The Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching event that’s been occurring since the start of summer in the Southern Hemisphere has now spread to cover more than 900 miles of reef. By James Ayre As we reported previously, this is the second year in a row that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced an extreme coral […]
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2016 Goldman Environmental Prize announced (under shadow of murder of 2015 recipient, Berta Cáceres)
By Meteor Blades The Goldman Environmental Foundation announced Monday the six recipients of its annual Goldman Environmental Prize, the largest eco-related prize in the world. The prize, established in 1989 by the late civic philanthropists Richard and Rhoda Goldman, is also known as the Green Nobel. Chosen to represent Earth’s different geographic zones, each prize recipient will receive $175,000, no strings attached. It’s not unusual […]
I was quite pleased to find out today that the Kewaunee nuclear-power plant in Wisconsin will close next year. Partly I was happy because the owner of this plant is Dominion Resources, which is trying to decide if it wants to build another reactor near my home in Louisa County, Virginia. Dominion stepping out of […]
If the folks who make those perfect little clocks and watches don’t trust nuclear power, why on earth do we?
Harsh words from the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. Speaking to world economic and political leaders in Davos, Switzerland, he said we need a revolution in environmental thinking or face global disaster. “Let me highlight the one resource that is scarcest of all: Time. We are running out of time. Time to tackle climate change. Time […]
The longer I am here at the Wall Street Green Trading Summit, the less this feels like anything to do with environmentalism. At some point, when does off-setting stop being feasible, and when does carbon reduction become the name of the game?
The summit is over for today, but I wanted to throw some concluding thoughts out after an afternoon spent discussing good business models for producing alternative energy and for overhauling our current electrical grid.
Excuse Me, Waiter? What Year is this Carbon?
We’re coming at you live with special Red, Green, and Blue coverage from New York’s very own Wall Street Green Trading Summit.
Will Obama lead us in a dance of creation of renewable energy policies and environmental preservation?
Ever since negotiations for a successor to the Kyoto Protocol begun last year, we’ve been waiting to hear about progress. But as Yu Qingtai, China’s special representative for climate change talks says, things are looking a little gloomy.
China, and the mixed responsibilities in ensuring that their export and trade industry does not single-handedly doom the planet to a carbon ridden future.
Indigenous groups from the Americas, Africa and Asia are worried that, if industrialized nations are allowed to purchase carbon rights from their forests, they will lose out, seeing ownership change hands without them even being consulted.
Africa has so far gone relatively unnoticed in climate change debates, perhaps because it’s seen as a place involved in too many civil wars and too much poverty to be a player in international agreements.