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A Climate Change Conference Without the Carbon

Having a hard time imagining what 100,000 pounds of carbon dioxide actually looks like?

How Two Tribal Women Are Fighting to Protect the Arctic From Oil Drilling

The Gwich'in people of Alaska and Northern Canada have fought for three decades to protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil …

"People’s Hearing" Demands Oversight of FERC for Allegedly Rubber-stamping Pipeline and Gas Projects

Since 1977, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has been quietly reviewing and authorizing liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals, interstate …

Solar Panels have been Benefitting the Climate ‘since 2011’

In 2011, solar power reached a tipping point. This was the year when the solar industry had saved more greenhouse gases than it emitted.

After Flint Failure, EPA Refocuses Federal Drinking Water Role

The lead contamination scandal that unraveled in Flint the last two years and the failure of local, state, and federal officials to address it brought …

The Rise of Community Energy

Around the world, the idea that communities install, own, and enjoy some of the benefits of renewable energy is growing fast.

State of The Transition, November 2016: Steps forward continue to outnumber steps back

The global energy transition remains in a state of net forward momentum as of the end of November.

Investigating Environmental Racism

In Nova Scotia, minority and low-income communities are disproportionately located near degraded environments. An ongoing research project raises awareness …

Whole Systems, Humility, and Empathy—Thoughts about a Sustainable and Resilient Politics

If we were to consider the recent election and its aftermath as a dry run or a sort of stress-test for the way the more liberal half of America will respond to the emerging climate crisis, the …

Standing Rock: Cautiously Optimistic as International Solidarity Builds

This morning, the water flows a little easier in the Cannonball River.

Climate Science Communication: Trust begets Trust

Why are we failing at communicating the danger of climate change?
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