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Meet the Teens Schooling Us on Climate Action

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 by

Generation Z – millennials’ younger brothers and sisters – are increasingly finding their voices in the Trump era, expanding media-savvy campaigns for racial equality and gun control to encompass climate change. A group of high school students are now planning a nationwide series of climate marches on July 21st, when they will confront lawmakers in Washington, D.C. with […]

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Tiny shrimp could influence global climate changes

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by

When we think of global warming and climate change, most of us ignore the impacts that animals have on the environment. Climate affects animals, but is the reverse true? Can animals affect the climate? I don’t know how to answer that question definitively, but I was fortunate enough to read a very recent paper […]

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Can Throwing a Tantrum Help Save Us From Climate Change?

Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by

Sometimes truly effective change starts when a polar bear knocks at your door and asks for a place to live. Well, maybe those exact circumstances aren’t too common, but they do kick off a marvelous new kids’ book, The Tantrum That Saved the World, by writer/artist Megan Herbert and climate scientist Michael E. Mann. The book opens when a young girl […]

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Millions of Chinese farmers reap benefits of huge crop experiment

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2018 by

Rice farmers in China increased their crop yields when they adopted new evidence-based farming practices.Credit: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/REX/Shutterstock A landmark project to make agriculture more sustainable in China has significantly cut fertilizer use while boosting crop yields on millions of small farms across the country, researchers report in Nature1. As part of a decade-long study, scientists […]

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A New Climate Museum Prepares Us for the Long Haul

Posted on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by

“Why do we need a climate museum?” After the nonprofit Climate Museum was chartered in New York three years ago, founder Miranda Massie and her colleagues asked hundreds, if not thousands, of people for their thoughts. The responses were anything but simple: to celebrate climate heroes; to host the growing fields of climate science, design, and art; and, to […]

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Giant curtain erected in Peru in bid to reveal secrets of the cloud forest

Posted on Friday, January 5th, 2018 by

What will happen if climate change pushes clouds higher into the sky, as models predict? One ecosystem that will be seriously affected will be cloud forests – tropical jungles persistently bathed in fog. Until now, little research had been done on the likely impacts of rising clouds, but one scientist is planning to change that […]

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Famous musicians voice their support for Al Gore’s new documentary ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’

Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by

Paul McCartney, Bono, Pharrell Williams and many other musicians called for actions to mitigate the effects of global warming in a new video released on Thursday. The clip, titled “Why Are You Inconvenient?”, is tied to the release of Al Gore‘s new film An Inconvenient Sequel. Follow-up to Oscar-winning ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ finds eco-warrior politician fighting the good fight […]

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If You Fix This, You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle

Posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 by

There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is? Build more wind farms Eat less meat worldwide Improve air-conditioners Switch to mass transit Illustrations by Jessia Ma / The New York Times You’re right! Curbing 87 percent of the climate […]

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The latest weapons against climate change: The beaver, the oyster, cold water and more…

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017 by

Beavers, high elevation streams, and oyster reefs are just three of the weapons in the fight against climate change discussed in 14 Solutions to Problems Climate Change Poses for Conservation, a new report released today by WCS. From re-introduced beavers restoring the water storage capacity of ecosystems in Utah and Washington, to redesigned culverts that […]

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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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