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Planetary Watch: Is It a Good Microbe or a Bad Microbe?

Bill Chameides | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that we've been looking in the wrong places to solve our problems? Could it be that all our worries would be over if we only had some more microbes?

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.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

The Oil Spill Catastrophe: Biggest Ever? Not Close.

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Ropeik

The oil spill is a catastrophe, but risks that are catastrophic scare us more than those that are chronic -- even though in many cases, the chronic risks are far bigger threats.

Extreme Misinformation in the Washington Post: Actually, Wind Power has Reduced Denmark's CO2 Emissions a Lot

Matt Wasson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Wasson

Readers of the Washington Post were served up some jaw-dropping whoppers yesterday about why renewable energy - and wind in particular - supposedly do...

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

As the Climate Turns

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.thegreengrok.com.The ups and downs of the climate debate strain credulity. Senate Does Not Approve of Disapproving The Senate has...

World Bank to Fund Giant New South African Coal Plant

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The World Bank yesterday approved a $3.75 billion loan to South African public utility Eskom to fund what will become the world's seventh-largest coal...

Turning CO2 Into Car Fuel: Can It Be Done?

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Researchers in Bath and Bristol are working to discover if carbon dioxide extracted from air could be turned to car fuel....

Calera, Silicon Valley Start-Up Says It Can Capture Carbon Emissions In Cement

The New York Times | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It seems like alchemy: a Silicon Valley start-up says it has found a way to capture the carbon dioxide emissions from coal and gas power plants and lo...

The Kerry-Lieberman Climate Bill: Ch-Ch-Changes and Lots of Loose Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Here's an early thumbnail sketch of some of who's getting what in the Kerry-Lieberman (and perhaps Graham) bill.

Wishing Upon a Star and Other Scientific Methods

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Congressmen in these two states believe that scientific inquiry can be reduced to the fiats of legislation, and that objective truth can be discovered through the passage of state law.

Global Warming Makes Trees Grow At Fastest Rate For 200 Years, Study Finds

The Independent | Steve Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Forests in the northern hemisphere could be growing faster now than they were 200 years ago as a result of climate change, according to a study of tre...

Lisa Murkowski Wants To Block The EPA From Regulating Greenhouse Gases, Has Democratic Co-Sponsor

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scroll Down For Update It appears that one Republican female politician from Alaska has managed to drum up some Democratic support in the Senate. In ...

Letter to Senator Lisa Murkowski

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

What's the deal with this amendment to prevent the EPA from regulating green house gases? I'm sure the amendment's ghost writers (i.e. the polluters) have their reasons, but we prefer to protect the environment.

Climate Change and Jesus in a Burnt Toast

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Global warming skeptics believe they have proof now that climate change is a liberal plot. They do not, and the phenomenon of climate change remains robust in spite of a few misinterpreted emails.

Carbon Management: A Call to Action for the U.S. and China

Scott Daniels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Daniels

As President Obama prepares to set foot on Chinese soil for the first time today, the United States and China, the globe's leading greenhouse gas producers, are engaged in a classic standoff.

SuperFreakonomics Authors Forced To Answer Critics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since we posted the video and teaser for SuperFreakonomics, the follow up to the bestseller Freakonomics, there's been an outcry from scientists over ...

Copenhagen Climate Talks Near Deal On Preservation Of Forests

New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN -- Negotiators have all but completed a sweeping deal that would compensate countries for preserving forests, and in some cases, other natu...

A Climate Threat, Rising From The Soil

washingtonpost.com | Andrew Higgins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Peat, formed over thousands of years from decomposed trees, grass and scrub, contains gigantic quantities of carbon dioxide, which used to stay locked...

Interactive Map: How A 4C Rise Will Affect The Planet

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A map launched at the Science Museum in London has been developed using the latest peer-reviewed science from the Met Office Hadley Centre and other l...

How to Green Your 2010

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Whether you call them resolutions, goals, or lifestyle changes, here are four key measures you can take to make 2010 easier on the planet.

Climate Change: Too Much At Stake

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

To the extent that we speak from our hearts about the world we want to create, we will attract energy, resources and support--and inspire others to act.

Scientists Propose Engineering The Atmosphere To Cool Planet

Mother Nature Network | Katherine Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Love the blue skies that greet you on a sunny day? Don't get too used to it. Scientists have proposed a last-resort solution to climate change. It inv...

The Real Victims Of Climate Change Have No Voice In Copenhagen (PHOTOS)

Alun Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alun Anderson

Look north and you will see the biggest and fastest change to our planet ever caused by humans. It won't go away as a result of talk or promises. The frozen Arctic seas are melting away now.