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He's Making a List

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.24.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

In 2015 LCV will continue to call out the naughty and the nice. Our only challenge is that the naughty list would love nothing more than to get a lump of coal for Christmas!

Climate Change This Week: Bishops Bugle, Latin Solar Salsa, the Price of Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Many orchids are now endangered or going extinct, as we destroy their special habitats. As it is, our exploding populations are changing the climate and irreversibly extinguishing much of the beautiful tapestry of life on Earth, and our mega life support systems, our ecosystems.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

Climate Change This Week: The Munchkin Dilemma, Solar Cash Crop and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Climate action is economically good and patriotic: clean energy is becoming as cheap as, and less economically volatile than, fossil fuels, and builds US energy independence.

Climate Change This Week: the Pepsi Hijack, Cooling Mirrors, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. An Inspiring Conversation on Addressing Climate Change National Scientific Adviso...

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Communicating Climate Change: A Story of Apocalypse, Money and Mind-Games

David Saddington | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a deeply important issue to all of our lives and we need to start recognizing that. We must talk about climate change in an everyday context and learn how it will affect us as individuals.

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

Challenging (Crude) Convention

Daniel Davis | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
Daniel Davis

Instead of being on the dawn of a new age of plenty, a careful analysis of all available data indicates the probability of near to mid-term trouble even maintaining current levels of production, let alone eliminating the chasm between US production and consumption.

12* Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore

Amanda Hanley | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Amanda Hanley

Climate action has been gaining momentum and powerful allies are increasingly making the case to cut carbon. And I'm not just talking about a bunch of granola-eating, tree-huggers. Let me remind you of the diverse coalition that is calling for climate action.

Climate Change This Week: A BIG Climate Pact, Cheap US Solar Soon All Over, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. South Florida and Sea Level Rise - A Slow Motion Catastrophe - latest in the This I...

Climate Change This Week: Ikea Sells Solar, IPCC's Urgent Report, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Inspi...

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

In Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, a 700-Square-Mile Icefield Shrinks, While a Popular Glacier Shows Big One-year Retreat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

On the icefield, measurements taken this fall at four of the six monitoring sites showed a net loss of mass, with all of the past winter's snowfall melted out by the end of September.

The Craziest Things Republican Candidates Have Said About Climate Change In One Video

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Can the GOP's 2014 candidates give a straight answer on climate change? It appears not. Many Republican candidates have offered rou...

Prevention Is Key to Building Resilient Cities

Shalini Vajjhala | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Shalini Vajjhala

Though California was a model in building for earthquake preparedness, American cities are largely not prepared to take on other severe forms of weather. Focusing on prevention when building city infrastructure could save enormous sums of money, time and even lives the next time a devastating storm hits.

Climate Change This Week: Driving Fast n' FREE on Solar, Record Rising Seas, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The EV Revolution Is Here! Takeaways: If we covered the 800 million US parking spaces with solar panels, the output would be three times the US ...

In Defense Of Science

Jonathan Bines | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science
Jonathan Bines

In human history, no practice has more profoundly advanced human understanding of the natural world than that of science. So it seems tragic, in the year 2014, that science should require a defense (by a comedy writer, no less).

Climate Change This Week: The Walrus Sings, Renewables Rising, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Altaeros Energies is developing turbine-equipped tubular helium balloons that float up to 2,000 feet in the air to capture wind energy. (From Altaero...

Kate Sheppard

Evangelicals Urge Rick Scott To Act On Climate Change As A 'Pro-Life' Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

A group of evangelical Christians is taking to the airwaves in Florida to urge Republican Gov. Rick Scott to take action on climate change, arguing th...

Climate Change - Through the Looking Glass

David Saddington | Posted 12.05.2014 | Green
David Saddington

The public communication of climate change has been so heavily based within science that we have now come to a strange place indeed. We are able to look at changes occurring to the Earth in a completely objective way.

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, But No Scientist Says So...

Michael E. Mann | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

Just because an event hasn't been positively "attributed" to climate change in a formal "detection and attribution" study does not preclude speaking about the role climate change may have played, when the event is (a) consistent with expectations in a warming world, and (b) part of a larger trend.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Sunflower, Banks Bank on Clean Energy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Oct 2, 2014 How unusua...

Tipping Point: The People's Climate March

Dave Pruett | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Dave Pruett

I'm no journalist, but for those who missed the significance of this singular moment due to the mainstream media's abdication of responsibility, permit me a few reflections on why the PCM was monumental.