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Climate Youth Lead #XLDISSENT Civil Resistance to Ensure Our Civil Existence

Tom Weis | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Action by action, we are building what Dr. King called "the beloved community." Future generations will honor these young climate justice leaders who sacrificed their freedom to demand an end to these immoral assaults on our collective future. Call it civil resistance to ensure our civil existence.

U.S. To Launch 'Climate Hubs' To Help Farmers Face Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration will announce on Wednesday the formation of seven ...

Watching for Signs of Climate Action in the State of the Union Address

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

When President Obama addresses the nation on Tuesday, climate change is expected to be featured. Seven months have passed since the president announced the Climate Action Plan. Now it's time to implement the plan. Simply put, this year is when the rubber hits the road.

200 More Ideas for the President's Climate Plan

William S. Becker | Posted 03.22.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

If you thought that the climate action plan President Obama announced last June contained a complete global warming agenda for the next three years,...

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama's Climate Plan Test

Justin Guay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for n...

The Planet's Budget Crisis

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

Like any budget, the carbon budget is finite. At our current pace, we have about 15 years left before we'd have to stop burning fossil fuels altogether to avoid dangerous consequences.

US Can Meet Its Climate Targets by Implementing the President's Climate Action Plan

Jake Schmidt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The U.S. can reduce its climate pollution by implementing the actions in President Obama's Climate Action Plan. That is the finding of an official U.S. government report on progress in meeting its climate target.

Time to Act on Climate Change

Gina McCarthy | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Today, the auto industry is thriving, and American consumers save about $8 thousand at the pump over the life of their vehicle. We can't solve climate change overnight -- but we can get closer to a solution.

Recess Wrap Up

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As I looked back at the news we've shared with you this August on the NRDC Action Fund facebook page, I noticed myself shaking my head. For every bit ...

Obama's Climate Plan: What's Missing?

Robert Fri | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Robert Fri

Predictably, the president's Climate Action Plan has taken a lot of heat -- both for being too modest and too overbearing. But something is lost in framing the debate that way. More important is whether any plan will achieve actual results.

The Nation's Electric Grid: Looking Back at 2003 and How Far We've Come

Patricia Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green
Patricia Hoffman

We are a nation with a history of looking at what needs to be done, learning from our experiences, and then taking action. We must -- and we will -- continue doing what needs to be done so that our nation is prepared to meet these evolving challenges.

U.S. Coal Exports

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen if the U.S. will phase out coal domestically and merely displace its harmful effects to developing economies, especially China and India, or phase it out altogether.

Climate Deniers in Congress Up to Their Old Tricks

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

As most Americans are packing up their cars and getting ready to go on their summer vacations, climate deniers in Congress are in full swing. Our opponents in the U.S. Senate have been making plans to stop EPA from taking action to reduce carbon pollution.

Climate Action Plan, EPA and Breast Cancer: We Won't Trade Our Health for Reduced Carbon Emissions

Karuna Jaggar | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Karuna Jaggar

The president's plan for addressing climate change requires us to kick a toxic can of health harms down the road. In so doing, we betray our obligation to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Domestic Coal

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Just last week two coal-fired power plants in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Mitchell and Hatfield's Ferry -- announced they would shut down by Oct. 9 rather than face expensive work to bring them up to safety standards.

The President's Climate Plan: A Deeper Dive

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

We can no longer allow opponents of action to prevent our country from doing the right thing on climate change. Indeed, it is well past time for serious action at the federal level.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Nuclear Energy?

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen whether nuclear energy will experience a renaissance, as predicted by Moniz, or collapse under the pressure of the various factors mentioned.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Domestic Renewable Energy

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

. A true solution to climate change will have to recognize that it's a global problem and we're all in it together. Appeasing the fossil fuel industry by exporting dirty energy is not going to change this fact.

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Natural Gas, Fracking, Methane and Mexico

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Is that the ultimate aim of the Obama administration? To continue to extract natural gas and risk producing methane, which will continue to contribute to global warming, even though our domestic need for it might plummet, so that it can exported?

He Gets It.

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

On Tuesday, President Obama told us he gets it -- he's committed the U.S. to fighting climate change. He's putting the breaks on climate change.

Standing up for the Least Among Us: We Can't Deny Rights to the Disadvantaged

Kate Gordon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Kate Gordon

If our society denies rights to the poorest and most disadvantaged among us, and sets up structures that privilege the already-privileged, we will become less -- not more -- willing and able to take on the global fight against carbon pollution.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While the Keystone pipeline was not mentioned in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama did refer to it in his talk, stating that it was not mentioned because the decision about it lies with the State Department. If it is passed, it has to have proven benefits for the U.S., he said.

Stopping Climate Change Starting Now

Dominique Browning | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

Here's the beauty: This plan is achievable. It is workable. It is doable. We can do what it takes to avoid climate catastrophe -- and have a strong, vibrant economy.

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...

Portland Tries a CAP-and-Prosper Plan for Climate Change

Diane Dulken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Diane Dulken

Real climate solutions are about turning a dire threat into new opportunities for restoring stability and also creating new prosperity, economic and community health and well-being.