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Five reasons why CEOs of fossil fuel giants must answer to the Filipino people

For the first time ever, a national human rights body has ordered the world's largest fossil fuel companies to respond to allegations that they have contributed to human rights abuses in the Philippines. Last year, disaster survivors,...Show More Summary

You are the Bolala (And #IAmTheBolala too)

Forests are a place of beauty, power and wonder. They can transport you back to a primordial time when magical creatures walked the planet, stimulating the imagination and opening up a place of childlike awe.This is the space from which...Show More Summary

Thinking Differently About the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Last week I was invited by Amb. Sarbuland Khan, along with my colleague Ed Chiles, and one of my student interns Bianca Cassouto as guests of the UNTWO to the High Level Political Forum. L-R Richard Jordan, David Randle, Bianca Cassouto,...Show More Summary

"We (May Not) Always Have Paris" - Three Steps To A Low Carbon Future

Signed in December 2015, the Paris Agreement on climate change is a milestone for both the environment and global development. Breaking with high cost carbon pollution, the post-Paris world has a clear mandate: accomplish the transition...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Jr. May Be Out Of Luck In Killing More Leopards

The son of the Republican nominee for President - the son who favors killing elephants and leopards over golfing and says he wants to become secretary of the Interior Department (which oversees trophy imports) if his father is elected president - might have to set his gunsights elsewhere if HSUS and HSI get our way. Show More Summary

If Bugs Can't Do It, Birds Won't Do It

What's happened to all the songbirds? As a generalist surrounded by subject matter experts, I recently went to one of my science guys to pose that question I'm hearing with increasing frequency from backyard birders to avid outdoorspeople. Show More Summary

Climate Change This Week: A Hot New High, Kids Show the Way, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Amazonian red eyed tree frogs, is another reason to save our carbon storing forests. Source Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon <> Red Reads Dry - increasingly so for the Amazon, just over the past decade. Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - July 26, 2016

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: At the RNC in Cleveland, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (and his Veep nominee Mike Pence) promise to roll back environmental standards and bring back dirty coal; PLUS: U.S. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Solar States & How Utilities Are Fighting Them

With three solar panels installed for every two Nevadans, Nevada now has more solar capacity per person than any other state. But, at the behest of NV Energy, the state also eliminated its net metering program last December, causingShow More Summary

World Bank's Updated Safeguards a Missed Opportunity to Raise the Bar for Development Policy

Despite an unprecedented consultative process involving thousands of stakeholders from government, civil society, and the private sector, the review and update of the World Bank safeguard policies has proven to be a missed opportunity for the Bank to reclaim its place as a global leader in development. Show More Summary

A Plastic Smog Is Smothering Our Oceans

Photo credit: Zak Noyle Every single time I go for a surf or a swim in the ocean in Southern California, I find plastic floating in the sea. I usually grab the plastic bag, wrapper or fragment and stuff it in my wetsuit or swim trunks to remove it from the water. Show More Summary

Scaling Positive Impact - 'ApHRICA' to Revolutionize Understanding of Ocean Acidification

By Matthew Mulrennan The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOAON) with approximate locations for 'ApHRICA', a pilot project to deploy ocean pH sensors in South Africa, Mozambique, the Seychelles, and Mauritius for the first time. Show More Summary

The Inside Story Of How The DNC Platform Committee Nixed A Fracking Ban

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) — the controversial horizontal drilling technique used to extract oil and gas in shale basins around the U.S. and the world — has sat at the center of the debate over the...Show More Summary

Roads Are Modern Hunting Fields

I drove to a national park with my husband for a nature-filled retreat this summer. The drive was long and the hour twilight. The roads were gray and shadowed, trees forming triangular apparitions on either side. I was driving fast --...Show More Summary

The uncomfortable truth about leadership

Thirty-five years ago I recall a teacher explaining to me at school that jet airplane travel had, for the purposes of travel and trade, shrunk the world from the size of a huge beach ball to the size of a golf ball. Since then it has shrunk again and again. Show More Summary

New Oregon Law Protects EV Charging Choice

In my experience in energy politics, I've seen many attempts around the country to undermine customer choice when it comes to new clean energy technology. Net metering advocates fought to defend solar choice. Cities battled for the ability to directly provide greener and more affordable power through customer choice aggregation. Show More Summary

Advocating For the Environment and Wildlife Conservation Is One of the Hardest Things I've Ever Done

Image Credit: Huffington Post Images "We'll lose more species of plants and animals between 2000 and 2065 (65 years) than we've lost in the last 65 million years. If we don't find answers to these problems [insert: extinction, climate...Show More Summary

5 Inspiring Signs That Sustainability Is Gaining Traction In The U.S.

The first half of 2016 saw devastating events that have left many -- including us -- feeling pessimistic about the future of the U.S. and the world. However, since December 2015's Paris Climate Agreement, there have been various environment-related...Show More Summary

The Old-New View Of Yosemite: Saving The Park From The Epidemic Of Drive-Through Nation

In 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed The Yosemite Grant, granting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to the state of California, the first time that the U.S. Government enacted to protect land for future public enjoyment. This...Show More Summary

Time for Democrats to Take On Big Oil

It's Monday morning and I'm riding the Amtrak train down from Boston to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. We're someplace in Connecticut right now, rumbling along at a slow speed past the backs of industrial parks and small family homes. Show More Summary

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