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When Superstorm Sandy roared ashore with a surge of seawater in 2012, Sergej Mahnovski had been on the job directing the New York Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability for one week. He had a steep learning curve. In the wake of ...
The history we grow up with shapes our sense of reality--it's hard to shake. If you were young during the fight against Nazism, war seems a different, more virtuous animal than if you came of age during Vietnam. I was born in 1960, and so the ...
Carbon trading schemes are at acute risk from criminal gangs and fraud, a new report from Interpol warns.The police agency says uncertain regulations and a lack of oversight and transparency threaten the environmental and financial ...
Tom Steyer is a man at odds with himself. He made his fortune by founding a hedge fund with a keen interest in the energy sector, including leading oil, pipeline and mining companies. The firm also gobbled up stock in BP a year after its ...
Jimmy Strickland can tell you exactly how much money rising sea levels have cost his business. In 1989, he opened his accounting firm in a one-story brick building near Norfolk’s historic cobblestoned Hague district, which surrounds one of this ...
change is already affecting how Americans live and work, and evidence is mounting that the burning of fossil fuels has roughly doubled the probability of extreme heat waves, the Obama administration said Friday."Sea level is ...
The small makeup room off the main floor of KUSI`s studios, in a suburban canyon on the north end of San Diego, has seen better days. The carpet is stained; the couch sags. John Coleman, KUSI`s weatherman, pulls off the brown sweatshirt he has ...
The invitation to the White House in the spring of 2009 struck Barack Obama's allies in the environmental movement as a big moment: a clear sign that climate
change was on his radar and that the president was eager to get to work.
It's been a tough few weeks for the forces of climate
First came the giant billboard with Unabomber Ted Kacynzki's face plastered across it: "I Still Believe in Global Warming. Do You?" Sponsored by the Heartland ...
Transactions of voluntary carbon credits grew to $576m last year, defying the sluggish economy by reaching the highest level since 2008, with corporate buyers making up the vast majority of purchases.
Companies comprised over 92 per cent ...
Three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse-gas pollutant, and a majority think global warming should be a priority for the president and Congress, a survey of American attitudes on climate
and energy reported on ...
When a landmark UN conference on sustainable development kicks off in Brazil in mid-June, more than 120 world leaders are expected to participate in the much-ballyhooed talkfest on the future of the global environment.
“But yet we ...
SAs governments bicker over who should do what to slow the pace of global warming, the U.N.'s climate
chief is increasingly looking to business leaders to show the way forward to a low-carbon future.
Christiana Figueres told The ...
Former U.S. Vice President and Current TV Chairman and Co-Founder Al Gore
speaks during the panel for Current TV's "Politically Direct" at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California on January 13, 2012. ...
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore
said investors in oil and gas companies who ignore the cost of emitting carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are making a mistake similar to those who invested in subprime mortgages.
"The value of ...
A service provider for the green consumer says it is revolutionizing the way people approach sustainability, and the key to that revolution, it says, is games.
Recyclebank, a Philadelphia-based startup-turned international service ...
Global financial institutions are recommending raising money to fight climate
change by trimming subsidies for fossil fuels, putting a price tag of $25 per ton on carbon emissions and collecting a surcharge on aviation and shipping ...
Local scientists and the Ashland Conservation Commission hope to rekindle interest in global warming and what residents can do to conserve natural resources during a Climate
Reality Project on Wednesday.
The series of presentations will ...
'Bullshit!` Al Gore
calls out climate
“They pay pseudo-scientists to pretend to be scientists to put out the message: ‘This climate
thing, it’s nonsense,’” an impassioned Al Gore
told attendees at the Aspen Institute ...
David Suzuki and Bill McKibben call on Canadians and Americans to risk arrest this August in order to halt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta's tar sands to Texas refineries.
A Call for Civil Disobedience on the ...
takes some shots at President Obama in a new Rolling Stone essay, grumbling that he has “thus far failed to use the bully pulpit to make the case for bold action on climate
change.” Wait: Isn’t that Al Gore
’s job? The president’s job is ...
Good old Donald Trump. We all know there is no way he will ever be President of the U.S. and I think he knows it too. But that doesn’t mean he can’t use his media smarts to grow his brand. Mr. Trump managed to briefly make a media storm out of ...
UCLA Hammer Museum hosted a "Global Creative Forum" on February 22, bringing together United Nations representatives, environmental experts and entertainment industry leaders to brainstorm on the critical role Hollywood can play to communicate ...
Yesterday I attended the symposium "Forests at Risk: Climate
Change and the Future of the American West," organized by the non-profit For the Forest in Aspen, Colorado.
The educational symposium included distinguished scientists from ...
Flawed science A climate
change study that projected a 2.4°C increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, say scientists.
The study was posted Tuesday on EurekAlert , an ...