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Fossil Fuel Divestment Makes UN Climate Summit a Success

Michael Shank | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Michael Shank

With 2013 breaking historical records regarding greenhouse gas emissions, we have little time to act. Investors get it. It's risky business to continue to invest in fossil fuels. Now it's time for policymakers, prime ministers and presidents to get it as well.

Movement To Divest From Fossil Fuels Grows

Reuters | Astrid Zweynert | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

LONDON, Sept 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A growing movement of individuals and institutions selling off shares linked to fossil fuels has the ...

Oil Heirs Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

The Rockefeller family is divesting some of its massive fortune from fossil fuels, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Rockefeller Brothers Fun...

Rockefellers Divest From Fossil Fuels

www.nytimes.com | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green

John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. ...

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Environmentalist Bill McKibben Explains How We Can 'Stave Off Real Disaster'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green

It's not too late for people to recalibrate their methods of consuming energy, but according to environmentalist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben,...

Archbishop Tutu Calls For 'End Of Fossil Fuels Era'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

As the UN Climate Summit approaches, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has recorded a new video calling for "the end of the fossil fuel era." "The destructio...

Why We Must March To Make The Urgency For Climate Action Clear

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

We need to stop ever more costly and risky extraction from places such as deepwater sites or the Arctic. We need to stop granting subsidies for fossil fuels - something that many of our governments have committed to do but have yet to put into practice.

'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bob...

Why the World Must March for the Climate

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Since the fossil fuel industry has all the money in the world, and has effectively used it to block change, we need something money can't buy: numbers, spirit, creativity. All of those need to be on display during the People's Climate Mobilisation -- and they will be.

An Argument for 'Sane' Fracking

Marc Ross | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

I believe common sense measures can address some environmentalists' concerns and provide the industry some credibility while the EPA wraps up its comprehensive study.

Getting Energy Subsidies to Work in Favor of the Environment

Rosaly Byrd | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Rosaly Byrd

In order to successfully address climate change as a market failure, the oil and gas industry must internalize social and environmental costs involved with producing carbon dioxide -- not be given tax breaks and subsidies for continuing this economically inefficient and environmentally devastating behavior.

Clean Energy Is a 100 Percent American Success Story

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

By finding alternatives to fossil fuels that pollute our air and disrupt our climate, American businesses, families and communities are showcasing the single most practical way to tackle climate change, starting now.

'Green News Report' - September 16, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Baby, it's hot outside: Hottest year on record in California, hottest ...

Nuclear Plants Make New York a Global Model for Addressing Climate Change

Jerry Kremer | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Jerry Kremer

On September 23, NYC will host the United Nations Climate Summit, one of the foremost events to address reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions that threaten the quality of life for billions of people. As New York offers a showcase for how to have a vibrant economy and low carbon emissions, it is especially fitting the conference is here.

Necessity Defence for the Pacific: Canoe Flotilla in the World's Largest Coal Port

Aaron Packard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Aaron Packard

That's because just four weeks after the People's Climate Mobilisations, on October 17, 30 Pacific Island "Climate Warriors" are going to paddle in canoes that they have built, into the oncoming path of coal ships in the world's largest coal port -- Newcastle, Australia.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Jobs Rise, So Does Global Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jet stream has once again wobbled down into the US, bringing unusually cool but refreshing weather to much of the US as California and Alaska bake.

'Green News Report' - September 11, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Going the wrong way! Greenhouse gas emissions jump at fastest rate on r...

The Duh Moment: Switch to Clean Energy ASAP

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

What's the rush on renewable clean energy? It's connect-the-dots time! Here's my graphic line of connecting dots: 1. Almost all scienti...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

America's Coal-Fired Divide

National Journal | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

When Oregon state officials last month denied a key permit to a huge proposed facility for exporting coal to Asia, they deepened a geographic divide t...

A Renewable Energy Future

Steve Sawyer | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Steve Sawyer

If we assume that human civilization will continue for at least another 1000 years, then we will eventually arrive at a 100 percent renewable energy system. Whatever you believe about the existing reserves and undiscovered sources of fossil fuels and other combustible or radioactive minerals, they will eventually be exhausted or too expensive to extract.

Clean Energy Can Multiply Gerald L. Chan's $350 Million Gift to Harvard

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Will Harvard's Management Company, tasked with growing Harvard's endowment, acknowledge the critical state of the planet and direct a portion of Chan's gift to building the kind of intentional financial partnerships that lead to a more stable climate and a more manageable global health ecosystem?

One Solution to the World's Wars: Alternative Energy

Michael Shammas | Posted 09.11.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Crimea, once part of Ukraine, is now part of Russia (at least according to Putin). Yet so far, this dramatic move is being met with relatively weak responses from the United States and Europe.

'Green News Report' - September 9, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Catastrophic floods in Pakistan & India; Historic flooding in Phoenix, ...