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By Hillary Brown / On May 15th, 2014

Last spring's Presidential appeal for fixing the nation’s “raggedy” infrastructure (his word choice) has failed to stir a response from Congress. However, bold...

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By Yoram Bauman / On May 7th, 2014

Editor's note: The very first copies of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change arrived at our office today and they look great. To celebrate, we asked coauthors Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman to tell us about their writing process....

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By Meghan Bartels / On March 25th, 2014

Dominick DellaSala has written here before about the importance of considering forests when...

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By Jason Leppig / On March 21st, 2014

View of promenade seating and edge buildings in Bo01. (Photograph by Joakim Lloyd Raboff.)

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By Jason Leppig / On June 14th, 2013

For the month of June, the eBook edition of Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living from...

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By Worldwatch Institute / On July 24th, 2012

On the 23rd of August, 2012, it is expected that a majority of votes at the Copenhagen City Council will pass the CPH 2025 Climate Plan with the ambition of carbon neutrality by 2025. Despite the meagre results of the international COP15 Climate...

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By Shi-Ling Hsu / On January 9th, 2012

The charge that airlines will have to pay for flying in and out of the EU is not a "tax" at all, but the cost of airlines having to hold tradable emissions permits under the EU Emissions...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On November 7th, 2011

Taking America by storm with actions reminiscent of the 60s, “Occupy Wall Street” has gone viral in an attempt to raise awareness about corporate interests being placed above public needs. But the movement has yet to sound alarm bells on the Tongass...

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On August 30th, 2011

Canada’s growing interest in exporting some of the dirtiest crude oil in the world is a threat to not only North America’s wildlife but also a rational energy policy and a stable atmosphere. NASA and climate scientist James Hansen called this project a...

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By Robert J. Cabin / On July 22nd, 2011

Under the guise of what EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson described as "renewable, homegrown power," her agency just gave the green light to yet another destructive, unaccountable industry that unnecessarily threatens our climate, forests and health....