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'Green News Report' - November 25, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: NY Gov. Cuomo blames meteorologists for his failure to prep for deadly ...

Clearing the Table, Not the Rainforest, This Thanksgiving

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Mindy S. Lubber

Investing in companies that practice sustainability in their supply chains helps to ensure that the retirement funds of those who have served the state and cities of New York are being invested in companies that take the long view.

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 ...

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

Richard Schiffman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Palm oil is now used in nearly half of all foods on supermarket shelves, added to everything from breakfast cereals to margarine to potato chips. It is also an ingredient in shampoo, soaps, cosmetics, toothpaste, and laundry detergents, and is used as a feedstock for biofuels.

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...

Breaking New Ground, Connecting Unlikely Allies

Skoll Foundation | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Since the late 1990s, Forest Trends has been working with indigenous partners to develop and test financing mechanisms that not only meet the rigors of western accounting but respect and reinforce the rights of indigenous people.

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...

In Sydney: Recommitting To Wildlife And Parks

Susan Lieberman, Ph.D | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Susan Lieberman, Ph.D

A landmark paper published this week in Nature by James Watson and colleagues shows that there is now significant evidence that many governments are backsliding on their commitments to establish and support parks and other protected areas.

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!

First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Why should we care about lemurs? Well, aside from being delightful, beautiful creatures that are part of the mammalian order Primates of which we ourselves are members, they are also a major economic asset for a country historically plagued by poverty and political instability.

Biodiversity: What's Worth Saving?

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 10.31.2014 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

New economic analysis shows it's a great deal to reduce coral losses -- but likely not to make more protected areas.

How It All Began

Yina Sun | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Yina Sun

I used to believe that each profession had sole, specific purposes: doctors save lives, businesses make money, lawyers handle laws. However, through GreenChar, I realized that there are options-there are multiple paths to a destination, and these destination are often interconnected.

The Facebook Void: What We're Missing

Abhishek Seth | Posted 10.29.2014 | Technology
Abhishek Seth

Credit: Paul Scott Circa 1860. After the secession of the southern states, Abraham Lincoln signed into effect conceivably one of the most cons...

Saving Your Sanity While Saving the World

Rachel Avalon | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Avalon

Let's keep saving and loving the world while we give ourselves the same gift. Let's strive to infuse joy into every detail possible. At times we'll feel like the world is just too crazy and we'll wonder if we can keep our sanity intact, but we can still rally and transform everything from the inside out.

Trick Or Treat? The Frightening Climate Costs Of Halloween Candy

Diana Donlon | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Diana Donlon

This is fun for kids, great for dentists, and downright fantastic for the Mars family. But before you head over to the store to buy this year's bowl of treats, you need to be made aware of a really scary, but not widely recognized, fact.

Brazil Creates Amazon Rainforest Reserve Larger Than Delaware

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green

SAO PAULO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government said on Tuesday it has put an environmentally rich area of the Amazon rainforest under federa...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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 ...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.13.2014 | 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...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.02.2014 | 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...

Good News For The Monarch Butterfly

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deforestation is down in the Mexican forest that is the winter home of Monarch butterflies, and scientists also hope to see a reb...

'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary...

UN: World's Mangrove Forests At Risk

AP | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.N. experts are warning that the world's mangrove forests are being destroyed at a more rapid rate than other forest ecosyste...

Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.

Forests Slow Climate Change, But to Protect Them, You'll Want the Help of Indigenous People

Cándido Mézua | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green
Cándido Mézua

We can embrace the battle against climate change, but we will continue to protect the forest when new words are used to describe what we do.

Climate Summit Focuses Leaders on the Work Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

These signs of progress in New York will have to deliver over the next few years or else they will be seen as a huge missed opportunity to help turn the corner on climate change.