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Climate Change This Week: Groundwater Feeds Sea Rise, Community Solar Rises, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.28.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Every day is Earth Day, folks. Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

The Hunger Games in Paris: A Futuristic Filming Location

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sidonie Sawyer

It's not exactly in Paris proper but in the close suburbs of the capital. The shocking view of the stark buildings is in wild contrast with the rest of the surrounding architecture.

Why Addressing Climate Change Is Not Enough

Anne-Emanuelle Birn | Posted 12.29.2015 | Science
Anne-Emanuelle Birn

Bolder pledges alone will not prevent impending failure because the Paris Accord reproduces the flaws of the Kyoto Protocol. Although reporting is binding, countries face no penalties for missing their targets.

How the Paris Global Climate Deal Holds Governments Accountable: Transparency and Compliance

Celine Herweijer | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Celine Herweijer

2015 was billed as a landmark year in addressing climate change, and as government and business offices around the world close for the holiday season,...

Two Perfect Strangers & One Piano Makes For Some Absolute Magic

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 12.24.2015 | Travel

Music just makes everything better -- even traveling through a busy and crowded train station. Which is precisely why French train company SNCF decid...

Climate Change This Week: Humanity Is Drying Out, China Goes Cleaner, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon When Forests Go, So Do These: An Af...

Oysters and Champagne--Christmas in Paris

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.22.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

About 11 years ago Lief and I spent our first Christmas in Paris. We stayed in Paris all that winter and decided Paris makes winter the best season o...

Remembering the Children In Values, Words and Deeds

Eric Cooper | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

A recent shooting at an office holiday party in San Bernadino, Calif. left many of us saddened, angry and frightened. Whether the attack was retaliato...

When Temperature Chills, Paris' 18th and 19th-Century Covered Galleries Await Shoppers

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Christmas shopping is particularly attractive in the arcades of Paris, as the little shoppes offer trinkets and gifts not found anywhere else; this is not mass shopping of look-alike presents. Rare objects can be found here by collectors.

Rescuing Home: Climate Change and COP21

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Co-authored by Naomi Faith Bu Leaders must prioritize the common good. Reducing the risks of catastrophic climate change is in the national interes...

The Art of a Climate Deal

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

The Paris conference on climate change was quite the cliffhanger. Even till the last minute, we were left wondering: Will Paris be another Copenhagen, where, famously, the deal had unravelled?

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

An American in Paris

KC Golden | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
KC Golden

"[Climate science deniers are] so out of touch with science that they believe rising sea levels don't matter, because in their view, the extra water w...

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Have Tripled Since Attacks In Paris, San Bernardino

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics

Americans may fear the threat of international terrorism, but Muslims in the U.S. are facing terror at home. Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have...

Nuclear Power and Climate Change

Gregory Jaczko | Posted 12.18.2015 | Green
Gregory Jaczko

The fixation on perfect nuclear power should not keep us from discovering the even better technologies that we cannot envision today. Mistaking this fool's gold of a climate solution will do little to keep our planet the sublime blue orb we experience around us today.

According the Future Its Due

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

'Tis, as the saying goes, the season. As I write this, if not necessarily as you read it, 'tis the season of rhetorical flourish, soaring aspirations....

A Tale of Four Cities: Paris

Maddy Lederman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Maddy Lederman

A Tale of Four Cities is a series of travel notes from Maddy Lederman's recent trip abroad. "I'll never forget the simple pleasure of a perfect tomat...

My Sip of Paris

Mina Samuels | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Mina Samuels

The descent was bumpy and by the time we hit the tarmac at Newark Airport my cat, who had been cooped up for more than 11 hours in her carrier was foa...

No Celebration in France Over Blocking Le Pen

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
Joel Dreyfuss

France dodged the bullet in Sunday's second round of regional elections, but the threat from the extreme right remains a dark cloud over election post-mortems. Mainstream French politicians expressed relief this week that they had turned back a bid by Marine Le Pen's right-wing National Front that threatened to win control of six of France's 13 regions.

Counterterrorism Challenges: The Role of Technology

Michael B. Kraft | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Michael B. Kraft

By Yonah Alexander and Michael B. Kraft WASHINGTON--International terrorism is nothing new but the latest attacks from California to France illustrat...

The Climate Post: Nations Strike Deal To Curb Carbon Emissions

Tim Profeta | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Tim Profeta

Some of the biggest crunch issues in the lead up to the climate agreement in Paris were money and temperature goals. So what does the deal say about these issues?

Progress at COP Encouraging, But Misses Pope Francis as Modernity's Galileo

John Fullerton | Posted 12.17.2015 | Religion
John Fullerton

Today it is the Pope himself being challenged as a heretic of sorts. He is a heretic to those who subscribe to the conventional, reductionist belief system that sees science as separate from spirituality, and religion as separate from politics and economics.

After COP21, Cities (Not States) Will Lead the Way on Climate Action

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

I've just spent the last week in Paris covering the Paris Climate Talks, or COP21. The covering was productive; the COP itself, well, I suppose that d...

The Paris Agreement Is a Win for Parents

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.16.2015 | Parents
Molly Rauch

As moms and dads, we have a special responsibility to talk about how climate change affects our heart. And I don't mean the flesh and blood organ: I mean our emotional heart. The source of feelings, the source of hope. The source of love.

The Anti-Terror Raid That Asked All The Wrong Questions

BuzzFeed | Adam Goldberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | World

Ten months before the deadly attacks in Paris, a nighttime raid in a quiet corner of Belgium left an apartment destroyed, two suspected attackers dead...