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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.

'Green News Report' -- March 26, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Lots of good and/or hysterical news today! Climate change denier Ted C...

Celebrate March Madness By Turning The Lights Off

Lou Leonard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Green
Lou Leonard

Those negotiations are important, but the games really begin next week. March 31st is the first checkpoint when several countries, including the United States, will announce new targets to reduce climate pollution and other commitments to support climate action.

Kate Sheppard

Vermont Governor To Mitch McConnell: Climate Change Is Real And We Should Deal With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has undertaken a personal campaign to get the governors of all 50 states to refuse to ab...

Kate Sheppard

Ted Cruz: 'Global Warming Alarmists Are The Equivalent Of The Flat-Earthers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

Ted Cruz, the junior U.S. senator from Texas and first official contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, compared people who think t...

'Green News Report' - March 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Get out your popcorn - Climate change-denying Sen. Ted Cruz is runnin...

Climate Change This Week: Warming Accelerating, US Utilities Going Green, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Censoring South Florida Sea Level Rise - maybe state employees aren't allowed ...

Shahien Nasiripour

California Governor Says Mitch McConnell's Pro-Coal Effort 'Borders On The Immoral'

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that it is a "disgrace" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to thwart the Obama administrati...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Crusades For States To Ignore EPA Rules, But Kentucky's Not Listening

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is personally appealing to governors across the country to help thwart the Obama administ...

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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The Climate Post: McCarthy Says States Must Comply With Clean Power Plan

Tim Profeta | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy warned that the requirements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will be enforced whether or not states chose to cooperate. "If folks think ... [the Clean Power Plan] isn't going to be implemented, I think they need to look at the history of the Clean Air Act more carefully," she said.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Calls On Federal Agencies To Reduce Emissions 40 Percent By 2025

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday committing the federal government to cutting its own emissions 40 percent b...

Obama Orders Massive Cut In Gov't Greenhouse Gases

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.19.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half over the next...

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

Climate Change This Week: The Chinese Connection, Solar Jobs Fly, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change, the Elevator Pitch: Richard Alley, Climate Scientist -- and R...

'Green News Report' - March 12, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way