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How Climate Change Makes Our Food Less Safe (and less abundant)

An EU study looked at how climate change is impacting our food safety now and projected what global warming could mean for the future of food safety. How will climate change affect the future of our f…

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Can We End Our Fossil Fuel Addiction by 2050?

If you feel any sense of guilt while filling your car with gas or sitting in traffic amongst dozens of other burning cars, you are not alone. No matter how much time we spend willing people and govern…

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Climate Change: 20+ Reasons for Hope

Good news about climate change? We all know the bad news when it comes to climate change. Climate change is here. It’s big. It’s bad. It’s hurting us. It’s hurting our economies. What most peopl…

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‘Global Chorus’: Hope for Earth’s Future

What do Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama and Green Diva Lynn Hasselberger have in common? They’re all featured in Global Chorus, a beautiful book filled with wise words from 365 leaders (and “regular…

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Should Companies That Burn Fossil Fuels Pay a Dividend to Citizens?

If companies that drill for oil or mine coal had to pay a dividend to people who live in the state or province where the drilling and mining occur, would they drill or mine less? As a result, would ca…

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Always Be Prepared: 4 Ways Communities are Prepping for Severe Weather

Hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, flooding. In the face of increasingly severe and erratic storms and droughts, communities are focused on solutions. From mangroves that protect coasts to cutting-ed…

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A Grandfather on Climate Change & The Poem That Led to Activism

I became a grandfather for the first time in the summer of 2005. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Life doesn’t really prepare you for this role. Why, it seems just like yesterday that I was a grand…

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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How is Climate Change Impacting Your Community?

Climate listening… can you hear me now? Are you experiencing climate change impact in your community? And in what ways are folks rallying to adapt and meet the challenges caused by climate disrupti…

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12 Wacky Weather Facts: From Moonbows to Blood Rain

With our warming climate, weird weather is making headlines nearly monthly - abominable snowstorms, crippling heat waves and  flash flood of biblical proportions. But weird weather has been around lon…

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