | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
James Whitlow Delano

Climate change. I've decided to take a stand on this one issue, a principled stand. Principle is one thing, at least, that can never be taken away f...


James Whitlow Delano | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
James Whitlow Delano

Show, don't tell. One thing I have learned from living for over two decades in Japan is that words can only do so much. The most cleverly crafted ...

Climate Meeting in Lima: Setting Key Direction for New International Agreement

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The new agreement will be centered on several key issues including: (a) new emissions reduction targets that countries will commit to implement; (b) investments to support developing countries in their efforts to address climate change; and (c) tools to ensure that countries meet their commitments.

Europe Takes First Step Towards Paris Agreement: Commits to Next Round of Emissions Cuts

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The European Union has agreed to an additional package of measures to address climate change as they become the first country to announce their post-2020 climate targets in advance of the Paris agreement next December.

A New Global Vision For The Paper Industry

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Reforming the way paper is used and produced is not a political issue. It is an urgent ecological need.

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.

Climate Change Damages Are Happening Now & More Severe Impacts Are Coming if We Don't Act Aggressively

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

We shouldn't need another wake-up call that it is time to act aggressively to curb climate change, but this report should serve as the last wake-up call to those sitting on the sidelines.

Key Actions to Deliver on Secretary Kerry's New Climate Policy Directive

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Secretary Kerry has just issued his first "Policy Directive" as U.S. secretary of state. This new directive outlines that climate change is a central issue for the State Department and directs an "all hands on deck" approach to this issue.

Warsaw to World Leaders: You Have Your Work Cut Out for You

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

There is already ample evidence that humanity isn't acting quickly enough to address climate change. The need for greater action in 2015 is obvious. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that countries can get their act together by then.

How Did They Do That?! Environmental Leadership, One Electric Car At a Time

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

If one measure of society's progress is environmental understanding and activism, the students of Team Marine are light-years ahead of where I was at their age. And that's very good news for all of us.

Facilitating International Climate Action through President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In unveiling the U.S. National Climate Action Plan, President Obama signaled two important things that will help international efforts to address climate change -- he signaled that the U.S will act at home to reduce its pollution and it will take steps to help secure strong international action.

Obama's Climate Plan Will Bring Important Benefits for the Latino Community

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

It's our moral obligation to future generations to leave them a healthy planet. This plan will tackle climate change constructively not only in the U.S. but globally. It's time to work together to make this happen.

US-China Agreement on Super Climate Pollutant Could Make an Important Dent on Climate Change

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the weekend, Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to work together to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- a "super greenhouse gas." They agreed to work under the Montreal Protocol.

Aviation Industry to Governments: We Want a Global Cap on Aviation Climate Pollution Adopted This Year

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation industry just endorsed an agreement that they "strongly encourage" governments to adopt a single global market-based measure to cap aviation's climate pollution at this year's meeting of the U.N. body tasked with managing international aviation.

Countries Acting at Home to Address Global Warming: The Key Fight Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some of these battles have been won this year, but more confronts us. Here are some examples of actions by key countries and why it is critical that we succeed on these efforts in the next few years.

Global Warming Is Already Causing Loss of Life and Damage to the Economy Around the World: New Report

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

From devastating floods in China and the Philippines to droughts in Africa, the same extreme weather patterns that have hit the United States have impacted locations around the world. This is the face of global warming.

Public, Politicians, and Others Rally to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the last 24 hours the social media world was abuzz with ending fossil subsidies as a core part of efforts to address global warming.

Farming Better, Eating Better: On the Ground Solutions From the Growing Green Awards

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Brown succeeds because he loves his work, he loves his land, and he believes that by making his ranch more sustainable, he's doing the right thing, for his family and his faith.

Clean Energy Investments Continue to Soar: Time to "Triple Down" on Renewable Electricity

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Renewable energy is real, cost competitive in many situations, and a growing source of business opportunity. And given that other sources of electricity contribute to global warming and local air pollution, now is the time to double-down on more renewable energy.

Former President of the Maldives Tells the Story of a Vulnerable Country (With Hints for All of Us)

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If you are the leader of a small island state -- like the Maldives -- and every day you are faced with the threats posed by global warming what would you do?

Important Progress At Global Warming Negotiations In Durban; Major Work Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The agreements reached in South Africa make important progress, but much more work lies ahead to address global warming. Here is a quick overview of what was agreed and what it means:

What New Coal Plants?

David Hawkins | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
David Hawkins

The market has walked away from conventional coal plants. Should EPA try to hold back the tide of market forces? Should EPA set CO2 standards for new power plants that are twisted to make the coal industry happy?