Can Carbon-Mopping “Artificial Trees” Slow Climate Crisis?
by Richard SchiffmanFeb 08, 2013
- Two scientists at Columbia University believe that carbon-mopping machines modeled after trees could sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to slow global warming. But can we produce them quickly (and cheaply) enough for the plan to work?
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoyFeb 04, 2013
- Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
What’s Stephen Colbert’s Solution to Climate Change?
by YES! Online StaffJan 31, 2013
- Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.
How President Obama Can Turn Climate Speech Into Action
by Sarah van GelderJan 21, 2013
- Many were surprised to hear President Barack Obama take up climate change at today’s inaugural address. Here are a few ways the president can seize the moment and transform our approach to climate action.
5 Ways the Space Program Helps Us Fight Climate Change
by Erin L. McCoyNov 30, 2012
- From tracking glaciers to predicting crop failure to figuring out how to store solar energy in molten salt, NASA has produced some of our best tools in the fight against climate change.
To Save Our Ecosystems, Stop Overloading Them
by Doug Pibel, Madeline OstranderNov 19, 2012
- Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van GelderSep 11, 2012
- Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition
by KC GoldenSep 05, 2012
- The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
7 Ways to End the Deficit (Without Throwing Grandma Under the Bus)
by John CavanaghSep 05, 2012
- A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. John Cavanagh finds seven places where budget cuts can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Aug 29, 2012
- Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
Romney’s Dirtier, Deadlier Energy Future: Is There Another Way?
by Sarah van GelderAug 24, 2012
- The oil-dependent economy Romney supports is a step toward a less stable, more costly future. Renewables and energy efficiency offer real hope.
Carbon Neutrality: It’s Technically Possible
by Richard ConlinJul 25, 2012
- The technology to achieve carbon neutrality exists, or could in the near future. What has to happen to put those capabilities in play?
Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van GelderJul 20, 2012
- We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
Jul 05, 2012
- In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?
In Ohio, the People Push Back on Fracking
by Joshua Kahn RussellJun 26, 2012
- Tired of waiting for their leaders to ban the destructive drilling practice, citizens passed their own resolution—and took over the Statehouse to make it heard.