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The Emerging Clean Energy Edge

Carl Pope | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time, a large fraction of the world's fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today's renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense.

Disrupting Our Oceans is the Next Big Thing

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 06.23.2014 | 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.

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.

CO2 Levels Topped 400 PPM Throughout The Northern Hemisphere Last Month

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green

By Tom Miles GENEVA, May 26 (Reuters) - Carbon dioxide levels throughout the northern hemisphere hit 400 parts per million (ppm) for t...

Could CO2 Save The Amazon?

Folha De S. Paulo | Rafael Garcia | Posted 05.16.2014 | World

SAO PAULO — Will global warming provide a solution to one of the problems it creates? To find an answer to this intriguing question, a team ...

How the Consumer Electronics Industry Is Thinking Green

Gary Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2014 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

We all share the responsibility of protecting our planet. Leveraging the power of innovation, the consumer electronics industry is voluntarily leading the way to improve sustainability and increase the energy efficiency of the devices we all rely on.

The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Anita Verma-Lallian

People have probably heard more than enough about global warming -- whether it exists or doesn't -- but judging by the severity of storms over the past four months, no one can deny that 'something' is going on.

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 05.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...

CO2 Levels On Track To Top 400 PPM For A Month

Posted 03.18.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Brian Kahn: Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history....

Fine Weather for Creepy Melancholia

Mark Morford | Posted 03.25.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

We are still somehow attuned to the rhythms of the planet, still a living organism deeply interwoven with, and desperately dependent upon, a much larger organism. What happens to her, happens to us. We can feel it. Even if we caused it. Maybe because we caused it.

East Asia Needs United Approach to Climate Change

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Stephen P. Groff

With these numbers in mind, the question is how can the East Asian economies work together to gain maximum benefit from reducing carbon emissions?

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

The Latest on Earthquakes: Enhanced Oil Recovery Shaking Things Up in U.S.

Bill Chameides | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Evidence linking carbon dioxide (CO2) injection to earthquakes may be bad news for carbon capture and storage.

California Issues First Carbon Offset Credits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO - Nov 13 (Reuters) - California businesses covered by the state's cap-and-trade program will soon be abl...

The Financial Case for Divestment of Fossil Fuel Companies by Endowment Fiduciaries

Bevis Longstreth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bevis Longstreth

Unless large restrictions on carbon emissions are established around the globe, but particularly in the world's two top emitters, China and the US, scientists predict ocean level rises of three to six feet in this century, triggering massive evacuations.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

The Audacity of Action

Carl Pope | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

The Beyond Coal focus has moved from stopping new plants to retiring the existing, outmoded, polluting fleet -- already 149 of 522 coal burners have announced retirement dates in the next few years, and the Pacific Coast will soon be a coal-free region.

Which Airlines Are The Most Fuel-Efficient?

Posted 09.12.2013 | Green

In an age where mile-high airfares have become the norm, largely due to rising fuel costs, which airline is the most fuel-efficient? Apparently, th...

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

Could Carbon Dioxide Actually Be Converted Into Electricity?

Posted 07.27.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Here's an interesting idea: What if the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by power plants while they generate ...

Can People of Faith Help Save the Earth From Climate Change?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Sadly, when God presented humanity with dominion over the earth, many believe we were given control over creation to do as we please -- for the benefit of humankind above all else.

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.

Columbia University Hosts Panel on Climate Change Amid Kafkaesque Presidential Communication Failure

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Dear Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008 and was chosen as one of your Organizing Fellows during the campaign. Alumni love you here at Columbia. We do. But propagating misinformation about climate change is a no-no.

Are Deserts Getting Greener?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide may have contributed to a gradual greening of some desert r...

On Science, Politics and Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

One reason you don't want to have politicians mucking around in the nuts and bolts of science is that they often have a shaky grasp of the science at best.