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'Green News Report' - June 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: U.S. Supreme Court strikes down first-ever mercury pollution rules; NJ ...

Countdown for Climate Action: Are 10 Days Enough?

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

There are five months remaining until COP21; however, there are less than 10 days of negotiations left until the Paris meeting -- only two more meetings of negotiators, one in August and one in October. This is not very much time at all to finalize the conditions of the framework and have all parties agree to implementation.

Kate Sheppard

US And Brazil Commit To Climate, Renewable Energy Goals

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced on Tuesday new joint efforts to confront climate change, committ...

Kate Sheppard

Environmentalists Remain Hopeful After Supreme Court Emissions Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the Supreme Court's Monday ruling on mercury standards was a setback for the Obama administration's drive to regulate emissions fr...

Climate Change This Week: $1 Rooftop Solar for Nonprofits, the Ocean Carbon Punch, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Amazonian Wildlife: a treasure trove of biodiversity. Source mostly ajorbahman.blog...

'Green News Report' - June 25, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Gov. Bobby Jindal jumps into the 2016 race -- So, what's his position o...

The Climate Post: Inaction on Climate Change Has Dismal Consequences

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.25.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The White House and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new peer-reviewed report saying inaction on climate change is a dire threat to human health and the economy. It specifically estimates the physical monetary paybacks across 20 sectors of the U.S. by year 2100 if world leaders successfully limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Kate Sheppard

House Passes Bill To Undermine Obama's Climate Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed legislation Wednesday evening allowing states to opt out of the Obama administration's plan to regulate emissions from ...

Victory For Environmentalists In Landmark Dutch Climate Change Case

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the gover...

'Green News Report' - June 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans in a bind after Pope's landmark encyclical on climate chang...

Kate Sheppard

Surgeon General: Climate Change Is A 'Serious, Immediate And Global Threat To Human Health'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Tuesday that climate change presents a "serious, immediate and global threat to human health," calling...

Cleaning up Big Trucks to Deliver a Cleaner Future

Margo T. Oge | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

Tractor trailers and other medium and heavy trucks are the hard working giants of the American highway. They are also a disproportionately large part of our nation's carbon footprint.

Climate Change This Week: The Climate Pope, Hot Babes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Admin Builds Economic Case For Action On Climate Change, As House Preps To Block It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making another big push on climate change this week, marking the two-year anniversary of the release of the ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Proposes New Emission Standards For Heavy-Duty Trucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced ne...

Kate Sheppard

Manchin: Pope's Call For Climate Action Is Fine, But Getting Rid Of Fossil Fuels Is Unrealistic

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a coal state Catholic, on Thursday argued in response to the pope's encyclical on climate change for more in...

'Green News Report' - June 18, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Right predictably freaks out; India goes solar in a big way; PLUS: Trump is running for president. It's no hoax! But he thinks global warming is... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

The Pope Needs to Change the Climate on Contraception

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Ronald A. Lindsay

There is one very practical measure, immediately realizable and eminently feasible that is, as it were, staring the pope right in the face: The pope should not only end the Catholic Church's morally absurd and repugnant opposition to contraception, but should urge all families to engage in responsible family planning.

'Green News Report' - June 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush finally jumps in to the 2016 race; Hillary Clinton pushes for renewable energy; Shell's Arctic drilling rig escapes Seattle; PLUS:

Climate Change This Week: The Melting Ice Connection, Sharing Solar, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. "Yoda" Bat Is Threatened from climate change and climate changing activities like ...

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil spill clean up continues in Santa Barbara; Major media steps up, ch...

Federal Court Finds Challenges to Clean Power Plan Premature

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The lawsuit from a group of states and Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp, claimed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority when it proposed the Clean Power Plan last year. Even though the rule isn't slated to be final until August, the plaintiffs indicated they were facing steep costs to prepare for it.

Kate Sheppard

2 Democratic Senators Pitch Conservatives On Supporting A Carbon Tax

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic senators on Wednesday delivered the opening pitch for their new plan for addressing climate-warming emissions in what may...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Moves Toward Regulating Aircraft Emissions

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced findings Wednesday that greenhouse gas emissions from commercial airplanes contribute to c...

'Green News Report' -- June 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: EPA study confirms fracking contaminates drinking water; Norway divests...