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Protecting and Growing Forests to Save the Climate -- a Business Opportunity for Latin America?

Renat Heuberger | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green
Renat Heuberger

The start of this year's World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama coincides with a landmark in the research on climate change: More than 2000 s...

Harmful-Gas Manufacturers Getting Credit For Slowing Climate Change

The New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL and ANDREW W. LEHREN | Posted 10.08.2012 | Green

RANJIT NAGAR, India -- When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system. Greenhouse gases w...

Focus on Coastal Restoration Not Retreat, Louisiana's Senator Landrieu Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana needs to get smart quickly about coastal restoration, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said in her hometown of New Orleans last week.

Carbon Canopy: A Model for Solving Problems by Protecting Rather Than Destroying Our Natural Resources

Robert J. Cabin | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Robert J. Cabin

The Carbon Canopy is developing markets that advance forest preservation and sustainable management by compensating landowners for the environmental benefits created by healthy forests.

Airline Reduces Emissions, Receives Carbon Credits

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

HONOLULU -- Hawaiian Airlines says it is the first airline to receive verified carbon credits for reducing emissions. The airline announced Monday it...

End the Coal for Carbon Credits Scandal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

To imply that dirty coal should be eligible for carbon credits is an Orwellian pitch that only our present batch of Tea Party Republican candidates could make with a straight face.

Does Cap-And-Trade Work?

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 06.06.2011 | Green

LIXHE, Belgium -- In these days of concern over global warming, a cement factory in southern Belgium is abandoning coal and moving to more unorthodox ...

PHOTOS: Ahead Of Climate Conference, Countries Make Own Progress On Cutting CO2

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After last year's disappointing stalemate in Copenhagen, many feel that international climate change negotiations in Cancun have little chance of yiel...

Fighting Global Warming by Saving British Columbia's Old Growth Forests

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Western Climate Initiative, a group of seven western states and four Canadian provinces, have joined forces in a plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Kyoto's Carbon Offsetting Moves from Tragedy to Farce

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has long been known to be a honey pot of carbon credit income for cheating project developers. ...

Cap And Trade Should Go The Way Of The DoDo Before We Do

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Carbon offsets are attractive to polluters because they're cheaper than cuts. But they'll open up a new market in carbon, open to gaming, corruption, and the creation of a "carbon bubble."

A Big Breakthrough on Green Jobs

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

The New York State Senate and Assembly rose above petty politics last week to pass legislation on climate and energy, setting a precedent for bipartisanship and a sensible cap and trade system.

The Failure of Democracy in West Virginia: Redefining "Alternative" Energy

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Alternative energy is a standard reference to energy sources that are not carbon based. But in West Virginia, many of the designated "alternative" energy sources contribute not only significantly more GHG emissions than the dirtiest conventional coal fired plants, they emit toxic pollutants as well.

Conservation Pays: Selling Credits For Carbon As Profitable As Converting Rain Forests Into Plantations

AP | MICHAEL CASEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BANGKOK — Selling credits for the billions of tons of carbon that are locked in Indonesia's tropical rain forests could be as profitable as conv...

Carbon Trading: A $64 Billion Economy And Growing

DISCOVER Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Josh Margolis keeps a grueling schedule, brokering deals between buyers and sellers and forecasting how government actions could affect his clients. B...

California Carbon Credit Market Just Part Of Sweeping Plan

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Thursday adopted the nation's most sweeping plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, issuing rules that could tr...

Goldman Sachs Invests In Company That Delivers Clean Power to Developing Countries

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Goldman Sachs has recently invested in another carbon-offset company, in the latest sign of investment banks' interest in the area. On Monday E&Co, a...

Nobody's Talking Cap-And-Trade Now, But Goldman Sachs Bets On It

Wall Street Journal | Jeffrey Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It looks like the financial wizards at Goldman Sachs are betting that the U.S. government is going to impose a cap-and-trade system for global-warming...

100 Months and Counting Until Climate Change Is Irreversible

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

Runaway changes in weather patterns will start, there will be droughts; we can expect to see the collapse of species in the sea and on land. Basically, terribly scary stuff is expected to happen.

The Big Green Bus: Ex-Diesel Goes Veggie

Patrick Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Pfeiffer

The recent ramping up in production of biodiesel and ethanol has brought forth some bad rap to the alternative fuels world. The negative side to increased biodiesel and ethanol production includes . . .

What The Heck Is A Carbon Credit? Ask Umbra

Grist | Umbra Fisk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Q. Dear Umbra, I don't understand carbon credits and how people can buy/sell/trade them. How is this good for our environment? Elizabeth Columbus, O...

Europe Requires Airlines To Pay For Their Pollution

The New York Times | James Kanter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The European Union reached a landmark agreement Thursday to cap emissions from aircraft, raising the stakes in an increasingly ferocious battle with t...

Climate Bill Bugged Even Some Senators From Greener States

WSJ.com | Jeffrey Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week's Senate debate over a bill to cap U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions wasn't much of a cliffhanger. Opponents called the bill too expensive; prop...