How to Save the Planet and Our...

Nov 20, 2019 by

If you read only one book this year, it should be Roger Hallam’s “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse.”

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Oxford Names ‘Climate Emergenc...

Nov 20, 2019 by

In a break from precedent, the dictionary company released an all-environmental shortlist including “climate action,” “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety.”

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Can solar power help prevent C...

Nov 20, 2019 by

Most reports on climate change are filled with dire warnings for our future. The consensus is that the earth is getting progressively warmer, and our energy-consumption habits have had a direct impact on that.

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60% of Toxic Superfund Sites T...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Hundreds of polluted sites face an increased risk of inundation from sea level rise, flooding exacerbated by global warming, or wildfires, Congress’s watchdog warns.

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Intensified US Sanctions Bolst...

Nov 19, 2019 by

On November 14, 1979, 10 days after Iranian students overran the U.S. embassy in Tehran to demand the return of Iran’s deposed Shah, the U.S. first imposed sanctions on Iran. In the four decades since, Iran has been almost continuously under U.S. sanctions.

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It’s not just Venice. Climate ...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Saltwater rushed into St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice last week, submerging marble tombs, intricate mosaics, and centuries-old columns. A man was spotted swimming across St. Mark’s Square, normally bustling with tourists, as the highest tide in 50 years swept through.

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As Climate Risk Grows, Cities ...

Nov 19, 2019 by

Glimpsed from a kayak on West Neck Creek, this swampy piece of land, a pocket of red maple and loblolly pine tucked behind growing subdivisions, doesn’t look like the stuff of existential debate.

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New Criteria for Affordable Ho...

Nov 19, 2019 by

An update to the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria certification, available to property owners of low- and moderate-income housing, integrates key aspects of WELL 2.0.

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This Pipeline Cuts Across a Re...

Nov 18, 2019 by

They could face fines of $10,000 and up to six years in jail.

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Giant Floating Solar Farms Cou...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, PNAS, as NBC News reported.

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Indonesia’s food supply ...

Nov 15, 2019 by

An eye-opening report reveals how low-grade plastics are burned as fuel, poisoning the surrounding soil and air.

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Dwindling tropical rainforests...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Growing up in Tanzania, I knew that fruit trees were useful. Climbing a mango tree to pick a fruit was a common thing to do when I was hungry, even though at times there were unintended consequences.

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Why We Need to Fight for Recyc...

Nov 15, 2019 by

This America Recycles Day, take the #BeRecycled pledge and help keep our ocean – and our planet – healthy

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Cap and Trade Is Supposed to S...

Nov 15, 2019 by

Countries have called California’s cap-and-trade program the answer to climate change. But it is just as vulnerable to lobbying as any other legislation. The result: The state’s biggest oil and gas companies have actually polluted more since it started.

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Even States With Green Activis...

Nov 15, 2019 by

“Inslee and Brown are doing everything politically feasible.”

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The Growing Threat of Water Wa...

Nov 14, 2019 by

In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which include an imperative to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” Yet, in the last four years, matters have deteriorated significantly.

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The post-antibiotic era is her...

Nov 14, 2019 by

In the US, one person dies every 15 minutes because of drug resistance.

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Climate change fueled the rise...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fabled land between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, was the command and control center of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.

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Can we build concrete thatR...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Concrete is an old material—8,000 years old. The Romans built with concrete from 300 BC to 476 AD.

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‘Racism dictates who gets dump...

Nov 14, 2019 by

Five luminaries explain the concept of ‘environmental justice’ and reveal why, alongside the climate crisis, it is one of the most pressing issues of our time   

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Plastic from fish guts. ItR...

Nov 14, 2019 by

A student from England’s University of Sussex has won about $40,000 for the invention of a translucent and biodegradable plastic made entirely from fish leftovers.

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Cities Worldwide Are Reimagini...

Nov 14, 2019 by

At a time when most of humanity lives in cities, where do cars belong — especially the old, polluting ones that make city air foul for people to breathe?

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Climate change will affect “ev...

Nov 13, 2019 by

A baby born today will face higher risks of disease and undernutrition because of climate change, according to a new report in The Lancet.

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The businesses that are — and ...

Nov 13, 2019 by

When president Trump announced his plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement in 2017, businesses spoke out en masse in opposition to this plan — conveying that long-term, global competitiveness demands climate action.

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Doubling down: Researchers inv...

Nov 13, 2019 by

Climate researchers are increasingly exploring risk potentials associated with compound climate change events.

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One of the country’s biggest c...

Nov 13, 2019 by

This past summer, members of Congress and environmental groups began using the hashtag #ChamberofCarbon to call out the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its anti-climate agenda.

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In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro’s An...

Nov 13, 2019 by

An oil spill has been contaminating the northeastern shore for weeks.

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You’re Paying Big Oil to...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The one thing you never want to hear your dentist say is “oops!” It’s also alarming to hear from a former U.S. senator — 25 years after he passed a temporary oil subsidy for Big Oil.

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TCI is a Strategy to Enforce L...

Nov 12, 2019 by

The Baker administration may be on the verge of leading the Northeast towards a major advance in climate policy.

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What’s Driving Antarctica̵...

Nov 12, 2019 by

Antarctica’s ice loss is on the rise. Along with warmer water eating away at ice shelves from below, atmospheric rivers are causing trouble from above.

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