Climate Change

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Tiny Signs of Consensus on Climate Change Emerge in U.S. Congress

The U.S. Department of Defense is emerging as a safe space in which Republican members of Congress can affirm support for action on…

The Impact of Food-for-Fuel: UK Study Weighs in on Biofuels

A United Kingdom study recently concluded that biofuels can have a critical role to play in the mitigation of future climate change risks,…

Paris Accord U.S. Commitment Still Alive

Two outspoken supporters of the Paris Accord, California Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced last week that…

$8 Million for Algae Biofuel from U.S. Department of Energy

Despite Trump's tough talk favoring fossil fuels, his Department of Energy is pushing algae biofuel and other renewables for the bioeconomy of the…

It’s Time for the World to Start Caring About Coconuts

Fair Trade USA explains how the coconut craze is affecting farmers and shares a few things consumers can do to improve their lives.

Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening Now

As policy makers, scientists, environmental activists and others work to convey the importance of climate change, some are beginning to focus less on…

Oil-Rich Norway Simply Exports its Carbon Emissions

Norway has generated plenty of headlines with its sustainability agenda, but critics say those efforts are moot when its oil companies continue to…

Exxon “Most Exposed” Major Oil Company Under Paris Goal

A new report from Carbon Tracker calculates financial risks for ExxonMobil and other oil companies if they continue a business-as-usual path under the…

Corporate Giants Favor New Carbon Tax

The Climate Leadership Council has launched a new campaign to promote its carbon tax plan, but even its own strategic partners WRI and…

Chesapeake Bay Island Community Crowd Funds for Climate Change Impacts

After President Trump called Mayor Eskridge last week and told him, "Your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe…

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

Santa Barbara Pledges Transition to 100 Percent Clean Power

Santa Barbara's city council voted last week to commit to 100 percent renewables by 2030, making this coastal city of 92,000 the 30th…

1200+ Businesses, Cities and States Tell World “We’re Still In”

Trump may have left Paris, but more than 1,200 cities, counties, businesses, states and NGOs say they intend to advance their support of…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

New York AG Accuses ExxonMobil of Climate Change Accounting ‘Sham’

New York's attorney general has accused ExxonMobil of using one set of carbon pricing publicly to shareholders while using another internally. ExxonMobil is…