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It's a SNAP: EPA Cuts HFC Super-Pollutants to Curb Dangerous Climate Change

The Environmental Protection Agency today announced deadlines to end certain uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) -- powerful heat-trapping gases that significantly contribute to climate change -- because safer, climate-friendlier alternatives are now available. Show More Summary

U.S., European Regulators, the Pope Agree: Time to Re-assess Pesticide Risks

We know a lot about glyphosate, the pesticide widely known as Roundup. We know it kills the only food of the monarch caterpillar, linking it to nearly a 90 percent decline in monarch butterflies over the past two decades. We know that a report released by the World Health Organization in March links it to cancer. Show More Summary

The Climate Post: SCOTUS Overturns Mercury Rule

The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled that the Clean Air Act required the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider the costs of its Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) rule when determining whether it was "appropriate...Show More Summary

From Sea to Shining Sea, Sustainably

By Don Willlmott Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites. Little by little, it's happening. Perhaps there's a new solar array in Nevada, or a new wind farm in Texas, or geothermal drilling in Wyoming, or a tidal turbine experiment in Maine. Show More Summary

An Organic Guide to Grilling

With Fourth of July right around the corner, everyone in America will soon be thinking about grilling. Ironically, I'll be celebrating this year's Independence Day in London, where I'm sure there will be no barbeques or happy fireworks in its honor. But I digress... Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - July 2, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Alaska and the Pacific Northwest are on fire; Warming oceans linked to more shark attacks in North Carolina; China and Brazil formally commit to cutting their greenhouse gas emissions; PLUS: Fracking companies can now be sued for causing earthquakes... Show More Summary

How does China's climate pledge stack up?

As mentioned in a post on Carbon Pulse, China's climate pledge will require the country to make very significant changes to its emissions trajectory - including adding non-fossil power equivalent to the entire U.S. power generating capacity by 2030. Show More Summary

Dear Pebble Partnership, It's Time to Walk Away From Bristol Bay

Just how many reasons does the Pebble Partnership need to stop its disastrous plans to build the Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska? NRDC explored that question in a series of ads in Politico. The ads give the Pebble Partnership several compelling reasons to quit the Pebble Mine, culminating today with a simple request: walk away from Bristol Bay. Show More Summary

The Pope Calls for New Global Institution to Protect the Commons, Tackle Climate and Poverty

Pope Francis's recently released Encyclical "Laudato Si" makes a strong moral case for climate action. It is a powerfully-written, wide-ranging document, and is already influencing decision makers and observers preparing for the U.N....Show More Summary

Does Human Survival Require the Collapse of 90 Companies?

As the first accredited blogger for the United Nations on climate change (UNFCCC - Bali 2007) my stories hit the news media first. Now, I'd focus on this report: Nearly two-thirds of carbon dioxide & methane emissions can be attributed to 90 entities. Show More Summary

Clinton State Dept Emails Contain Redacted Job Description for Top Energy Diplomat; Lobbyist Gets Job

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. State Department released a batch of 3,000 searchable documents formerly stored on the private hard drive and in a private email account of Democratic Party presidential candidate and former U.S....Show More Summary

Everything You Think You Know About Republicans and Climate Change Is Wrong

Here's what we know about climate change: Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists are convinced, based upon the evidence, that human-caused global warming is happening. The popular narrative in the media these days, however, is that...Show More Summary

21 Killer Yoga Photos That'll Have You Dusting Off the Mat

June 21st, 2015 wasn't just Father's day or the Summer Solstice (if you're in the appropriate hemisphere), there was another event celebrated officially for the very first time on June 21st of this year: The International Day of Yoga. Show More Summary

California's Drought is Everyone's Drought

By Don Willlmott Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites. California's drought may end up having a bigger impact on your grocery cart than you realize, and it's not just about almonds and avocados. Show More Summary

A Bold Plan for Saving Pollinators

Honey bees foraging in almonds / UC Davis Department of Entomology "We need solutions to the bee crisis," said Laurie Davies Adams, head of the Pollinator Partnership, at a packed briefing on Capitol Hill, which was organized by her organization and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Show More Summary

Five Big Steps On the U.S. Path To Paris

Photo: stockxchange This week, as the world's most polluting nations issued pledges to cut emissions and increase renewable energy, attention turned to climate talks scheduled this December in Paris, where an international agreementShow More Summary

Liquidating Our Water Resources - California Drought Highlights Unsustainable Agricultural Practices

The drought in California is now in its fourth year and the worst on record. All Americans should be concerned, because California produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Furthermore, 40 states in the U.S. are expected to experience water shortages within the coming decade. Show More Summary

NBA Great Bill Walton Standing Tall for Solar

The world's tallest Deadhead is now a big advocate for solar energy. Bill Walton - NCAA/NBA basketball champion and Hall-of-Famer, iconoclastic broadcaster, Grateful Dead friend and follower, literally larger-than-life personality - now devotes much of his life to spreading the gospel of solar power. Show More Summary

What Overshadows the American Century?

Reading a mistaken news story about his death, Mark Twain famously replied that it was "greatly exaggerated." Joseph S. Nye Jr. says something similar about the judgment that America is in decline, that its century in the sun is nearly over. Show More Summary

Ground Zero for Clean Water

The Susquehanna River near French Azilum. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Ten thousand years ago, before the last ice age receded, a river, not yet named the Susquehanna, emptied into the ocean 30 to 50 miles to the east of what is now Hampton Roads, Virginia. Show More Summary

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