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The Climate Post: Court Ruling Could Affect Nation's Electric Grid

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Editor's Note: While Tim Profeta is on vacation, Jeremy Tarr, policy associate in the Climate and Energy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Envi...

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

A Little Touch of Climate-Change Despair

Scott Poynton | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Scott Poynton

Do methane bubbles in the Arctic signal a new level in our dangerous game with climate change?

'Green News Report' - August 14, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Broken climate: Historic storms and floods paralyze cities from Nebrask...

'Green News Report' - August 12, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: If it seems like there's more extreme weather -- you're right; What san...

Canada Launches Cold War with Russia in the Arctic

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

There seems to be a new Cold War brewing and it's not between the U.S. and Russia, but between Canada and Russia. The contentious issue is the North Pole, or more specifically, the seabed under the Arctic.

How Did Western Civilization End? A Noted Historian Of Science Looks Back -- From 2093

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

"The Collapse of Western Civilization" is the clearest, shortest explanation of the science of climate change and its consequences I've seen.

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

Jim Treacy | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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.

The Climate Post: Rule for Regulating Existing Power Plants under Fire

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule's release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the substance of the rule and the EPA's authority to issue it.

Everything Is Not Awesome in LEGOland

Travis Nichols | Posted 07.24.2014 | Green
Travis Nichols

Using toys to advertise any kind of product to kids is wrong. But it's particularly harmful to sell children on Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record that plans to drill for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, one of the most vulnerable places on earth.

New Offshore Oil Plan Could Be 'Game Over' For Climate

Richard Steiner | Posted 07.17.2014 | Green
Richard Steiner

If we want to stabilize climate and secure a sustainable future, the carbon now safely buried beneath the seabed, just as in the tar sands, should be left right where it is -- buried.

The New North

Peter Neill | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

The new north -- a phrase that slowly seeps into the geopolitical discussion and suggests that in the changes, overt and still to come, in the norther...

The Climate Post: Court Upholds Soot Standards

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

A federal court of appeals on Friday unanimously found that the Clean Air Act gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) substantial discretion in setting air quality standards.

Rubio Can't Name A Single Source Behind His Climate Denialism

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got some pushback on Tuesday for his comments on Sunday that he does not believe "human activity" is impacting climate chang...

The Far North, Part 2 -- The World's Northernmost University: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The journey back is beautiful, the snow-white peaks, the dark black crags soaring in their tormented pinnacles, gentle table tops and massive boulders, all bathed in the light of the full moon. Make that two full moons.

The Far North, Part 1 -- The Glaciers of Svalbard: Going Arctic on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.27.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It prides itself on being the world's most northerly city, albeit with only about 2,000 residents; it's way beyond the Arctic Circle, just 813 miles f...

Greenpeace Ship To Confront Russian Oil Tanker

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platfo...

The Climate Post: Study Deals Blow for Biofuels as EPA Lowers 2013 Mandate

Tim Profeta | Posted 06.25.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday retroactively lowered the quantity of cellulosic biofuel required for blending in traditiona...

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department d...

Arctic Sea Ice Update: The Melt Is on, How Low Will It Go?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

NASA Blue Marble view of Arctic sea ice on March 21, 2014 when it reached its maximum extent. (NSIDC)  Arctic sea ice began its annual meltdow...

Four Years Later, Full Effects Of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

No matter what BP is saying, the oil is still not gone -- it still lingers, impacting wildlife and the lives that depend upon it.

North to the Future: Arctic Molecule to Revolutionize Cosmetics Industry

Mikå Mered | Posted 06.11.2014 | Science
Mikå Mered

The Arctic isn't only host to 412 billion barrels equivalent of oil and gas, nor only home to the world's second largest uranium and rare earths deposits.

Will the U.S. Fund Russian Gas Exports?

Doug Norlen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Doug Norlen

Given Russia's use of natural gas exports to bully Ukraine and Western Europe in the current crisis, sanctions should be expanded to include companies working in Russia's oil and gas export sector.

25 Years After Exxon Valdez: If We Ignore the Past, We Risk Repeating It in the Arctic

Cindy Shogan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Whether it's human error, mechanical malfunction or a simple act of Mother Nature, the fact is that it's not a question of if another spill is going to happen. It's a question of when.

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...