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Supreme Court Places Earth's Climate on Death Row

Hersh Shefrin | Posted 02.11.2016 | World
Hersh Shefrin

Because the global climate accord reached in Paris this past December is fragile, the Supreme Court ruling is akin to placing the planet's climate on death row. To be sure, the court did not block the EPA's strategy permanently. However, it stopped it dead in its tracks.

Climate Change This Week: Cool Landscapes, Hot Futures, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Bear Cub Club meets in the Tongass National Forest, which, with the Great Bear Rainforest is part of the Pacific temperate rainforest, the largest such ecosystem in existence.

Climate Change This Week: The New Coal, Hot Water, Clean Energy Justice, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.04.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. When we harm forests, we harm ourselves. Unique Giraffe Beetle, another bi...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

Investors Have A Big Opportunity for Accelerating Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 01.25.2016 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Paris has built upon emerging shifts towards a cleaner, greener and far smarter development path for the 21st century. It has sent a clear, unequivocal and determined low carbon signal to markets and economic sectors everywhere: The course is irreversible, but the pace and breadth must now be the focus.

Climate Change This Week: Future Major Power Disruption, Clean Energy Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Deforestation is one of the fastest ways that environments are changing dramatically, while climate change is creating vast fast changes on a global scale.

Climate Change This Week: Climate Chaos, an Energy Revolution, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.11.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.

What the Paris Agreement Left Out: A Crucial Path for a Lower Emissions Future

Mia MacDonald | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Mia MacDonald

The Paris summit largely ignored a crucial fact: what the world eats and how it produces its food are extremely important factors in addressing climate change, more than most governments and their citizens generally recognize.

Climate Change This Week: Record Hot Christmas, Cozy Cohousing, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.06.2016 | Green
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US Cohousing: A Growing Model For Sustainable Communities are villages that engage in more resource-sharing, efficient use of space, and affordability, and ultimately smart clean renewable energy use.

Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

How the Paris Global Climate Deal Holds Governments Accountable: Transparency and Compliance

Celine Herweijer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Celine Herweijer

2015 was billed as a landmark year in addressing climate change, and as government and business offices around the world close for the holiday season,...

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

Oil Companies Call for Stronger Carbon Pricing

Margo T. Oge | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Something strange happened during the run-up to this month's Paris climate conference. Several major oil and gas companies, including Shell and BP, acknowledged the serious threat of climate change. But they weren't done yet.

The Paris Climate Agreement: What Does it Mean for Animals - And How We Eat?

Mia MacDonald | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Not long after governments at the United Nations climate summit in Paris finally reached an agreement, friends and colleagues concerned about the righ...

America's Family Forests: Our Climate Change Solution

Tom Martin | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Tom Martin

Already, President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the building blocks from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have taken steps to help private landowners, the largest ownership base of forests, to conserve, restore, and adaptively manage forests through the changes ahead. But we need to do more.

'Keep It in the Ground' Keeps Up the Pressure

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

A cabal of senators is on track to overturn the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and send a message to the upcoming COP21 Climate Summit that Americans are not on the same page as their president supporting a robust climate change agenda.

All I Want for Christmas

Dr. Robert T. Fraley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Science
Dr. Robert T. Fraley

1) This year, Santa, my wish list starts with you--and your home at the North Pole. I'm worried it's going to melt. So although the international agr...

Post-Paris: We Need Better Emissions Data for Better Decisions

Eric Webster | Posted 12.15.2015 | Green
Eric Webster

The technology is ready to support this transparency framework. Now the decision to redirect resources to these more efficient and accurate collection capabilities must be made to maximize the benefit later.

Next Phase In California Climate Leadership: Cleaning Up The Dirty Three

Ricardo Lara | Posted 12.15.2015 | Los Angeles
Ricardo Lara

When California first mandated the widespread addition of renewable energy sources, greenhouse gas emissions have been cut by 100 million tons. Along the way, we have created a thriving green economy that promises only more jobs and more innovation as we reach to do even better.

#ParisAgreement -- Now What?

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

I believe there is good reason to celebrate the outcome of COP21. However, let us all remember that when the celebration is over, words have to be exchanged with concrete action.

Paris: Beginning the Long Journey to Climate Stabilization

Mark Lee | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Mark Lee

This article was co-written by Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility and Chris Coulter, CEO, GlobeScan. How Business Can Use COP21 to Create ...

The Climate Post: Majority Calls For More Ambitious Deal In Paris

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The announcement appeared intended to give momentum to talks stalled by resistance by China and India to an outside monitoring system for emissions, and to submit to a review process for pollution reduction plans.

In Paris, Trust But Verify

William S. Becker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
William S. Becker

As the deadline for a deal approaches, transparency and verification of progress are not the only unresolved issues. There still are the perennial questions of how much money richer nations will provide to poorer nations as they attempt to solve poverty and develop their economies with clean energy.

Keeping the Momentum Going Towards Greater Goals

Mads Nipper | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Mads Nipper

We must find joint solutions to the climate challenges. Period. This is the obligation facing politicians, organizations and businesses participating ...

The Climate Post: Tough Issues Linger in New Climate Deal Draft

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Climate negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris have until Friday to reach a global deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions to avoid the most serious climate change impacts.