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Art and Climate Change - Inspiring a Sustainable Future

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Art allows people to relate to vast and often unfathomable concepts by engaging the heart and the senses. Art can break down big issues, like climate change, into small, digestible pieces.

On a 35th Anniversary, Revisiting Why We Trusted the 'Most Trusted Man in America' (VIDEO)

A. Siegel | Posted 04.03.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

On April 3, 1980, Walter Cronkite, the so-called "most trusted man in America," spent a few minutes of the CBS Evening News exploring the implications of coal burning and its carbon dioxide emissions for global warming.

Florida Bans the Term 'Climate Change'

Steven Newton | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science
Steven Newton

Instead of facing the reality of climate change, instead of taking practical steps such as the immediate construction of higher levees around Miami, Florida politicians hide their heads in sand -- at least for as long as there is beach sand left in Florida.

Biden: Denying Climate Change 'Like Denying Gravity'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Green

Vice President Joe Biden took a strong stance against climate change deniers in an interview with VICE founder Shane Smith. The interview is part ...

Flooding Google: Google's New Headquarters and the Threat of Sea-Level Rise

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Google is a forward-looking company. But are they looking forward to, and planning for, the now-unavoidable impacts of climate change as they design new multi-billion dollar infrastructure investments? Are the rest of us?

James Gerken

Sea Levels Along The Northeast Rose Almost 4 Inches In Just 2 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

Sea levels across the Northeast coast of the United States rose nearly 3.9 inches between 2009 and 2010, according to a new study from researchers at ...

Report: New York City Could See Up To Six Feet Of Sea Level Rise This Century

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

Climate change is already impacting New York City with rising temperatures and sea levels, which will only worsen as the century continues, according ...

Kate Sheppard

Feds Direct $8 Million To Native Communities To Address Effects Of Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change...

'Green News Report' - February 3, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's news report: EPA gives Obama reason to reject Keystone XL pipeline; Feds must account for rising sea levels; Scarborough calls liberals 'science deniers'; Extreme weather whiplash from Boston to San Francisco.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Moves To Protect Against Flooding From Rising Sea Levels

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday directing federal, state and local agencies to incorporate projections for s...

Hottest Year on Record: What Universities and Aid Agencies Can Do

Fron Nahzi | Posted 03.28.2015 | World
Fron Nahzi

Providing the next generation with the skills and experience that could begin to reverse an impending global-scale ecologic crisis and bring us a bit closer to putting the planet and its population on a trajectory towards sustainability.

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

Kate Sheppard

Meet The Climate-Researching Mom The Obamas Are Bringing To The State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the guests of first lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday's State of the Union address is a Florida-based climate researcher and activis...

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Lynda Decker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Lynda Decker

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too.

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It's time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth.

Kate Sheppard

There Will Be Flood: NOAA Projects Effects Of Sea Level Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Most coastal regions of the United States will see 30 or more days of flooding by 2050 thanks to sea level rise, according to new resear...

Kate Sheppard

As The Planet Warms, A Remote Alaskan Town Shows Just How Unprepared We Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics

The remote village of Shishmaref, Alaska, has been experiencing the effects of climate change first-hand. In the last decades, the island's shores hav...

Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

6 Years After Hurricane Ike, Texas Coast Remains Vulnerable

Reuters | Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov 24 (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor...

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready' For Rise Of Seas

Climate Central | John Upton | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. Abandon Seaside! Globe is Flooding! Invest in Arks! So might scream tabloid headlines had new...

Kate Sheppard

USPS Is Worried About What Climate Change Will Mean For Mail

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service has a reputation for being unstoppable. And while rain, snow and gloom of night can't stop the U.S. mail, the he...

Simple Questions, Simple Answers for North Carolina Voters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Is Kay Hagan the Clean Choice in North Carolina? Yes. Is climate change real? Yes. Is Kay Hagan Running Clean? Yes. Is Thom Tillis a Dirty Denier? Yes. Simple questions with simple answers.

Pacific Islanders Blockade World's Largest Coal Port

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green

Last week a group of Pacific islanders and Australians worked together to form a flotilla of kayaks and traditional canoes to blockade the world's lar...

Climate Change Brings New Military Challenges, Report Finds

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and wo...