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Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Matt Sheehan

7 Things You Can't Do In Beijing During World Leaders' Summit

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

BEIJING -- On Monday, President Barack Obama told world leaders gathered in Beijing that America was loosening visa restrictions for Chinese visitors....

Matt Sheehan

Beijing's Anti-Pollution Face-Lift In 6 Photos

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

BEIJING -- World leaders have descended on the Chinese capital for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, and the city has been scrambling to ...

A New Flank in China's War on Pollution? Controlling Emissions From Ports and Shipping

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

One container ship cruising along the coast of China emits as much diesel pollution as 500,000 new Chinese trucks in a single day.

China's New Tools to Battle Air Pollution Can Also Help Fight Climate Change

Peter Lehner | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

Armed with data, clarity in the law and legal standing, NGOs in China are now truly empowered to take a stand against polluters.

This Is What Pollution Looks Like In Your World

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green

We hear about pollution constantly, causing health problems, killing wildlife and harming ecosystems. But what does it look like up close, in our citi...

Chevron Greases Local Election with Gusher of Cash

Michael Winship | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Presumably, Chevron, vexed by such governmental interference, decided enough was enough. Cue the campaign cash machine. Turn on the pumps.

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, accordi...

20 Years, Yet EPA Still Fails to Protect Us From Polluting Incinerators

Earthjustice | Posted 10.06.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Environmental laws are enacted to protect public health, to provide clean air and water, to save endangered wildlife, and to protect our public lands for future generations. But these laws mean little if regulations based on them are not enforced or, in this case, are never created in the first place.

Kate Sheppard

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Save 3,500 Lives Per Year: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Save the planet, save lives? A study released Tuesday says reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants in order to curb glo...

There's a Strong Link Between Solving the Global Climate Crisis and Improving Our Health

Jonathan Patz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Patz

What do these three threats to our health and our planet -- air pollution, obesity and greenhouse gas emissions -- have in common? Fossil fuels.

Lynne Peeples

The Fracking Boom's Hidden Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.05.2014 | Green

Victoria Trinko hasn't opened the windows of her Wisconsin home in two years -- for fear of the dust clouds billowing from a frac sand mine a half-mil...

Protecting the Health of People and the Planet

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

The erosion of our personal and public health is exactly the kind of attack that will come from unchecked climate change. As pollution makes our planet sick, so will a sick planet erode the health of its people.

India's Smog Destroyed Enough Crops In A Year To Feed 94 Million People

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

India's smog problem could be preventing tens of millions of the country's poorest people from getting the food they desperately need. According to...

Right to Know Reader: Cancer-Causing Power Plants Might Be Closer Than You Think

Earthjustice | Posted 10.29.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

When you think about sources of toxic air pollution, one of the first things you might picture is a large power plant with huge smoke stacks belching black clouds into the sky. But the truth is that smaller power plants collectively contribute more to the cancer risk faced by Americans every day.

Praying For Wind: Pollution Solution?

Phil Sharp | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Phil Sharp

The winds of prosperity do not blow steadily and will turn against both countries if the two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases neglect their obligation to collectively lead the global drive to mitigate climate disruption.

Lynne Peeples

Big Coal's Plans For The Pacific Northwest Take A Major Hit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

Doctors, tribal leaders, business owners and concerned parents are among those cheering a potentially major blow to Big Coal. On Monday, an Oregon ...

New Air Quality Index May Help India's Cities Breathe Easier

Angel Hsu | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green
Angel Hsu

India was dealt a blow in May when a World Health Organization (WHO) study assessing air pollution in cities ranked New Delhi below Beijing. The study said that New Delhi has "the world's worst air quality."

Weeks, Months, and Years Later, Still No Coal Ash Safety Standards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gal...

Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

Clean Power Plan Leads to Healthy Kids

Ovie Mughelli | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Ovie Mughelli

This plan doesn't just slash that dangerous carbon pollution, but it recognizes the enormous economic potential in action -- potential that will mean a better future in Georgia.

Katherine Boehrer

Another Reason Why Cutting Pollution Is Essential To Future Generations

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Ozone pollution, which worsens breathing problems and causes air quality warnings, may compound global warming's damage to the world's food crops, acc...

How Employee Productivity Chokes on Indoor Air

Marilyn Black | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Black

Not only are we coming into contact with more chemicals than ever before, we are spending more time around them -- the average American spends up to 90 percent of his time indoors.

How Grassroots Organizations Will Help China Move Away From Coal

Dr. Kristen McDonald | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Dr. Kristen McDonald

If we as an international community care about our future climate, we must do more to support local efforts in China rather than relying on international negotiations alone to solve the climate problem.

"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are ALL complicit in fossil fuel fortunes, whether we are middle class or mega wealthy. We have all benefited, enormously, from the cheap and abundant and reliable power that has come of oil and coal.