Simple facts of climate change

Climate scientists are in nearly unanimous agreement that the Earth’s atmosphere is getting warmer and will affect the way people around the world live.

Save our oceans (and score a free poster)

The ocean ecosystem regulates climate, produces oxygen, and feeds about three billion people. But our oceans may not be able to provide these benefits much longer.
Heat map of the Earth (NASA)video

Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...

Who needs gasoline? Hydrogen fuel-cell buses are the way to go...

Buses can contribute to urban smog, but thanks to new hydrogen fuel-cell technology they also might be the perfect vehicles to reduce air pollution.
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Celebrities join in the fight against climate change [video]

"One day we will wake up to find we have literally changed the face of the Earth," actor Morgan Freeman says in this video,...
Man using smartphones to stop illegal logging (Courtesy of Rainforest Connection)

Mobile phones can surf the Internet, take photos, play music and…protect...

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but timber thievery is thriving. Every year, swaths of forest the size of Panama are cut down. Some of...

Cities as policy labs: New York retools

Find out what makes the largest city in the United States one of the world's greenest, most environmentally friendly cities.

COP21? Is it a new American police flick?

More than 190 countries will confer in Paris at COP21 about reducing greenhouse gas emissions that pollute our air and contribute to global warming.
Drawing of hand dropping coin into slot in Earth (State Dept./Doug Thomson)

Save money. Save the environment. Here’s how (HINT: It involves your...

Energy-conscious consumers prefer green homes. They save on energy and water bills and reduce their families’ environmental impact. It’s the right thing to do!...