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Oslo To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for dra...

Congress-Backed Interstate Oil Commission Called 911 When I Came to Ask About Climate

Steve Horn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Congress decided to stop reauthorizing IOGCC every three years and instead introduced an amendment giving it de facto permanent reauthorization. For an entity of its clout, the public knows very little about IOGCC's inner-workings. And that's not without reason.

Maybe We Aren't Quite So Doomed On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.08.2015 | Media

New York Magazine: The Sunniest Climate-Change Story You've Ever Read There are many good reasons why most environmental news today sounds...

California Climate Bills Could Set A High Bar For The Rest Of The Country

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

As states prepare to develop plans for meeting new greenhouse gas standards from the Environmental Protection Agency, they might look to California as...

Obama Administration Gives Mixed Messages On Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration gave final approval on Monday to Shell to resume exploratory drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean for the firs...

Don't Like The New Climate Rules? Thank Congress.

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Critics of the Obama administration's new rules for power plant emissions have been quick to describe them as "government overreach" an...

5 Ways Obama's Successor Could Undermine His New Climate Rules

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

The Republican presidential candidates gathering in Cleveland for Thursday's debate are sure to get questions about the Affordable Care Act...

Obama To Unveil Tough Emission Cuts As Part Of Climate Change Actions

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expecte...

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...

Why Voluntary Pledges Won't Save the Climate

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Global GHG emissions are rising ever more rapidly today, and carbon dioxide concentrations are already at their highest levels in millions of years, far above any ever encountered in human history.

The Turbulent Lima Climate Talks: Voluntarism Won't Save the Climate

John J. Berger | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
John J. Berger

The turbulent UN global climate talks that ended last December 14th in Lima, Peru without setting firm global GHG emissions limitations left the future of the world's climate in limbo.

Two Weeks in Beijing

David Kroodsma | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
David Kroodsma

Over much of 2014, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen are riding their bikes across parts of Asia, and sharing what they learn about the climate issues facing the countries they bike through.

Work for Climate Justice: United Nations 20th Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

For the sake of creation, for the sake of our sister and brothers, for the sake of the planet, and for own sake, is is important to work for justice and continue to fight to reverse climate change.

Natural Gas Not The Solution To Reducing Emissions, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green

Natural gas may not be a "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future, according to a new study by researchers at UC Irvine, Stanford University and the ene...

REPORT: Greenhouse Gas Levels Grew At Fastest Rate Ever

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

GENEVA, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gas hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since...

Does EPA's Proposal to Cut Biodiesel Portend Administration Caving to Big Coal?

Lindsay San Giacomo | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Lindsay San Giacomo

Is a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to cut biodiesel -- an environmentally friendly fuel that burns significantly cleaner than ...

Proposed City of Chicago Ethanol Ordinance Would be a Step in the Right Direction

Michael Wang, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Chicago
Michael Wang, Ph.D.

A proposed City of Chicago ordinance that would require most gas stations to offer E15 fuel - 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline - is one example of a smaller step we can take now to increase our use of renewable energy sources.

Under President Obama's Climate Action Plan, a Year of Progress at EPA

Gina McCarthy | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Climate change supercharges risks to our health, our economy, and our way of life. On behalf of our kids and future generations -- we have a moral obligation to act.

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Transatlantic Trade Pact Endangers Action on Climate

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The health of our families and our communities are indeed in danger. A newly proposed trade deal with the European Union threatens our climate and hinders the ability of governments and communities to tackle the crisis of climate change.

Zach Carter

Drill Baby Drill: The Secret Trade Memo | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under...

A Greenhouse Gas Fast for Lent and Passover

Donna Henes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Religion
Donna Henes

Perhaps we need to undertake a Greenhouse Gas Fast during this holy season. How about giving up carbon emissions for Passover and Lent? This sacrifice would ritualize our intention to abstain from wanton waste by pursuing a more sustainable way of life.

Frustrating the Clean Air Act's Goals

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

Today's case is just one of hundreds of stall tactics by industrial polluters in their nearly half-century campaign to evade the requirements of the Clean Air Act. As so many of our citizens continue to die as a result of these stall tactics, we can't be blamed for feeling waves of déjà vu.

States Urge EPA To Adopt Tough Carbon-Cutting Policies

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Fifteen U.S. states have urged the top environmental regulator to adopt their ...

Better Safe Than Sorry

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter A. Georgescu

Climate change proponents have adopted a less strident tone, allowing for what science still doesn't know about the pace of change, in light of the facts.