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Water Is Today's Risky Business

Tony Calandro | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Tony Calandro

Recently, a bi-partisan report made clear that human-induced climate change leads to rising temperatures that will directly and indirectly cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century.

Your Climate Bill Is Due

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Attacking the climate crisis simply by trying to reduce man-made emissions is like trying to get your finances under control by just paying off credit card debt.

Yet Another Reason We Should All Fear Climate Change

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global tempe...

This Winter Has Been Tough, But Here Are 10 Reasons Why Illinoisans Are Tougher

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Look at the forecast for Illinois for the next 10 days. Actually, on second thought, don't. It's depressing. This winter with all the snow and the nagging, continuing appearances from the polar vortex has really taxed the fortitude of Illinoisans.

California Lawmakers Look To Combat Devastating Drought

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

Feb 19 (Reuters) - California lawmakers are set to unveil legislation on Wednesday to combat a devastating drought, a month after Governor Jerry Bro...

Why Sun Belters Should Resist the Winter Weather Gloat

Diana Liverman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Diana Liverman

We may gloat about sunny days, but would we about our food supply? Half of U.S. food products are imported from other countries, and most states produce less than 10 percent of the food they consume.

Australian Honeybees Unable to Make Honey

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.28.2014 | World
Dr. Reese Halter

It would be prudent for Australian's to scrutinize all processed foods labels, foreign honey will be used when the following wording appears: 'Made in Australia from local honey and imported ingredients.'

West Coast Drought Has Bears Ditching Hibernation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UPDATE: According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that the warmer weather is ca...

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

Climate Change "in Our Backyards"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Last month, the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a full committee hearing on the topic, "Climate Change: It's Happe...

Winning the Climate Change Challenge

Terry Tamminen | Posted 07.28.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

So if the U.S. is lagging behind countries like Australia and Germany, why should anyone be optimistic about solving the climate crisis with tools that make economic sense?

The Price of Carbon

Maggie Fox | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Maggie Fox

We know what's happening, and we know why. But when talk finally turns to solutions, we always hear the same refrain: We can't afford to do anything about climate change.

Green Water Jobs

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

It turns out there are real jobs to be had in the water sector if we make the investments that are needed in water supply, deliver, treatment, and smart management. Millions of jobs.

Climate Change Thwarted Maya Comeback?

Posted 11.10.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/08/2012 02:03 PM EST on LiveScience Much has been made of the so-called 2012 Mayan a...

Taking Care of Your Lawn During a Drought

Phil Dwyer Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Phil Dwyer Ph.D.

Relief from the drought is on the way, as the change in season typically brings cooler temperatures, more frequent precipitation and warmer soil -- prime conditions to both help settle the nation's agricultural turmoil and help homeowners nurse lawns back to health.

Canadian Farmers Reap Benefits From U.S. Drought

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green

* W.Canada canola wheat, canola crops seen larger * Corn prices hit record after USDA cuts harvest view ...

Climate Change To Blame For Recent Droughts, Heat Waves: Study

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.04.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years i...

Midwest Drought Shows No Sign Of Abating

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green

* Drought shrivels US corn crop to smallest in 5 years-analysts * Weather forecasters see chance of some rain next week ...

Three Things That Will Cost More in 2012 -- and One That Will Cost Less

Terry Tamminen | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The common thread in these trends is that we cannot afford to continue policy debates about whether climate change is real. Scientists have spoken. Governments have spoken. Markets have spoken.

Texas Drought Over For Dallas-Fort Worth

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

HOUSTON (AP) — The rain that started trickling into Texas in the fall may finally be making a dent in Dallas, but the rest of the massive state is s...

What Can the Horn of Africa Do in the Face of Severe Droughts?

Vinod Thomas | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

Given the unfortunate recurrence of droughts in the Horn of Africa, there is urgency in investing and maintaining drought resilient agriculture and agribusiness.

Extreme Weather Makeover: The Dam Effect

Lori Pottinger | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Big dams are, in effect, experimental technology. Those who design, build and operate them can't predict with any certainty the many serious impacts they will have on life-giving river systems.

The C-Word

Heidi Cullen | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green
Heidi Cullen

"Is this global warming?" "Is climate change to blame?" "Is the weather getting worse?" These are big -- almost existential -- questions. I suspect they are a polite way of asking, "Is this our fault?"

Laura Gottesdiener

WATCH: As Louisiana Drowns, Texas Is Aflame

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

A battle raged in the backcountry of Western Texas last week. On one side: 35 volunteer firefighters from Brewster County. On the other: two w...

Chicken Littles Vindicated; Budget Hawks Don't Care: Part 1

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

There will come a time when nature metes out such sustained and brutal punishment that even the most cynical deniers will have to acknowledge climate ...