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Why Cancún & The Riviera Maya Make For The Perfect Short Trip

Lonely Planet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If record-low temperatures, snowstorms and blizzards are getting you down, why not rejuvenate for a long weekend of sun, sand and eye-popping natural ...

Cancun: Why Africa's Voice on Global Environmental Issues Is Important

Amb. Robin Renee Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Robin Renee Sanders

As Cancún ends with environmental issues and policy still on the table, the voice of Sub-Saharan Africa needs to be front and center in the global debate.

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...

Operation -- Rock the Boat

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

These invisible culprits silently sweep the seas bringing us our shiny new toys, cars, computers and Q tips, as fast as we require with the upmost con...

What Happened (and Why): An Assessment of the Cancún Agreements

Robert Stavins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Stavins

The acceptance of the Cancún Agreements suggests that the international diplomatic community may now recognize that incremental steps in the right direction are better than acrimonious debates over unachievable targets.

Everything Is Negotiable, Except With Nature: You Can't Bargain About Global Warming With Chemistry and Physics

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

The climate-change conundrum isn't set by contending ideologies, whose adherents can argue about whether tax cuts create jobs or kill them. Political reality is hard to change, but physics and chemistry are impossible to shift.

Celebrating Green Business Success in Cancun

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Driving change and convincing people that green is good for business requires logic, facts, examples ... but also passion, emotion, and yes, cheerleading. What's wrong with celebrating every now and then?

Lord Stern: Not a "Singing and Dancing" Agreement, But Progress (VIDEO)

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Last week, in the midst of COP16, I caught up with Lord Nicholas Stern at the World Climate Summit.

Green News Report: December 14, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sorry, Ru...

What to Make of Cancun?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's hard to avoid the conclusion that while the world is far from ready to do what it must with the substance of the climate threat, it is also true that the process has become the enemy, rather than the facilitator, of progress.

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...

Will Cancun Agreements Help Save the Planet?

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Democracy Now!

The U.N. Climate Change Conference in Cancún came to a close early Saturday morning after 193 countries signed on to a modest agreement to combat cli...

India's Coal Rush and Form of Mountaintop Removal: Interview with Jharkhand Leader Bulu Imam

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Despite India's high profile in the recent Cancun climate talks and New Delhi's declaration of its coal free future last year, the rising energy deman...

Time for a Different Way

Doug Noll | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Noll

What do the stalled Middle East peace talks and just completed climate change negotiations in Cancun have in common? Essentially, both problems are di...

Cancun Agreements: Building a Foundation for Greater Environmental Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The countries that gathered in Cancun made progress on emissions reductions, greater transparency, forest preservation and the creation of the green fund. But we aren't done yet.

Obama's new fear is a cleaned-up China

Joss Garman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joss Garman

The British Climate Secretary Chris Huhne rightly warned over the past few days that the climate talks in Cancun risked becoming a milestone on the wa...

Meet the Real Planet Envoys in Cancun

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Betwa Sharma

As the annual climate change conference winds down, let's meet a planet envoy whose work does not revolve around the ifs and buts of working out a treaty: 10-year-old Alek Howland.

Hostage Crisis at Cancun Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

The US negotiating stance here in Cancún is beginning to cause fractures among the once unified blocks of developing countries calling for strong climate action.

A Hostage Situation

Ben Grossman-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Grossman-Cohen

Hardball tactics can be useful if they lead to positive outcomes, but if all you get in return is more disappointment and bad will, what have you achieved?

Crisis in Cancún

Ben Jealous | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jealous

Across Africa, changing weather patterns and erratic rainfall are making farming more and more difficult, contributing to food crisis and famines in country after country. Support and leadership from the US is urgently needed in Cancún and beyond.

Green News Report: December 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch ti...

Peasant, Indigenous Organizations Reject Market Schemes for Global Warming

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laura Carlsen

There will be no major agreement to stop global warming this week, despite the timed release of a number of reports that show that the phenomenon is advancing more rapidly than expected, with lethal consequences.

The Long Arc of the UN: Overlooked Beaches, International Conflict and a Dash of Hope at the Cancun Climate Talks

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nathaniel Loewentheil

More important than the final documents from Cancun is the fact that dialogue is taking place, because over the long haul, we will, as a world, have to cooperate.

Climate Talks: U.S. Must Transform From Diehard Recalcitrant To Inspirational Leader

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

America doesn't live in a bubble, and it is in this nation's interests to curb instability, quell uncertainty, and narrow the gap between the secure and the vulnerable.

Climate Change Is Bad for Business

Jonathan Wootliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Wootliff

The diminished number of political figures is contrasted by the growing participation of the business community which is speaking in stronger terms than ever before about the need to find real solutions to human-induced climate change.