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Letter from Taiwan: 100 Million Manufacturing Employees Next Door

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It probably will not take 50 years for China to take over Taiwan, and China would probably not put up with the situation for that long.

Call in the HERO @ #COP15

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

All hope is not lost in Copenhagen. The rudderless ship needs some direction though. Who better to provide that than leader of the free world?

Al Gore Explains How Call For Climate Change Action Is Similar To Civil Rights Movement (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The push for government action on climate change is like the US civil rights movement, according to former Vice President Al Gore. Both causes depende...

Copenhagen, Methane Emissions, and the Arctic

Armond Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Armond Cohen

Reducing methane emissions could bring quick results, because its warming lasts only 10 years, while CO2 warming already in place will continue for centuries.

Protesters Hold Massive Rallies Against Emissions, Climate Change

New York Times | ANDREW C. REVKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Campaigners against global warming have drawn on an arsenal of visually startling tactics over the years, from posing nude on a Swiss glacier to scali...

Curbing Carbon's Just the Tip of Our Great Green Leap

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The epic fight over carbon emissions is barely the tip of how we survive. Mother Earth demands that fossil/nukes be transcended. This green-powered leap defines our technological, economic and ecological survival.

Find Out Which Of The G20 Countries Emits Most

washingtonpost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Explore changes in carbon emissions from fossil fuels for G-20 countries, selected developing nations and others critical to the climate debate....

1895: When Smoke was a "Healthy Disinfectant" for Cities

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lapham's Quarterly

The idea is to make carbon-intensive industrial processes more expensive, discouraging the creation of electricity by burning coal, and instead making cleaner options like natural gas, profitable enterprises.

A Team of Rivals: The United States and China on Energy

Armond Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Armond Cohen

When it comes to green energy technology development, the United States and China are not just rivals; they are also natural allies and partners, with complementary strengths.

Coal Must Embrace the Future

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sen. Robert Byrd

The future of coal and indeed of our total energy picture lies in change and innovation. In fact, the future of American industrial power and our economic ability to compete globally depends on our ability to advance energy technology.

Slouching Towards Copenhagen

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

What do we make of the prospects for global action on the climate crisis, given recent events both in the U.S. Congress and in the international conversations leading up to Copenhagen?

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

In 2009, for the first time in more than six years, no new coal-fired power plants broke ground.

Obama, Wen Offer No New Emissions Cuts -- China Blamed For Lack Of Progress

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COPENHAGEN — Two years of laborious negotiations on a climate agreement ended Friday with a political deal brokered by President Barack Obama wi...

Finally, Good News on Climate! US Carbon Emissions Drop

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The drop in emissions means that we are already more than halfway to the goal of the cap-and-trade bill passed by the House of Representatives of a 17% cut from 2005 to 2020.

How to Hold the Rich to Their Word

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Sachs

The entire world will gain enormously from the resulting predictability, fairness and follow-through of climate and development financing that we urgently need.

Missing the SuperFreaking Point (and Ignoring the Business Case for Green)

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

The authors of SuperFreakonomics fail to mention that the process of shifting to a low-carbon economy has enormous upsides completely aside from the benefits to climate balance.

How to Make the Fate of the Planet Boring

Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson

If energy and climate change are the great challenges facing the human race, why are leaders who should be telling us what our options are talking like a bunch of bean counters?

Air Travel Made Greener: 4 Tips

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Though air travel is unavoidable at times, there are a few things responsible travelers can do to make flights greener.

The Trouble with Geniuses: They Forget to Reach High Schoolers

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate defenders need a simple, concrete frame that captures the CO2 crisis, hopefully one that can be grasped with a high-school education. It's the acid story.

UN's Forest Protection Scheme At-Risk From Crime And Fraud

The Guardian | John Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Experts on all sides of the debate, from international police to politicians to conservationists, have warned this week that the scheme, called Reduci...

The Incredible Hulk in Copenhagen

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

The critics should be silenced by EPA's announcement today formally declaring that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant, paving the way for its regulation under the Clean Air Act.

China To Send Premier To Copenhagen Climate Talks, Announces "Aggressive" Emissions Cuts

AP | CARA ANNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BEIJING — China promised to slow its carbon emissions, saying it would nearly halve the ratio of pollution to GDP over the next decade – a...

Obama Hobbled By Congress In Fight Against Global Warming

The New York Times | John M. Broder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama came into office pledging to end eight years of American inaction on climate change under President George W. Bush, and all year he ha...

Duke Energy, Polluting Region's Air, Agrees To Cut Emissions

nytimes.com | MIREYA NAVARRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut joined the federal government and two environmental groups in a 1999 lawsuit over pollution from the Duke plant, ...

Global Warming was not Created by Developing Countries

Jurriaan Kamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jurriaan Kamp

Leaders of developing countries walked out of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen yesterday to protest what they called an attempt to kill the Kyoto Protocol.