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Greenhouse Gases In Atmosphere Hit Record Levels

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GENEVA — A report by the U.N. weather agency has found that greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached record levels in 2009. The World Me...

Green News Report: November 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 29 coal m...

Green News Report: November 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made '...

Green News Report: November 16, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The so-cal...

What Should Climate Hawks Do Next? Fight for Free Birth Control

Lisa Hymas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Hymas

It should be obvious why climate hawks need to care about making birth control widely accessible: fewer unwanted pregnancies will mean fewer unwanted births and, ultimately, fewer greenhouse gases.

HuffPost Review: Cool It

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The problem with Bjorn Lomborg's approach and the whole Cool It ethos is that it only adds fuel to the ridiculous argument that, in fact, global warming is not a problem.

Green News Report: November 11, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Limbaugh ...

Green News Report: November 9, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not-so-ba...

Congress Should Remember that Voters Want Strong Environmental Safeguards

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

[This post is written by NRDC Action Fund's Peter Lehner, who is the Executive Director of NRDC] As Congress starts filling leadership positions and...

Green News Report: November 4, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Let the p...

Saving the Ancient Pines by Reducing our Global Footprints

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Although placing a dollar value on wild ecosystems may seem trite, it is actually the first step towards global conservation. Once our ecosystems have been assigned a monetary value then their importance become apparent to everyone.

High-Speed Rail on Slow Track

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

Consider where we are in comparison of the rest of the world. China has just introduced the world's fastest train, averaging speeds of 217 miles per hour.

Energy Industry Verklempt Over EPA Regs

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with www.TheGreenGrok.com. The energy industry is pulling out the stops against proposed government regulations. Remember when the enactm...

Companies Fight To Keep Global Warming Data Secret

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Some of the country's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases, including businesses that publicly support efforts to curb global wa...

Prop 23: It's About Our Future

Hunt Ramsbottom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hunt Ramsbottom

A "Yes" vote on Prop 23 jeopardizes both economic growth and the improvement of air quality in California, and delays the reduction in the emission of detrimental greenhouse gases.

Is Americans' Climate Ignorance a Tragedy or an Opportunity?

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

Everyone wants to pour their climate message into the chasm of ignorance, including Glenn Beck and possibly an oil-backed group of Evangelicals, who push the notion climate change is a "false religion."

Elvis Costello's New Economy vs. Big Oil's Old One

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clint Wilder

Prop. 23's principal backers, Texas-based oil companies Tesoro and Valero, claim that AB 32 is bad for business and job creation in California. Here's the question: bad for whose business?

Buildings Come to Life And The Challenge of Existing Ones

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan A. Schein

A living building supplies its own energy needs through geothermal and photovoltaic energy and is carbon neutral.

Do-nothings

Edward Flattau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

If they don't get their heads out of the sand, ostrich-minded lawmakers railing against increased energy costs because of the imposition of climate change measures risk the enmity of future generations.

Climate Talks Tank, Global South Sinks Further

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michelle Chen

Leading countries in the UN climate talks continue seeing emissions reduction as a political poker game, but politically disenfranchised communities know all too well that the house always wins.

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

A Win-Win Policy: Conserving Lands and Mitigating Climate Change in a Public-Private Partnership

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

A group of scientists, NGOs, and policy makers has been working on developing technical standards designed to allow soils to be put to work right now to sequester carbon.

Will Scientists' Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators' Deaf Ears?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists...

Happy Birthday Clean(er) Air: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Van Jones

Promoters of dirty air have been vilifying the Clean Air Act since it was just a notion in a congressional subcommittee, four decades ago. They carry on with the same fear-mongering today, peddling the same old falsehoods.

Ryan Grim

Reid Promises Vote On Blocking EPA From Addressing Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will allow a vote on legislation to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases for t...