climate change

Prescott College Passes Landmark Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

Prescott College Passes Landmark Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution

The Prescott College Board of Trustees has approved a landmark fossil fuel divestment resolution, making a commitment to shift endowment investments from the 200 largest fossil fuel corporations to clean, green energy companies and other socially responsible investments aligned with institutional values. The college is proud to stand behind this resolution as a part of […]

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    Dangerous Levels of Methane Found While Testing Natural Gas Leaks in D.C.

    Dangerous Levels of Methane Found While Testing Natural Gas Leaks in D.C.

    By Tina Sigurdson A team of scientists using portable methane detectors reported last week that it has detected 5,893 leaks of methane, the main component of natural gas, from gas utility lines in Washington D.C. Last February, the team, composed of researchers from Duke and Boston Universities and led by Robert Jackson, a professor at […]

    Major Antarctic Glacier Melting Irreversibly, Reaching Tipping Point

    Major Antarctic Glacier Melting Irreversibly, Reaching Tipping Point

    A major Antarctic ice mass, the Pine Island Glacier, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a centimeter to global sea level rise over the next 20 years alone, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change. Ice flow velocities at the surface of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica. Regions in red […]

    Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

    Harvard and Brown Fail Moral Leadership Exam

    At a time when institutions of business and government continue to fail society, two of our leading academic institutions missed the opportunity to provide essential moral leadership on the most pressing challenge ever faced in the history of human civilization. Harvard President Drew Faust issued her October statement first: She and her colleagues on the […]

    A Year in the Life of Greenpeace

    A Year in the Life of Greenpeace

    With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. Below is a gallery of a mere few of those moments in the last year: […]

    Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions and Global Warming, Say Scientists

    Tax Meat to Reduce Methane Emissions and Global Warming, Say Scientists

    By Kristina Chew You’ve probably heard that methane from cows, sheep, goats and buffalo (that is, ruminant farts) has been linked to global warming. There are 50 percent more cows and similar animals today than half a century ago (3.6 billion) and methane released from their digestive systems is the biggest human-related source of this greenhouse gas. […]

    5 Ways to Mobilize Private Investment to Tackle Climate Change

    5 Ways to Mobilize Private Investment to Tackle Climate Change

    By Shilpa Patel and Giulia Christianson  One day after the momentous inauguration of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) earlier this month, World Resources Institute (WRI), Ministry of Strategy and Finance of the Republic of Korea and Korea Capital Market Institute co-hosted the Climate Finance and Private Sector: Investing in New Opportunities conference. More than 250 people—drawn from Korean and international business, finance, government […]

    Pennsylvania Regulators Fast Track Coal Ash Disposal Plans Despite Flaws

    Pennsylvania Regulators Fast Track Coal Ash Disposal Plans Despite Flaws

    By Sharon Kelly Across the U.S., the shale rush has unleashed a frenzy of excitement about domestic energy supplies. But the oil and gas produced from fracking comes along with billions of gallons of wastewater and tons of mud and rock that carry radioactive materials and heavy metals. As problems with disposal mount, the industry has offered […]