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Pentagon Sees Climate Change as Immediate Security Risk

The Department of Defense released its 2014 Climate Change Adaption Roadmap on Monday, outlining how the U.S. military plans to adapt to the impacts of climate change. For the first time, the Pentagon discusses climate change as an immediate risk--a...

Posted October 20, 2014    

From Orlando to the EPA: Innovative Strategies to Cut Carbon Pollution and Save Money for Cities, Businesses, and Consumers

Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson recently compared the climate crisis to the 2008 financial crisis. He said: We’ve seen and felt the costs of underestimating the financial bubble. Let’s not ignore the climate bubble.Case in point: Florida,...

Posted August 20, 2014    

Cool It: 8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

There are some things about this season I don’t enjoy: the excessive heat, the smog, the bugs—and sometimes when you head to the beach to cool off, there’s a swim advisory.These are the real dog days of summer. As our climate continues to warm, we...

Posted July 7, 2014    

7 Easy Ways to Save Water This Summer

Prolonged drought is one of the hallmarks of a warming climate. Texas has been in the grips of widespread drought since late 2010; California, where my daughters used to live, is in its third year of drought, with 100 percent of the state...

Posted July 5, 2014    

Cutting Carbon Pollution: The World is Watching Us

World Cup fever is starting to take hold in the United States, grabbing public attention with the same urgency that it does in the rest of the world. It reminds me of another global event that’s also attained new levels of attention in the United...

Posted July 1, 2014    

New Carbon Pollution Standards Can Create 274,000 Jobs, Save $37 Billion on Energy Bills

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York CityCommon-sense carbon pollution standards for power plants—like the proposed standards that President Obama will unveil next week--can protect our pocketbooks as well as our health, according to a new...

Posted June 1, 2014    

Why Do We Need to Curb Climate Change? Watch This Video

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York CityWhat does climate change look like? Everyone has a different answer. To a Texas rancher, it’s the drought that’s starving his cattle. To a worried mother in New York City, it’s the stultifying heat wave...

Posted May 4, 2014    

Fed Up with Our Dysfunctional Food System

Americans consume more processed and packaged food than just about anyone else in the world. Processed foods, many of which contain added sugar, preservatives, and chemical additives, are hard-wired into our food system, and make up the majority of...

Posted April 13, 2014    

Yes, Climate Change Is Here: Yes, We Can Solve It

The latest report by the Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sounds a piercing alarm about the dangers every nation faces from runaway climate change. Climate change, the IPCC scientists tell us, is already jeopardizing food...

Posted April 10, 2014    

Spring Energy Fix: Lower Your Bills with LED Light Bulbs

Spring is here at last, bringing relief from a seemingly endless winter and the painfully high energy bills that went along with it. Not needing to turn on the heat due to warmer weather is a surefire way to bring down your energy costs. Another...

Posted April 2, 2014    

Closing Clean Water Act Loophole Will Restore Drinking Water and Flood Protections for Millions

Like millions of Americans, I love the water. I love to swim, boat and fish, as do many of my family and friends. We all recall swimming in dirty water; it wasn’t all that uncommon a few decades ago. I even recall being told I would need a hepatitis...

Posted March 27, 2014    

Cold Winters Bring High Energy Bills, and a Need for More Energy Efficient Homes

Winter storm Titan dumped snow and ice over a wide swath of the country recently. Federal government offices in Virginia and Maryland shut down as residents dug out from under 6 to 9 inches of snow. Hundreds of motorists skidded and crashed on icy...

Posted March 11, 2014