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Funding the MTA Capital Plan: Avoiding a False Choice

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.31.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Funding the next five-year capital plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a priority for the New York City region, and fortunately the funding gap has narrowed. The real question is: how much funding should come from motorists versus taxpayers and commuters?

'Green News Report' - July 30, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Portland activists suspend from a bridge to stop Arctic drilling; Wildf...

Leaked Details Of Obama Power Plant Plan Include Later Deadlines For States

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaked details of the Obama administration's forthcoming final rule for power plant emissions indicate that the deadline for states to ...

Jerry Brown, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Gray Davis? Which Governor Spearheaded California's Climate Change Program?

William Bradley | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
William Bradley

The Governor of California, with global efforts on climate change seemingly stalled and the concurrence of nations dangerously lacking, is talking up the role of subnational governments and California's pioneering programs, signing international agreements with some and appearing with concerned international leaders.

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

'Green News Report' - July 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Hillary Clinton pledges to go big -- very big -- on solar; Jeb Bush calls for eliminating all energy subsidies; PLUS: New study suggests worst case sea level rise may happen much sooner than previously thought... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

These Big Businesses Have All Committed To Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced a new collaboration between major U.S.-based companies on climate change, teasing wh...

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

At some point, a scientist must say it is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong. In my opinion, we have reached that point on the sea level issue. We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical.

'Green News Report' - July 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich jumps into the 2016 race - we'll try...

Climate Change This Week: Solar For Everyone, Mothers Mass, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Broken computers and wildflowers are making this week's column late, short, but swee...

Former Top NASA Scientist Predicts Catastrophic Rise In Sea Levels

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- One of the nation's most recognizable names in climate science, Dr. James Hansen, released a new paper this week warning that even 2 de...

'Green News Report' - July 21, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Extreme weather whips major California freeways - from floods to fire, ...

The Case for Divestment

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 07.21.2015 | College
Timothy E. Wirth

I respect William G. Bowen for his distinguished leadership in education, but take strong exception to his rejection of the growing movement for university divestment from fossil fuel holdings. The climate issue is not extramural and shouldn't be political; it is an existential matter.

The Climate Post: Power Plants Emissions Fall; Progress Unevenly Distributed

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Power plant carbon dioxide emissions have decreased 12 percent from 2008 to 2013 but remain 14 percent higher than 1990 levels, according to a new report by Ceres, four large utilities, Bank of America and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

'Green News Report' - July 16, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Senator Lindsey Graham chides fellow Republican candidates on climate c...

'Green News Report' - July 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: WI Gov. Scott Walker jumps into the 2016 race - we report on his (predi...

Climate Change This Week: The Seafood Connection, Super Solar Chip, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Tired of facts? Do you think all the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hooey? Then this newscast is for you.

The Climate Post: McCarthy Says Clean Power Plan on Track; Challenges Expected

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) will have no effect on the proposed Clean Power Plan, according to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

'Green News Report' - July 9, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: While we were out: Record settlement in BP's oil disaster in the Gulf o...

Kate Sheppard

EPA Chief Says She's Not Worried About Supreme Court Mercury Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said Tuesday that she's not worried about last week's Supreme Court ruling a...

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are on fire; Warming oceans linked to ...

The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.02.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions' Climate and Energy Program Director Jonas Monast notes that the immediate impact of the Supreme Court's decision will likely be limited because electric utilities have already taken steps to comply with the regulation.

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Argues That Recent Emissions Commitments Build The Case For Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, is leanin...

'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 ...