The Guardian: How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world’s top climate change champions

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Leonardo DiCaprio was a climate champion long before the actor wrapped himself in an animal carcass, vomited up raw bison liver, and risked hypothermia for his Oscar-winning role in Revenant. DiCaprio used his acceptance speech for best actor to urge a global audience to reject the “politics of greed”, and support leaders willing to take… Read more »

Rolling Stone: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Crusade

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Actor, activist, celebrity, concerned environmentalist and a man willing to brave subzero temperatures and “bear attacks” for his art — Leonardo DiCaprio is all that and more, and Rolling Stone writer Stephen Rodrick spent several days getting to know the movie star for our new cover story (on stands Friday). Tagging along with the 41-year-old DiCaprio… Read more »

Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »

CNN Money: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks up with Big Oil

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Original story here Leonardo DiCaprio has joined a growing consortium of investors that is breaking ranks with fossil fuels. The movie star tweeted that he joined the ranks of Divest Invest. And he’s not alone. The divestment movement, according to a report from Arabella Advisors, has grown to 2,040 individuals and 436 institutions from 43… Read more »

Chicago Sun Times: Mark Ruffalo – The Marvel superhero on growing up, cleaning up and taking off the makeup.

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By Elle Eichinger ; Original story here In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which opened at No.1 at the box office this spring, the Incredible Hulk and his Marvel superhero comrades ward off such evils as an army of robot drones, a villain with superhuman speed and an artificial intelligence system set on exterminating the human… Read more »

AP: Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo Campaign for Clean Energy

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By GINA ABDY Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy. The movie stars launched “100%,” a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone — and making it affordable. DiCaprio has spent much of the last few years toward environmental and animal conservation efforts. At… Read more »

The World Post: Leonardo DiCaprio: Green Tech Can Soon Meet 100% Of Global Energy Needs

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By Leila Connors–Tree Media; Original story here We don’t need fossil fuels anymore. Many would argue that the reason we can’t stop burning fossil fuels and address climate change is that our modern civilization can’t continue without them. The notion that we depend on fossil fuels is a myth; and it’s a myth that must… Read more »

autoblog green: Leilani Munter loves her Energy Freedom Race Car, Tesla Model S

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By Sebastian Blanco; Original story here ARCA Racer Says NASCAR Fans Are Ready For Green Message Leilani Münter is putting a red, white and blue spin on green at the Kansas Speedway tonight. That’s where the eco-minded racer is debuting her Energy Freedom car with the message that people should be able to choose how clean… Read more »

USA TODAY: ‘Largest-ever’ climate-change march rolls through NYC

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By Alia E. Dastagir ; Original story here NEW YORK — More than 300,000 people marched through the streets of New York City on Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate-change demonstration in history. With banners, flags, floats and drums, protesters at the “People’s Climate March” overwhelmed midtown Manhattan in flocks of vivid color, demanding… Read more »