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The Gigantic Hole In ExxonMobil's Doughnut

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Bevis Longstreth

ExxonMobil, in negotiations with shareholder activists that led to withdrawal of their shareholder proposals, agreed to report to shareholders on climate change. I hope scientists the world around will deconstruct the edifice ExxonMobil has erected.

Carbon Delirium

Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

Overcoming individual addiction to narcotic substances is never an easy task; resisting our addiction to carbon will prove no easier. However, the sooner we recast the climate issue as a public health problem, akin to drug addiction, the sooner we will be able to fashion effective strategies for averting its worst effects.

CO2 Levels On Track To Top 400 PPM For A Month

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history....

One Solution to Climate Change and Growing Healthier Food Is Right Under Our Feet

Barbra Streisand | Posted 03.18.2014 | Green
Barbra Streisand

The critics say we need industrial agriculture to feed the growing population of the world. We're told that we cannot go back to natural, regenerative, organic farming as the way we grow our food. In short, this isn't true.

Cultivating Wildness

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

For all of you lazy buns out there who don't want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea fo...

The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon

Michael T. Klare | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Michael T. Klare

In recent years, largely thanks to the dampening effects of the Great Recession, U.S. carbon emissions were in decline (though they grew by 2 percent in 2013). Still, whatever the president may claim, we're not heading toward a "cleaner, safer planet." If anything, we're heading toward a dirtier, more dangerous world.

'Bomb Peak' Method Solves Major Art Mystery

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science

A painting in the Guggenheim collection initially attributed to French modern artist Fernand Léger has languished out of view for decades after it ...

De-Demagoguing the Pipeline: A Televised White House Summit

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Paul Abrams

Rather than make the decision with competing, hyperbolic claims clanging around the airwaves, and suffering the residual demagoguery, the president should bring us all in on the decision-making process.

Industry Groups Prepare Opposition To EPA Pollution Rules

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Forty industry groups launched a new partnership on Thursday to form a "unified s...

Thanks King Coal: U.S. Carbon Pollution Up In 2013

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government report says energy-related carbon dioxide pollution increased slightly last year after declining for several year...

Country's Biggest Energy Producers Are Also Biggest Users

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Dense, urban states — especially New York — and sprawling, energy-producing states stand out in newly-upda...

Work Together When Washington Can't: New Partnerships Will Lead Fight Against Climate Change

Tom Steyer | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Tom Steyer

That's 53 million people and GDP of $2.8 trillion. So it's not a stretch to say the new Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy will make a huge difference for the entire country. And guess what? Congress had nothing to do with it.

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

The Truth About Climate Change

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

Originally posted at AcronymTV In what will come as a surprise to almost no one, 2012 was another record year for the volume of greenhouse gases in...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reached New Highs Last Year. Again.

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

* Carbon dioxide, methane volumes grew faster in 2012 * World temperatures to rise 2 degrees by mid-century * UN confere...

Last Hours for Humanity?

Tom Weis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Earth is sending us an urgent and unmistakable message, one that we ignore at our own peril. Failure to drastically slash carbon emissions now could mean the end of humanity.

EPA's Emissions Regulations May Be Too Weak

Posted 09.30.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rolled out restrictive new greenhouse gas emissions standards for ne...

Climate Derivatives Have Destroyed Energy Innovation

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

For many years, I have rooted for the free market to fix the problem of climate change. I believe in innovation and the power of entrepreneurship. I w...

Australia's New Government Vows To Scrap Carbon Tax

AP | By ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's new government prepared to take control of the nation Sunday, with Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott vowing to...

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

Jim Moore | Posted 10.12.2013 | Science
Jim Moore

It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.

EPA and the Cost of Climate Change

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

We wouldn't be having this conversation if the president had his druthers: nearly everyone agrees with Professor Posner that it would be much better if Congress put a carbon-control law on the books. But it looks like polar bears will be sipping piña coladas before that happens.

Meatless Monday: Tough Times for Superheroes

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The Lone Ranger, Iron Man (III), Superman -- all the summer blockbuster superheroes put together aren't going to save the world. That will take a particular kind of special effect -- cooling down our overheated planet and replenishing our damaged food supply.

Federal Court Affirms Science As Guide for How EPA Must Regulate Biomass Energy

Sasha Lyutse | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Sasha Lyutse

The decision once again made clear that not all bioenergy has the same carbon footprint -- and some increases climate-disrupting carbon pollution.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Domestic Renewable Energy

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

. A true solution to climate change will have to recognize that it's a global problem and we're all in it together. Appeasing the fossil fuel industry by exporting dirty energy is not going to change this fact.

Obama's Climate Plan and What It Means for States

Karen Laughlin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Karen Laughlin

A solid library of state-driven experience across the country will provide Congress, states, and stakeholders the opportunity to use our state laboratory to build the most cost-effective, adaptable, and efficient national system.