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The Heat Is On!

Anita Verma-Lallian | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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 03.20.2014 | 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.

Accounting Trick on Methane Is Deadly for the Climate

Kyle Ash | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Kyle Ash

Politicians use accounting tricks to make us think their paltry efforts are worth a damn. For one, they dilute the annual impact of climate pollution by spreading it over 100 years. If we don't make serious progress within the decade, however, what we do afterward will be moot.

Shell's Shell Game

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.12.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Does a critical mass of outraged citizens qualify as a "major geopolitical shift"? Think of the Vietnam War. Or apartheid, a truly global protest. We may not be there yet, but as climate change impacts get worse, so will the outrage.

The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline: A 21st Century Schizoid Climate Plan

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The debate over of the Keystone XL pipeline has heated up with the recent release of the U.S. State Department's Keystone XL environmental impact statement, a report many say has serious deficiencies.

A Natural Stewardship Amendment

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Green
Daniel T. Blumstein

A number of state constitutions explicitly gives legislators the responsibility for stewardship of natural resources for the benefit of future generations. Let's make a New Year's pledge to the future. Let's work towards wider adoption of this simple idea.

Climate Disruption: Earth's Forests Calling -- S.O.S

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Earth's forests are its life-support system. Around the globe they are clearly showing telltale signs of run-away carbon emissions and the effects of rising temperatures, prolonged droughts and massive insect infestations.

Invoking FDR: Where Is the Leadership on Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 10.27.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

With the exception of nuclear war, I can't think of any greater existential threat to human civilization than climate change and its related impacts. If ever we needed an "FDR moment," now would be it.