China has abandoned 103 coal power plants. Here’s what else is changing.

In recent years, images of China often depict smog-filled cities and coal-fired power plants. It is true that a breakneck speed of development over more than three decades has led to a series of environmental challenges, with cities such as Beijing often subjected to pollution levels multiples higher than the […]


Trump Antidote: Kick your carbon addiction

Stop oil trains, coal trains, and climate change with the 12-step plan for carbon addicts: Admit that we all directly or indirectly cause far too much toxic and greenhouse gas emissions due to our fossil-fuel addictions. Calculate your carbon footprint (about one hour) and sign up for the footprint challenge […]


EV App Quickly Compares Buyer Costs and Emissions

A new study from MIT finds that low-emission vehicles tend to also be the lowest total cost. They also created an app that quickly compares cost and emission options for 125 US car models, as well as the national averages necessary to achieve 2030 and 2040 emissions goals.      


Millennium Coal Terminal Denied by WA DNR

Goldmark enlarges Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve, denies Millennium sublease request Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced today he will expand Puget Sound’s Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve north of Bellingham, adding 45 acres previously considered for a large coal export terminal. At the same time, he will reject […]

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Warming crushes global records again in 2016

Make America dust again: Trump’s team of deniers aims to restore America to the 1930s. Recent warming, compared to preindustrial temperatures, via Geophysicist Andy Skuce. 2016 has crushed the record for hottest year, set way back in 2015, which itself smashed the previous record for hottest year that was set in 2014. Such a three-year […]


Top Ten Tech Trends Transforming Humanity in 2016

From Peter Diamandis’ Abundance newsletter Jan. 2, 2017: 2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity. Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity. For this “2017 Kick-Off” blog, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and technology breakthroughs, and […]


99 Reasons 2016 Was a Good Year

We must balance our frustrations with the realities and global progress in social and environmental justice. Global carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels did not grow at all in 2016. It’s the third year in a row emissions have flatlined. Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo […]