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Your 6-Step Guide to Climate Change

By The Nature Conservancy When the world's foremost authority on climate change (1500 reviewing scientists from 47 countries) released its most recent findings, I was pleased that several friends a…

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21 Crazy Facts About Food Waste In America

The world learned some devastating truths about itself this past week. Not only did we learn that 9 out of 10 of us throw away food long before it's spoiled, we also found out that all that rotting fo…

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Warning: This Gas Pump May Cause Drought and Famine

These days, we see warning labels everywhere. These messages tell us to stay away, use extreme caution, or keep things out of the reach of children. But what impact do they really have on our actions?…

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Bill Nye Speaks Up About Climate Change (Video)

Bill Nye the Science Guy passionately explains his media role regarding climate change, science news and evolution. Most of us can recall his kid-friendly television show filled with kooky scientifi…

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How Cookies and Jello Help Explain Climate Change

My preschoolers ask a lot of questions. Parents know that their children’s curiosities come in the form of relentless questions. On a recent trip to Lake Erie to visit the beach where I've spent many …

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How Global Warming & Superstorms Make Us Sick

We drove to Brooklyn a few weekends ago to help our son celebrate his 30th birthday. It was a good visit, except for his coughing jags. He may be an adult, but I’m still his mom. I gave him no peace u…

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How Climate Change Worsens Your Allergies

When my four-year-old sees spring flowers blooming, he doesn’t comment on the colors or the fragrance. Instead, he says: “Does this flower make pollen, Mommy?” That’s because his beloved babysitter is…

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Is Climate Change Funny?

I recently heard a stand-up comedian who devoted a good chunk of his monologue to “global warming” (aka, climate change).  First, he joked that he wasn’t sure how to personally prepare – so he bought …

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Does Climate Change Mix With Religion?

When I was a college freshman looking for extra credit, I stumbled into my campus' Environmental Stewardship Society’s service project. It set out to clean up the creek bed that ran through campus. As…

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Oysters Threatened by Ocean Acidification

In my last blog, I celebrated emerging efforts to restore native Olympia oysters in San Francisco Bay for their value in mitigating coastal erosion, improving water quality, and other benefits. But…

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