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Earth's Protective Ozone Layer Recovering, Scientists Say

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.11.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used...

Ozone-Depleting Emissions Not Stopped By Montreal Protocol

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green

New research from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center shows that large quantities of a chemical responsible for depleting the ozone layer are still bei...

As Climate Impacts Accelerate, Speed of Mitigation Becomes Key

Durwood Zaelke | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Durwood Zaelke

Bad news can be paralyzing, and that's a problem when it comes to climate change. The steady drumbeat of bad news can numb us.

Will New Climate Regulations Destroy the Economy? (Hint: No.)

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is a long history of claims that new rules to protect the environment or human health will seriously harm the United States economy. These claims are political fodder, they are provocative, and they are always wrong.

NASA Sets Date For Full Recovery Of Ozone Hole

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.13.2013 | Green

2070 is shaping up to be a great year for Mother Earth. That's when NASA scientists are predicting the hole in the ozone layer might finally make a...

A Rare Step Forward on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

Since negotiations on global climate change began, it has been the case that the two countries most responsible for greenhouse gas emissions could lead the world on the issue if they could agree with one another. They haven't gotten there yet, but they took a meaningful step on Saturday.

World's Only Climate Treaty That Knows What the F**k It's Doing Turns 25

Dan Worth | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Dan Worth

While Kyoto has become infamous for its modest record of squabbling at the edges of climate change, the Montreal Protocol has quietly solved five to ten times more of the climate problem than little brother.

'Green News Report' - September 25, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY...

Saving the Ozone Layer: Lessons for Fighting Climate Change

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.14.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America helped restore the ozone layer through a combination of scientific understanding, public pressure, bipartisan support and industry innovation. I believe we can marshal those same forces to fight climate change, but we are not there yet.

The Congress That's Hazardous to Your Health: Two More Nasty Little Bills from House Republicans

David Doniger | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
David Doniger

This week, the Republican leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee is planning to continue its war on Americans' health by passing two more nasty little bills to weaken public health safeguards under the Clean Air Act.

Mind Games

D. R. Tucker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Facts destroyed 'motivated reasoning' in my case. Could this happen to other conservatives? That depends on conservatives being willing to subject the views they hear and read to strict scrutiny, to ask themselves if they're really hearing the truth from the talkers.

PHOTO: Ozone Depletion Has STOPPED, Should Be Restored Mid Century

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

September 16 marks the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorated as the anniversary of that day in 1987 when the Montrea...

Obama: The Environmental President?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Will Obama be able to advance an environmental agenda? If so, he will have distinguished himself from Democratic administrations that promised a lot but delivered little on the environment.