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A New Global Vision For The Paper Industry

Allen Hershkowitz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Allen Hershkowitz

Reforming the way paper is used and produced is not a political issue. It is an urgent ecological need.

US Power Sector Carbon Pollution Standards Matter: Global Implications

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.05.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some commentators' logic essentially boils down to two false perspectives -- that U.S. cuts in its power sector emissions don't matter in the context of global efforts to address climate change and that the rest of the world, particularly China and India, isn't doing anything to curb their pollution. Both assumptions are wrong.

Climate Change Damages Are Happening Now & More Severe Impacts Are Coming if We Don't Act Aggressively

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

We shouldn't need another wake-up call that it is time to act aggressively to curb climate change, but this report should serve as the last wake-up call to those sitting on the sidelines.

Key Actions to Deliver on Secretary Kerry's New Climate Policy Directive

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Secretary Kerry has just issued his first "Policy Directive" as U.S. secretary of state. This new directive outlines that climate change is a central issue for the State Department and directs an "all hands on deck" approach to this issue.

Warsaw to World Leaders: You Have Your Work Cut Out for You

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jake Schmidt

There is already ample evidence that humanity isn't acting quickly enough to address climate change. The need for greater action in 2015 is obvious. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that countries can get their act together by then.

How Did They Do That?! Environmental Leadership, One Electric Car At a Time

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

If one measure of society's progress is environmental understanding and activism, the students of Team Marine are light-years ahead of where I was at their age. And that's very good news for all of us.

Facilitating International Climate Action through President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In unveiling the U.S. National Climate Action Plan, President Obama signaled two important things that will help international efforts to address climate change -- he signaled that the U.S will act at home to reduce its pollution and it will take steps to help secure strong international action.

Obama's Climate Plan Will Bring Important Benefits for the Latino Community

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 08.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Adrianna Quintero

It's our moral obligation to future generations to leave them a healthy planet. This plan will tackle climate change constructively not only in the U.S. but globally. It's time to work together to make this happen.

US-China Agreement on Super Climate Pollutant Could Make an Important Dent on Climate Change

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the weekend, Obama and Chinese President Xi agreed to work together to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- a "super greenhouse gas." They agreed to work under the Montreal Protocol.

Aviation Industry to Governments: We Want a Global Cap on Aviation Climate Pollution Adopted This Year

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.03.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The aviation industry just endorsed an agreement that they "strongly encourage" governments to adopt a single global market-based measure to cap aviation's climate pollution at this year's meeting of the U.N. body tasked with managing international aviation.

Countries Acting at Home to Address Global Warming: The Key Fight Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.07.2013 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Some of these battles have been won this year, but more confronts us. Here are some examples of actions by key countries and why it is critical that we succeed on these efforts in the next few years.

Global Warming Is Already Causing Loss of Life and Damage to the Economy Around the World: New Report

Jake Schmidt | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

From devastating floods in China and the Philippines to droughts in Africa, the same extreme weather patterns that have hit the United States have impacted locations around the world. This is the face of global warming.

Public, Politicians, and Others Rally to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the last 24 hours the social media world was abuzz with ending fossil subsidies as a core part of efforts to address global warming.

Farming Better, Eating Better: On the Ground Solutions From the Growing Green Awards

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.23.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

Brown succeeds because he loves his work, he loves his land, and he believes that by making his ranch more sustainable, he's doing the right thing, for his family and his faith.

Clean Energy Investments Continue to Soar: Time to "Triple Down" on Renewable Electricity

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Renewable energy is real, cost competitive in many situations, and a growing source of business opportunity. And given that other sources of electricity contribute to global warming and local air pollution, now is the time to double-down on more renewable energy.

Former President of the Maldives Tells the Story of a Vulnerable Country (With Hints for All of Us)

Jake Schmidt | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

If you are the leader of a small island state -- like the Maldives -- and every day you are faced with the threats posed by global warming what would you do?

Important Progress At Global Warming Negotiations In Durban; Major Work Ahead

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The agreements reached in South Africa make important progress, but much more work lies ahead to address global warming. Here is a quick overview of what was agreed and what it means:

What New Coal Plants?

David Hawkins | Posted 02.11.2012 | Green
David Hawkins

The market has walked away from conventional coal plants. Should EPA try to hold back the tide of market forces? Should EPA set CO2 standards for new power plants that are twisted to make the coal industry happy?

To Begin to Negotiate a New Legal Agreement or Not?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Each country can make strong shifts which will ensure that Durban defines a clear mandate to negotiate a new legally binding agreement in the immediate future. Let's hope they take this opportunity and help the world move forward to address global warming.

Video Blog, Durban Day 4 - Countries Starting to Draw Lines in the Sand

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The U.S. must show leadership by helping craft a path to get a new legal agreement, not throw up barriers at the outset. They need to ensure that they aren't allergic to the meal that is served, but they can't demand that everything on the menu meet their tastes at the outset.

What Must Global Warming Negotiations in South Africa Accomplish?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

In Durban, countries must be able to "walk and chew gum," while starting to sprint towards solutions that deliver low-carbon energy and reduced deforestation.

Two Key Climate Decisions Facing President Obama

Jake Schmidt | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

President Obama's decisions on Keystone XL and standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants will shape this legacy.

Is the U.S. About to Help Canada Significantly Increase Its Carbon Pollution?

Jake Schmidt | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The Obama Administration has a simple choice -- help stop global warming and reject the Keystone XL project or approve Keystone XL and help another country fail to meet its global warming commitments.

Renewable Energy Keeps Growing: Earth Summit in Rio Provides Opportunity for More Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Next year at the Earth Summit, countries and companies have a chance to build upon momentum by committing to deeper actions to spur renewable energy deployment. This is an important opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

Key Actions on Climate & Energy That World Leaders Need to Take at the Earth Summit in 2012

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Carbon pollution from fossil fuel use reached the highest level yet in 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. So should we throw up our hands?