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Reducing Carbon Emissions

The Game Changer: New York's Clean Energy Standard and Nuclear Energy

Carol Browner | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Carol Browner

For years, I've said that when it comes to the challenge of fighting climate change, we will need every tool available to reduce carbon pollution and ...

Sleeping Giant of Climate Change (Hint: It's Before Your Eyes)

John Mandyck | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
John Mandyck

One-third or more of all the global food produced never makes it from the farm to our fork. In fact, if measured as a country, food waste would be the...

Clear Skies From Wind Power

Tom Kiernan | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Each wind turbine makes a big difference: a single turbine cuts 900 cars' worth of carbon dioxide emissions.

Getting Serious About Climate Change: Top 5 Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Tim Ward | Posted 12.02.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

While negotiations are going on in Paris, this is also a time for every citizen to get serious about how to reduce his or her own carbon footprint.

Let's Pass Common Sense Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts

Rebecca Morris | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Rebecca Morris

When Massachusetts decided that same sex marriage needed to be legal, it was viewed askance across much of the country - a novelty that wouldn't travel well. And when a Republican governor named Romney worked across the aisle to pass a sweeping first-of-its-kind affordable healthcare act, that idea was also seen as most likely a one-off.

Let's Pass Common Sense Carbon Pricing in Massachusetts

Cindy Luppi | Posted 06.01.2016 | Green
Cindy Luppi

Massachusetts has a chance to lead again, this time on what is arguably one of the most pressing issues facing our country, and our globe -- climate change. Two bills in the Massachusetts legislature could make the commonwealth the first state in the nation to pass a carbon fee and rebate

Climate Protection: A Portfolio of Good Sense and Cents for Our Planet

Peter Getty | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Peter Getty

Climate change economics is viable and sustainable. The wide-ranging benefits to our not so distant future lives and our generational concerns for the environment are priceless.

EPA Carbon Standards and Iowa: Breezing Past Proposed Goals

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Henry Henderson

The proposal offers an opportunity for Iowa to continue to grow its booming wind sector and implement solar and energy efficiency to a greater extent, creating a more affordable, more independent, and cleaner electric system. In fact, Iowa is already on a path to meet the emissions reduction target set by EPA.

Ocean Acidification

Peter Neill | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a global situation, mostly invisible, and demanding of immediate action.

Lucia Graves

Climate Denial's Next Frontier? | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A battle over the "social cost of carbon" is heating up between the White House and Congress faster than an atmosphere trapped beneath a...

The Trillion Dollar Coin vs. Limits to Growth

Mike Sandler | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Mike Sandler

Is the trillion dollar coin sustainable? If it helps inspire ideas to solve the planet's economic and ecological problems, it sure can be.

Why MPG Goals Are Flawed

Neil Young | Posted 02.05.2013 | Green
Neil Young

For survival of the planet and our way of life as human beings, we need to drastically reduce our carbon output. The approach being taken does not do that.

Toward a Grand Climate Compromise in the Doha Negotiations

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green
Richard Javad Heydarian

Of course, a multilateral agreement with a grand compromise between China and the United States at its heart will not be enough by itself to reverse the negative climate trends, but it is a necessary element in the broader solution.

A Fresh Start on Global Warming

David Victor | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
David Victor

Serious efforts to cut emissions are like drinking castor oil -- painful at first but beneficial, perhaps, if sustained over a long period of time. Few governments are good at that.

Pollution Ravages Low-Income Communities; Residents Speak Out

David Vognar | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
David Vognar

With moments of compelling commentary, the EPA forum provided a pressing reminder that there are real victims of our choice to pollute or put up with pollution, and in many instances those victims are from low-income areas.

The Magically Green School Bus

Jonny Cohen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jonny Cohen

One day in seventh grade, I noticed the inefficient design of school buses. Then it hit me! Why not build a shield to retrofit buses by redirecting the airflow to decrease drag and increase gas mileage?

The Greedy Bastards Antidote to Rigged Energy

Brian Merchant | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Brian Merchant

Fossil fuels seem cheap and convenient now, but when we get hit with the true costs -- of a spoiled environment, of missing out on vital future industries like clean energy, of a mounting public health burden, of possible war -- we'll see we were had.

How the European Program to Reduce Carbon Pollution From Aviation Works

Jake Schmidt | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The E.U. program is the first mandatory program in the world to tackle the growing challenge of aviation's carbon pollution. It comes after years of failure to develop a global approach.

Matt Sledge

'Carmageddon' Could Curb Carbon Dioxide Emissions -- Or Cause Them To Climb | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

On an average July weekend, 500,000 cars drive on I-405 in the Sepulveda Pass. But this is no average weekend: "Carmageddon" has descended on Los Ange...

Matt Sledge

How Houston Won A Climate Protection Award | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

Houston won this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Award. Houston -- the city that serves as headquarters for BP America, ConocoPhi...

US Airlines Say They Are "Green" While Fighting Anti-Pollution Efforts

Jake Schmidt | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If an airline claimed to be "green" but was actively working to gut carbon pollution standards, what would you do?

Cancún - restoring a climate of hope

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

The deal struck at the UN climate conference which concluded in Cancún, Mexico, at the weekend has been hailed by some - mainly governments - as a ...

Copenhagen was not a (complete) failure

Michael Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Jacobs

Living as we do in a time in which arguments about climate change are being turned on their heads - my favourite recent example being the creed of a T...

Universal Benchmarking Is Essential in the Fight Against Global Warming

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Our homes and city buildings are responsible for over 70% of some cities' environmental footprints -- and yet we don't know how they compare individually with one another. There are no benchmarks.

'The Moneyless Man'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In 2008, economics graduate and former businessman Mark Boyle gave up the one resource we all crave more of: money. He sold his house, found a place t...