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Michael Brune | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

The Climate Action Plan that President Obama announced last year is full of good ideas, and his administration has already done more to address carbon pollution than any other has. Unfortunately, a hard look at the numbers shows that all this progress could be undermined by one bad choice -- expanding fossil fuel production.

UN: World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-...

Progress in Climate Legislation Provides Hope for a Global Agreement

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green
Peter Bjerregaard

We stand before an extraordinary challenge that requires extraordinary solutions. The current initiatives are still short of what is needed. However, compared to where we were 10 or 20 years ago, we have not taken baby steps. We have taken significant steps in the right direction.

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

Kate Sheppard

Senators Launch Fight To Break Through 'Special Interest Lies' On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A group of Senate Democrats is planning a new offensive on climate change, one that members hope will galvanize congressional colleagu...

Sports Leagues Embrace Progress on Climate Change

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

The single most important thing we can do to address the urgent ecological challenges we face is change cultural expectations and attitudes about how we relate to the planet. The motivation for sports to engage in greening is simple.

American Leadership on Climate Change

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Fred Krupp

We hire presidents to do more than one thing at a time. With record heat, ever-stronger storms, and massive increases in insurance and infrastructure costs on the way, climate change is one big problem that we ignore at our own peril.

Senator On Climate Change: 'The Eyes Of The World Are On Us'

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

(US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Senator Sheldon Whitehouse June...

Report: In Short Run, Obama Can Bypass Congress On Climate

Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The Obama administration needs to act, with or without congressional legislation, in order to meet its shor...

Climate Change Challenges New England Fishermen

Sea to Table | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

For years scientists have been blaming fishermen for depleted cod stocks in the Gulf of Maine, but now evidence points to another culprit -- climate c...

Further Delay Could Make Climate Change Goals Impossible, Study Finds

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Delaying global action on climate change by 20 more years will put the goal of keeping the world re...

Smarter Choices for Climate Solutions

Michael Brune | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Currently, our transportation system is heavily dependent on oil, which is our largest source of climate pollution -- roughly one-third of all U.S. carbon emissions. If we want to cut carbon pollution fast, moving beyond oil for transportation is an obvious strategy.

'Every Year Counts' To Address Climate Change

Posted 11.29.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor: The longer it takes nations to cumulatively lower greenhouse gas emissions, the more difficult it will be ...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Climate Reports Forecast Dire Future, Even If Action Is Taken

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green

In the absence of aggressive government policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, a number of leading organizations, including the United Na...

Global Investors Call For Action On Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green

By David Fogarty SINGAPORE, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A coalition of the world's largest investors called on governments on Tuesday to ramp u...

Too Hot Not to Notice?

Bill McKibben | Posted 07.03.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

The fossil-fuel industry has funded endless efforts to confuse people, to leave an impression that nothing much is going on. But -- as with the tobacco industry before them -- the evidence has simply gotten too strong.

#OccupyRooftops

Lisa Curtis | Posted 01.02.2012 | San Francisco
Lisa Curtis

Whether November produces "occupied" college campuses, massive bank transfers or community solar projects remains to be seen. Undoubtedly, it is poised to be a month to remember.

Time to Move the Planet

Morgan Fitzgibbons | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco
Morgan Fitzgibbons

It's one thing to be graced with the flattering title of America's Greenest City; it's another to show up and stand with the rest of the world on our generation's most important issue.

One Day: Faith, Fate And The Climate

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

"One Day" reflects on one day over the course of 20 years in two people's lives. This narrative prompted me to consider one month across the span of my daughter's life with a focus on the climate around her.

Changing the Game: Your Part, My Part

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Politics is about repetition, and we need to use every town hall meeting, every bus-tour stop, and every ribbon cutting ceremony to tell our representatives that we care about environmental protection. And then we need to do it again.

Leaving The Carnival Of Climate Change Denial To Join The Next Great Cause Of Freedom

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 09.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

It is well past time for those of us still at the carnival of climate denial to exit the gates and allow the love of God to help us see and face the truth about climate change and the need to act.

This Is the Hottest Year Ever, and the Climate Catastrophe Has Begun

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Johann Hari

The broader public mood, smeared like sunscreen over us all, isn't active denial. No -- it's the desire to endlessly postpone this issue for another day.

Journey to the Center of a Windmill

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Summer Rayne Oakes

In between doing some Planet Green events I've been filming for G Word, one of Discovery's new shows. Here's a recap on one of my favorite episodes. S...