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Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After years of denial, Oklahoma finally admits fracking causes earthqua...

The Climate Post: Emissions, Economic Growth Parting Ways

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

A U.S. Energy Information Administration analysis released Monday reveals that the country's energy-related carbon emissions grew last year, but more slowly than the economy as a whole, representing a decoupling of emissions and economic growth that is projected to continue through 2015.

Plan for the Future: Use the Social Cost of Carbon

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 04.27.2015 | Green
Rep. Scott Peters

Recently, the House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee reviewed legislation that contained a provision that took me aback: Bar government agencies from considering the social cost of increasing levels of carbon in their analyses and rules. That approach is dangerous to our environment, economy, and security.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Head McCarthy Pledges To Get Climate Rules 'Over The Finish Line' In Obama's Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the final rules for reducing U.S. power plant emissions will be done by mid-summer,...

'Green News Report' - April 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, five years later; As Earth D...

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...

Let's Not Take Our Foot Off the Pedal Now

Margo T. Oge | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Earlier last week, the Obama administration unveiled a blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by up to 28 percent over the next decade and submitted the formal statement to the to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

'Green News Report' -- April 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ontario, Canada joins cap and trade system to fight global warming; Stu...

The Climate Post: Court Hears Arguments Surrounding EPA Power Plant Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

There was skepticism from at least two of the three-judge panel about whether they could hear a challenge before the rule is finalized. Judges Griffith and Kavanaugh both questioned whether the rule making was "extraordinary" and requiring of immediate court review.

'Green News Report' - April 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another GOP climate science denier enters the 2016 race; And a non-deni...

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 ...

'Green News Report' -- April 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate change-denier Sen. Rand Paul is running for President (and Brad...

Kate Sheppard

Bloomberg, Sierra Club Direct $60 Million To Closing Half Of U.S. Coal Plants By 2017

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are upping the ante in their effort to close down coal-fired power plants, announcing on Wednesday...

'Green News Report' - April 7, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Shell Oil returns to the Arctic (buckle up!); ALEC now pretending it ne...

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 ...

'Green News Report' -- April 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Historic, first-ever mandatory water restrictions for drought-stricken ...

'Green News Report' - March 31, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: All-time record high temp in Antarctica; Record low snowpack spells tro...

What the Advertisements Aren't Telling you About Natural Gas

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

Natural gas is indeed a "cleaner" burning fuel than coal (America's sweetheart energy source), as it emits less CO2. But depending on the producers' ability to capture methane leakage during the extraction phase, it is not necessarily better for the climate.

Kate Sheppard

U.S. Commits To Slashing Emissions Up To 28 Percent By 2025

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The United States officially submitted its emissions-cutting target to the United Nations on Tuesday morning, formalizing its commitmen...

Kate Sheppard

Poll Finds Strong Majority Of Americans Support An International Climate Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new poll finds an overwhelming majority of Americans support an international agreement to cut planet-warming emissions. The poll f...

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,...

Kate Sheppard

Mexico Pledges To Hit Peak Emissions By 2026

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mexican government pledged to hit peak emissions by 2026 in an announcement made Friday. Officials also said that Mexico will cu...

Tackling Climate Change -- For Our Kids

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The world needs to put the brakes on climate change. But any plan to tackle climate change can't sacrifice economic growth if we hope to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and ensure that poor people gain access to energy. We need to decouple growth from carbon emissions. Here are five ways the world can shift to a low-carbon growth path.

The Climate Post: Supreme Court Reviews EPA's Power Plant Mercury Rule; Decision Due in June

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

At issue in the case is whether the Clean Air Act requires the EPA to consider costs in addition to health and environmental impacts when determining whether (not just how) to regulate hazardous air pollutants emitted by power plants.