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From Lofty Perch, CLAIRE Will Bring Climate Pollution Down to Earth

James Glave | Posted 11.25.2015 | Science
James Glave

This coming April, a rocket will lift off from an island off the east coast of India and launch CLAIRE--a powerful new tool in the global effort to combat carbon pollution.

Climate Change This Week: One Degree Closer to Catastrophe, the Clean Surge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.30.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.

Another Year to Give Thanks... For Holiday Deals!

Mike Bellamente | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Mike Bellamente

Many would argue, though, that in order for our monkey-brained congressional leaders (no offense to monkeys) to agree to a level playing field on climate with other world powers, we must first see the demand from voters within. This is precisely where #BlueMarbleLove is meant to act as our call to arms to the American public to show that we stand aligned on the need to address climate change.

As Chevy Ends Award-Winning Sustainability Plan, The Climate Is Just As Screwed As Ever

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business

Should an automobile company be applauded for its contributions to the environment when its core business is fundamental in destroying it? Well, Chevr...

Congress' Carbon For Safety Charade

Margo T. Oge | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

There is no science that suggests that any of these technologies reduces fuel consumption or pollution. Instead, the House bill is arbitrary, unscientific and removes the incentives for the automakers that have led to so many advances in efficiency.

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

Forget Keystone XL, The Clean Energy Sector Has Jobs

Bob Keefe | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Bob Keefe

President Obama had plenty of good reasons for rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Nov. 6, but here's one more reason that made it all the more logical: We're already creating lots of energy jobs in America.

Is Obama Doing Inhofe's Dirty Work on Biofuels?

Paul Alexander | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Paul Alexander

It's ironic, then, that even as Obama extolls the virtue of keeping fossil fuels in the ground, his administration is in the process of gutting the Renewable Fuel Standard, the most significant piece of legislation passed over the past decade to do just that.

Climate Change This Week: The Chocolate Connection, Faltering Forests, a Solar Alliance, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon What We Lose when the forests of As...

Symbolic Politics, the Keystone Pipeline, and Climate Policy in the Real World

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

Symbols have meaning and can influence perceptions and values. But they should not be confused with real, operational change on the ground.

Greenhouse Gases Reached Record Highs In 2014

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.09.2015 | World

 GENEVA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 as the relentless fueling of climate change mak...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.08.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, as the East Coast basked in balmy June temperatures, we saw both urgency and action on climate change. The urgency arrived on Thursday in the form of a major report compiled from 33 different research groups that found that "human-caused climate change" played a role in at least 14 extreme weather events last year. The action came a day later as President Obama, on the eve of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris, announced the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying the project would "undercut" America's "global leadership" on climate change. "If we want to prevent the worst effects of climate change before it's too late, the time to act is now," he said. "Not later. Not someday. Right here, right now." After all, as this week's report showed, the effects of climate change are also right here, right now.

Cooling the Climate with Giant Seaweed Farming

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Clayton B. Cornell

Australian climate scientist Tim Flannery suggests we could cool the climate with massive seaweed farms to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.

The 4 Issues That Will Make or Break the Paris Climate Talks

Michael Dobson | Posted 11.12.2015 | World
Michael Dobson

Governments from around the world are gathering in Paris to discuss what is arguably the most consequential international agreement ever. Here's a guide to some of the draft climate agreement's most important -- and most contentious -- issues.

Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

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The Climate Post: Countries Position Themselves for Paris Climate Talks

Tim Profeta | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

In a joint statement on Monday, China and France signaled that any deal reached at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Nov. 30-Dec. 11, should include five-year reviews of emissions reductions commitments in order to "promote efficient implementation."

The World's Climate Targets: Major Steps Toward Our Climate Goals

Paul Bodnar | Posted 11.02.2015 | Green
Paul Bodnar

Like other global challenges, climate change won't be solved all at once. No single action, no single government, and no single summit will decisively address one of the greatest threats of our time. But an ambitious agreement in Paris would be a turning point.

Previous Address: Mother Earth

David Scott Clegg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Green
David Scott Clegg

We, the race known as humanity, have been relocated - evicted really - due to unruly activity here on Mother Earth. The move was rather sudden, although the build up to it took ages. Our landlord was exceptionally patient with our behavior. We were not as kind.

I Want a Carbon Fee -- or 'Clean Reward' -- Because I'm Selfish, I Breathe, and I Want My State to Prosper

Adam Sulkowski | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Adam Sulkowski

Since 2008 British Columbia's economy has grown while carbon pollution dropped using a popular and business-friendly law championed by a centrist-conservative politician.

Is Renewable Energy Starting to Bend the Carbon Curve?

Clayton B. Cornell | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Clayton B. Cornell

Since 2006, the state has had a renewable energy standard requiring the addition of more clean power -- now, in 2015, clean energy powers 25 percent of all electricity used in the 8th biggest economy in the world.

GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte Backs Obama's Climate Change Plan

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) came out in favor of the Obama administration's effort to cut carbon pollution by power plants on Sunda...

'Green News Report' - October 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Calls grow in Congress for Dept. of Justice to investigate Exxon Mobil...

The White House Is Ramping Up Its Focus On Securing Paris Climate Deal

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the clock winds down, the Obama administration is artfully pushing its message on the Paris climate change negotiations, doing ...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

Europe Already Beat Its 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The European Union, the world's No. 3 greenhouse gas polluter, says its emissions fell 4 percent last year, meaning the 2...