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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2014 | 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...

In Heartland and Beyond, Businesses Get It: Not Cutting Carbon Pollution Is Risky Business

Bob Keefe | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bob Keefe

For businesses, not taking action to cut carbon pollution and address climate change is a business risk that can have serious results. According to "Risky Business," the groundbreaking new report by E2 co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson, and Tom Steyer, sea-level rise and coastal storms could sap $35 billion out of our economy every year.

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.

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

The Senate Is Fighting Over The Keystone XL Pipeline. Again.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is engaged in a fruitless battle over a pair of ill-fated energy bills. Again. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-...

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.

Expanding Renewable Energies, Expanding Job Prospects?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 06.19.2014 | Green
Avi Yashchin

With the U.S. currently experiencing an economic slowdown, an unnerving unemployment rate and a national debt register expecting to reach $20.0 trillion by the end of this decade, something needs to change.

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.

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Gov's Democratic Challenger Makes Energy Rollbacks A Big Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Friday signed into law a contentious bill the legislature passed last month rolling back state renewable energy standards...

Call to Action: Make Clothes Dryers More Energy-Efficient to Save Consumers Up to $4 Billion

Noah Horowitz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

While the exterior of clothes dryers have become more attractive, the insides are very much in need of a makeover.

State Sen. Downing Pioneers a Fossil Fuel Divestment Strategy for MA Pension Fund

Stacy Clark | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

You've read the headlines. Whether it's the exponential melt of glaciers, declining crop yields, loss of biodiversity, super-storms powered by warming oceans, or the increasing vulnerability of drinking water supplies to contamination, we are living well beyond our means.

Let's Think Critically About Our Electricity System

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Rep. Paul Tonko

For those interested in expanding our cheapest source of energy -- efficiency -- the question is: How do changes in the electricity sector influence our ability to realize further efficiency?

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...

Obama's New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll, Please...

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Could it be that Obama's announcement is a step, albeit a huge one, that leads to the biggest step of them all -- a new international agreement on climate change? It's kind of a fife and drum question. It could be a pipe dream or it could be drumroll.

Walking the Peaceful Path: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...

EPA's New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Protect Health and Tackle Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

For the first time, the United States will set a national limit on how much carbon pollution can be released from existing power plants. This is the single most important thing our nation can do right now to fight climate change.

Bring on the Prosperity!

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

On Monday, Obama will announce new rules to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. One might be tempted to think this is just a boring old regulatory matter. But the ramifications are huge, and not just for the climate. This announcement portends a whopping new jobs opportunity for the country

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...

Kate Sheppard

Ohio Legislature Votes To Delay And Weaken State's Renewable Energy Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday that would roll back the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency law, making Ohi...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.23.2014 | 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...

Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you watched this week's episode of Showtime's climate series Years of Living Dangerously, you saw a fantastic piece by America Ferrera called "Agai...

Zach Carter

Drill Baby Drill: The Secret Trade Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under...

Your Shiny New Game System Is An Energy Disaster

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely la...

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

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.16.2014 | 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...