Global Warming

Bloomberg QuickTake: Crude on the Rails

Trains versus Pipelines

By Tim Catts and Thomas Black | Updated Feb. 18, 2015


Mike Bloomberg: Five Reasons I'm Going to India

By Michael R. Bloomberg, Fmr. three-term mayor of New York City; Founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Bloomberg LP

The writer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and former mayor of New York City.

The last time I visited India was shortly before I was elected mayor of New York City in 2001. Now, as India's role on the global stage is rapidly growing, I'm going back. Here's why:

Today, Sustainable Nylon. Tomorrow, the Planet


By Carol Pierson Holding

“Optimism is a political act. Those who benefit from the status quo are perfectly happy for us to think that nothing is going to get any better.” - Alex Steffen, The Bright Green City

The Sustainability Impacts of Fuel: Understanding the Impacts of Transportation Fuel for Trucking in North America


A new report from BSR's Future of Fuels incorporates hundreds of comments and discussions from several forums to present a roadmap on how to transition to low-carbon, sustainable fuels—of crucial importance to addressing the urgent challenge of a changing climate.

#Climate Change Advocates Need Positive Branding

By Carol Pierson Holding

The idea of branding climate change seems like another exercise in navel-gazing until you consider the effectiveness of the opposition. They’ve got branding down, relentlessly repeating the mantra, “science is inconclusive and solutions are exorbitant and unproven.” On the other hand, environmentalists repeat vague Cassandra-like warnings of “climate change” and “global warming,” supporting dire predictions with confusing statistics, hard-pressed to come up with simple, relevant messages.

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group Report Highlights Continued Reductions in Ocean Emissions

Press Release

Paris, August 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ — BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group’s 2014 “Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors” report—which provides data from more than 2,900 ships, representing around 85 percent of global ocean container capacity—indicates that average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.

Stop Wasting, Start Saving: Adopt Stop/Start Technology


This summer, Chevrolet will unveil the 2015 Impala, which, like the Chevrolet Malibu, will feature a base engine with standard stop/start technology – a combatant of fuel and money wasting.

Nobody likes the fact that vehicles consume fuel when they are stopped at a red light or sit in traffic.  Stop/start systems address this problem by automatically turning off the engine during these routine stops.

Although the improved fuel economy is an obvious benefit, the total amount of time, fuel and money wasted because of idling may not be as well known.

The List: 10 Oft-Confused Environmental Terms

Here’s a little help for understanding the difference between similar terms.

Eco-related words are entering common usage at a dizzying pace — am I the only one who has trouble keeping track of what they all mean? And then there are the terms that seem like they mean the same thing… but do they?

I researched some of the more confusing term pairs to see if they really can be used interchangeably, or if they actually mean completely different things. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you navigate the lingo.


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