Climate Connections

Climate Connections

By Yale Center for Environmental Communication

How is global warming shaping our lives? And what can we do about it? We connect the dots, from fossil fuels to extreme weather, clean energy to public health, and more. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where we confront reality and share inspiring stories of hope.


Christmas tree selection may be limited this year because of a past drought

Many growers in Indiana lost over 70% of the trees they planted in 2012. Learn more at
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The pandemic has put communities through a crash course in disaster response

It demonstrated the vast scale of assistance that people may need in future disasters. Learn more at
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How people are working to protect giant sequoias from wildfires

Severe fires killed sequoias in 2020 and 2021. Learn more at
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Book tells 1,001 firsthand stories of climate change from around the world

‘1,001 Voices on Climate Change’ aims to humanize the issue and inspire action. Learn more at
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Hanukkah story can inspire energy conservation, rabbi says

The holiday celebrates the oil that miraculously lasted eight days. Learn more at
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App allows citizen scientists to report invasive species

Early reporting helps agencies like the U.S. Forest Service to control their spread. Learn more at
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Global warming causes new problems for a Thanksgiving staple

Cranberry farmers in Massachusetts are working to adapt to shorter winters and erratic rainfall. Learn more at
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Living shoreline project uses natural remedies to reduce erosion

Native marsh grasses, rocks, and oysters will help shore up a badly eroded stretch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn more at
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Artificial island on Georgia coast to provide nesting habitat for shorebirds

Sea-level rise is making their nests more vulnerable to flooding and storm surge. Learn more at
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Tips on talking to your family about global warming over the holidays

Climate scientist Heather Price has a few suggestions. Learn more at
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The link between climate change and terrorism

The terrorist group Boko Haram has taken advantage of drought-related crop failures in Nigeria. Learn more at
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A simple idea to address fluctuations in solar energy production

Electricity production from solar farms falls during winter, but here’s one way utilities could better meet customer demand on cold, dark days. Learn more at
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Texas nonprofit encourages disaster-resilient buildings

Build San Antonio Green is offering a new certification for buildings that better withstand heat waves, high winds, floods and power outages. Learn more at
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Shipping vessels could cut carbon pollution by harnessing the wind

The shipping industry is considering an old solution to a modern problem. Learn more at
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Why protecting the Okefenokee swamp matters for the climate

Conservationists worry that a proposed mine could result in damage to the carbon-rich peat soils in the swamp on the Georgia-Florida border. Learn more at
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Colorado program gives new life to old solar panels

Equitable Solar Solutions is repurposing used panels to help low-income people access cheap electricity. Learn more at
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Disaster-resilient New Orleans apartment complex is also affordable

After Hurricane Ida, solar panels and a battery storage system at the Saint Peter apartments provided electricity for part of the day.  Learn more at
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Depression-era program left some New England communities more vulnerable to rising seas

Federal ditch-digging projects drained salt marshes, which absorb water and buffer coastal communities from waves. Learn more at
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Nonprofit trains women for careers in solar

Women account for less than a third of jobs in the solar industry. Learn more at
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Bay Area tree pollen season is getting half a week longer each year

Bad news for people with allergies. Learn more at
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Georgia farmers experiment with new crops as the climate changes

Warmer winters are making it more difficult to grow the state’s traditional peaches and blueberries. Learn more at
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Warming climate could bring more cobia to New York and New Jersey waters

The big, tasty fish is a favorite among anglers. Learn more at
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California nonprofit helps Spanish speakers prepare for wildfire emergencies

Program participants receive a year of renters’ insurance and a backpack of supplies. Learn more at
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Scientists link 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave to global warming

Hundreds of people died during the event. Learn more at
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Solar power brings light to Michigan community

A utility seized more than 1,000 street lights in Highland Park 10 years ago as part of a debt settlement with the city. Learn more at
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Composting can be as fun as smashing pumpkins

In 2020, ‘pumpkin smash’ events across Illinois and beyond kept more than 150 tons of pumpkins out of landfills. Learn more at
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Feral hogs are a problem for the climate, researcher says

They churn up soil with their snouts, releasing stored carbon to the atmosphere. Learn more at
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Colorado home relies on sun, wood to stay warm through cold winters

Tight insulation, active and passive solar systems, and a wood stove help keep the home in Bear Creek Valley fossil-fuel free. Learn more at
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New bank specializes in climate-friendly financing

Climate First Bank in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers loans for solar installations, energy-efficient retrofits, green building projects, and the like. Learn more at
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Research farm studies benefits of pairing farming with solar panels

The farm encourages community leaders, students and elected officials to visit and learn. Learn more at
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Some climate advocates are also working to address systemic racism

People in low-income, minority communities face disproportionate risks from pollution and weather disasters. Learn more at
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Colorado organization helps communities plan for a future without coal

The state expects all but one of its coal plants to close within the decade. Learn more at
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Nonprofit works to expand solar energy in Puerto Rico

It’s starting with a 10-home pilot project in Caguas. Learn more at
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Scouts can earn patches for learning about solar energy

They complete activities such as building solar ovens out of pizza boxes. Learn more at
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Project helps disadvantaged organizations access federal climate funds

The Justice40 Accelerator will provide fundraising support and training to grassroots groups. Learn more at
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Ghost forests are an eerie sign of rising seas

Look for these weird stands of dead or dying trees the next time you’re driving along the Atlantic coast. Learn more at
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Boulder students win national competition with a hyper-efficient home

The Solar Decathlon Build Challenge is organized by the U.S. Department of Energy. Learn more at
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Bed-Stuy organization works to get more people of color on bikes

The Bedford–Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation has held block parties and community bike rides.  Learn more at 
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How Georgia farmers are protecting their cattle from extreme heat

When dairy cows get too hot, they eat less and milk production drops. Learn more at
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More ships are crossing the Arctic, worrying local Indigenous people

Sea ice melt in the region is making the ocean more accessible to ship traffic. Learn more at
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The Great Salt Lake is shrinking, worsening risk of dust storms

Wind kicks up dirt from the exposed lake bed, degrading local air quality. Learn more at
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Young poet calls on people to apply their talents to fighting climate change

Aniya Butler uses her skill at poetry to bring attention to racism, police brutality, and global warming. Learn more at
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Mennonite leader helps other pastors speak up on climate change

Doug Kaufman’s pastoral retreats help empower Mennonite pastors and leaders to talk with their congregations about the problem. Learn more at
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How ‘nuisance’ flooding is hurting coastal economies

In many communities, water spills onto streets at high tide. The problem is getting more common as sea levels rise. Learn more at
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Global warming is making ragweed pollen season worse

Ragweed is a common culprit in late summer and fall allergies. Learn more at
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Pittsburgh’s climate-friendly plan for condemned homes

In a pilot program, the city is salvaging construction materials from the buildings instead of demolishing them. Learn more at
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Should ‘ecocide’ become an international crime?

It involves causing widespread, severe, or longstanding damage to the environment. Learn more at
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Explorers hope to inspire new generations to protect the Arctic

Hilde Fålun Strøm and Sunniva Sorby spent much of the last two years living on a remote island in Norway. Learn more at
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Fungus found in Yellowstone is key ingredient in new meat substitute

Chicago-based startup Nature's Fynd is using the fungus to develop products from chicken nuggets to yogurt. Learn more at
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Rikers Island could become renewable energy hub

The notorious jail on the island is slated to close by 2027. Learn more at
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New fund aims to bring more people into the climate conversation

The Ohio Climate Justice Fund wants to ensure that the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are heard. Learn more at
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Minneapolis project demonstrates a way to make solar arrays affordable

The program is installing solar on 24 properties in North Minneapolis, a primarily low-income, Black community. Learn more at
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Electric cars can cost 40% less to maintain than gasoline cars

Electric vehicles have fewer parts to service, so they’re generally less expensive to repair and maintain than conventional cars. Learn more at
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Psychiatrist helps people cope with mental health toll of extreme weather

She assisted people in her native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Learn more at
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Initiative aims to create fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty

It was inspired by the nuclear non-proliferation treaty negotiated in the 1960s. Learn more at
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Indie musician’s new album reckons with extreme weather

The album’s lyrical images of floods and storms explore broader themes of fear and helplessness. Learn more at
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Emory to update med school curriculum to include climate risks

Medical students successfully pushed for the change. Learn more at
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Santa Fe group home to go solar, save money

Casa Milagro, which supports people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness, will soon be powered by a 23-kilowatt solar array. Learn more at
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More than a million people in drought-stricken Madagascar face food shortages

Climate change could bring more frequent droughts. Learn more at
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Minority communities often lack access to safe biking infrastructure

Charles Brown, CEO of Equitable Cities, wants to make clean, two-wheeled transportation available to everyone. Learn more at
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Climate change isn’t just a natural cycle

Here’s how we know that. Learn more at
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Some crops can thrive in shade of solar panels, experiments suggest

Farmers in hot, dry climates might be able to produce food and electricity on the same plot of land. Learn more at
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Low-income people more likely to be denied federal loans after Hurricane Harvey

The people who may need the most help after a disaster are less likely to get it, a recent study found. Learn more at
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A young activist is working to shut down oil drilling across Los Angeles

Nearly 600,000 people in L.A. County live within a quarter mile of an active oil or gas well. Learn more at
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Rabbi calls on Jews to commit to climate action

She says the Jewish New Year offers an opportunity for renewal and change. Learn more at
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Wildfire smoke is especially dangerous for children, researcher warns

They’re more at risk because their bodies are still developing and they’re often more physically active than adults. Learn more at
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California tree nursery sees surging demand for trees after wildfires

The L.A. Moran Reforestation Center distributes hundreds of thousands of seedlings each year. Learn more at
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Poetry professor helps students process climate change

Craig Santos Perez was inspired to go beyond classic poetry themes such as love and death. Learn more at
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Calif. will need more than 1.2 million electric vehicle chargers by 2030, report finds

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a ban on new gas-powered cars by 2035. Learn more at
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Wind farms off Long Island to create new jobs

But a local advocate says the industry must work with the community and unions to ensure those jobs are high-quality. Learn more at
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Louisiana woman’s home floods twice in seven months

Trameka Rankins’ house took on water in Hurricane Delta and during a more recent bout of torrential rain. Learn more at
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Investors ‘running out of patience’ with U.S. oil and gas companies

In May 2021, Exxon shareholders ousted three board members in an effort to push the company toward clean energy.  Learn more at
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Seminole activist worries about threat of rising seas to her native land

Valholly Frank is part of a group of young people suing the state of Florida to force it to take action on climate change. Learn more at
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Energy production contributes to tens of thousands of premature deaths each year

Air pollution from burning natural gas, oil, and other fuels continues to harm health even as coal use has dropped. Learn more at
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Researchers rediscover coffee plant that could thrive in a warmer world

The species was once commonly grown in West Africa. Learn more at
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App offers bargains on food, reduces waste

The app connects users with unsold food from restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries. Learn more at
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How water conservation can help save energy, too

About 20% of California’s energy consumption is associated with water. Learn more at
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New rule requires SoCal warehouses to clean up or pay up

Diesel exhaust from truck traffic around shipping warehouses is polluting local communities. Learn more at
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How OkCupid matched people who love the climate

Nine in 10 OkCupid users want to date someone who cares about the environment, says a company spokesperson. Learn more at
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Philipstown, New York, residents work together to cut carbon

The town is aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2040. Learn more at
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Climate change is harming people’s health, ER doctor says

Worsening heat and pollen are sending people to the hospital. Learn more at
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Why a retired Texas shrimper went on 36-day hunger strike

Diane Wilson opposes a dredging project that will enable more oil exports. Learn more at
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Researchers breed sunflowers to better withstand extreme weather

They’re crossing domesticated sunflower varieties with wild ones that thrive in deserts and wetlands. Learn more at
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Faith powers a climate advocate in coastal Georgia

In her work at Interfaith Power and Light, Hermina Glass-Hill encourages people of faith to be good stewards of the Earth. Learn more at
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Student-athletes especially at risk this year from heat-related illnesses

Many young athletes are deconditioned after spending a year at home during the pandemic, a pediatrician says. Learn more at
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Allergy season is now more than a week longer, thanks to climate change

Rising carbon dioxide levels also make plants produce more pollen. Learn more at
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Older adults face higher risk of heat-related illnesses

Chronic health problems like diabetes or heart disease increase their vulnerability to heat-related illnesses. Learn more at
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Deep sea trawling unleashes carbon from the ocean floor

Sediments at the bottom of the ocean store more carbon than all the soil on Earth. Learn more at
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Indigenous rancher is a 125th-generation land steward

Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott uses regenerative grazing to mimic the impact that bison once had on the Great Plains. Learn more at
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Maritime shipping causes more carbon pollution than airlines

Fossil-fuel-burning ships transport a vast amount of cargo across the world’s oceans each year. Learn more at
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Households waste more than 500 million metric tons of food each year

That’s more than is wasted in restaurants and grocery stores combined. Learn more at
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Sea-level rise rates more than double along part of East Coast

Melting glacial ice and warming oceans are the biggest causes of this change. Learn more at
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How to keep groceries and the planet cool

Many older refrigerators contain potent heat-trapping gases, so they must be recycled properly. Learn more at
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Heat waves pose extra dangers to people experiencing homelessness

It’s hard to stay cool when you must spend many hours outdoors. Learn more at
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Greek island goes renewable, gets more reliable electricity

A wind and solar system with battery storage now provides 60-70% of the island’s power. Learn more at
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Volunteers work to protect iconic saguaro cactuses

An invasive, drought-tolerant grass is spreading across the Sonoran desert, increasing the risk of wildfires. Learn more at
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Lack of affordable housing makes wildfire recovery more difficult

Some Oregonians whose homes burned in the September 2020 Alameda fire are still living in hotels. Learn more at
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National coalition of community groups fights for flooding solutions

Anthropocene Alliance helps amplify the voices of people experiencing extreme weather. Learn more at
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The Grand Canyon can get dangerously hot

And the risk to hikers in the canyon’s interior is growing as the climate warms. Learn more at
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Coral reefs prevent more than $1.8 billion a year in U.S. flood damage

But climate change and habitat destruction threaten reefs and their ability to offer this protection. Learn more at
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Environmentalist drag queen says the outdoors belongs to everyone

Wearing six-inch stilettos, Pattie Gonia is using social media to spread awareness about climate change and other environmental issues. Learn more at
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Underserved communities could miss out on access to electric vehicles

Only a few states and utilities are working to ensure that charging infrastructure is deployed equitably. Learn more at
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Wildfire smoke may be even more toxic than previously thought

During a wildfire, hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses in Southern California increase, according to a recent study. Learn more at
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Seagrass can help reduce ocean acidification at local scales

Underwater seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide, reducing acidification in the area, recent research shows. Learn more at
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Wildfires are especially dangerous for people with disabilities

Mobility limitations can make it hard to evacuate in an emergency, for example.  Learn more at
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Many cities want to plant trees. Why are some residents reluctant?

In Pittsburgh, a plan to plant 100,000 trees will be coupled with a strategy to maintain the trees and communicate their benefits. Learn more at
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EVs are better for the climate, even on today’s electricity grid

Electric cars already have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline vehicles, and the grid is getting cleaner all the time. Learn more at
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Superior National Forest could be a refuge to wildlife as the climate warms

The forested region in northeastern Minnesota is a critical habitat for many species. Learn more at
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Invasive plants could benefit from climate change

They’re incredibly good at adapting to changes in the environment. Learn more at
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Extreme weather is costing the military billions of dollars

It’s one reason the Department of Defense is taking climate change seriously. Learn more at
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Thunder may become more common in Alaska

The number of thunderstorms in the rapidly warming state could triple by 2100. Learn more at
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Goats help prevent wildfires by doing what they do best

Eating. Learn more at
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Will green jobs pay well?

Jason Walsh of the nonprofit BlueGreen Alliance says careful planning is needed to build a clean-energy economy that supports workers. Learn more at
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Scientist uses sound recordings to monitor rainforest biodiversity

When you walk through a tropical rainforest, you might not see animals, but you can hear them.  Learn more at
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One woman is preparing her neighborhood for the next flood

Frances Acuña is getting residents ready for emergencies and is pushing the city to improve stormwater systems. Learn more at
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The NAACP offers free flood risk training for vulnerable communities

Communities of color are more likely to flood and to lack flood protection. Learn more at
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The Catholic Church’s landholdings could help protect the climate

For example, by conserving forest land that can absorb and store carbon pollution. Learn more at
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Electric vehicle chargers to go up on street light poles in Kansas City

The idea is to make charging stations more accessible to everyone, including renters. Learn more at
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Pastor pushes for a Green New Deal that would empower Southern communities

Marginalized communities across the South are on the front lines of climate change. Learn more at
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Poorly timed traffic lights can make climate change worse

Pointless delays result in unnecessary idling. Learn more at
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Fatherhood can make the climate crisis personal

Two Philadelphia-based fathers launched ‘Climate Dads,’ a group for dads who want to take action. Learn more at
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Startup turns carbon dioxide into diamonds

Aether says that for every one-carat diamond it manufactures, it removes about 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Learn more at
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New Orleans group pushes back on gentrification in higher-elevation neighborhoods

After Hurricane Katrina, many longtime residents were priced out of historically Black neighborhoods. Learn more at
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How to cut the internet’s big carbon footprint

Even before the pandemic surge in teleconferencing, internet data centers accounted for about 1% of global electricity use. Learn more at
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Maryland students to catch a cleaner ride to school

‘We know that one of the huge benefits of this will be cleaner air inside of school buses, where students are.’ Learn more at
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How one company is building affordable, sustainable homes

Solar Home Factory is working to make climate-friendly housing accessible to more people, including renters. Learn more at
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Why warm temperatures at nighttime can be dangerous

Cool nights give your body a break. During a heatwave, you might not get one. Learn more at
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‘Community solar’ programs can help low-income people benefit from solar energy

The programs can help people save money on their utility bills. Learn more at
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Virtual reality forest takes users for a walk in the woods of the future

Penn State researchers are experimenting with a prototype modeled after a forest in northern Wisconsin. Learn more at
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How extreme heat can ground hot air balloons

A heat wave forced balloonists to cancel flights at a 2019 Michigan festival. Learn more at
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Youth-led Sunrise Movement calls for national job guarantee

Organizer Dejah Powell says such a program would help build the labor force needed to transition the U.S. from fossil fuels to clean energy. Learn more at
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Foresters use fire and goats to care for Mark Twain National Forest

Their work will help reduce the threat of severe wildfires. Learn more at
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How Swiss utilities got their customers to buy renewable energy

After they made the change, participation in clean energy programs skyrocketed. Learn more at
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Can fossil-fuel-dependent Wyoming build a more diverse economy?

The coal, oil, and gas industries generate about half of the state’s revenue. Learn more at
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New Mexico imposes strict rule to prevent venting, flaring of natural gas

Venting and flaring at oil fields and refineries release heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. Learn more at
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Outer Banks communities see beach renourishment as lifeline

Rising seas and extreme storms are accelerating coastal erosion, threatening homes, hotels, and roads.  Learn more at
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Solar panels over California’s canals could save 65 billion gallons of water a year

The panels would shade the water, reducing evaporation. Learn more at
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Denmark plans massive wind-energy hub on an artificial island

The project is expected to eventually produce enough electricity for 10 million European households. Learn more at
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95% of bull kelp forests have vanished from portion of California coast

The underwater seaweed forests once supported species such as salmon, crabs, and jellyfish. Learn more at
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Dominican Catholic sisters help create climate-friendly investment funds

The funds focus on projects that help vulnerable communities around the world. Learn more at
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Renovations put Seattle hockey arena closer to zero-carbon goal

The ‘Climate Pledge Arena,’ home to the Seattle Kraken, is expected to become the first net-zero arena. Learn more at
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The moral imperative behind the ‘Big Bold Jewish Climate Fest’

A five-day event was designed to connect Jewish values with climate action. Learn more at
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Bladeless wind turbine generates electricity by vibrating

It’s a promising technology still in its infancy. Learn more at
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Increases in extreme precipitation cost the U.S. $73 billion over three decades

The U.S. is already paying the price of a warmer world, says Stanford researcher Frances Davenport. Learn more at
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California’s ‘Climate Action Corps’ fights climate change

A similar program could soon roll out nationwide. Learn more at
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Portsmouth Village under threat from hurricanes and rising seas

It’s getting harder to preserve a piece of history on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Learn more at
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Hundreds of airports at risk from flooding, sea-level rise, study finds

Nearly 600 airports globally could face flooding problems by 2100 if global warming continues unchecked. Learn more at
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Santa Fe women built homemade air purifiers to help protect people from smoke

Members of the Three Sisters Collective, a group of Indigenous activist women, mobilized to help the local community during last summer’s wildfires. Learn more at
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Devastating disease in dolphins linked to extreme downpours

Dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere around the world are developing horrific lesions. Learn more at
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Heavier downpours strain septic systems in some rural areas

When the systems fail, sewage can leak into yards or back up into sinks and bathtubs. Learn more at
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Women scientists launch climate campaign aimed at mothers

‘Moms tend to trust other moms.’ Learn more at
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New tool could help cities better estimate their carbon dioxide emissions

It relies on data about pollution from power plants, factories, buildings, and vehicles across the U.S. Learn more at
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Environmental engineer launches group for Latinos in sustainability

‘Students and young professionals are really hungry to understand ... how they get their foot in the door.’ Learn more at
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Affordable housing could be hit hard as seas rise

The number of affordable housing units at risk of coastal flooding could triple within a few decades, a recent analysis found.  Learn more at
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Empire State Building owner to buy 300 million kilowatt hours of wind energy

‘That's enough energy to light every house in New York state for a whole month.’ Learn more at
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Electric cargo cycles deliver packages in Miami

Shipping giant DHL is testing the e-cycles as a climate-friendly alternative to delivery trucks and vans. Learn more at
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Kids’ ideas for cooling a neighborhood

Artist Jenna Robb collected their ideas in a series of workshops. Learn more at
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Air pollution from fossil fuels caused 8.7 million premature deaths in 2018

One researcher calls the situation “a public health emergency.” Learn more at
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Sea-level rise could submerge internet cables

One foot of sea-level rise along coastlines would put more than 4,000 miles of fiber optic cables underwater at least part of the time. Learn more at
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Nebraska farmer grows citrus year-round

He wants to help others do the same. Learn more at
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How New York’s Javits Center slashed its energy consumption

‘As a state-owned building, we're able to really … be a model for sustainability for New York State.’ Learn more at
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Earth is getting a digital twin

‘Destination Earth,’ a project of the European Union, will simulate the future impacts of climate change anywhere on the planet. Learn more at
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Christian college offers online course on global warming

Brian Webb, who’s leading the class, wants to see more conservative Christians getting involved with the issue.  Learn more at
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Wildfires can contaminate outdoor marijuana crops

Increasingly extreme fires — the result of climate change — could blunt opportunities for growers. Learn more at
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Electric SUVs star in a new off-road racing series

The series showcases their potential as speedy all-terrain vehicles. Learn more at
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Online tool helps people make their homes energy efficient

Utilities use it to help their customers obtain customized lists of energy-saving solutions. Learn more at
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Barrier island prepares for more sea-level rise, worsening storms

The National Park Service is ensuring that restrooms and lifeguard towers on Assateague Island can be moved as the island shifts west. Learn more at
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What can you do with old wind turbine blades?

A research group called Re-Wind is looking for ways to keep used blades out of the landfill. Learn more at
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Tree plantings will help protect Colorado river in hot, dry weather

They will benefit aquatic species and people alike. Learn more at
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New York City group retrofits apartments without displacing residents

Many buildings across the city are in need of energy-efficiency improvements. Learn more at
12/04/211m 31s

Climate change is making it harder to grow potatoes traditionally used for French fries

But new varieties are helping farmers adapt to warmer, drier conditions. Learn more at
09/04/211m 31s

Beverly Wright pushes for equity and justice in climate policy

She says strategies such as carbon trading and carbon taxes must also protect vulnerable communities. Learn more at
08/04/211m 31s

Georgia-based innovation lab works to speed the transition to clean transportation

Companies are testing self-driving electric scooters, a solar road, and other new technologies at Curiosity Lab in Peachtree Corners. Learn more at
07/04/211m 31s

How libraries can improve climate literacy

One library in Wisconsin offered programs to engage a diverse group of people in local climate planning. Learn more at
06/04/211m 31s

How extreme weather threatens the internet

Internet outages can interrupt operations at places like hospitals. Learn more at
05/04/211m 31s

Catholic seminary installs a solar farm shaped like a cross

Pope Francis has called upon the world to reduce its use of fossil fuels and reduce global warming. Learn more at
02/04/211m 31s

New York state’s climate goals are achievable, research finds

The state is aiming for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. It also wants to cut carbon pollution 85% by 2050. Learn more at
01/04/211m 31s

Connecticut man uses magic to teach kids about environmental issues

His magic shows are one way to capture children’s imagination. Learn more at
31/03/211m 31s

Georgia science teacher helps students recognize misinformation about the climate

So they can better evaluate what they see in the news and on social media. Learn more at
30/03/211m 31s

Composers, scientists, designers update Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” for an era of climate change

The result is familiar but unsettling. Learn more at
29/03/211m 31s

NASCAR drivers try out racing version of Ford’s Mustang Mach-E

The 1,400-horsepower prototype electric vehicle includes seven motors. Learn more at
26/03/211m 31s

Food rescue group in Hawaii reduces food waste, feeds community

Avoiding food waste is also good for the climate. Learn more at
25/03/211m 31s

Scientists work to make solar panels more efficient

A new solar cell made with a material called perovskite has set an efficiency record for its class. Learn more at
24/03/211m 31s

Artist and scientist install fake storefronts in Chicago to draw attention to climate change

The goal is to provoke people’s curiosity. Learn more at
23/03/211m 31s

Some Christians participate in “carbon fast” for Lent

It’s one way to unify faith and activism. Learn more at
22/03/211m 31s

Owner of a fly-fishing lodge worries about fracking

His business can’t survive without clean water. Learn more at
19/03/211m 31s

City residents use maps to fight inequality in their neighborhoods

Racist housing policies of the past have left residents more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change today. Learn more at
18/03/211m 31s

Solar farm to boost tax revenue in Indiana county as coal plant closes

The 5,000-acre solar and battery storage development will go online around the same time that the local coal plant is scheduled to close. Learn more at
17/03/211m 31s

How global warming could harm some wild bee populations

They help pollinate crops like tomatoes. Learn more at
16/03/211m 31s

Humpback whales change their migration patterns as the climate warms

That could make it more difficult for tourists to spot the animals, Australian researcher warns.  Learn more at
15/03/211m 31s

Poet grapples with coal’s legacy

He says the economic benefits of coal mining came with a big cost. Learn more at
12/03/211m 31s

Severe drought could make the Old Faithful geyser less faithful

It’s happened before. Learn more at
11/03/211m 31s

How Indigenous people in the Amazon are using drones to protect rainforests

They’re using high-tech tools to monitor illegal logging. Learn more at
10/03/211m 31s

Climate change could drive Komodo dragons to extinction

They could lose much of their habitat during the next 30 years. Learn more at
09/03/211m 31s

Lab-grown chicken approved for sale in Singapore

Proponents of “no-kill” meat say it’s better for the climate than traditional agriculture. Learn more at
08/03/211m 31s

Thoughtful design can make streets more walkable

It can make them safer for pedestrians, too. Learn more at
05/03/211m 31s

Wildfire smoke is especially dangerous for children, researcher warns

They’re more at risk because their bodies are still developing and they’re often more physically active than adults. Learn more at
04/03/211m 31s

Mississippi town fights back against flooding

In Duck Hill, heavy downpours would turn Main Street into a river. Learn more at
03/03/211m 31s

Cloud seeding can boost mountain snowpack

The controversial practice has shown promise in recent research. Learn more at
02/03/211m 31s

Tree swallows are nesting earlier in spring

That’s creating new dangers for their chicks. Learn more at
01/03/211m 31s

Why a Charleston woman decided to demolish her home

She’s just one of many who will need to retreat from rising seas. Learn more at
26/02/211m 31s

Residents of Kentucky coal town fear return of devastating floods

Floodwaters rose to dangerous levels last year in Harlan, Kentucky, where heavy rainfall has grown more common. Learn more at
25/02/211m 31s

COVID recovery should include climate solutions, researcher says

As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy. Learn more at
24/02/211m 31s

His business is building ice castles. Will that get harder in a warming world?

Brent Christensen's company constructs elaborate palaces made from icicles in four U.S. cities. Learn more at
23/02/211m 31s

Climate-friendly jobs for unemployed oil and gas workers

The president has pledged to put people to work plugging abandoned oil and gas wells. Learn more at
22/02/211m 31s

Leadership academy to teach Phoenix residents how to reduce urban heat

Planting trees can cool neighborhoods, but people don’t always know where to start. Learn more at
19/02/211m 31s

What COVID lockdowns show about a future with electric vehicles

With fewer gas-powered cars on the road, the air could get a lot cleaner. Learn more at
18/02/211m 31s

Arkansas school district goes solar, boosts teacher pay

New panels and efficiency measures are saving the district more than $300,000 a year. Learn more at
17/02/211m 31s

Crab speeds up destruction of coastal salt marshes

The marshes help buffer Eastern U.S. coastlines from storms. Learn more at
16/02/211m 31s

Flooding problems at D.C. landmarks likely to worsen

Global warming is driving intensifying rainstorms and rising seas.  Learn more at
15/02/211m 31s

Data center gives new life to site of a former coal plant

The coal plant had been the biggest taxpayer for the city of Hammond, Indiana. Learn more at
12/02/211m 31s

Montana fly-fishing lodge copes with warming rivers

Warm water contains less oxygen, which stresses fish. Learn more at
11/02/211m 31s

Proposed Indiana park will turn floodwaters into an attraction

The nearby Ohio River is expected to flood more often as a result of climate change. Learn more at
10/02/211m 31s

Sea-level rise could threaten coastal nuclear waste facilities

A recent study identified vulnerable sites along the U.S. coast. Learn more at
09/02/211m 31s

Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher speaks up about climate change

‘Clean air, I think, should just be a way of life.’ Learn more at
08/02/211m 31s

NFL restores a coral reef near Miami

The reef is close to the site of last year’s Super Bowl. Learn more at
05/02/211m 31s

Dynamic glass helps keep offices cool without blocking the view

A micro-thin coating on the glass can tint to reduce glare and heat. Learn more at
04/02/211m 31s

Some Florida homes could lose 15% in value by 2030

Sea-level rise is causing increasing danger from tidal flooding and storm surge. Learn more at
03/02/211m 31s

Eastern black rail imperiled by habitat loss, sea-level rise

It was recently listed as ‘threatened’ under the Endangered Species Act. Learn more at
02/02/211m 31s

Fleas and ticks become year-round nuisance for pets

Warmer weather is helping fleas to stay active and some ticks to move northward. Learn more at
01/02/211m 31s

How solar panels are making Puerto Rico communities more resilient

During a blackout, solar-powered community centers can provide power for equipment and storing medicine. Learn more at
29/01/211m 31s

Warmer winters create new risks for cherished Minnesota pastime

Thin, unstable lake ice makes ice fishing more dangerous. Learn more at
28/01/211m 31s

Climate change adds pressures to degraded Everglades

That makes restoration efforts more urgent, says one scientist at the South Florida Water Management District. Learn more at
27/01/211m 31s

Lockdowns led to huge drop in global warming pollution

But global emissions rose again as shelter-in-place orders lifted, recent research shows. Learn more at
26/01/211m 31s

Century-old Michigan home produces more energy than it uses

Even an old building can help slow global warming. Learn more at
25/01/211m 31s

Study links hotter weather and lower student test scores

The effect was more pronounced among low-income, African-American, and Latino students whose schools often lack air conditioning. Learn more at
22/01/211m 31s

College course teaches students how to be climate leaders

At the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, students are learning how to create change. Learn more at
21/01/211m 31s

UK’s National Health Service plans to eliminate contribution to climate change

It would be the world’s first national health system to do so. Learn more at
20/01/211m 31s

Lizards and snakes will feel global warming’s effects

These cold-blooded creatures may move farther north or to higher elevations as temperatures rise. Learn more at
19/01/211m 31s

Advocate and scholar Beverly Wright wants justice at center of climate policies

Her experiences after Hurricane Katrina laid bare how inequity worsens the impacts of extreme weather. Learn more at
18/01/211m 31s

Missouri meteorologist teaches his viewers about climate change

‘I hope that the lasting effect of me talking about climate is just more acceptance and more understanding.’ Learn more at
15/01/211m 31s

Salt Lake City’s two sustainable fire stations

The stations are equipped with solar panels, efficient lighting, and more. Learn more at
14/01/211m 31s

Environmental organizations remain overwhelmingly white

Executive Director Andrés Jimenez says increasing diversity is crucial for addressing the climate crisis. Learn more at
13/01/211m 31s

Solar-powered battery packs offer cheap electricity in Tanzania

A company called Jaza Energy is providing electricity access without relying on fossil fuels. Learn more at
12/01/211m 31s

Many states get poor grades on climate education standards

A recent report evaluates each state’s science standards to see how clearly and accurately they cover climate change. Learn more at
11/01/211m 31s

App helps electric vehicle drivers share private charging stations

EVmatch wants to make it easier for drivers to find places to power up. Learn more at
08/01/211m 31s

Small Wisconsin city becomes a renewable energy leader

River Falls, Wisconsin, ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2019 for participation in its green power program. Learn more at
07/01/211m 31s

Pandemic may lead to wider acceptance of online meetings

Business meetings held online can save money, time, and carbon pollution. Learn more at
06/01/211m 31s

Wildfires torch dwindling sage-grouse habitat

The charismatic greater sage-grouse is under threat as wildfires become more frequent. Learn more at
05/01/211m 31s

Mobile app helps Inuit hunters monitor ice conditions

As the Arctic warms, thinning sea ice poses a growing danger to hunters. Learn more at
04/01/211m 31s

Climate change is influencing Marshall Islands residents’ decisions to move

The low-lying island country in the Pacific is vulnerable to sea-level rise, freshwater shortages, and extreme heat. Learn more at
01/01/211m 31s

The link between wine corks and climate change

Give a toast to cork forests, which store a great deal of carbon pollution. Learn more at
31/12/201m 31s

Scientists search for ways to lock more carbon in the soil

Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies want to develop plants that can bury carbon pollution deep underground. Learn more at
30/12/201m 31s

More frequent, heavier rains strain U.S. dams

Many of the country’s 90,000 dams are aging and poorly maintained. Learn more at
29/12/201m 31s

Celebrating climate action during Kwanzaa

Environmental activist Heather McTeer Toney says African-American-led responses to climate change embody the principles of the holiday. Learn more at
28/12/201m 31s

Lovers of winter sports call for climate action

Warmer winters are threatening their favorite sports. Learn more at
25/12/201m 31s

Reindeer deaths in the Arctic linked to erratic weather

The losses are devastating for the animals and the Indigenous herders who depend on them. Learn more at
24/12/201m 31s

Young leader helps her generation protect the ocean

She launched the nonprofit Sustainable Ocean Alliance while still in college. Learn more at
23/12/201m 31s

How energy efficiency can help make the electric grid cleaner

When customers reduce demand for electricity, utilities can avoid turning on polluting backup power plants. Learn more at
22/12/201m 31s

Climate change alters a Louisiana tribe’s way of life

Citizens of the United Houma Nation have long depended on the land for food and medicine. Learn more at
21/12/201m 31s

Selective breeding could help oysters adapt to ocean acidification

The oceans are growing more acidic as they absorb carbon pollution, making it harder for oysters to form shells. Learn more at
18/12/201m 31s

As sea levels rise, water creeps up beneath people’s feet

Rising seas are pushing groundwater upward, worsening flooding. Learn more at
17/12/201m 31s

Farming like Indigenous people did could bolster Hawaii’s food supply

The island state is heavily reliant on imports. Learn more at
16/12/201m 31s

Drug traffickers fuel deforestation in Central America

Crackdowns on the drug trade have helped drive smugglers into forests, where they can do a lot of damage. Learn more at
15/12/201m 31s

Sixteen-year-old First Nations advocate speaks up for clean water

Like her great-aunt Josephine Mandamin, she’s working to protect the environment in the Great Lakes region. Learn more at
14/12/201m 31s

The tantalizing promise of green hydrogen

This zero-pollution energy source is still too expensive to compete in the mass market. Learn more at
11/12/201m 31s

Extreme weather puts new strains on olive oil production

The oil is central to the story of Hanukkah. Learn more at
10/12/201m 31s

Late Triassic extinctions linked to climate change

Volcanic eruptions that occurred over hundreds of thousands of years released enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, warming the climate. Learn more at
09/12/201m 31s

Instagram influencer uses his platform to teach environmental concepts

His postings under the handle Queer Brown Vegan have amassed a following in the tens of thousands. Learn more at
08/12/201m 31s

Gas stoves can generate indoor air pollution

In some cases, indoor air pollution can rise to levels that would violate outdoor air standards. Learn more at
07/12/201m 31s

Farmer mimics ecosystem where mastodons once roamed

He’s taking inspiration from the oak savannas that were once widespread in the Midwest. Learn more at
04/12/201m 31s

Redlining left neighborhoods vulnerable to heat

Formerly redlined areas tend to have more pavement and fewer trees than other neighborhoods. Learn more at
03/12/201m 31s

Group aims to pinpoint sources of carbon pollution

They’re using satellite data and other tools to monitor global emissions in real time. Learn more at
02/12/201m 31s

Farmworkers need more protections from wildfire smoke, union leader says

Despite smoky conditions during the September 2020 fires in Oregon, some farms kept harvesting. Learn more at
01/12/201m 31s

Flooding in Norfolk, Virginia, now chronic

As sea levels rise, water is spilling onto many roads during high tide. Learn more at
30/11/201m 31s

Free returns come at a cost to the climate

Returned goods create about 15 million metric tons of carbon pollution in the U.S. each year, according to one estimate. Learn more at
27/11/201m 31s

The lasting influence of the Tofurky

The tofu-based roast debuted a quarter century ago. Learn more at
26/11/201m 31s

Why frightening facts don’t always move people to action on climate change

A conversational approach often works better, says psychologist Renée Lertzman. Learn more at
25/11/201m 31s

Many roads aren’t ready for climate change

They may wear out faster than planned, driving up costs to communities. Learn more at
24/11/201m 31s

Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the value of ice and snow

She’s the author of the book “The Right To Be Cold.” Learn more at
23/11/201m 31s

Identifying climate risks can help businesses become more resilient

Disclosing climate-related threats  — and preparing for them — can build investor confidence. Learn more at
20/11/201m 31s

Low-cost sensors help Savannah, Georgia, track flooding

They’re helping people monitor water levels along bridges and roads and in neighborhoods. Learn more at
19/11/201m 31s

Real-time pricing could help keep EVs from burdening the grid

Utilities use this strategy to encourage drivers to charge their cars when demand is low, such as at night. Learn more at
18/11/201m 31s

Arctic fires are burning more intensely

They’re also spreading in areas farther north than they did in the past. Learn more at
17/11/201m 31s

Energy-efficient homes stay more comfortable during power outages

Even during a winter blackout, you can expect a high-efficiency home to stay warm for several days. Learn more at
16/11/201m 31s

Why some labor unions are talking about climate change

Some unions are embracing climate action, while others are wary of job losses in the fossil-fuel sector. Learn more at
13/11/201m 31s

Reliance on single-use supplies can leave hospitals vulnerable to shortages

Extreme weather — or a pandemic — can disrupt manufacturing and transportation of crucial medical supplies and equipment. Learn more at
12/11/201m 31s

California’s state pension fund pushes companies to cut carbon

It’s helping to lead a coalition of large investors that are pressing for action. Learn more at
11/11/201m 31s

Florida hires mental health coordinator to help people recover from disasters

Extreme weather can leave lingering mental health consequences. Learn more at
10/11/201m 31s

Wildfire smoke leaves people more vulnerable to COVID-19

So it’s important for people in fire-prone regions to minimize exposure to the virus and to avoid smoke. Learn more at
09/11/201m 31s

Tucson launches massive tree-planting effort

Mayor Regina Romero says new trees will help cool the fast-warming city. Learn more at
06/11/201m 31s

Some key climate solutions aren’t ‘particularly sexy’

Reducing soil erosion, for example. Learn more at
05/11/201m 31s

Measuring air pollution block-by-block in Brooklyn

The data will show residents how much pollution they’re exposed to at home, school, or work. Learn more at
04/11/201m 31s

Young voters could help elect candidates who promise climate action

Youth are more concerned about climate change than their elders, but they’re less likely to vote. Learn more at
03/11/201m 31s

Why one Louisiana voter is casting his ballot with the climate in mind

Daniel Rogers of Pineville worries about the increasing threat of extreme weather. Learn more at
02/11/201m 31s

‘Zombie fires’ a growing risk in the warming Arctic

Thawing permafrost and drying peatlands are expected to provide more fuel for these fires. Learn more at
30/10/201m 31s

Ghost forests are an eerie sign of rising seas

Look for these weird stands of dead or dying trees the next time you’re driving along the Atlantic coast. Learn more at
29/10/201m 31s

Many Latino voters in Nevada are worried about the climate

A recent poll found that almost half the state’s Latino voters say they were personally affected by climate change in the last year. Learn more at
28/10/201m 31s

U.S. can’t meet Paris goals without federal leadership, researcher says

But if the federal government, states, cities, and businesses work together, big cuts to carbon pollution are still possible. Learn more at
27/10/201m 31s

Energy efficiency, cleaner grid would cut carbon pollution from buildings

The U.S. building sector could reduce its energy-related emissions nearly 80% by 2050, a new study finds. Learn more at
26/10/201m 31s

Artist and glaciologist illustrate ice loss from glacier in Peru

Their work helps viewers imagine how much of the glacier has already disappeared. Learn more at
23/10/201m 31s

Fracking can harm human health, physicians group warns

Physicians for Social Responsibility has called for a ban on this method of extracting natural gas. Learn more at
22/10/201m 31s

Minnesota family saves energy through simple living

David Abazs and his family live in an off-grid home powered by wood, wind, and the sun. Learn more at
21/10/201m 31s

Energy efficiency can help make housing affordable

Making buildings more efficient can reduce utility bills. Learn more at
20/10/201m 31s

Children are especially vulnerable to extreme weather

They can’t protect themselves, so they must rely on adults to care for them. Learn more at
19/10/201m 31s

‘Youth Climate Leaders’ helps young people build careers as climate leaders

Cassia Moraes and her organization are helping youth access training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Learn more at
16/10/201m 31s

What is an IPCC report?

Members of the IPCC are tasked with providing a scientific view of climate change and its impacts. Learn more at
15/10/201m 31s

Austin’s population is booming. Its energy consumption is not

Thanks in part to energy audits, the city is keeping its carbon pollution under control. Learn more at
14/10/201m 31s

Owning a business on the front line of sea-level rise

Jamie Anderson’s bookstore in Manteo, North Carolina, has flooded six times in eight years. Learn more at
13/10/201m 31s

Dakota Access Pipeline opponent says she’s a protector, not a protestor

Madonna Thunder Hawk of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has spent decades fighting for Native land and water. Learn more at
12/10/201m 31s

New charging stations help EV owners road-trip

Electrify America is installing stations along major highways on two east-west corridors. Learn more at
09/10/201m 31s

Many companies pledge to cut carbon. But that’s just the first step

A nonprofit called the Climate Registry is helping businesses measure their emissions and share the results.  Learn more at
08/10/201m 31s

Could a perennial wheatgrass help farmers adapt to climate change?

Farmers are testing a long-lived, long-rooted relative of conventional wheat. Learn more at
07/10/201m 31s

Why young people sued the U.S. government over climate change

A lawyer for Juliana v. United States says the plaintiffs’ strategy is worthwhile, despite a legal setback. Learn more at
06/10/201m 31s

Why one man decided to cut back on air travel

He wants his actions to line up with his personal values. Learn more at
05/10/201m 31s

Vail Resorts invests in massive Nebraska wind farm

The ski resort company has committed to buying 310,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year. Learn more at
02/10/201m 31s

How green banks drive investment in renewable energy

Collectively, efforts by members of the American Green Bank Consortium have led to over $5 billion in new clean energy investments. Learn more at
01/10/201m 31s

What is ‘intersectional environmentalism’?

Activist Leah Thomas is calling on environmentalists to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more at
30/09/201m 31s

Global demand for U.S. military assistance grows

The military often provides aid when a weather disaster or humanitarian crisis strikes. Learn more at
29/09/201m 31s

Savannah residents nurture young trees in vacant lots

The trees will help replace those lost to storms and development. Learn more at
28/09/201m 31s

Renewables could help Caribbean become more hurricane-resilient

Solar panels connected to microgrids can come back online quickly after a storm. Learn more at
25/09/201m 31s

Low-income communities of color must be included climate action, activist says

‘If we don't have a total effort in this country to deal with the reduction in our greenhouse gas, we’re just spinning our wheels in mud.' Learn more at
24/09/201m 31s

Why a farmer is nurturing his soil

He’s decreasing the need for synthetic fertilizers and helping store carbon in the ground. Learn more at
23/09/201m 31s

Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says

Dan Misch says it will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign fuels and reduce the worst impacts of climate change. Learn more at
22/09/201m 31s

Why Miami is vulnerable to sea-level rise

Miami resident Mario Alejandro Ariza, who wrote a book on the topic, explains. Learn more at
21/09/201m 31s

Scientist seeks old vacation photos from Acadia National Park

Stephanie Spera is studying the potential impact of climate change on fall foliage in the park. Learn more at
18/09/201m 31s

Sen. Debbie Stabenow calls Great Lakes’ rapid warming ‘incredibly alarming’

Warming waters are a threat to Michigan’s economy and way of life, she says. Learn more at
17/09/201m 31s

Apple-growing is getting more difficult in many areas

One Midwest grower says his industry will need to adapt to a wetter climate. Learn more at
16/09/201m 31s

Risk of gender-based violence grows after weather disasters

It’s important for emergency planners to consider as the weather grows more extreme. Learn more at
15/09/201m 31s

Obstacles remain to getting electric trucks on the road

Consultant David Gardiner says offering government incentives and adding more charging stations could help.  Learn more at
14/09/201m 31s

Evangelical author encourages Christians to care for the Earth

Many scriptures describe people as caretakers of creation, Lindsay Linsky says. Learn more at
11/09/201m 31s

Are buses an overlooked climate solution?

Unlike hyperloops or self-driving cars, bus systems are here and now. Learn more at
10/09/201m 31s

NYC residents document sea-level rise in coastal neighborhoods

The Community Flood Watch Project is collecting resident reports of flooding in Jamaica Bay. Learn more at
09/09/201m 31s

Tech startup aims to connect small farms with local consumers

Founder Janelle Maiocco says people are hungry for convenient, sustainable options. Learn more at
08/09/201m 31s

One woman’s story of living through California’s recent wildfires

‘We've never seen one like this in my lifetime here.’ Learn more at
07/09/201m 31s

Sen. Debbie Stabenow says farmers can help reduce global warming

The Democrat from Michigan says many people in agriculture want to address the problem. Learn more at
04/09/201m 31s

Young conservative speaks up about the climate

‘Now I know that I'm not the only one that sees things the way that I do.’ Learn more at
03/09/201m 31s

Costly ‘refined coal’ subsidy is failing to achieve air pollution goals

The U.S. government provides about $1 billion annually in tax credits for chemically treated coal that is supposed to cut air pollution. Learn more at
02/09/201m 31s

City turns flood-prone properties into a trail system

It’s one of a number of steps that Elkhart, Indiana, is taking to prevent flooding. Learn more at
01/09/201m 31s

How California could become carbon-neutral within 25 years

According to a plan developed by utility Southern California Edison. Learn more at
31/08/201m 31s

Mid-Atlantic, Northeast states work to cut CO2 from transportation

Transportation is a major source of carbon pollution. Learn more at
28/08/201m 31s

Coffee farmers, nonprofit work to slow deforestation in Peru

One strategy is to grow coffee in the shade. Learn more at
27/08/201m 31s

Ancient Tennessee River floods hold a warning for the future

Researcher Lisa Davis has found evidence of enormous floods of the past – and she says similar events could happen again. Learn more at
26/08/201m 31s

Preserving produce can help you eat more local food

Berries, peppers, root vegetables and more can be stored for the winter months. Learn more at
25/08/201m 31s

Maggot farm in South Africa reduces food waste

The insects eat leftovers that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution. Learn more at
24/08/201m 31s

How farmers and ranchers keep animals safe during hurricanes

Beef cattle are surprisingly resilient, but horses are a different story. Learn more at
21/08/201m 31s

Synthetic fertilizers are heating the planet

The fertilizers are a major source of heat-trapping nitrous oxide emissions. Learn more at
20/08/201m 31s

California’s cap-and-trade program pays for clean water fund

A 2019 law allocates up to $130 million to solutions each year for a decade. Learn more at
19/08/201m 31s

Few companies consider health impacts of their environmental practices

For example, pharmaceutical companies may not account for the air pollution generated by transporting their medicines. Learn more at
18/08/201m 31s

Nuns agree to turn former convent into flood-prevention project

The convent suffered flooding, a lightning strike, and a fire. Learn more at
17/08/201m 31s

Smart thermostats help Illinois residents save energy and money

A utility has been providing free thermostats to low- and middle-income customers. Learn more at
14/08/201m 31s

Wisconsin farmer says growing food is getting harder

As the climate warms, the weather is growing more erratic. Learn more at
13/08/201m 31s

Renewable energy needs more female leaders and leaders of color, researcher says

‘A more inclusive, diverse leadership is essential.’ Learn more at
12/08/201m 31s

Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine

Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is driving their fish food sources to cooler waters. Learn more at
11/08/201m 31s

Teen changes stepdad’s mind on global warming

Both used to think the problem was a hoax. Learn more at
10/08/201m 31s

What happens when livestock escape after big storms?

In Sarasota County, Florida, a trained team responds to agricultural emergencies. Learn more at
07/08/201m 31s

Scientist’s work to protect fish could be undone by climate change

Andrew Rosenberg helped write regulations to address overfishing in New England and the mid-Atlantic. Learn more at
06/08/201m 31s

Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change

The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices. Learn more at
05/08/201m 31s

Rising heat could disproportionately harm African-American communities

Extreme heat is growing more common because of global warming. Learn more at
04/08/201m 31s

Port of Virginia cuts carbon dioxide emissions with hybrid cargo carriers

The cost of the new carriers is offset by fuel savings. Learn more at
03/08/201m 31s

Farmers earn income by leasing land for solar

It’s one way for them to continue making money from their land post-retirement. Learn more at
31/07/201m 31s

Erosion along Lake Michigan worsens

Winter storms destroyed more than 40 feet of beach in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Learn more at
30/07/201m 31s

What is ocean acidification?

It’s a problem that threatens entire ecosystems. Learn more at
29/07/201m 31s

Deliberate flooding could recharge an Idaho river

It’s a promising way to store water for summer use. Learn more at
28/07/201m 31s

A relatively simple change could reduce bat fatalities from wind turbines

The turbines kill more than 500,000 bats each year, scientists estimate. Learn more at
27/07/201m 31s

Town protects economy after coal-plant closure

The plant had been the town’s biggest taxpayer. Learn more at
24/07/201m 31s

Heat waves can be ‘silent killers’

And in Portland, Oregon, people of color and those with less education live in the hottest parts of the city. Learn more at
23/07/201m 31s

Idaho farmers jointly cut water consumption

They rely on the dwindling Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer. Learn more at
22/07/201m 31s

Why cutting meat consumption can help the climate

University of British Columbia researcher Seth Wynes offers guidance. Learn more at
21/07/201m 31s

Canadian company recycles minerals from electric vehicle batteries

‘There's opportunity there to reuse those materials, make them as good as new.’ Learn more at
20/07/201m 31s

Company creates climate-friendlier bricks

Called K-Briqs, they’re made from construction and demolition waste. Learn more at
17/07/201m 31s

Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver pushes energy efficiency

He says prioritizing efficiency could drive economic growth. Learn more at
16/07/201m 31s

States, province work together on forest health

Government agencies are sharing data and strategies to protect forests as wildfires grow larger. Learn more at
15/07/201m 31s

New York City paints rooftops white

It’s one of several steps the city is taking to protect vulnerable people from heat waves. Learn more at
14/07/201m 31s

Melting glaciers sound like frying bacon

Monitoring their pops and crackles could help scientists track the speed of glacial melt. Learn more at
13/07/201m 31s

New EV charging stations pop up across San Diego

Getting people into electric cars is one strategy for protecting the climate. Learn more at
10/07/201m 31s

Handyman program helps seniors save energy

When program workers visit a home to do repairs, they also help clients take advantage of energy efficiency programs. Learn more at
09/07/201m 31s

Farmers learn alternative to slashing and burning rainforests

The technique is known as Inga alley cropping. Learn more at
08/07/201m 31s

Days with heat index above 105°F could quadruple by 2050

If people don’t take action to reduce global warming. Learn more at
07/07/201m 31s

Iowa cities and towns invest in renewable energy

Global warming isn’t always the main motivation. Learn more at
06/07/201m 31s

Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise

But some brands are working to reduce their impact. Learn more at
03/07/201m 31s

Extreme weather spells trouble for Gulf Coast oysters

Oysters suffer when there’s too much rain — and also when there’s not enough. Learn more at
02/07/201m 31s

How one farmer is adding carbon to the soil

Like the animals that once roamed western Wisconsin, Jim Munsch's cattle never graze in the same place for long. Learn more at
01/07/201m 31s

Giant towers made of bricks can store energy

Each brick weighs more than a fully loaded school bus. Learn more at
30/06/201m 31s

What if Medicaid paid for trees?

Trees and green spaces can help prevent health problems. Learn more at
29/06/201m 31s

Social-media savvy youth climate movement undeterred by COVID-19

For many young people, leveraging online platforms is nothing new.  Learn more at
26/06/201m 31s

Low-income neighborhoods often have fewer trees than other areas

But in Portland, Oregon, a nonprofit is working to reverse that inequity. Learn more at
25/06/201m 31s

Initiative helps people make their homes safer and more energy efficient

‘Families with limited incomes often are living in ... really difficult housing conditions because they don’t have a lot of other choices.’ Learn more at
24/06/201m 31s

Researchers turn carbon pollution into minerals

At a CarbFix pilot site in Iceland, about 95% of the CO2 injected into basalt formations underground was mineralized in less than two years. Learn more at
23/06/201m 31s

‘Fearless grandmothers’ stand up for young climate activists

‘Law enforcement are always a little bit surprised at seeing grandmothers ... blockading streets.’ Learn more at
22/06/201m 31s

Why a one-time vegan became a hunter

‘That was the first time that I felt like I was part of nature and part of the food system.’ Learn more at
19/06/201m 31s

Hands-on curriculum teaches kids about mosquitoes

The lessons are designed to spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking skills. Learn more at
18/06/201m 31s

Survivors of Hurricane Maria hand out fruit trees

‘Regreen Puerto Rico’ is working to reforest the island and improve food security. Learn more at
17/06/201m 31s

Tech competition seeks climate, COVID-19 solutions

Developers are asked to solve social problems in exchange for cash prizes. Learn more at
16/06/201m 31s

When sheep and solar panels team up, everyone wins

It’s one of the best combinations, baa none.  Learn more at
15/06/201m 31s

Swift action on global warming could help protect national parks

Acting quickly to cut carbon pollution could reduce the expected heat increase in national parks by up to two-thirds. Learn more at
12/06/201m 31s

Retreat from rising seas may require more than moving homes

When people relocate, they will also need jobs, schools, community centers, hospitals — and each other. Learn more at
11/06/201m 31s

Nature Conservancy maps areas where turbines pose minimal danger to wildlife

They identified over 140,000 square miles of optimal wind area in the central U.S. where the potential harm to sensitive species is low. Learn more at
10/06/201m 31s

Entrepreneurs aim to remove carbon pollution from the air

‘Visionary leaders and entrepreneurs can really have a hand in scaling these carbon removal solutions.’ Learn more at
09/06/201m 31s

Midwest marijuana industry could increase energy consumption

But energy efficiency measures could blunt the impact. Learn more at
08/06/201m 31s

Hazelnuts could be a climate-friendly crop for the Midwest

The deep roots of the trees help store carbon in the soil. Learn more at
05/06/201m 31s

Fifth Third bank goes 100% solar

The bank invested in a massive solar farm in North Carolina. Learn more at
04/06/201m 31s

Turning abandoned shrimp farms into mangrove ecosystems

Vast areas of mangrove forest in Thailand were destroyed to make room for the shrimp farms. Learn more at
03/06/201m 31s

Farmer grows greens year-round in Minnesota

She raises winter kale, arugula, and baby greens for her community. Learn more at
02/06/201m 31s

Recorded sounds lure fish back to Great Barrier Reef

A portion of the Great Barrier Reef had gone quiet after a major bleaching event damaged corals. Learn more at
01/06/201m 31s

California winery finds clever way to cut carbon pollution

They took a close look at their wine bottles. Learn more at
29/05/201m 31s

Colorado College achieves carbon neutrality

‘This was a pretty audacious goal when we set it.’ Learn more at
28/05/201m 31s

Humans will determine fate of Greenland’s ice sheet

Most of the ice sheet will likely remain frozen if the world aggressively cuts carbon pollution. Learn more at
27/05/201m 31s

Nonprofit helps Sonoma County recover from wildfires

La Luz Center aims to make the community more resilient. Learn more at
26/05/201m 31s

Harmful algal bloom reports are on the rise

Heavy downpours contribute to the problem by washing nutrients into waterways. Learn more at
25/05/201m 31s
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