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Carbon Emissions

3 Ways Arctic Meltdown Threatens the Whole World

Kassie Siegel | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Kassie Siegel

We have to act fast. If we don't, we'll have even more to mourn than the death of the Arctic.

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

$5 Gallon: The Romney-Koch Price of Gas

Carl Pope | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

So much for cheap oil and low tax Republicans -- the Koch Brothers made sure there wouldn't be anything in the Romney platform for drivers -- or the US economy.

The Climate Post: Federal Court Tosses EPA's 'Good Neighbor' Pollution Rule

Tim Profeta | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit this week threw out the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which set stricter limits on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-burning power plants in 28 states and the District of Columbia.

Carbon Emissions Hit Surprising Benchmark

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to ...

President Obama And 'What Would Jesus Drive?'

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

Leaders don't keep their eyes fixed on their rearview mirrors, ignoring the road ahead. They keep us moving into the future. When it comes to the road we need to travel to overcoming global warming, the president isn't even driving the car.

Cap and Trade: California's Best Secret

Kate Gordon | Posted 10.09.2012 | Green
Kate Gordon

AB 32 is the most ambitious program in the United States to combat the pernicious effects of global warming. But the program will only be successful if it is embraced by the California citizens who say they want action on climate change.

The Climate of Truth

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Green energy already accounts for 16 percent of all electricity worldwide. And, with fewer climate change related disasters, we would save hundreds of billions of dollars per annum. So, if fossil fuels no longer make economic nor environmental sense, why aren't we beginning to phase them out?

Study Shows Planet Keeping Pace With Carbon Emissions, For Now

Posted 08.03.2012 | Green

By Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Climate change is a serious enough problem, but it could be a lot worse. About half of the carbon dioxide...

Environmental Ethics: Bernie Madoff's Pyramid Scheme Is an Important Lesson

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Many consumers assume that less packaging or no packaging is always the best answer for the environment. That may be true of most products, but there are reasons food packaging is different.

Climate Change This Week: Ozone Damage, Pipe Power and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Making the U.S. a global clean energy leader will ensure a heck of a lot more jobs, and a clean, safe future.

Come Together, to Save the Arctic

Paul McCartney | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Paul McCartney

Since Earthrise was taken we've been so busy warming our world that it now looks radically different from space. We've put so much carbon into the atmosphere that today's astronauts are looking at a different planet.

What Is Causing Our Climate to Unravel?

Jeremy Symons | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jeremy Symons

Our scientific undersanding of global warming has come so far, but many in the media are pretending it is 1980 and that we are just getting started.

How Environmentalists Win

Bill Scher | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Scher

The following is an excerpt of an article published by Grist. Recently the New York Times published my op-ed “How Liberals Win,” in which...

Developers Target Canadian Fridges For Carbon Credits

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 (Reuters Point Carbon) - Project developer Blue Source Canada has become the first company to receive carbon credits for destro...

No Break in the Breaking News That Our Climate Is Breaking

Neil Wagner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Neil Wagner

These are the best of times and the worst of times for the climate change cartoonist field. On the plus side, there is no problem coming up with new ideas. On the down side, there are new, horrifying climate findings being reported every day.

Eco Etiquette: Dealing With Not-So-Green Summer House Guests

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Every summer our dear but...

Working Women's Bodies Besieged by Environmental Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green
Michelle Chen

Women are a favorite target in the country's most heated political wars. But a much quieter struggle is being waged over women's bodies in their neighborhoods and workplaces, where a minefield of pollutants threaten working mothers.

The Choice Is Ours

Ambassador Marlene Moses | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Ambassador Marlene Moses

We cannot achieve fair and sustainable development unless we dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

Nuclear Shutdown Means Japan Must Abandon Carbon Emission Targets

James Burgess | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
James Burgess

In 2009 the Japanese government signed a pledge to cut their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020, however following the disaster at Fukushima in 20...

Pollution Ravages Low-Income Communities; Residents Speak Out

David Vognar | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green
David Vognar

With moments of compelling commentary, the EPA forum provided a pressing reminder that there are real victims of our choice to pollute or put up with pollution, and in many instances those victims are from low-income areas.

Eco Etiquette: What's The Latest On Eco-Friendly Air Travel?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Has there been any progre...

EU: CO2 Cut Review Could Raise Kyoto Ambitions

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

* Kyoto extension could be flexible to enable deeper targets * Could help raise ambitions when economy better * Decision...

Occupy Jail, Occupy Big Banks

Reverend Billy | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Reverend Billy

To shout "You put billions into C02 emitting industries!" in a bank lobby -- oh the echo comes back as the Devil's bad gas. Come with us behind the lines. Nothing -- nothing is scarier than a big bank lobby. Revolujah!

The Magically Green School Bus

Jonny Cohen | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen
Jonny Cohen

One day in seventh grade, I noticed the inefficient design of school buses. Then it hit me! Why not build a shield to retrofit buses by redirecting the airflow to decrease drag and increase gas mileage?