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Bicycling as a True Solution to Climate Change in Chicago

Renee Patten | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Bicycling under the 'transportation' action strategy provides an avenue for real solutions to climate change and Chicago is well poised to harness the energy of the cycling movement in the transition to an environmentally friendly economy.

A Sick Joke

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.13.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

The reality is that harmful algae blooms such as the one whose fumes temporarily put Senator Inhofe out of commission are becoming more prevalent due to rising global temperatures.

Climate Morality and 2009

John Wihbey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Wihbey

As Clinton implies, America helped start this climate mess. Now the question looms what steps -- or even just signals -- the country is willing to put forth this year to end it.

A Time for Adaptation

Anthony Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Anthony Anderson

Recession? Depression? Adaptation. Go green for your survival in the 21st Century. Darwin would be impressed at your foresight.

Investing in the Green Economy Now for a More Secure Future

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Antonio Villaraigosa

Now is the time to take bold action to invest in programs that will create green, sustainable industries that will provide good jobs and provide long term economic and environmental benefits.

Well, Black Is Always in Style

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Gunther

But I was amused to stumble upon a different question that's sparking debate among the young people planning to attend the action: What should one wear to a protest against coal?

VIDEO: Mountaintop Removal

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New federal mining rules, a parting gift to the coal industry from the Bush administration, will allow mining companies to blast even more mountain pe...

Climate Bill Seen As Possible "In Weeks"

Reuters | Deborah Zabarenko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Senate's top environmental lawmaker offered a preview on Wednesday of major component of climate change legislation she said could be introduced "...

Moving Forward for Farm Animals

Erin Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Williams

In 2008, Americans sent an unmistakable signal to Big Agribusiness that we will not tolerate the kinds of animal cruelty that had become standard. In 2009, let's work to accomplish even more.

'Cash for Clunkers' Finds its Congressional Sponsors

Washington Independent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

How's this for a stimulus plan? A trio of senators introduced legislation today allowing owners of gas-guzzlers to trade their vehicles in for thousa...

Greening The Grid: What Would It Take? (VIDEO)

Assignment Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Western United States is rich in renewable energy - both sun and wind. Harnessing this energy could help the nation reduce its carbon footprint an...

Beijing Will Give Drivers Money To Give Up Polluting Cars

Treehugger | Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beijing is so desperate to get high-polluting cars off the roads, the city has devised a scheme that will pay citizens as much as $3600 to give up he...

Peaceful Revolution: Childcare and Construction

Robert Drago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Drago

We need to spend federal money now to help jump-start employment and incomes, but once we are spending money, we should devote it to something worthwhile.

EU Bans Certain Pesticides

Reuters | Jeremy Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

European Parliament negotiators have struck a political deal with EU countries about revising pesticide authorization rules that would reduce the numb...

Climate In The Obama Age: An Interview With Andy Revkin

Treehugger | Jacob Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hopes are high for an Obama-led climate strategy, but when it comes to true details there are still more questions than answers. Andrew C. Revkin has...

10 Ways To Prepare For A Post-Oil Society

Newsmax | James Howard Kunstler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the public arena, essayists often are criticized for not offering solutions to our looming energy crisis. Here are some suggestions for those tired...

Renewable Businesses Bring The Green To Portland

The Wall Street Journal | Maura Webber Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oregon's bid to cash in on its green appeal has given Portland's weakening commercial-real-estate market an early holiday gift. Denmark-based Vestas ...

Will President Obama Lead on Climate Change?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

Now that the heat of the campaign season is behind us, we hope Obama will stop pretending that "clean coal" is a realistic way to reduce carbon emissions and achieve energy independence.