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Your Air Conditioner Is Making You Cooler, And The World Warmer. We Can Change That.

Karin Shepardson | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Karin Shepardson

October will be the time to make a decision that reverberates for generations to come.

Here's Proof We Can Solve Global Environmental Problems If We Try

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.02.2016 | Green

Nearly three decades ago, a group of alarmed policymakers, armed with data about a large -- and growing -- hole in the ozone layer, met in Montreal an...

The WSJ's Long Record of Protecting Polluters

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

There is a pattern: Deny the science, question the motives, exaggerate the costs, help the polluters. When they are wrong this often, but keep at it, you have to wonder whether they care about whether they're right or wrong, or whether they are performing some other service.

To Ensure a Future of Transhumanism, Atheists Should Confront the Deathist Culture Religion Has Sown

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.23.2017 | Science
Zoltan Istvan

In the West, atheism is growing. Nearly a billion people around the world are essentially godless. Yet, that burgeoning population faces an important challenge in the near future

Is Your Old HVAC Unit Damaging the Ozone Layer?

Frankie Rendón | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Frankie Rendón

Chlorodifluoromethane, commonly known as R-22, is a chemical compound used for refrigeration purposes. Although numerous home cooling systems contain this gaseous substance, R-22 reliance is currently being phased out in the United States due to its hazardous environmental impact.

Carbon's Not the Only One: Progress Expected on Reducing HFCs

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.02.2016 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Safer chemicals and more energy efficient technologies can provide cooling without severe climate implications. Shifting to these alternatives could avoid the equivalent of 12 times the current annual carbon pollution of the United States by 2050.

What Would Reagan Do About CO2?

William S. Becker | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

Shultz is correct. The mistake is being made by the field of Republican presidential candidates pandering to those in their base who deny that climate change even exists and that even if it did, the United States cannot do anything about it.

A Bit of Good News for the Ozone Layer

David Doniger | Posted 07.23.2016 | Green
David Doniger

This year marks the end of large exemptions for a dangerous ozone-destroying chemical called methyl bromide -- an agricultural chemical then used mainly to kill soil pests in strawberry, tomato, and other vegetable-growing regions.

Under Pressure, Obama Administration Seeks Tighter Ozone Standards

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality ...

Nobel Laureate Mario Molina: Denying Climate Change 'Outrageous', 'Hugely Irrational'

Javier Sierra | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

The planet is not ours; we have borrowed it from the next generation. And we disproportionately suffer the consequences of fossil fuel pollution and the damage it inflicts on the world's climate.

Massive Hole Found In Earth's 'Detergent' Layer

Climate Central | Andrea Thompson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

This post originally appeared on Climate Central: It turns out the hole in the now famous ozone layer above the South Pole isn’t the only hole in...

Four New Gases Found That Harm The Ozone Layer

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the...

NASA Sets Date For Full Recovery Of Ozone Hole

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

2070 is shaping up to be a great year for Mother Earth. That's when NASA scientists are predicting the hole in the ozone layer might finally make a...

Finally: Good News About The Ozone Hole

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

Finally some good news regarding the health of our planet: The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica appears to have shrunk. According to Europe'...

Troubling Discovery In The Ozone Layer

Posted 02.01.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Lauren Morello: High above Antarctica, the atmosphere is slowly recovering from the decades-long barrage of manmade chemical...

World's Only Climate Treaty That Knows What the F**k It's Doing Turns 25

Dan Worth | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Dan Worth

While Kyoto has become infamous for its modest record of squabbling at the edges of climate change, the Montreal Protocol has quietly solved five to ten times more of the climate problem than little brother.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America helped restore the ozone layer through a combination of scientific understanding, public pressure, bipartisan support and industry innovation. I believe we can marshal those same forces to fight climate change, but we are not there yet.

The Congress That's Hazardous to Your Health: Two More Nasty Little Bills from House Republicans

David Doniger | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
David Doniger

This week, the Republican leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is planning to continue its war on Americans' health by passing two more nasty little bills to weaken public health safeguards under the Clean Air Act.

Past Time to Stop Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.09.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

What do greenhouse gases have to do with our children's health? Lots, it turns out. None of it good. Parents have to make our voices heard. No one cares more about our children. Let Congress know that we want strong regulation of greenhouse gas pollution.

Sustainability is for People, Too: Why We Need Fair Labor Rights in Organic Farming

Jim Cochran | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Jim Cochran

Our global, industrial food system is causing a slow erosion of the rich complexity that used to exist in farming communities around the world.

Is Americans' Climate Ignorance a Tragedy or an Opportunity?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Everyone wants to pour their climate message into the chasm of ignorance, including Glenn Beck and possibly an oil-backed group of Evangelicals, who push the notion climate change is a "false religion."

Europe Says Bisphenol A. Is Safe. But...

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Ropeik

Bisphenol A. is a classic case of how, as much as we'd like to think our thinking brain can calculate risk based on facts, in the end it's not just about facts, but how those facts feel.

PHOTO: Ozone Depletion Has STOPPED, Should Be Restored Mid Century

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

September 16 marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorated as the anniversary of that day in 1987 when the Montrea...