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EPA Goes After Texas

AP | JEFF CARLTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

DALLAS — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it is taking the unprecedented step of directly issuing air permits to indu...

Interesting Times: Carbon Curse or Climate Blessing?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The interesting thing about the Cancun debate is that opinions do not divide along clear political lines. It's not a case of Left versus Right, environment versus development, North versus South.

Green News Report: December 23, 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: Paging Er...

A Letter to Santa Claus

Sen. Robert Menendez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Robert Menendez

Dear Santa Claus, I am writing out of concern, because you may have to move from the North Pole due to the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice.

Green News Report: December 21, 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: The Plane...

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...

Green News Report: December 16, 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: Make way ...

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...

Eco-Schmeco: A More Sane Way to Rate Eco-Resorts

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Almost any resort that uses recycled toilet paper and serves shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee can call itself an eco-resort. Why is there no reasonable rating system for them?

Cancún Summit No Solution to Global Warming

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

There are basically two ways to cut carbon emissions, and neither one of them involves global climate change summits like the one just held in Cancún, Mexico.

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 ...

UN Climate Deal Marks A Tiny Step Forward For Fighting Climate Change

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — A U.N. conference on Saturday adopted a modest climate deal creating a fund to help the developing world go green, though it de...

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...

Green News Report: December 7, 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: Happy Bir...

Branson Ignites the Gigaton Throwdown in Cancun

Christiana Wyly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christiana Wyly

While the expectations for the United Nations COP16 climate negotiations now underway here in Cancun may be low, they are high elsewhere along the shi...

Weekly Mulch: If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and alt...

The Economic Path to a Clean Energy Future

John W. Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John W. Rowe

The question facing the U.S. is not whether it should reduce air pollution and carbon emissions, but how to do so at the lowest possible cost. This means business and industry have a role to play.

Green News Report: December 2, 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: Happy bir...

'Tis the Season for Greening Wall Street

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

'Tis the season for low expectations on climate change and other global sustainability challenges. Yet there's no reason to think our stockings will forever be stuffed with coal.

Why Climate Negotiations Keep Failing

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Given how deeply felt the convictions are on every side -- and the fact that they're all based in reality and truth -- hoping for the business world to lap the policy world may be the only reasonable hope we have.

Green News Report: November 30, 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: After fai...

Building Blocks Toward Global Climate Action

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Timothy E. Wirth

Rather than bemoan our human frailty, let us resolve to make what progress we can on climate change, when we can. Its rising impacts -- on our poorest neighbors today and on our children tomorrow -- demand no less.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

At Last, a Model for Retrofit Funding With the Right Design

Ron Dembo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ron Dembo

Retrofitting cuts home energy use and therefore emissions by up to 40 percent. It makes so much sense, that you would think we would be rolling programs all over the country. So why aren't we?

Green News Report: November 23, 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: 29 coal m...