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September 8, 2015 How A Carbon Tax Can Win Bipartisan Support

Source: Triple Pundit

The advocacy group Carbon Washington is attempting to add a carbon tax to the 2016 Washington state ballot. The initiative would tax fossil fuels at $25 per metric ton of carbon dioxide. That’s 25 cents per gallon of gas (3.78...

September 8, 2015 How the New Extreme Hurricane Situation Fuels Our Obsession with Disruptive Weather

Alter Net - Last year, the î??Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî?? (IPCC), the U.N.'s climate arm, reported that scientists are more than 95 percent certain that the primary cause of global warming is human...

September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source: Reuters

The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...

August 27, 2015 Arizonans, we need to take immediate action to avert a water crisis

Source: The State Press

To its credit, Arizona is one of the best-prepared states for drought in the nation. As early as 1980, the state legislature enacted policies to support water conservation and sustainable water supply. The state legislature has...

August 27, 2015 Paris climate talks are the shortest route to business stability

Source: GreenBiz

Our world has changed. So has our climate. Never has the necessity of building a sustainable world been so real and so urgent. But stepping into this reality should not evoke dark clouds as it is also an opportunity for hope

August 24, 2015 10 years later, New Orleans visit brings back horrors of Hurricane Katrina aftermath

Source: Daily News

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, I sat in the rear of a 14-foot fiberglass fishing boat cruising through the foul-smelling black waters left behind by a hurricane named Katrina.

August 18, 2015 Something is happening here

Source: Business Green

Environmentalists have long been vulnerable to their own passions. At times this can make us sound shrill and self-righteous. On other occasions it can blind us to political traps. The oil industry is now busy setting a big one...

August 14, 2015 Despite What You've Heard, The World Is Getting Better (But Don't Get Too Complacent)

Co.EXIST - The îUnited Nationsî Development Program says income inequality has increased by 9% in industrial countries and by 11% in developing ones over the past 20 years. The report floats ideas like fairer trade...

August 13, 2015 EPA's Toxic Spill Shows It's Still The Worst Regulatory Agency In History (But Perhaps I Understate)

Source: Forbes

An EPA cleanup crew on August 5 accidentally caused a breach in an abandoned gold mine in the southwestern part of Colorado, spilling three million gallons of highly toxic mining waste that contaminated waterways in Colorado and...

August 12, 2015 Why Misleading Americans About Climate Change Is Dangerous

Source: NY Times

Even as the Pope and some conservatives call for action on climate change, it remains common among Republican politicians to claim that the science on the issue is murky or inconclusive. The latest to take this position is Gov....

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