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'Green News Report' - May 1, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Month of May starts off with a fossil fuel bang -- Oil train explodes i...

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

Two hundred and fifty billion dollars: that's the gap between the estimated need to support global conservation efforts and what's currently devoted...

'Green News Report' - April 29, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Deadly tornado outbreak rips across the South, but safer building codes...

MMA Fighter Tries To Rescue Baby Dolphin That Washed Ashore

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

MMA fighter Cathal Pendred is tough and tender. The Irishman, a contestant and recent victor on the UFC reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," tweete...

Don't Undervalue Importance of Co-benefits

Rep. Paul Tonko | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Rep. Paul Tonko

Many climate change deniers would have you believe that addressing climate change is all pain and no gain. This is simply not true.

'Green News Report' - April 24, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another fossil fuel explosion, this time in Wyoming; State Department d...

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Forage Fish: The Oceans' Little Heroes Most Americans don't think about fisheries policy when eating fish. But in fact, the supply of popular species...

'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Ea...

Earth Week Message: Celebrate Trees

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Every tree in the world participates in many biological processes, but the most notable one is photosynthesis: Tree leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mix it with water, convert it into sugar using the sun's energy and give off oxygen as a by-product.

Earth Day: Now With 95 Percent More People!

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

Unfortunately, among all those Earth Day sales for yard accessories, eco-friendly t-shirts and other mass-produced "green" products, you won't find a single spare Earth on clearance.

Fossil Fuels Driving Global Weather

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Chinese citizens are choking to death from coal pollution. Our coral reefs are rapidly dying from acidification due to burning coal. Our forests around the globe are dying from the unintended consequences.

'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything c...

Innovation Earth: This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Every weekday, I take a six-mile drive through Mid-City Los Angeles to pick up my daughter from preschool. There are no fewer than 20 stoplights along...

President Obama, Put the Arctic Off-Limits to Big Oil

Robert Redford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Robert Redford

Four years ago this week, BP's Deepwater Horizon drill platform exploded. Eleven workers died that day. Their bodies were never found. Over the next 87 days, 210 million gallons of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. It fouled fishing grounds, ravaged the coastline, and shut down tourism. The world got an ugly look at some of the terrible hidden costs of fossil fuels. Spill-related health problems plague the people and the wildlife of the Gulf to this very day. I personally hoped that we, as a nation, would quickly learn from this tragedy and move swiftly to prevent a repeat disaster in our most vulnerable coastal environments. So it boggles the mind that Shell Oil is still determined to drill in one of the most fragile and remote ecosystems on Earth: the Arctic Ocean -- the last bastion of America's polar bears, endangered bowhead whales and other rare wildlife.

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.

Jimmy Carter Urges Obama To Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, joining a group of Nobel laureates urging President B...

'Green News Report' - April 15, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Green News Report Special Coverage: The UN Intergovernmental Panel on C...

Wildlife's Native Tongue

Billy Mason | Posted 06.15.2014 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

The act of "sharing breath" signifies an exchange of life energy and touches upon the deeper meaning of "Aloha" in Hawaii.

You'll Never Look At A Giraffe The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

What a view. Photographer Chris Barnard's camera got kicked by a giraffe, then provided a shot of the giraffe's undercarriage. Laughing Squid po...

IPCC Report: Impacts, Adapation, Vulnerability

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The latest IPCC report underscores how climate change will create changes in crop production, yielding an increased chasm between supply and demand. To me, the natural ensuing question is, "If you thought there was a chance that something bad could happen, would you do something to prevent it?"

'Green News Report' - April 10, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rightwing Heartland Institute says 'climate change will be good for you...

New Documentary Series Giving Climate Change the Attention It Deserves

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

From the damage of Superstorm Sandy and increasingly dangerous wildfires to the need to reduce carbon pollution and develop clean energy, this series is giving climate disruption the kind of attention it deserves but rarely receives.

Take a Moment for Earth Day, Our Planet Is Depending on Us

Rep. Scott Peters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Rep. Scott Peters

As the ocean absorbs more CO2, the ocean becomes more acidic, and acidic water affects all ocean life especially plankton and coral reefs. It poses a real threat to animals higher on the food chain, including fish. One out of six American jobs depends on our oceans.

'Green News Report' - April 8, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Study finds CNN and Fox 'News' FAIL on climate change; CNN looks for mi...

Transforming Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Sea Shepherd is using scientific innovation and awareness-building to mobilize teams around the globe to help clean up oceans and beaches.