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News and analysis of the impact of climate change on governments and businesses.

A Light in the Dark: The Success of the U.S. Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Market

By Dan Kalafatas, President, 3Degrees It is tempting for environmental market advocates (like myself) to gnash their teeth as climate change misinformation and…

Can the EPA’s Lisa Jackson Rally Black Communities Around the Environment?

Lisa Jackson is making strong statements about environmental justice. Are they typical Obama administration bluster or do they represent actual changes at the…

Why a National Renewable Energy Standard *Is* a Jobs Bill

While we're stoked that jobs bill passed, Congress must stop ignoring another major source of jobs- a national renewable energy standard. AWEA and…

Beyond Olympic Glory: Athletes Blast Canada’s Tar Sands Industry

The Winter Olympics this year in Vancouver, BC, is a little more than the usual venue for endless corporate advertising and big money…
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House Resolution Passed in Utah: Climate Change a Conspiracy

Hundreds of private e-mail messages and documents hacked from a computer server last November caused a stir among global warming skeptics, who said…

Commerce Secretary Organizes Climate Change Office

A little-known agency within the Commerce Department, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will become the Obama Administration’s focal point for climate…
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Is Climate Change Legislation Dead in 2010?

The latest chatter on the Hill is that climate legislation is not likely to pass this year. High jobless numbers, financial reform and…
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The Greening of CFOs: Any Leading Examples?

On January 27, 2010 the ground moved underneath our CFOs when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) instructed publicly held companies to “…consider…

Meltdown Over Himalayan Glacier Melt

A funny thing happened on the way to the great Himalayan glacier meltdown. It turns out that that yes, the glaciers are receding…
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Cap & Trade for CO2: Great Solution or Not?

Annie Leonard’s Story of Cap & Trade, which we wrote about a while back, throws a critical and generally dismissive eye on the…

Climate Change Like You’ve Never Seen

A riveting photo essay of images depicting climate change was recently published online. The essay, produced by Magnum in Motion and commissioned by the United…

4 Factors Shaping the Wind Energy Industry in 2009

After installing a record 8,600 MW of wind energy capacity in 2008, 2009 will look like a letdown in comparison. Most of the…

Thomas Friedman Talks COP15, Mother Nature, and Father Greed

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is re-posted with permission. By Amanda Little, Grist’s former Muckraker columnist Hours before…
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Opinion: Slavery, Carbon, Economics and the Ties that Bind Us

By Lee Barken, IT practice leader at Haskell & White, LLP With the gathering of more than 130 world leaders in Copenhagen this…

Big Business’ Climate Conundrum: Lead, Follow, Or Obstruct

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is re-posted with permission. By Jonathan Hiskes, Grist Staff Writer COPENHAGEN—The most popular…