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Renewable Energy: Wind Is Denmark's Cheapest Power Source

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Aug 22, 2014 2:39:00 PM

Denmark leads the European Union’s (EU’s)  renewable energy charge. And in Denmark, that blustery charge has been lead by wind; government officials recently announced that wind power is now the cheapest form of new electricity.

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New Index Rates on Climate Change, Pandemics and Species Loss

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Jul 21, 2014 7:29:00 AM

Can an Index—and one improbably named the Good Country Index—help the globe solve problems like climate change, pandemics and species loss?

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Climate Change and Climate Heroes

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 8, 2014 2:29:50 PM

Earlier this week, a panel of 300 leading scientists released the National Climate Assessment, a summary of the impacts of climate change in the United States. The authors of the report, guided by a 60-member advisory committee comprised of academicians, government officials, corporate executives (including representatives from ConocoPhillips and Chevron), and environmental groups (such as The Nature Conservancy), confirmed that “climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.”

The report’s findings were aligned with the benchmark study recently issued by the International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and came as no real surprise to a public that has suffered through season after season of devastating catastrophes resulting from extreme weather events.

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Fracking Settlement Changes the Game

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 7, 2014 11:21:00 AM

 

A MASSIVE FINANICIAL SETTLEMENT has sent shudders through the fracking industry. Considered one of the worst manmade threats to our fresh water, fracking faces growing opposition, and this verdice shows that juries will not be swayed by the industries deep pockets and slick lawyers.
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Banned Plastic Bags

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 6, 2014 4:52:00 PM

 

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