At CarbonPositive ’19, Archite...

Dec 31, 2019 by

At the instigation of architect Ed Mazria, last week’s conference traced how carbon becomes operationalized in the built environment.

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A Great Carbon Reckoning Comes...

Dec 31, 2019 by

Practitioners have finally begun taking a more nuanced approach to the carbon emitted by new buildings. Are they too late?

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A New Idea in Architecture? No...

Dec 31, 2019 by

The energy already embodied in the built environment is a precious unnatural resource. It’s time to start treating it like one.

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Climate change activism lifted...

Dec 31, 2019 by

Greta previously did not eat or talk to people because of her depression, her father reveals in a new interview

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Thousands Flee to Shore as Aus...

Dec 31, 2019 by

The country’s east coast was dotted with apocalyptic scenes on the last day of the warmest decade on record in Australia.

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There Were More Than 100 “Bill...

Dec 31, 2019 by

And 6 other disturbing numbers that show just how bad the climate change crisis has gotten.

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A Call to Action as PlanetR...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Nearly 1,100 scientists, practitioners and experts in groundwater and related fields from 92 countries have called on the governments and non-governmental organizations to “act now” to ensure global groundwater sustainability.

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My 10 favorite green products ...

Dec 30, 2019 by

These are the items I’d buy again because they’re well made and make our world a better, cleaner place.

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What’s Behind Big Oil’s Promis...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Here’s what the major fossil fuel companies are committing to do on climate change, and how that falls far short of what’s needed.

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Birth strike, flygskam, Pyroce...

Dec 30, 2019 by

It was another year in which natural disasters occurred with unnatural force and frequency: Mozambique was submerged by two deadly cyclones, some of its worst storms of record; Japan, Australia, and the southern U.S. sizzled in heat waves; and even the Arctic was on fire.

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Our Cherished Rivers Are Under...

Dec 30, 2019 by

Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be a centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way.

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Here’s How Lebanese Environmen...

Dec 30, 2019 by

The galvanizing force of garbage piling up in the streets.

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Has the Climate Crisis in Afgh...

Dec 27, 2019 by

It has been two years since severe drought forced twenty nine-year old Amena and her four children to leave their village Petaw Qol in Waras. Now, they reside in Bamyan city.

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How Oil Companies Avoided Envi...

Dec 27, 2019 by

Louisiana still hasn’t finished investigating 540 oil spills after Hurricane Katrina. The state is likely leaving millions of dollars in remediation fines on the table — money that environmental groups say they need as storms get stronger.

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The Growing Climate Risks Scie...

Dec 27, 2019 by

A decade of ice, ocean and atmospheric studies found systems nearing dangerous tipping points. As the evidence mounted, countries worldwide began to see the risk.

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Paul Krugman on climate, robot...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Nobel prize-winning economist explains it all.

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The Key to Solving the Climate...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Green New Deal resolution that was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives in February hit a wall in the Senate, where it was called unrealistic and unaffordable.

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After a Rough Year, Farmers an...

Dec 26, 2019 by

The Midwest floods revealed another benefit of sustainable agriculture: fields that had been farmed with conservation practices recovered faster.

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Garbage Café Gives Free Food f...

Dec 24, 2019 by

The Garbage Café in India is tackling the country’s plastic crisis while also giving a hearty meal to the poor and the homeless.

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Scientists Are Using Crossbows...

Dec 24, 2019 by

GERM OF AN IDEA
Collecting bacteria from whales is about as complicated as you would think.

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Federal Toxmap Shutters, Raisi...

Dec 24, 2019 by

The loss of the federal pollution tracker, supporters say, will inhibit public access to data on environmental hazards.

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Greenland’s Nearing a Climate ...

Dec 23, 2019 by

Past meltdowns occurred with temperatures only slightly higher than today’s, suggesting the world is overestimating the ice sheet’s stability, scientists say.

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UNDAUNTED

Dec 23, 2019 by

Anna Jane Joyner has worked to draw religious communities into the climate movement. Now she’s taking the cause to Hollywood.

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The Ganges Brims With Dangerou...

Dec 23, 2019 by

This sacred river offers clues to the spread of one of the world’s most daunting health problems: germs impervious to common medicines.

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Trump’s environmental record s...

Dec 23, 2019 by

The Sierra Club has come out in support of the impeachment and removal of President Trump from office. We have never before called for the impeachment or removal of a sitting President, but Trump’s abuse of power and disregard for the law has undermined our democracy.

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While Talking up Climate Actio...

Dec 20, 2019 by

Even as international climate negotiators tried to make progress at the UN climate summit in Madrid in early December, fossil fuel production and consumption has continued to rise, and major oil companies have been seeking new horizons to exploit.

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As Coal Declined, This Valley ...

Dec 20, 2019 by

Many proposed drilling areas are right next to organic farms or ranches. Farmers worry that could put crops, water supplies and wildlife at risk.

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A Methane Leak, Seen From Spac...

Dec 20, 2019 by

The first satellite designed to continuously monitor the planet for methane leaks made a startling discovery last year: A little known gas-well accident at an Ohio fracking site was in fact one of the largest methane leaks ever recorded in the United States.

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America is facing a sugar shor...

Dec 19, 2019 by

But is that a bad thing?

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Earth’s Hottest Decade o...

Dec 19, 2019 by

As global warming intensified, people and ecosystems felt the climate changing, from the hurricane-ravaged coasts to the fast-warming Arctic.

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