New Report: Extreme Weather, Extreme Costs
Report Details True Cost of Sandy, Billions More Than Initial Estimates
October 4, 2013 01:42 PM - US Strong

Less than one month before the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy many New Jersey residents, businesses and communities have learned that the costs of Sandy are much higher than the tens of billions originally estimated.

Climate Threat from Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Upgraded by IPCC in 5th Assessment
October 4, 2013 11:10 AM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Black carbon GWP included for first time, at double previous estimates GWP for methane also increased by as much as 30% Targeted SLCP mitigation strategies can deliver more climate benefits than previously thought

Southface presents 2013 Argon Award for Leadership in Sustainability to The Kendeda Fund
October 3, 2013 01:15 PM - Southface

Contributed over $400 million to organizations that promote sustainability, social equity

Focus Of New Book To Be Released By HARC
October 1, 2013 12:51 PM - HARC

THE WOODLANDS, TX (September 24, 2013) -- The Environmentally Friendly Drilling Program, managed by HARC, released a book exploring the importance of creating a culture that encourages individuals and the company as a whole to take personal responsibility for their impact on the environment. The book, Environment 24/7, is now available through  In narrative style, the book follows a manager charged with creating a culture of environmental awareness and his journey to navigate the change process in his company and his own life.

Communications is a strategy for advancing green investment and growth
October 1, 2013 09:35 AM - Dual Citizen

New white paper released by publisher of the Global Green Economy Index™

Existing National Laws Can Start Responding to 'Unequivocal' Climate Change
October 1, 2013 04:29 AM - International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement

Compliance with local air pollution laws provides fast near-term climate benefits

95% Likelihood Climate Change Is Manmade Says IPCC
September 26, 2013 04:17 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

Cutting HFCs, Black Carbon, Methane Can Slow Glacial Melt, Other Impacts in Near-Term

Climate Change Insurance: Scientists Call on President Obama to Protect Public Forests
September 25, 2013 06:24 PM - Society for Conservation Biology

WASHINGTON – Scientists specializing in forest ecosystems and climate change called on President Obama today to protect public forests from logging and development in efforts to forestall global warming and compliment the president’s recent proposal for tighter restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

The EcoHouse to be hosted at Glen Oaks Campus in Queens by Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica
September 12, 2013 09:09 AM - Community Environmental Center

The Community Environmental Center EcoHouse, a free, traveling, environmental education center, will be hosted by Neighborhood Housing Services of Jamaica (NHSJ) at Queens PS/IS 266 on the Glen Oaks Campus

G-20 countries join US and China to support phasing down HFCs under Montreal Protocol
US and China agree to launch formal negotiations on HFC phase down under Montreal Protocol
Climate optimism resurrected today
September 10, 2013 01:03 PM - Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

St Petersburg 6 Sept 2013 – Today President Obama negotiated two separate agreements, one with the G-20 and one with China, to phase down the super greenhouse gasses called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  The G-20 Leaders Declaration announced support for initiatives that are complementary to efforts under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, including using the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs, while retaining HFCs within the scope of the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol for accounting and reporting of emissions.

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