This Man Has Been Quietly Collecting Invaluable Climate Data for More Than 40 Years

Posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by

Billy Barr of Gothic, Colorado wears a lot of hats—literally and figuratively. Sure, the reclusive mountain man (who prefers his name spelled in lowercase) has an impressive hat collection, but he’s also a legendary citizen scientist who has been collecting a trove of invaluable data from his remote home in the Colorado Rockies for […]

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Paul Hawken on One Hundred Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Posted on Friday, July 28th, 2017 by

Paul Hawken acknowledges that the subtitle of his latest book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, is brash. But the author and entrepreneur says he can get away with it because the plan he and his collaborators put forward is the first and only of its kind. “We’ve never mapped, measured, and […]

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Paul Hawken—Do the Math to Reverse Climate Change

Posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017 by

Paul Hawken invoked Matt Damon—astronaut Matt Damon from “The Martian”–as he began the conversation on climate change. “It’s space. It doesn’t cooperate,” he quoted The Martian. “I guarantee you that at some point, everything’s going to go south on you, and you’re going to say, ‘This is it. This is how I end.’” Or, Hawken […]

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Some massive hands are propping up Venice because climate change.

Posted on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 by

Italy’s famed city of Venice has grappled with flooding and encroaching waters since the Middle Ages. But as global warming speeds up sea level rise, the charming destination is steadily slipping underwater.Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn calls attention to this threat with his arresting, larger-than-life sculpture in the sinking city. Support features two 5,000-pound hands bursting […]

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Women are changing the household energy sector

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by

During a recent workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves had the chance to talk with women who are dedicating their lives to increasing access to cleaner, more efficient cookstoves and fuels in Africa. Globally, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook, causing serious environmental and health impacts that disproportionately […]

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Resources For Regenerative Land Use

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

Regenerative Land Use is a sub-sector practice of organic farming designed to build soil health or to regenerate unhealthy soils, while democratizing access to local, healthy food and revitalizing communities. Some other definitions and descriptions of regenerative land use: “The nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.”— Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 “By farming organically, we are […]

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Peatlands rescue plan battles climate change

Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by

SCOTLAND’S first national park has received nearly £250,000 of new funding for vital work that will simultaneously help combat flooding and fight climate change in one of the country’s most scenic areas. The cash has been awarded to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to restore around 35 square kilometres of internationally important peatlands […]

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Years of Living Dangerously

Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by

This Emmy-winning series follows celebrity correspondents around the world, to witness first-hand the effects of climate change on our planet and to learn how we can save it for future generations. New Season premieres Sunday, Oct. 30, on Nat Geo.

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Thermos-Like Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 by

A passive house like the one seen above, a project from Parsons the New School for Design in 2011, is so well insulated that it needs little or no energy for heating and cooling. Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new row houses are expected to […]

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What is the Global Apollo Program?

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by

Watch this video to find out more about the Global Apollo Program – a 10 year project that aims to coordinate international research and development and discover breakthrough clean technologies to tackle climate change.Watch this video to find out more about the Global Apollo Program – a 10 year project that aims to coordinate intern

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