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Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.

Obama to Host President of World's Biggest Climate Backslider

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

When Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Washington this week, President Obama will be playing host to a world leader whose government is seemingly doing everything it can to launch itself as quickly as possible into the top ranks of climate polluters.

Bring Blue Skies Back to Red Rock Country

Michael Brune | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

The red rock country of the Colorado Plateau, which includes parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah, boasts some of the most remarkable scenery in the U.S. -- if not the world. That is, when you can actually see it.

Liveability Ranking Ignores the Environment

Angel Hsu | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Angel Hsu

Beijing's toxic air belies the city's progress. It's a hazard to health and a demoralizing cloud over everyday life. It is economically costly and it stains the city's reputation as a cultural capital.

Texas Coal Plants Are Polluting the Air Across Several States

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe Mountains National Park in west Texas are places people visit when they want to reconnect with nature and...

Largest Coal-Fired Plant In Western U.S. Set To Close By 2044

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a pr...

Singapore Braces For Worst 'Haze' Season

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green

By Rujun Shen SINGAPORE, May 21 (Reuters) - Singapore is approaching its yearly "haze" season, when smoke from forest clearing in Ind...

Going Up in Smoke: Why You Should Care About Indonesia's Fires

David Fogarty | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
David Fogarty

While the fires in Indonesia might seem far away for many people, they are everyone's problem. Many of the blazes are on deep peat lands, producing huge plumes of smoke and large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are stoking climate change.

Quebec Fires Cast an Eerie Haze Over New England's Memorial Day

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Deily-Swearingen

As I gave thanks for the soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day, I thought too about how we as citizen soldiers in the fight against environmental catastrophe should try to emulate their valor.

Young Korean-American Hahn-Bin Wows Carnegie Hall In Debut Performance

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Was it a deal with the devil that made this young Korean-American superstar become so incredibly talented? Was it the training from Itzhak Perlman? No explanation suffices.