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China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers ...

A Week of Madness: Shell, KXL and the Arctic Auction

Annie Leonard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Annie Leonard

The past week has been quite the roller coaster for folks who care about the fate of the Arctic.

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Director's Film Shows How Smog Changes Everything

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

Smog has darkened Beijing’s skies and sullied the city’s reputation, but northern China’s persistent pollution plague is now getting more artful...

Greenpeace Offends Peru With Nazca Lines Stunt

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

Greenpeace is apologizing to the people of Peru after pulling a stunt at the site of the sacred Nazca lines. Government officials claim the action dam...

From Typhoon Hit Philippines, A Call for Climate Justice

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

The Philippines is disaster-weary, hit year after year by typhoons on steroids, strengthened by climate change caused by the world's use of oil, coal and gas. These communities can ill afford the constant damage, but they are strong and proud, happy people. Their sense of community is heartening but also heartbreaking.

Bhopal 30 Years On: Lessons From a Toxic Tragedy

Annie Leonard | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Annie Leonard

I was in Bhopal, India 10 years after the 1984 disaster in which a now infamous Union Carbide pesticide plant released 27 tons of a toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 people immediately and over 20,000 to date. I

Memo to McDonald's: The Climate Deserves a Break Today

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Besides the fact that McDonald's sells a lot of beef, which is by far the worst meat for the climate, it's one of the top 10 largest users of palm oil, the world's most popular vegetable oil -- and a major source of carbon emissions.

'Green News Report' - October 21, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republican candidates continue to dodge the climate change question; Mo...

Greenpeace's Dishonest Attack on CE Industry

Gary Shapiro | Posted 12.15.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

At the recent start of Europe's largest consumer electronics (CE) show - the IFA 2014 in Berlin - the environmental group Greenpeace released a mislea...

Squids Takes On Submarine In Terrifying Video

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green

Animal vs. machine. It's a battle fit for the silver screen -- or, at very least, a viral Vine. Members of Greenpeace recently captured footage of...

LEGO Quits Shell Over Arctic Drilling -- Who's Next?

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Shell is running out of places to hide. Today, LEGO announced it will be ending its 50-year relationship with the oil company after millions of people around the world called on the toymaker to put the partnership on ice.

Indian Supreme Court Rebuffs Coal Lobby Arguments

Bob Burton | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the Supreme Court heard and rejected the industry's arguments on two occasions, many of the same claims are being advanced once more in an effort to shape the Indian government's response to the court's decision.

Forests Need Laws, Not Loopholes

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

We need strong laws to protect forests and people. We also need better enforcement of existing laws. While we are celebrating new announcements on paper this week, forests and forest peoples are facing imminent threats that must be averted if we want to live up to the New York Declaration.

Matt Sheehan

Inside China's Fight To Quit Coal

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.23.2014 | World

TONGCHUAN, China -- World leaders are gathering Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City, hoping to talk their way out of decades of gridlock on...

Climate Action -- Who Is Stopping Us?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Today, it is interests of the fossil fuel industries -- not technology nor economics -- which are the only obstacle to securing a safe future for us and our children on this planet.

Exceptional Times Require Exceptional Leaders. We Won't Take No for an Answer.

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Every new ton of oil, coal or gas we burn, or forest we destroy, means more stress for the Arctic and higher risks for us all. Every ton takes us closer to the tipping point, beyond which impacts start spiraling out of control, and action will no longer matter.

Bowling Strikes Against the Carbon Kingpins

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Despite this clear convergence on climate change, the only ones who won't agree on treating it are those who hold the most power to do so -- The United States Congress. The reason for their inaction, unsurprisingly, is tied to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

The Thing You Can Do This Week That Counts More Than Voting

Molly Dorozenski | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Molly Dorozenski

Maybe you've heard that the biggest ever climate march is happening in New York this weekend. But maybe you don't go to marches. You don't go, even when you care about an issue, because you don't consider yourself to be an activist and you don't have activist friends. Maybe you don't go because no one has ever asked.

Remember Dolphin-Safe Tuna? Let's Make FAD-Free Tuna The Next Trend

Maisie Ganzler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Green
Maisie Ganzler

There are now as many as 100,000 drifting FADs around the world -- basically floating pieces of junk put into the ocean and equipped with transponders by the global purse seine fishing industry.

Matt Sheehan

Is China Finally Kicking Its Coal Addiction?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BEIJING -- It may be difficult to see through the putrid smog, but major changes appear to be taking shape in China’s coal industry. So far this yea...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Corporations Spy on Nonprofits With Impunity

Ralph Nader | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Our democracy can't function properly if corporations may spy and snoop on nonprofits with impunity. This espionage is a despicable means of degrading the effectiveness of nonprofit watchdogs and activists.

WATCH: Reggie Watts Yodels For A Greener Internet

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

A new series of Greenpeace videos featuring comedian Reggie Watts wants you to help encourage Internet companies to switch to renewable energy. ...

Countdown: Deadliest Chemical Accidents Since 2009

Diana Ruiz | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Diana Ruiz

It's been a year since Obama signed an executive order directing federal agencies to modernize chemical plant safety and security policies. Since then federal agencies tasked with developing new requirements for all chemical facilities in the United States have moved painfully slow.

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.