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What Are INDCs and Why Will You Be Talking About Them This Year?

You don't have to wait until the United Nations Climate Conference in December later this year to get a glimpse of that much anticipated climate deal. The EU have just announced their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)...Show More Summary

Ancient Cod Bones Carry Modern Warning About Mercury, Climate Change

Ancient cod bones unearthed at an Alaska archaeological site carry a very modern warning for a world with a rapidly changing climate -- as sea levels rise, so do levels of mercury in the food chain. The bones, discovered at a coastal...Show More Summary

Fossil fuel industry caught taking a page out of the tobacco playbook

24 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Last week, Willie Soon was caught failing to disclose conflicts of interest in his climate research and congressional testimony after having received over $1.2 million in funding from fossil fuel companies. This revelation raised alarms in Congress, with Rep. Grijalva sending letters to the...

Conservationists need to keep up with nature

Nature is on the move. As the impacts of climate change reveal themselves, species and ecosystems are moving in response. This poses a fundamental challenge to conservation organizations--how do you conserve something that won't stay...Show More Summary

Statement from Heartland on the climate skeptic witch-hunt

Left Launches Witch Hunt Against Climate Scientists New York Times, Boston Globe, and others help Greenpeace attack scientists who disagree with its extreme views on global warming CHICAGO (March 1, 2015) — A week ago, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post ran stories repeating claims made by long-time Greenpeace staffer Kert Davies…

A Conservative Approach to Climate Change

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate voted 98-1 that "Climate change is real and not a hoax." That vote did not comfort many liberals because only a third of Republicans (vs. two-thirds of Democrats) think that human activity is causing climate change. Show More Summary

The Risk of Climate Catastrophe Is So Severe, We Had to Break the Law, Say Activists

54 minutes agoNews : Vice News

Eleven climate change activists are refusing a plea deal in a New York City court and asserting a "necessity defense," hoping to bring attention to the role of Wall Street in financing fossil fuel interests.

Dr. Evil is defending Big Oil — is anyone defending climate the same way?

Richard Berman, hired henchman for fossil fuel companies, fights hard and dirty. Does anyone fight as hard and dirty for the climate?

Birds In a Changing Climate: A Primer

Climate Change.  The vast majority of you reading this accept it is happening, and for the time being it is...

Can Oregon Go Coal Free By 2025?

Is Oregon about to kick its coal habit? Even though the state has an ambitious renewable portfolio standard, ranks second in the US for hydropower generation, and is a signatory to the landmark Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy, it still receives a surprising 33% of its overall electricity from coal. read more

Watch 'Meet the Press' treat climate change as just a laughing matter

As you may have heard, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., who astonishingly enough is chairman of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee, brought a snowball to the floor of the U.S. Senate last week to debunk "all this hysteria about global warming." 

Tax Roundup, 3/2/15: Thawing Iowa’s frosty business tax climate. And: film credit post-production!

Baby steps towards fixing Iowa’s business tax climate. At, the Des Moines Business Record’s Business Professionals’ Blog, I discuss […]

? Listen: Seth Kasselman - Leaves From Istros

With the reflection of a well-rubbed prayer bowl, Seth Kasselman (a.k.a. one-third of Warm Climate) traverses the unexplored ground of self by-way of focusing listeners mentality. In Leaves From Istros, he draws from his electronic skill set by producing multiply-layered found-sound samples into an awry of descriptive sound imagination. Show More Summary

The IPCC at a Crossroads

Love it or hate it, the IPCC plays a very important role in global climate change policy around the world. This is because the IPCC's reports are accepted as the definitive source on all matters climate change by international negotiators. The IPCC is now at a crossroads. read more

Will Camels Roam Canada Again?

What's really scary about climate change isn't what we know, but what we don't.

Cold-loving emperor penguins may have struggled during ice age

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

They prefer freezing conditions but Antarctica’s emperor penguins may have struggled with the cold during the last Ice Age when temperatures cooled, a study suggested Monday. Researchers looking at how climatic changes have affected the highly cold-adapted penguin — the tallest and...

Energy Quote of the Day: Keystone XL has Become Perfect Symbol of Washington’s Dysfunction

Michael Bloomberg said in an op-ed that Obama should use the Keystone pipeline as a bargaining chip in negotiating a broader climate deal with Canada. Canada and the US’s policy frameworks are aligned. But Canada is considered near the bottom of industrialized countries making efforts on climate change. read more

Uganda: Ink-Stained and Proud of It

An LGBT magazine launches in the most hostile of climates: Uganda. read more

Emissions-Reduction Technology Generates Employment, Economic Growth

Investments in greenhouse gas emissions reduction technology that were funded, in part, by the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation from 2011 to 2016 will contribute more than $2.4 billion and add 15,017 person-years of full-time-equivalent employment to the Canadian economy, according to a Conference Board of Canada analysis. Show More Summary

Incentivizing Investment In Climate Change Infrastructure

The Climate Trust has explored options for raising capital to invest in building new greenhouse gas offset projects, and has identified a variety of new models for using public financing to mitigate and manage the risks associated with true impact investments—investments for social and environmental good.

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