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A Brief History of Global Warming — and Its Solar-Powered Solution

By Kyle G. Crider “’Come on up with me,’ he said. ‘It’s raining already.’ In fact it was, the endless warm drizzle of…
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The Pro-Life Argument for Climate Action

To acknowledge climate change as a human life issue, regardless of religious or political affiliation, is to bridge political divides and broaden the…
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Concept Tool Launched at COP21 Offers Market-Based Climate Solutions

In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials…
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A 2016 Carbon Market Forecast

The Climate Trust’s annual predictions about the events, policies and ideas that will matter in 2016, across the carbon market. The trends, which…
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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax is Working

British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased…
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The Quick & Dirty: The Anti-Trends for 2016 or “Enough is Enough”

Some of these “trends” are stale (old and not new), and some of them are just pale (not going to happen). Hey, I…
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Carbon Monitoring Will Play a Crucial Role in the Quest to Curb Warming

A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not…
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Fossil Fuels: A Green Revolution Starts with Partnerships

Changing global mindset about energy production must start at the source, by involving those who already have the technology and expertise in energy…
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Heads up, Green Investors: Climate-Focused Mutual Funds Have Stakes in Oil

Several of the most popular mutual funds designed to appeal to eco-conscious investors include holdings in major oil and gas companies, according to…
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Science is Winning: 58 Percent of Republicans Support Climate Action

A majority of Republicans support climate action. Unfortunately, the Republican presidential candidates haven't gotten the memo.
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Fracked Gas Won’t Achieve Paris Climate Goals, But Empowering Communities Could

The United States is undergoing a massive energy transition that isn't receiving enough attention, and it could render the Paris climate agreement meaningless.…
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Was COP21 The Final Nail in Coal’s Coffin?

Coal is slowly on its way out—not as fast as some advocates would like, but the evidence suggests this trend is indeed occurring…
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The Psychological Triumph of the Paris Talks

Noted conservation psychologist, Susan Clayton, shares her thoughts on the role psychology plays in tackling climate change. She highlights why the Paris climate…
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San Diego’s Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy in 20 years

San Diego wants to be clean -- 100 percent clean energy, to be exact -- in just 20 years, under an ambitious plan…
Energy was strong from both the public and private sectors at COP21 in Paris. How can we keep the momentum going?

How Can We Keep the Private Sector Engaged After COP21?

Private-sector energy was high at COP21 in Paris. But, as Bill Gates said at the conference, “We need to move faster.” What can…