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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.

The Emerging Clean Energy Edge

Carl Pope | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

For the first time, a large fraction of the world's fossil fuels could be replaced at a lower cost by clean energy, with today's renewable technologies and prices. And virtually no further investments in fossil fuels make long-term economic sense.

Don't Bet on Coal and Oil Growth

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Even faced with weakening demand prospects, outdated investment patterns are driving fossil fuel companies to waste trillions of dollars in developing reserves and infrastructure that will be stranded as the world moves beyond 20th century energy.

The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum

Thomas P. DiNapoli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Thomas P. DiNapoli

If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same? The International Energy Agency, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other reputable groups say that the answer is no. It would tip us into a climate catastrophe.

Let's Prevent This Crisis: A Letter to Harvard's President Faust

Mayor Michael Patrick McGinn | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green
Mayor Michael Patrick McGinn

Just as you have a duty to look out for Harvard's academic mission, the City of Seattle must look out for our employees, who rely on our pension system for a secure retirement. We also share a greater and overlapping responsibility -- one to our planet and to future generations.

Fossil Fuel Emission Must Stop, Economic Organization Warns

Reuters | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The world must eliminate emissions from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this cen...

Running Clean on EPA Carbon Rules

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

At this moment, Senators and members of Congress are embroiled in the politics of the government shutdown and how it might affect their reelection nex...

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

A Better Way for Clean Energy Investment

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

While many Americans would like to see us move toward "green energy" as a means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general, such a move should be driven by market forces, not the strong arm of government and crony capitalism.

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

If It's Broke, Fix It: President's Economic Agenda, Paired with Action on Climate Change, Is a Winning Strategy for Building a New Economy

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Reshoring our manufacturing sector will do a lot to revive our economy. America needs to start making things again. And if we do it by doubling clean energy production and rebuilding our infrastructure, we'll help fight climate change, too.

Ride the Future Tour

Susan Jones | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Susan Jones

How do I make the world like and want electric vehicles faster? Finally, after a year and a half of planning, we are hitting the road on July 4th from Charleston, SC. The electric car, electric motorcycle, and electric scooter will travel for about 43 days on back roads across America.

Smoke and Mirrors: Obama DOE Fracked Gas Export Study Contractor's Tobacco Roots

Steve Horn | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With easily apparent deep-seated roots dating back to the halcyon days of Big Tobacco, the DOE's NERA selection raises the question: Can one view the NERA/Obama DOE economic findings on LNG exports as anything but a deeply cynical PR ploy?

Is Energy Obama's Internet?

Theodore Johnson | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Theodore Johnson

Just as President Clinton presided over the Internet boom that accompanied rapid economic growth in the late '90s, the nation may be on the verge of an energy boom that will define the Obama economy -- and his presidency's legacy.

Problems With the Math: Is 350's Carbon Divestment Campaign Complete?

Christian Parenti | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Christian Parenti

I am all for dumping carbon stocks, if for no other reason than a sense of decency and honor. And the spectacle of targeting the enemy -- giving them a name and an address -- is great, but it needs to be linked to other forms of leverage.

The Green Elephant in the Room

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 01.03.2013 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

While Sandy has impacted campaign schedules, she has not yet altered the agenda, let alone the day's talking points.

Have We Exhausted Our Other Options?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

This coming generation of clean energy advocates coming out of military service is not the only sign that the US may be turning a corner. Concern about climate among the general public has spiked in the wake of the heat, drought and fires of this summer.

Who is Josh Fox? And Why Do Pro-Fracking Politicians Fear Him?

Alexia Parks | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Alexia Parks

For those politicians running for political office this year who value the vote of this new swing voter, the anti-fracking voter, now might be time to put everything aside and take a look at the latest documentary by Josh Fox.

Farewell, Whole New Time

Carl Safina | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Has the time really come when people are the dominant force on the planetary surface?

A Big NO to Deniers From This Part of the World

Asif Iqbal | Posted 07.07.2012 | Green
Asif Iqbal

A little girl child would have been playing with her doll in her little muddy house somewhere in mountain... A poor farmer would happily be waiting f...

The Facts on Fracking: Interview with Barbara Arrindell of DCS

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

A topic of controversy for the last number of years, hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) has become a serious concern among citizens. In this interview, Barbara Arrindell shares the 101 on natural gas exploration.

The Keystone XL Zombie Rises

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

The fight against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is starting to feel more like a bad horror movie everyday. Just when you think our heroes have struck a fateful blow, out comes a hand from the soil. "The zombie lives!"

Lingering Doubts About Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

Carl Safina | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

We need to generate visible public excitement not just about what could be stopped, but about what we need to create, and what can positively be accomplished.

Who Is Xiuhtezcatl and Why Is He Marching?

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

A 10-year-old Aztec boy named Xiuhtezcatl is inspiring thousands of youth who are linking up around the world and marching together to protect the environment.

The "Inconvenient Truth" Behind Gasland

Bill Shireman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Shireman

Demonizing natural gas as no better than coal would not only damage the environment, but severely set back our efforts to protect the climate and put a price on carbon.