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Mitigation

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...

Interior Secretary Jewell Announces Strong Conservation Agenda

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

'Mitigation' is not mysterious. It simply means taking reasonable steps to avoid harm to our natural resources, reducing that harm as much as possible if it can't be avoided and compensating for any harm that remains.

Mistakes

Neal Jenson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

Just as important as understanding the impact of the mistake is knowing the cause of the mistake. If you ask whether someone has made a mistake or not, they are deceiving themselves if they say they have not.

Bending the Global Temperature Rise Arc

Howard Learner | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Howard Learner

The science is clear that global climate change is occurring. That debate is over. How much can mitigation measures bend the arc on rising temperatures?

Wake the Blank Up!

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

Perhaps no major issue facing the entire world is more pressing than climate change, yet so far neither of our candidates for president have demonstrated that they are "awake" to either the impacts or the solutions.

'Clean Energy Is Good for Business'

William S. Becker | Posted 12.22.2012 | Small Business
William S. Becker

An ongoing argument in the presidential election campaign is whether Gov. Romney's or President Obama's positions are better for small businesses on issues such as government regulation and energy policy. I asked David Levine for his opinion.

Is Basel III Bad for the Finance Sector?

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

The U.S. market is now too heavily regulated to stay competitive on a global stage as a capital market.

When the Market Fails

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Craig K. Comstock

The market fails at giving a timely signal to prepare for "peak oil." Given that we can't invest trillions on the basis of mere speculation, where are we going to get the data on the basis of which to prepare in time?