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South Africa's dirty secret: Eskom and the Medupi power plant

Khadija Sharife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Khadija Sharife

The Beijing dragon breathes, and as it does - given that China has since become the world's major emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2), overtaking even the...

New Vending Machines Keep Drinks Cold Without Warming Planet

Mother Nature Network | Robynne Boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The kingpin of soda, the Coca-Cola Co., is changing the face, and footprint, of the refrigeration industry by replacing its conventional fleet of vend...

Bill Maher: The Environment Is The Ultimate Health Care Issue (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bill Maher called the environment the "ultimate health care issue" Friday night during "Real Time" and argued that our future depends on our ability t...

My Dream for Tom Friedman: No More Columns on "More Than 100 Percent Clean Coal"

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It's time for Friedman to come down to the dusty soil and interview the millions of people who are paying the price for many of these so-called "clean energy" alternatives.

Weekly Mulch: New bills and old money

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Climate legislation is returning to the Senate's docket, and leaders on Capitol Hill are hoping that this ve...

Michele Bachmann Overdrive: GOP Accelerates Down Fallacy Lane

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Reality does not treat conservatives well, so they create a parallel universe in which truth is defined as anything stated more than once by more than one pundit in one news cycle.

Top Businesses Cause $2.2 Trillion In Environmental Damage, report estimates

The Guardian | Juliette Jowit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The cost of pollution and other damage to the natural environment caused by the world's biggest companies would wipe out more than one-third of their ...

Climate Chess: Two Degrees of Separation

David Novack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Novack

Is the United States a leader in the fight against climate change? One's outlook may depend on which side of the 2-degree divide one calls home.

The Space Shuttle Challenger and Climate Change

Dan Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Miller

Climate scientists are telling us that we are headed for catastrophe if we keep emitting CO2 and other greenhouse gases. But instead of heeding their warnings, we are asking for proof of the impending disaster.

Bill Gates' TED Speech 2010: Climate Change Is Bigger Issue Than Vaccine Development

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Microsoft founder Bill Gates took on climate change during his TED speech Friday. He told those gathered at the conference that "What we're going to h...

The Trouble with Geniuses: They Forget to Reach High Schoolers

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate defenders need a simple, concrete frame that captures the CO2 crisis, hopefully one that can be grasped with a high-school education. It's the acid story.

Fossil Fuels Had A Hand In Dinosaur Extinction

New Scientist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fossil fuels have a new crime to live down. A frenzy of hydrocarbon burning at the end of the Permian period may have led to the most devastating mass...

Ford's Actions Speak to Climate Change Position

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

It is important to our business, our customers and other stakeholders that we remain a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Yet, at the end of the day, Ford will always speak with its own voice.

Tax the Guy Behind the Tree

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Big Carbon is fighting for its life and seems determined to do as much damage as it can before it faces the inevitable. The world will move on to a clean-energy, post-coal-and-oil economy.

Below the Radar: Rising Oceanic CO2 Levels Threaten Sea Life

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Oceans have absorbed about a quarter of all CO2 emissions, or about 530 billion tons over the last 250 years. But add enough CO2 and you lower the pH, creating a less hospitable environment for many forms of sea life.

Get The Low Down On Cap And Trade

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Recent surveys about public perceptions of climate change and knowledge of cap-and-trade in the United States show that a lot of people out there have...

Increased CO2 In Atmosphere Makes Oceans Louder

The New York Times | HENRY FOUNTAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here is another consequence of rising carbon dioxide emissions: the oceans are getting louder....

A Challenge to Magazine Publishers -- Especially Jon Meacham

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Susan Corso

If all the print publications in the U.S. alone were to eliminate inserts, how much would that reduce carbon emissions? Think of the deforestation it could prevent.

Top 25 Reasons To Care About Climate Change

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For some people, climate change is a tough cause to rally 'round--even those who understand that it's happening and that it's human-caused get distrac...

France To Donate $1.5 Billion To Electric Car Tech

Yahoo! News | Simon Boehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

France launched the "battle of the electric car" Thursday as it unveiled plans to invest 1.5 billion euros on infrastructure for the two million elect...

Carbon Capture: A Cheaper, Neglected Solution To CO2 Levels | John Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Governments are doing practically nothing to study the removal of carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, but this technology could be a much che...

Bad Acid Trip

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

More than 40 years after Woodstock it's the ocean that's on a bad acid trip. It's been scraped raw, emptied out, overheated, poisoned and abused, not a good time to be ingesting dangerous chemicals.

Life Cycle: The Birth and Death of Your Bootleg DVDs

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Your cinematic experience leaves its mark not only on your heart, but on the planet.

Rod Bremby: Moving Towards a Renewable Future, Despite Big Coal's Backlash

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Roderick Bremby, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is a force of nature. He stood up to big coal interests in Kansas and, quite simply, said "no."

IPCC Chair Says 350ppm Is the Number

Steve Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Kirsch

We have the technology to meet the goal. What we lack is the political will and we need that in spades to aggressively pursue all of the clean power technologies we have for efficiency and new power. We should be treating this like a war, but we clearly are not.