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We've only got one planet, and it makes our lives possible. We can no longer take it for granted.

Claim Your Piece of the Sky—It's Going Fast Claim Your Piece of the Sky—It's Going Fast
by Peter Barnes
A descending economy-wide carbon cap can become the single best tool to fight climate change. But not if it can generate large private windfalls. Peter Barnes on how to cap carbon right.
Connect and Engage :: Consumption Connect and Engage :: Consumption
Resources to accompany the January/February 2008 Education Connection newsletter on The Story of Stuff and Consumption: Facing the Future, The Center for Ecoliteracy, UNESCO, and Redefining Progress.
Appalachia—Down a Greener Road Appalachia—Down a Greener Road
by Madeline Ostrander
In Appalachia people have learned that going green isn't all about what you have to give up, but it can make your life richer. The Central Appalachian Network hatched hundreds of new businesses, and inspired many more to a shift to local, organic sales.
The Solution on our Dinner Plates The Solution on our Dinner Plates
by Guy Dauncey
Farm industries create 18% of global greenhouse gases, the solution to lowering that lies in eating vegetarian, eating local, and more.
The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars The Secret Life of Plug-In Cars
by Sherry Boschert
Plug-in hybrids and electric cars can run on wind or solar power, and driving an all-electric vehicle cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 65 percent. A cool car review from Plug In America.
Getting There Carbon Free Getting There Carbon Free
by Guy Dauncey
Post-carbon travel starts with walking, biking, more public transit, less commuting, more local buying.
13 Best Energy Ideas 13 Best Energy Ideas
by Sarah van Gelder
Investment in energy projects will total $16 trillion in the next two decades. Sarah van Gelder lays out over a dozen sustainable energy policies and technologies that can make our infrastructure more climate friendly.
Electricity: An Astonishing     Abundance Electricity: An Astonishing Abundance
by Guy Dauncey
Solar energy from photovoltaics, energy from wind, energy from waves and times and from geothermal sources add up to enough to transition from fossil fuels. It is doable.
Smart, Green Buildings Smart, Green Buildings
by Guy Dauncey
The U.S. emits the equivalent of 7.26 gigatonnes of CO2 annually. Our buildings contribute 2.49 gigatonnes of that. What Can We Do: Guy Dauncey outlines our options for Smart, Green Buildings.
Welcome to the Post-Carbon World Welcome to the Post-Carbon World
by Guy Dauncey
It doesn't have to be the end of the world. Buildings, electricity production, transportation, and food and forestry contribute the bulk of greenhouse gases. But climate-friendly options are ready.
We Are 2° from Disaster: How to Turn it Around We Are 2° from Disaster: How to Turn it Around
by Doug Pibel, Madeline Ostrander
Just the facts on climate change. A 2-degree rise in temperature is the most the Earth can tolerate without dangerous climate change, scientists tell us. What would happen if, … and what can we do.
China Goes Climate Cool China Goes Climate Cool
by Anna Fahey
Last summer, Chinese President Hu Jintao toured the country in short sleeves to show that people could turn their air conditioners down. Despite much bad press, in China conservation is "in."
Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and     Peoples Ecuador: Protecting Diverse Forests and Peoples
by Brooke Jarvis
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa offered to stop development of one of the country's largest oil reserves in exchange for debt relief. The ITT oil fields, located within Ecuador's Yasuni National Park, have become the center of an experiment that could bring equity and human rights into the climate equation.
Global Warming Feedback Loops Global Warming Feedback Loops
by Madeline Ostrander
A little temperature rise can unlock vicious feedback loops that speed global warming. If global temperatures continue to rise, some of these feedbacks could spiral beyond our ability to reverse them.
Global Fairness Global Fairness
by Thom Athanasiou
Rich and poor countries met at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali and decided to give global fairness a chance.
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