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Climate Disruption

Sex, Lies, and Black Holes of Methane - in Fiction and Fact

Nathan Currier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Nathan Currier

This is serious, and unexpected observations concerning the stability of Arctic methane stores, even globally trivial ones, should bring us back to a vastly more important public conversation from last year.

Oceanic Coal Pollution, Epic Rate

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Each year, the lion's share of mercury poison comes from burning more than 8.3 billion tons of coal to provide energy for electricity grids. As a result of this insatiable addiction to coal, mercury toxicity has tripled in our oceans to over 80,000 tons of poison. Eighty-four percent of fish tested are laced with methyl-mercury.

Aussie Households Go Solar: Game-Changer

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Australia's household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise. More than one million Australians have already installed solar panels on their rooftops. It has caused demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.

Meme With Wings: Are Western Anti-Fracking Activists Funded by Putin's Russia?

Steve Horn | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

With loud megaphones and ongoing geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and Russia with no end in sight, one can rest assured Rasmussen will not be the last one to repeat this meme, just as he was not the first.

The Power of a Plan

Michael Brune | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Kudos to the EPA. But you know what? We've already seen some important results from this plan that -- if not quite "accidental" -- were by no means a sure thing, either.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 08.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Saeed Jabbar

I invite you to see our oceans as a big sea of code with algorithms as its waves and realize that you can hack it.

Trans Borneo Challenge to Save Orangutans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The assault on nature is mostly from multi-national companies that regularly bribe government officials. Irreparable damage has occurred to priceless rainforests and millions of people are suffering.

Bees Dying Quickly From Neonics and Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The health of all bees is of paramount importance for our survival on Earth. Frighteningly, bees worldwide are terribly ill.

Here's the Obvious Response to Climate Change Everyone Is Ignoring

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

I strongly suggest that it would be far more prudent to spend $2 trillion annually on future-proofing every town and city on planet Earth rather than subsidizing the demise of the human race and most other life-forms, too. Wouldn't you agree?

The Risks to U.S. Water Resources From Climate Change

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are hundreds of pages of information, observations, projections, and conclusions to absorb -- almost all of it bad news.

Fossil Fuels Driving Global Weather

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Chinese citizens are choking to death from coal pollution. Our coral reefs are rapidly dying from acidification due to burning coal. Our forests around the globe are dying from the unintended consequences.

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.

Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When Tasmanian Liberal Senator Richard Colebeck said there would be "minor boundary modifications" to Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness Area, I was...

Australian Honeybees Unable to Make Honey

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.28.2014 | World
Dr. Reese Halter

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: 'Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients.'

Bee-Killing Poisons Contaminate Water: More Evidence

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

My recent passionate broadcast across Australia on the 'War Against Nature' elicited many emails especially from children. They all wanted to know: "Why are adults killing nature?"

Coal by Numbers

Michael Brune | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Great news: In the past three years, 150 coal-fired power plants either have been retired or have announced a retirement date. Plant number 150 was Brayton Point in Massachusetts.

11 Million Reasons to Reform Our Broken Immigration System

Javier Sierra | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

During an interview with a Florida radio station about the dangerous working conditions for undocumented Latino workers, the story of one of the listeners who called in got us all on the edge of our seats.

'Jersey Smart'

Michael Brune | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Today, Greg Auriemma, a cofounder and the chair of the New Jersey Chapter's Ocean County Group, was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his work as a community climate resilience leader.

The 12.5 Percent Presidency

William S. Becker | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Four years is precious little time for the Obama administration to address the big and persistent issues on which we've reached the 11th hour, including our transition to clean energy and away from climate disruption. The president will need every day of his second term to tackle them.

The First Big Climate Test for Obama 2.0

William S. Becker | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

It has not taken long for Barack Obama to face the first big test of his resolve on combatting global climate disruption.

Nature's Golden Elixir: Honey Feels Wrath of Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.

Obama's "We Can't Wait" Moment on Climate Disaster

William S. Becker | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Barack Obama is very likely the last American president who can keep us from plunging helplessly off the climate cliff. Judging by his Inaugural and State of the Union speeches, he gets that. It has been a long time coming.

Inside the President's Climate Toolbox, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Now, as FDR concluded about the Great Depression, climate disruption is invading the United States like a foreign enemy. It is inflicting physical damages, loss of life and growing burdens on federal spending and the economy.

Inside the President's Climate Toolbox

William S. Becker | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

The Obama administration used a number of tools on climate and energy issues during the president's first term. But deeper in his toolbox are several authorities whose potential applications for climate disruption and clean energy are not as well known.

PHOTOS: Biggest November Snowstorm In 50 Years Wreaks Havoc On Moscow

AP | Posted 11.29.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A large, early snowstorm raging in Moscow disrupted flights and created havoc on the roads on Thursday. Yelena Temakina, chief of the for...