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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.

Stop Building. Now.

Lance Hosey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Buildings use more energy than any other single industry, accounting for half of all energy and three quarters of electricity consumed in this country.

U.S. Prepares for Climate Disasters While Hitting the Brakes on the Climate Negotiations

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The last thing we need right now is "flexibility." What we need is for President Obama to live up to his inaugural promise made less than one year ago, to "respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations."

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.

Landmark Majuro Declaration Could Determine Our Children's Future (Video)

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.14.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

During the Pacific Island Forum, Australia, New Zealand and 13 Heads of State from other Pacific nations made a landmark declaration -- calling for the full phase-out of greenhouse gas pollution, acknowledging that current efforts to tackle climate change are insufficient.

When Two Social Enterprises Cooperate, the Sum Is Bigger Than Its Parts

Renat Heuberger | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Renat Heuberger

This example shows that in the case of two social entreprises cooperating, the sum can be bigger than its parts. The new product advances the cause and the reach of both companies simultaneously.

Random Youth to Know: Param Jaggi is Going the Green Your World

RandomKid | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
RandomKid

I invited Param Jaggi to be a guest writer for my blog today. He founded the company Ecoviate, which is determined to solve some of our greatest issue...

The Doomsday Channel

Todd R. Miller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Todd R. Miller

If it was determined that Apophis was to actually strike the Earth in 2029, I can't help but wonder how we would respond to a potential extinction level event.

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

World CO2 Emissions Hit New Record In 2011

Reuters | Posted 01.13.2013 | Green

* Recovering industrial activity boosts CO2 output * Highest emitter China widens gap on U.S. FRANKFURT, Nov 13 (Reuters...

Hurricane Sandy and the Living Planet

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.01.2013 | Green
Robert Koehler

The naming of tropical storms may seem trivial, but I'm thinking maybe it's anything but. Climate change denial rests on the assumption that nature is inert and the planet on which we have evolved is a dead rock. Therefore, it doesn't matter what we do to it.

Could Visualizing Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Help Combat Climate Change?

Laura DiMugno | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Laura DiMugno

One of the first steps in tackling climate change is to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. The trouble is, both the public and policymakers have been slow to act on a problem they cannot physically see.

CO2 Emissions Data Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the US Energy Information Administration reported that for the first three months of 2012, CO2 emissions from energy sources fell to about 1992 levels. Another boost for natural gas? Certainly EIA's press release spins it that way.

We Must Win the Real World Hunger Games

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business
Michael Zacka

Everyone who engages in the business of growing, storing, packaging and selling food is being called on to creatively adapt to the tremendous food security challenges that are staring us in the face. That means we must all hunker down, collaborate and innovate to win the real world hunger games.

Five Dirty Little Secrets Behind the U.S. New Vehicle Mileage Rules

Vera Pardee | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Vera Pardee

How many single drivers pull up for lattes in all-terrain, heavy-duty SUVs made for eight people? Slick marketing may have made gas-guzzlers sexy, but the situation was exacerbated by years of mileage rules that favored SUVs and trucks, creating what's known as the SUV loophole.

Carbon Emissions Hit Surprising Benchmark

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green

PITTSBURGH — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to ...

EU Coal Prices Could Hurt Low-Carbon Competitiveness

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | Green

(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.) By Gerard Wynn LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Li...

China Led World In Record CO2 Emissions In 2011

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

(Corrects MAY 24 story to fix timeframe reference in fourth paragraph) * CO2 emissions rose by 3.2 pct last year * Chin...

EU: CO2 Cut Review Could Raise Kyoto Ambitions

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

* Kyoto extension could be flexible to enable deeper targets * Could help raise ambitions when economy better * Decision...

Will U.S. Carbon Rules 'Send The Message That Coal Is Dead'?

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

* Proposed rules on new plants expected this month * Could push carbon capture, other ways to cut emissions By Timothy Gardner and Valerie...

The Great Carbon Bubble

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Bill McKibben

If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007 look like a lark.

Sins of Emission and Omission in Durban

Ian Parry | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Ian Parry

While some progress was made in the latest round of United Nations' climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, there was little progress on either carbon pricing or financing for action against climate change.

China Signals Coming Shift In Measuring CO2 Limits

AP | By ARTHUR MAX | Posted 12.02.2011 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa -- An influential Chinese analyst says his country may adjust how it measures carbon emission targets as early as 2020, bringing ...

To Fly or Drive?

Rebecca Anderson | Posted 01.28.2012 | Green
Rebecca Anderson

If you're traveling over the holidays and you can't pack the whole family into the car (or better yet, bus or, my personal favorite, train), here are a few things you can do to lighten your carbon load.