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Climate Change This Week: Undersea Deforestation, Churches Divest, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...

Deforestation: The Over-Looked Climate Driver and What You Can Do About It

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Rosaly Byrd

Although many might say that an individual's purchasing decisions have a minimal impact, it is everyone's responsibility to understand the environmental effects of their consumption, and an aggregate shift can have an impact.

Endangered Florida Forest Lands To Be Bulldozed For A Walmart

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.18.2014 | Green

A section of an endangered Florida forest may soon be home to a new Walmart. In a move that’s enraging environmentalists, the University of Miami...

Fighting Illegal Logging With Your Cell Phone

Jesse Prentice-Dunn | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Jesse Prentice-Dunn

Recycling used cell phones to combat deforestation is an encouraging development -- hopefully one that will be replicated and scaled up around the world. However, efforts to combat the act of illegal logging must be paired with efforts to curb the demand for illegally harvested timber from importing countries.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Solar Keeps Spreading, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Universities Make 'Cli-fi' Dreams Come True

J. L. Morin | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
J. L. Morin

Universities are getting tough on environmental protection as they tackle challenges, through architecture, literature, hard science, and finance, bringing the new genre of climate-change fiction to life.

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Charles Barber on the Complexities of Stopping Deforestation

Andrew Dudley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Andrew Dudley

Washington, DC: As the need to feed a burgeoning population is pitched against our ability to preserve rainforests, the need for people like Charles (...

Climate Change This Week: Packing Record Heat, Fracking Leaks and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Using a Business Approach to Plant Trees and Create Jobs for Haitian Farmers

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Muhammad Yunus

Haiti is affected by the worst deforestation any country has experienced, which is currently at 98.5 percent. As it is, people in Haiti are affected by severe poverty, which forces them to cut down trees for fuel for cooking.

Climate Change This Week: the US Green Job Plan, India Boils, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Senate Kingpins to Vote on Climate Changing Pipeline: Tell Them No -- Now!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What Earth-changing events are happening this week? The US Senate Committee is going to vote on the climate changing Keystone XL pipeline, and NASA j...

Climate Change This Week: Really Hot Summers, New Global Warming Gases and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Climate Change This Week: Obama's Opus, Alarming Antarctic History, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, June 5 2014 How unusual...

How Brazilian Indigenes Are Tapping Global Finance To Save Endangered Forests And Slow Climate Change

Forest Trends | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Forest Trends

Chief Tojtxi never forgot his first, furtive contact with the invaders. "We saw traces of the whites, and fled into the forest," he told Survival Int...

Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...

10 Locations That Could Be Destined For Extinction

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel

Australia, Africa, Italy, India -- all exquisite tourist destinations that have one, unfortunate thing in common: their treasured attractions may not ...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Roads, Suing for Climate Action, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 22 2014 How unusua...

Climate Change This Week: Ice Sheet Collapse, Solar Africa, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 15, 2014 How unusu...

3 Tales of Hope for a Low-Carbon Future

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

Powerful economic ministries and leading corporations and cities must be convinced that the low-carbon path is smart economics and politics.

Climate Change This Week: US Climate Report Card, Climate Action Day and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.10.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Climate Change Superheroes: Divesting Coal in India, and Saving Forests

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The recent 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony had its share of celebrities that night. Robert Kennedy Jr. exuded a fiery eloquence worthy of his family's political forebears as he equated large scale environmental destruction to the large scale subversion of democracy.

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

Hollywood Fails on Climate Change With 'Rio 2'

Forest Trends | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Forest Trends

I took my son to see Rio 2 this weekend. In the movie, a huge flock of bright blue macaws prevents loggers from knocking down the Amazonian rainforest...

Fighting For Environment, Climate And Justice: the 2014 Goldman Prize Winners

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

2014 marks the 25th year the Goldman Foundation has been drawing the world's attention to unknown yet inspiring grassroots heroes around the world, u...