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Offsets Are a Tool, Not an Indulgence

Forest Trends | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

Overhauling our energy, communications, building, transportation, and communications infrastructure doesn't happen overnight. It is certainly not cheap. Offsets enable immediate action in the midst of this long-term transition.

An Environmentally Conscious Traveler's Toolbox

Sierra | Posted 09.01.2012 | Travel

Jetting around the globe is a wonderful way to gain a better appreciation of our planet, but it bloats your carbon footprint, which isn't good for the Earth.

The Promise and Problems of Pricing Carbon

Robert Stavins | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

In the U.S., political polarization has decimated what had long been the key political constituency in the Congress for environmental action, namely, the middle, including both moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats.

A Golden Opportunity to Please Conservatives and Liberals Alike

Robert Stavins | Posted 09.26.2011 | Green
Robert Stavins

Market-based approaches to environmental protection should be lauded, not condemned, by political leaders, no matter what their party affiliation. Otherwise, there will be severe and perverse long-term consequences for the economy.

On Climate, Energy, Oil Rigs: First, Do No Harm

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

United States action on global warming is long overdue. But energy industry lobbyists and their Senate allies have thwarted the best efforts of three ...

The Energy Fetish

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Left unchecked, tropical deforestation will cost the U.S. agriculture, ranching, and timber industries more than $100 billion between now and 2030.

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.

Cap and Trade Part 4: Forests, Farms, and Offsets

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Many people have a hard time accepting that one can emit CO2 from a power plant in Ohio and offset those emissions by capturing methane on a North Carolina hog farm.