• (Source: Sigfrid Lundberg/flickr)

    by Juliana Kenny Dozens of countries are readying to sign the agreement to cut global CO2 emissions.Environment,carbon emissions,China,climate change,global sustainability,global warming,Paris,Paris agreement,sustainability,U.S.,Juliana Kenny

    Published Date : Apr 15, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT
  • Dr. Heriberto Cabezas (Source: Blouin News)

    Dr. Heriberto Cabezas explains the need to establish sustainable frameworks. Science & Health,Environment,global sustainability,Heriberto Cabezas,Sustainability,Lara Vergnaud

    Published Date : Apr 15, 2016, 2:07 PM EDT
  • A Global Thermostat carbon-negative power plant. (Source: Global Thermostat)

    The world cannot avoid catastrophic climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases alone. Part of the solution must be removing CO2 that is already in the atmosphere, as Graciela Chichilnisky explained at the 2015 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit. She is the CEO of Global Thermostat, a firm whose revolutionary technology will be used in carbon-negative power plants that generate electricity while cleaning the atmosphere. Her equipment can convert existing fossil fuel plants, and the global carbon market’s clean development mechanism can help developing nations pay for the thousands of new clean power plants needed. The plants will also generate revenue by using the extracted CO2 to produce carbonated beverages, fertilizers, and even synthetic gasoline. Chichilnisky envisions a future where Global Thermostat inexpensively licenses its technology to franchises all over the world, which can use crowdfunding to spread as fast as needed.  She says this “is critical to resolving the climate change problem.” Business,Science & Health,Technology,clean development mechanism,Climate change,CO2,fossil fuels,Global Thermostat,Graciela Chichilnisky,power plants,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 14, 2016, 10:04 AM EDT
  • Macchu Pichu, Peru, one of the world heritage sites threatened by logging. (Source: Lori VB/flikcr)

    by Michael Lerner At least 114 of 229 sites are at risk, mostly from mining, fossil fuel extraction, logging, etc.Environment,development,fossil fuels,logging,mining,peacekeepers,World Heritage sites,WWF,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Apr 06, 2016, 4:52 PM EDT
  • Fog and smog in Beijing. (Source: Theis Kofoed Hjorth/flickr)

    ​by Juliana Kenny The pact needs 55 countries to sign it to become enforceable.Environment,carbon emissions,China,climate change,global warming,greenhouse gas emissions,New York,Paris climate deal,Paris talks,U.S.,Juliana Kenny

    Published Date : Mar 31, 2016, 3:55 PM EDT