Climate Connections

By Yale Center for Environmental Communication

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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.

Episode Date
Energy efficiency can help make housing affordable
01:31

Making buildings more efficient can reduce utility bills. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 20, 2020
Children are especially vulnerable to extreme weather
01:31

They can’t protect themselves, so they must rely on adults to care for them. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 19, 2020
‘Youth Climate Leaders’ helps young people build careers as climate leaders
01:31

Cassia Moraes and her organization are helping youth access training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 16, 2020
What is an IPCC report?
01:31

Members of the IPCC are tasked with providing a scientific view of climate change and its impacts. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 15, 2020
Austin’s population is booming. Its energy consumption is not
01:31

Thanks in part to energy audits, the city is keeping its carbon pollution under control. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 14, 2020
Owning a business on the front line of sea-level rise
01:31

Jamie Anderson’s bookstore in Manteo, North Carolina, has flooded six times in eight years. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 13, 2020
Dakota Access Pipeline opponent says she’s a protector, not a protestor
01:31

Madonna Thunder Hawk of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has spent decades fighting for Native land and water. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 12, 2020
New charging stations help EV owners road-trip
01:31

Electrify America is installing stations along major highways on two east-west corridors. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 09, 2020
Many companies pledge to cut carbon. But that’s just the first step
01:31

A nonprofit called the Climate Registry is helping businesses measure their emissions and share the results.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 08, 2020
Could a perennial wheatgrass help farmers adapt to climate change?
01:31

Farmers are testing a long-lived, long-rooted relative of conventional wheat. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 07, 2020
Why young people sued the U.S. government over climate change
01:31

A lawyer for Juliana v. United States says the plaintiffs’ strategy is worthwhile, despite a legal setback. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 06, 2020
Why one man decided to cut back on air travel
01:31

He wants his actions to line up with his personal values. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 05, 2020
Vail Resorts invests in massive Nebraska wind farm
01:31

The ski resort company has committed to buying 310,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 02, 2020
How green banks drive investment in renewable energy
01:31

Collectively, efforts by members of the American Green Bank Consortium have led to over $5 billion in new clean energy investments. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 01, 2020
What is ‘intersectional environmentalism’?
01:31

Activist Leah Thomas is calling on environmentalists to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 30, 2020
Global demand for U.S. military assistance grows
01:31

The military often provides aid when a weather disaster or humanitarian crisis strikes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 29, 2020
Savannah residents nurture young trees in vacant lots
01:31

The trees will help replace those lost to storms and development. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 28, 2020
Renewables could help Caribbean become more hurricane-resilient
01:31

Solar panels connected to microgrids can come back online quickly after a storm. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 25, 2020
Low-income communities of color must be included climate action, activist says
01:31

‘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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 24, 2020
Why a farmer is nurturing his soil
01:31

He’s decreasing the need for synthetic fertilizers and helping store carbon in the ground. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 23, 2020
Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says
01:31

Dan Misch says it will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign fuels and reduce the worst impacts of climate change. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 22, 2020
Why Miami is vulnerable to sea-level rise
01:31

Miami resident Mario Alejandro Ariza, who wrote a book on the topic, explains. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 21, 2020
Scientist seeks old vacation photos from Acadia National Park
01:31

Stephanie Spera is studying the potential impact of climate change on fall foliage in the park. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 18, 2020
Sen. Debbie Stabenow calls Great Lakes’ rapid warming ‘incredibly alarming’
01:31

Warming waters are a threat to Michigan’s economy and way of life, she says. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 17, 2020
Apple-growing is getting more difficult in many areas
01:31

One Midwest grower says his industry will need to adapt to a wetter climate. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 16, 2020
Risk of gender-based violence grows after weather disasters
01:31

It’s important for emergency planners to consider as the weather grows more extreme. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 15, 2020
Obstacles remain to getting electric trucks on the road
01:31

Consultant David Gardiner says offering government incentives and adding more charging stations could help.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 14, 2020
Evangelical author encourages Christians to care for the Earth
01:31

Many scriptures describe people as caretakers of creation, Lindsay Linsky says. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 11, 2020
Are buses an overlooked climate solution?
01:31

Unlike hyperloops or self-driving cars, bus systems are here and now. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 10, 2020
NYC residents document sea-level rise in coastal neighborhoods
01:31

The Community Flood Watch Project is collecting resident reports of flooding in Jamaica Bay. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 09, 2020
Tech startup aims to connect small farms with local consumers
01:31

Founder Janelle Maiocco says people are hungry for convenient, sustainable options. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 08, 2020
One woman’s story of living through California’s recent wildfires
01:31

‘We've never seen one like this in my lifetime here.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 07, 2020
Sen. Debbie Stabenow says farmers can help reduce global warming
01:31

The Democrat from Michigan says many people in agriculture want to address the problem. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 04, 2020
Young conservative speaks up about the climate
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‘Now I know that I'm not the only one that sees things the way that I do.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 03, 2020
Costly ‘refined coal’ subsidy is failing to achieve air pollution goals
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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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 02, 2020
City turns flood-prone properties into a trail system
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It’s one of a number of steps that Elkhart, Indiana, is taking to prevent flooding. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 01, 2020
How California could become carbon-neutral within 25 years
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According to a plan developed by utility Southern California Edison. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 31, 2020
Mid-Atlantic, Northeast states work to cut CO2 from transportation
01:31

Transportation is a major source of carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 28, 2020
Coffee farmers, nonprofit work to slow deforestation in Peru
01:31

One strategy is to grow coffee in the shade. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 27, 2020
Ancient Tennessee River floods hold a warning for the future
01:31

Researcher Lisa Davis has found evidence of enormous floods of the past – and she says similar events could happen again. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 26, 2020
Preserving produce can help you eat more local food
01:31

Berries, peppers, root vegetables and more can be stored for the winter months. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 25, 2020
Maggot farm in South Africa reduces food waste
01:31

The insects eat leftovers that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 24, 2020
How farmers and ranchers keep animals safe during hurricanes
01:31

Beef cattle are surprisingly resilient, but horses are a different story. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 21, 2020
Synthetic fertilizers are heating the planet
01:31

The fertilizers are a major source of heat-trapping nitrous oxide emissions. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 20, 2020
California’s cap-and-trade program pays for clean water fund
01:31

A 2019 law allocates up to $130 million to solutions each year for a decade. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 19, 2020
Few companies consider health impacts of their environmental practices
01:31

For example, pharmaceutical companies may not account for the air pollution generated by transporting their medicines. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 18, 2020
Nuns agree to turn former convent into flood-prevention project
01:31

The convent suffered flooding, a lightning strike, and a fire. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 17, 2020
Smart thermostats help Illinois residents save energy and money
01:31

A utility has been providing free thermostats to low- and middle-income customers. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 14, 2020
Wisconsin farmer says growing food is getting harder
01:31

As the climate warms, the weather is growing more erratic. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 13, 2020
Renewable energy needs more female leaders and leaders of color, researcher says
01:31

‘A more inclusive, diverse leadership is essential.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 12, 2020
Global warming threatens Atlantic puffin recovery in Maine
01:31

Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is driving their fish food sources to cooler waters. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 11, 2020
Teen changes stepdad’s mind on global warming
01:31

Both used to think the problem was a hoax. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 10, 2020
What happens when livestock escape after big storms?
01:31

In Sarasota County, Florida, a trained team responds to agricultural emergencies. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 07, 2020
Scientist’s work to protect fish could be undone by climate change
01:31

Andrew Rosenberg helped write regulations to address overfishing in New England and the mid-Atlantic. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 06, 2020
Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change
01:31

The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 05, 2020
Rising heat could disproportionately harm African-American communities
01:31

Extreme heat is growing more common because of global warming. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 04, 2020
Port of Virginia cuts carbon dioxide emissions with hybrid cargo carriers
01:31

The cost of the new carriers is offset by fuel savings. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 03, 2020
Farmers earn income by leasing land for solar
01:31

It’s one way for them to continue making money from their land post-retirement. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 31, 2020
Erosion along Lake Michigan worsens
01:31

Winter storms destroyed more than 40 feet of beach in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 30, 2020
What is ocean acidification?
01:31

It’s a problem that threatens entire ecosystems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 29, 2020
Deliberate flooding could recharge an Idaho river
01:31

It’s a promising way to store water for summer use. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 28, 2020
A relatively simple change could reduce bat fatalities from wind turbines
01:31

The turbines kill more than 500,000 bats each year, scientists estimate. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 27, 2020
Town protects economy after coal-plant closure
01:31

The plant had been the town’s biggest taxpayer. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 24, 2020
Heat waves can be ‘silent killers’
01:31

And in Portland, Oregon, people of color and those with less education live in the hottest parts of the city. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 23, 2020
Idaho farmers jointly cut water consumption
01:31

They rely on the dwindling Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 22, 2020
Why cutting meat consumption can help the climate
01:31

University of British Columbia researcher Seth Wynes offers guidance. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 21, 2020
Canadian company recycles minerals from electric vehicle batteries
01:31

‘There's opportunity there to reuse those materials, make them as good as new.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 20, 2020
Company creates climate-friendlier bricks
01:31

Called K-Briqs, they’re made from construction and demolition waste. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 17, 2020
Former Iowa Gov. Chet Culver pushes energy efficiency
01:31

He says prioritizing efficiency could drive economic growth. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 16, 2020
States, province work together on forest health
01:31

Government agencies are sharing data and strategies to protect forests as wildfires grow larger. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 15, 2020
New York City paints rooftops white
01:31

It’s one of several steps the city is taking to protect vulnerable people from heat waves. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 14, 2020
Melting glaciers sound like frying bacon
01:31

Monitoring their pops and crackles could help scientists track the speed of glacial melt. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 13, 2020
New EV charging stations pop up across San Diego
01:31

Getting people into electric cars is one strategy for protecting the climate. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 10, 2020
Handyman program helps seniors save energy
01:31

When program workers visit a home to do repairs, they also help clients take advantage of energy efficiency programs. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 09, 2020
Farmers learn alternative to slashing and burning rainforests
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The technique is known as Inga alley cropping. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 08, 2020
Days with heat index above 105°F could quadruple by 2050
01:31

If people don’t take action to reduce global warming. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 07, 2020
Iowa cities and towns invest in renewable energy
01:31

Global warming isn’t always the main motivation. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 06, 2020
Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise
01:31

But some brands are working to reduce their impact. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 03, 2020
Extreme weather spells trouble for Gulf Coast oysters
01:31

Oysters suffer when there’s too much rain — and also when there’s not enough. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 02, 2020
How one farmer is adding carbon to the soil
01:31

Like the animals that once roamed western Wisconsin, Jim Munsch's cattle never graze in the same place for long. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 01, 2020
Giant towers made of bricks can store energy
01:31

Each brick weighs more than a fully loaded school bus. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 30, 2020
What if Medicaid paid for trees?
01:31

Trees and green spaces can help prevent health problems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 29, 2020
Social-media savvy youth climate movement undeterred by COVID-19
01:31

For many young people, leveraging online platforms is nothing new.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 26, 2020
Low-income neighborhoods often have fewer trees than other areas
01:31

But in Portland, Oregon, a nonprofit is working to reverse that inequity. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 25, 2020
Initiative helps people make their homes safer and more energy efficient
01:31

‘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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 24, 2020
Researchers turn carbon pollution into minerals
01:31

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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 23, 2020
‘Fearless grandmothers’ stand up for young climate activists
01:31

‘Law enforcement are always a little bit surprised at seeing grandmothers ... blockading streets.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 22, 2020
Why a one-time vegan became a hunter
01:31

‘That was the first time that I felt like I was part of nature and part of the food system.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 19, 2020
Hands-on curriculum teaches kids about mosquitoes
01:31

The lessons are designed to spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking skills. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 18, 2020
Survivors of Hurricane Maria hand out fruit trees
01:31

‘Regreen Puerto Rico’ is working to reforest the island and improve food security. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 17, 2020
Tech competition seeks climate, COVID-19 solutions
01:31

Developers are asked to solve social problems in exchange for cash prizes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 16, 2020
When sheep and solar panels team up, everyone wins
01:31

It’s one of the best combinations, baa none.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 15, 2020
Swift action on global warming could help protect national parks
01:31

Acting quickly to cut carbon pollution could reduce the expected heat increase in national parks by up to two-thirds. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 12, 2020
Retreat from rising seas may require more than moving homes
01:31

When people relocate, they will also need jobs, schools, community centers, hospitals — and each other. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 11, 2020
Nature Conservancy maps areas where turbines pose minimal danger to wildlife
01:31

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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 10, 2020
Entrepreneurs aim to remove carbon pollution from the air
01:31

‘Visionary leaders and entrepreneurs can really have a hand in scaling these carbon removal solutions.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 09, 2020
Midwest marijuana industry could increase energy consumption
01:31

But energy efficiency measures could blunt the impact. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 08, 2020
Hazelnuts could be a climate-friendly crop for the Midwest
01:31

The deep roots of the trees help store carbon in the soil. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 05, 2020
Fifth Third bank goes 100% solar
01:31

The bank invested in a massive solar farm in North Carolina. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 04, 2020
Turning abandoned shrimp farms into mangrove ecosystems
01:31

Vast areas of mangrove forest in Thailand were destroyed to make room for the shrimp farms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 03, 2020
Farmer grows greens year-round in Minnesota
01:31

She raises winter kale, arugula, and baby greens for her community. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 02, 2020
Recorded sounds lure fish back to Great Barrier Reef
01:31

A portion of the Great Barrier Reef had gone quiet after a major bleaching event damaged corals. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jun 01, 2020
California winery finds clever way to cut carbon pollution
01:31

They took a close look at their wine bottles. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 29, 2020
Colorado College achieves carbon neutrality
01:31

‘This was a pretty audacious goal when we set it.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 28, 2020
Humans will determine fate of Greenland’s ice sheet
01:31

Most of the ice sheet will likely remain frozen if the world aggressively cuts carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 27, 2020
Nonprofit helps Sonoma County recover from wildfires
01:31

La Luz Center aims to make the community more resilient. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 26, 2020
Harmful algal bloom reports are on the rise
01:31

Heavy downpours contribute to the problem by washing nutrients into waterways. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 25, 2020
Republican Bob Inglis offers climate message for conservatives
01:31

He wants to harness free enterprise to cut carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 22, 2020
To adapt to climate change, some tea growers must plan ahead
01:31

The economic life cycle of a tea bush lasts 60 to 80 years. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 21, 2020
Time in nature helped therapist cope with disaster
01:31

‘Ecotherapy’ turned personal for Linda Buzzell after wildfires and mudslides devastated her home city. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 20, 2020
Hurricanes and hazardous chemicals can be an explosive combination
01:31

The Arkema chemical plant near Houston caught fire after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, forcing an evacuation. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 19, 2020
Farmer creates nature-based planting calendar
01:31

As growing seasons become more erratic, he says traditional farming calendars aren’t working as well anymore. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 18, 2020
NASA satellites help scientists understand climate change
01:31

‘We can … tell people, ‘We’re really seeing this. We know what’s going on.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 15, 2020
Better soil health can help farmers adapt to extreme weather
01:31

And that’s just one of the benefits, case studies suggest. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 14, 2020
California startup aims to help polluters recycle CO2
01:31

The startup’s new technology could help companies turn carbon pollution into alternative fuels or plastics. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 13, 2020
Researcher says EPA power plant rule does little to address global warming
01:31

The rule is projected to reduce carbon pollution by less than 1% beyond having no policy at all. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 12, 2020
Fort Knox prepares for more extreme weather
01:31

Backup power systems at the Army installation provide electricity even when regional power is knocked out. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 11, 2020
Missouri Botanical Garden helps local residents go solar
01:31

More than 70 participants in the ‘Grow Solar St. Louis’ program have installed solar panels. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 08, 2020
Researchers aim to cut energy footprint of indoor farms
01:31

Plant lighting, ventilation, and heating and cooling systems all contribute to the energy demand. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 07, 2020
A Georgia clam farmer worries about the climate
01:31

He says extreme weather and increasingly acidic water could take a toll on his business. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 06, 2020
Why Arctic permafrost thawing matters
01:31

‘It turns out it’s hugely consequential.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 05, 2020
Woman’s faith leads her to climate activism
01:31

‘On a very deep … level, faith and climate connect as a moral issue.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 04, 2020
Carbon credits help cities fund tree plantings
01:31

The nonprofit City Forest Credits has funded plantings in Austin, Texas, and near Seattle, Washington. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

May 01, 2020
California utility SDG&E works to prevent wildfires
01:31

The risk is growing as the climate warms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 30, 2020
Colombian youth push government to address deforestation
01:31

A successful lawsuit led by children and young adults has put pressure on the national government. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 29, 2020
More than 2,000 farmers sign letter in support of climate action
01:31

U.S. farms are threatened by droughts, wildfires, and heavy downpours. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 28, 2020
Gas station replaces pumps with electric vehicle chargers
01:31

RS Automotive in Takoma Park, Maryland, also repairs electric vehicles and hybrids. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 27, 2020
Beavers could help in adapting to climate change
01:31

Their ponds can provide flood control and natural fire breaks. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 24, 2020
Device that protects tree seedlings could aid forest restoration
01:31

‘The Nucleário’ was invented by Brazilian brothers Bruno and Pedro Rutman. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 23, 2020
Youth-led Earth Day strikes go digital
01:31

Many young people are worried about global warming. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 22, 2020
Oceans advocacy group calls for a ‘Blue New Deal’
01:31

Their goal is to protect ocean health and help coastal communities adapt to climate change. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 21, 2020
How gardeners can help an endangered bumblebee
01:31

Once common in the Northeast and Midwest, populations of the rusty patched bumblebee have declined by about 90%. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 20, 2020
New England art project draws attention to global warming
01:31

Artist Thomas Starr’s ‘Remembrance of Climate Futures’ project imagines how towns might be affected in the future. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 17, 2020
Training program teaches laborers how to launch sustainable farms
01:31

Participants learn how to write business plans, care for chickens, and more. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 16, 2020
Toolkit helps developers design affordable, climate-friendly residences
01:31

One new solar-powered development in L.A. houses formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 15, 2020
A horrific drought in the 1870s offers a warning
01:31

During the ‘Great Drought,’ crop failures led to famine that killed about 50 million people. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 14, 2020
Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels
01:31

So far, more than 150 Catholic banks, universities, foundations, and others have pledged to end their investments in fossil fuels. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 13, 2020
Tool helps people choose correct plants for rain gardens
01:31

It’s designed for users in the Milwaukee area. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 10, 2020
Monitoring project helps Colorado communities prepare for water shortages
01:31

Nine stations in the Roaring Fork Valley are gathering information about the moisture stored in soil. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 09, 2020
Dubuque, Iowa, helps residents recover from floods
01:31

A comprehensive program aims to address residents’ social and economic needs. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 08, 2020
Arctic warming puts ringed seals in peril
01:31

‘They’re likely to become endangered.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 07, 2020
Cookbook offers meatless, climate-friendly recipes
01:31

‘Decolonize Your Diet’ includes recipes for pumpkin empanadas, sweet potato tacos, and more. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 06, 2020
Global warming could devastate Mexican fisheries
01:31

But with proper management, the fishing industry can continue to thrive. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 03, 2020
Preserving farmland could help the climate, advocate says
01:31

If managed well, farmland can soak up heat-trapping carbon pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 02, 2020
Tennessee encourages organizations, businesses to cut food waste
01:31

More than a third of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Apr 01, 2020
Global warming fuels tree-killing bark beetles
01:31

The beetles have killed more than 5% of the forested area in the Western U.S. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 31, 2020
Amateur team builds ultra-efficient electric car in a barn
01:31

Their futuristic car was a serious contender at the Automotive X Prize competition. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 30, 2020
Designer cuts carbon from her clothing line
01:31

She strives to produce low-waste clothing that will last a long time. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 27, 2020
Current oil and gas projects will warm Earth past 1.5°C:
01:31

Holding warming to only 1.5 degrees Celsius would greatly reduce the consequences of climate change. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 26, 2020
Remotely managed farms help amateur farmers grow food indoors
01:31

An app alerts customers when it’s time to harvest. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 25, 2020
Global warming shortens Arctic ice road season
01:31

Isolated communities depend on a network of roads on frozen rivers and lakes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 24, 2020
Citizen science project is changing the climate conversation
01:31

It’s ‘a way to start a conversation that wasn’t politicized right from the beginning.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 23, 2020
Chicago house was designed to send a message
01:31

The home’s wealthy owner wanted to invest in green design. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 20, 2020
Fish swim away from warming waters
01:31

It’s creating a ‘massive issue’ for the fishing industry. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 19, 2020
Iowa city has clever solution for flooding problem
01:31

Heavy rains have been ‘wreaking havoc’ downtown. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 18, 2020
Nonprofit helps low-income people go solar
01:31

Staffer Juan Parra wants clean, renewable energy to reach the people who need it most. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 17, 2020
To design a more climate-friendly building, borrow from nature
01:31

Buildings that take advantage of natural light and ventilation require much less energy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 16, 2020
Solutions journalism covers more than bad news
01:31

Under this approach, journalists rigorously report on potential solutions to society’s problems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 13, 2020
Fort Collins cuts carbon from city operations by 20%
01:31

Carbon pollution from residents and businesses is falling at a similar pace. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 12, 2020
EPA encourages manufacturers to save energy
01:31

More than 1,000 plants have signed up for the Energy Star Challenge for Industry.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 11, 2020
Tool helps Indiana towns prepare for climate change
01:31

The Hoosier Resilience Index offers projections for precipitation and heat. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 10, 2020
Northwest climate may support almond crops by 2050
01:31

Today, about 80% of the global supply is grown in California. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 09, 2020
App helps restaurants reduce food waste
01:31

Instead of discarding food at the end of the day, restaurants connect with customers looking for discounted meals. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 06, 2020
A confrontational new musical piece about climate change
01:31

Composer Steven Bryant says the music expresses his psychological journey of wrestling with the problem. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 05, 2020
Oregon’s coastal high marshes likely to shrink as sea levels rise
01:31

The wetlands buffer coastal communities from waves and flooding during storms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 04, 2020
New York Olympic region earns LEED gold
01:31

The coveted certification has long been offered for buildings, but now communities can earn it, too. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 03, 2020
Teens convince their city to act on climate
01:31

They also went door-to-door to help residents go solar. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Mar 02, 2020
Skiers, snowboarders send snow data to scientists
01:31

Thousands of volunteers from around the world have submitted observations to the Community Snow Observations project. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 28, 2020
Climate change is making some hurricanes more severe
01:31

Hotter oceans are providing more fuel for the storms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 27, 2020
Cities set up shelters to protect residents from wildfire smoke
01:31

Breathing wildfire smoke is harmful, especially for people with heart conditions or lung diseases such as asthma. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 26, 2020
Ice skaters help scientists monitor winter weather
01:31

The skaters are witnessing the consequences of warming winters firsthand. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 25, 2020
Goats, a climate-friendly option for clearing brush
01:31

‘It's not just a novelty. It actually works.’  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 24, 2020
Dog groomer cuts his carbon footprint
01:31

He’s saving money, too. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 21, 2020
Hottest places in a city often low-income neighborhoods
01:31

According to block-by-block temperature data. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 20, 2020
Wildfires could exacerbate water shortages
01:31

Snow that falls in burned areas melts more quickly in the spring. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 19, 2020
Farms inside shipping containers grow local produce
01:31

The crops grow vertically under LED lights. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 18, 2020
Climate change is coming for D.C.’s Tidal Basin
01:31

The area is known for its iconic cherry trees and the Jefferson Memorial. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 17, 2020
How ‘forest bathing’ can relieve stress
01:31

A forest therapy guide says the practice increases mindfulness and appreciation of trees. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 14, 2020
More cities buy electricity in bulk
01:31

It’s a strategy known as community choice aggregation. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 13, 2020
Solid-state batteries could be game-changing for EVs
01:31

The emerging technology would enable cars to travel farther on a single charge. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 12, 2020
Severe wildfires transform forests in the Cascades
01:31

Some species are struggling to grow back, and more drought-tolerant trees are moving in. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 11, 2020
Climate change threatens health, but nurses could help
01:31

Warming temperatures increase the risk of heat stroke, asthma, and other health problems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 10, 2020
Solar panels go online in Fayetteville, Arkansas
01:31

The recent installation generates enough electricity to run the city’s wastewater treatment plants. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 07, 2020
Therapist launches website about climate anxiety
01:31

He says it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on emotions about global warming. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 06, 2020
New York City startup turns food waste into fertilizer
01:31

It can be used to grow crops in indoor hydroponic farms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 05, 2020
California mom works to support youth climate movement
01:31

‘I’m extremely concerned about the future of my boys.” Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 04, 2020
Louisiana’s $50 billion plan to protect its coast
01:31

Its land is sinking and eroding, and sea-level rise could make the problem worse. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Feb 03, 2020
Electric vehicles likely to become dominant
01:31

But the change won’t happen overnight. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 31, 2020
Insurance companies drop some California homeowner policies
01:31

Other homeowners are seeing higher premiums. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 30, 2020
Save fuel and reduce pollution by avoiding idling
01:31

If you’re going to idle for more than 10 seconds, it’s more efficient to shut off your car. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 29, 2020
Jane Fonda turns to climate activism
01:31

‘When you're famous, there's a real responsibility to use that celebrity in the best possible way you can.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 28, 2020
There’s no substitute for Earth, astronomer says
01:31

Debra Fischer has spent a career studying planets in other solar systems. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 27, 2020
How a Chicago suburb made solar simple for residents
01:31

Now panels are going up across town. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 24, 2020
Calif. carbon trading program helps disadvantaged communities
01:31

Fresno is receiving $66 million for walking trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, and more. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 23, 2020
Cities can’t solve climate change on their own
01:31

They can make progress, but they need state and federal help, too, says sustainability manager Carol Davis of Blacksburg, Virginia. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 22, 2020
Solar projects to help New Yorkers stay safe during disasters
01:31

Solar and battery systems will power a few ambulance stations and community buildings. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 21, 2020
Solar systems power up South African shacks
01:31

A project in the !Kheis municipality has brought electricity to more than 500 homes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 20, 2020
EVs likely to be as cheap as conventional cars by 2025
01:31

The price of vehicle batteries is falling rapidly. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 17, 2020
California’s housing prices drive development in high-risk fire zones
01:31

More high-density residential construction in urban areas could help alleviate the problem. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 16, 2020
Theater project helps people visualize flood scenarios
01:31

It enables people to connect with climate data in a visceral way. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 15, 2020
Cleaning up the air in China could save lives
01:31

Air pollution, largely caused by burning coal, leads to more than one million early deaths in China each year. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 14, 2020
Midlothian, Illinois, residents fight ‘terrifying’ floods
01:31

The region is experiencing more intense downpours as the climate changes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 13, 2020
Knox College students build campus rain gardens
01:31

The gardens help the campus drainage system during heavy rains. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 10, 2020
Lawyers take a stand for renewable energy
01:31

A new initiative at Columbia University provides free help to people facing legal obstacles to renewable energy projects. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 09, 2020
Interactive tool shows climate threats to backyard birds
01:31

It displays information by ZIP code. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 08, 2020
Detroit Zoo turns poo into electricity
01:31

The zoo is harnessing energy from food waste and herbivore manure. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 07, 2020
Glaciers in the Olympic Mountains could vanish this century
01:31

The glaciers shrank 40% between 1981 and 2015, largely because of human-caused global warming. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 06, 2020
Cancun businesses insure a coral reef
01:31

A healthy reef helps protect Cancun’s hotels and resorts from storm damage. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 03, 2020
Few countries on track to meet Paris climate goals
01:31

Meeting the targets is still possible, but it will take ambitious climate action. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 02, 2020
Tucson-based programs help residents harvest rainwater
01:31

Collecting rainwater reduces the burden on the city’s water supply. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jan 01, 2020
HVAC manufacturers could play big role in cutting carbon pollution
01:31

Ingersoll Rand has pledged to cut its customers’ carbon footprint by one gigaton by 2030. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 31, 2019
New York City spends billions on flood protection
01:31

Storm surge from Superstorm Sandy badly damaged the city’s transportation system. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 30, 2019
Artist uses artificial reefs as canvases
01:31

‘I wanted to really symbolize the human side of the ocean and how we're all connected.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 27, 2019
D.C. program trains young people in environmental leadership
01:31

Participants work on projects ranging from solar installations to water quality testing. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 26, 2019
Santa’s North Pole home is melting
01:31

The Arctic has already lost 40% of its summertime ice cover. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 25, 2019
Man trades his desk chair for a bicycle seat
01:31

He biked from British Columbia to New Mexico to gather stories for a film about climate change. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 24, 2019
The case for growing lettuce in New England
01:31

Lettuce titans California and Arizona are likely to experience more droughts as the climate warms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 23, 2019
How buildings stayed cool before AC
01:31

Architects used clever techniques to help occupants stay comfortable. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 20, 2019
Dominica native wants to protect climate migrants
01:31

International law offers little protection to people displaced by the impacts of climate change, says Columbia University’s Ama Francis. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 19, 2019
Why hope is critical to addressing climate change
01:31

According to conservation psychologist John Fraser. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 18, 2019
What is carbon removal, and why is it important?
01:31

Scientists are working on ways to suck carbon from the air. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 17, 2019
Environmental group plans satellite launch to monitor methane
01:31

Methane is a potent global warming pollutant. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 16, 2019
It’s time for Audubon’s Christmas bird count
01:31

Birders across North America are capturing data that helps scientists understand how climate change is altering bird habitats. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 13, 2019
Fort Sumter contends with rising seas and storms
01:31

The fort was heavily bombarded during the Civil War — and now it faces new threats. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 12, 2019
Flooring manufacturer cuts carbon pollution
01:31

Large companies should prioritize climate change, Interface’s chief sustainability officer says. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 11, 2019
New York City targets carbon pollution from buildings
01:31

Many large apartment buildings need retrofits to boost their efficiency. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 10, 2019
Clam shack lost to rising seas and storms
01:31

Liam’s, on Cape Cod’s Nauset beach, was demolished in 2018. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 09, 2019
Hockey players plan game at North Pole
01:31

The goal is to bring attention to the climate crisis. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 06, 2019
Electric buses charge up quickly with wireless systems
01:31

They’re already in use in Long Beach, California. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 05, 2019
How climate change influences immigration to the U.S.
01:31

Protracted drought and crop failures are part of why people in Central America are fleeing their homes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 04, 2019
Professor locks herself to pipeline construction equipment
01:31

She was arrested for her actions. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 03, 2019
Advocate: Parents can play a role in youth climate strikes
01:31

She says an adult’s presence can help keep strikers safe — and it’s an act of solidarity. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Dec 02, 2019
How heat pumps can shrink CO2 footprints
01:31

These efficient devices work even in cold climates. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 29, 2019
How Cornell is adapting to extreme weather
01:31

A rain garden, porous asphalt, and other features help the campus cope with heavier downpours. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 28, 2019
Energy costs burden low-income families
01:31

Weatherization programs can help. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 27, 2019
Wind energy on the rise in the Great Plains
01:31

A U.S. grid operator in the region briefly generated more than 65% of its power from wind last April. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 26, 2019
Energy efficiency jobs grow in the Midwest
01:31

Regional investments in efficiency have soared to $1.5 billion annually. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 25, 2019
Why a motorcyclist decided to go electric
01:31

‘I would unquestionably say that if you’re a motorcyclist you should at least try out an electric motorcycle.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 22, 2019
Many farmers feel unprepared for extreme weather
01:31

Fruit and vegetable growers in the Northeast say they lack the skills and money to cope with drought and record rainfall. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 21, 2019
Solar industry lacks diversity, report finds
01:31

But a growing number of companies are working to increase representation of women and people of color, the report says. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 20, 2019
One reason why cities keep building in coastal areas
01:31

It has to do with property taxes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 19, 2019
NASA scientist injects humor into the climate conversation
01:31

Oceanographer Josh Willis is also known as ‘Climate Elvis.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 18, 2019
Therapist collects dreams about climate change
01:31

Sometimes, climate change is a literal nightmare. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 15, 2019
Colombia’s carbon tax could help protect the Amazon
01:31

The tax also aims to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 14, 2019
Connecticut town sets up a climate fund
01:31

The money could be used for repairing flooded bridges, elevating houses, improving stormwater drainage, and more. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 13, 2019
Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering
01:31

‘We should look at all possible options that we have in our climate change response toolbox.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 12, 2019
Veteran urges other veterans to join climate fight
01:31

He says addressing the problem will take a mobilization on the scale of World War II. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 11, 2019
Farmers turn degraded land into green pasture
01:31

They’d been told their land was unsuitable for agriculture. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 08, 2019
Climate change linked to huge health costs
01:31

Just 10 extreme events in 2012 cost $1.6 billion in healthcare and lost wages, according to the NRDC. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 07, 2019
How batteries in electric school buses could feed the grid
01:31

During the summer, idle school buses could be put to work in energy storage. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 06, 2019
‘Dish Truck’ helps events reduce single-use plastic
01:31

Founder Joey Diana Gates of Ithaca, New York, wanted to cut down on ‘mountains and mountains of garbage.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 05, 2019
New York Yankees go to bat on climate change
01:31

Their huge platform could encourage a cultural shift. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 04, 2019
Berkeley bans natural gas from some buildings
01:31

Natural gas is a significant source of carbon pollution.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Nov 01, 2019
Climate change could bring vampire bats to the U.S.
01:31

Researchers modeled where the bats might move as the climate warms.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 31, 2019
Energy-efficient homes can improve quality of life
01:31

They can be quieter, more comfortable, and have better air quality. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 30, 2019
Baltimore converts vacant lots into usable green space
01:31

Hundreds of lots have been transformed. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 29, 2019
Why climate change is a property rights issue
01:31

Law professor Jonathan Adler says framing the issue this way could inspire more support for climate action. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 28, 2019
Gas driller becomes climate-conscious farmer
01:31

‘I’m doing my bit to make food better, make soil better.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 25, 2019
Farmer experiments with more climate-friendly rice cultivation
01:31

Conventional rice paddies emit a lot of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 24, 2019
Marginalized Louisiana residents learn to lead on climate
01:31

Low-income communities of color face some of the worst threats from rising seas. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 23, 2019
Nonprofit helps Latinos spend time in nature
01:31

‘There is a gap, definitely, between communities of color — Latino communities — and access to these green spaces.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 22, 2019
Women bring clean energy to sub-Saharan Africa
01:31

They’re ambassadors for the technology. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/ 

Oct 21, 2019
There’s still hope for corals, study finds
01:31

But as the climate warms, reefs need protection from threats such as overfishing and pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 18, 2019
Farm shows benefits of silvopasture
01:31

At Dickinson College Farm in Pennsylvania, native trees are growing in cattle pastures. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 17, 2019
A pollution source that deserves more attention
01:31

‘We haven’t done very much yet to address that large bucket of emissions.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

 

Oct 16, 2019
Researchers turn algae into strong, lightweight material
01:31

The material has two major benefits for the climate. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 15, 2019
What are power purchase agreements?
01:31

They’re critical tools for transitioning to a clean energy economy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 14, 2019
The energy efficiency industry is growing
01:31

‘They are well-paid domestic jobs … and they are jobs that are not going to go away.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 11, 2019
Offsets project funds local energy efficiency projects
01:31

The program has paid for weatherization, energy-efficient heating systems, and other projects in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 10, 2019
A young person’s journey from fear to action
01:31

As a child, he covered his ears when he heard the words ‘global warming.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 09, 2019
Biologist wants to protect a bird as seas rise
01:31

MacGillivray's seaside sparrow nests are flooding as seas rise. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 08, 2019
Texan Marine finds his calling in the wind industry
01:31

Jake Thompson originally planned to follow his dad into the oil business. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 07, 2019
NYC plan will fight traffic and climate change
01:31

Congestion pricing will reduce trips into the busiest areas — and generate revenue for the subway system. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 04, 2019
Advocate: Include disabled people in climate solutions
01:31

Alex Ghenis of the World Institute on Disability says disabled people — 12 to 20% of the U.S. population — are too often overlooked. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 03, 2019
Water utility collaborates with farmers to clean up pollution
01:31

New Water, a utility in northwest Wisconsin, wanted to stop phosphorus pollution at its source. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 02, 2019
Climate change could undo progress in educating girls
01:31

So it could be life-altering for girls around the world. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Oct 01, 2019
City uses abandoned industrial sites to capture floodwater
01:31

Camden, New Jersey, is converting an old landfill site into a waterfront park with restored wetlands. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 30, 2019
YouTube star showcases future of electric vehicles
01:31

His channel, “Fully Charged,” has racked up more than 70 million views. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 27, 2019
As soils warm, microbes pump more CO2 into the air
01:31

It’s a dangerous feedback loop. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 26, 2019
Rhode Island prepares for flooding
01:31

The state’s coastline, streams, and rivers are vulnerable to sea-level rise and extreme storms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 25, 2019
Communities repurpose retired coal plant sites
01:31

One now houses a Hard Rock Cafe. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 24, 2019
Clean energy events bring together GOP and Dems
01:31

At a time when bipartisan collaboration sometimes seems impossible. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 23, 2019
Circus performer changes careers after learning about climate change
01:31

‘It’s one of those things you can’t unlearn.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 20, 2019
Water filters help Guatemalans cut carbon pollution
01:31

And provide access to clean water, too. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 19, 2019
Will fossil fuels replace shut-down nuclear plants?
01:31

Nuclear plants are the largest source of low-carbon electricity in the U.S. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 18, 2019
9 states and D.C. work to cut pollution from transportation
01:31

Almost 30% of U.S. carbon pollution comes from transportation. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 17, 2019
Nonprofit helps research labs go green
01:31

Cutting-edge science doesn’t need to come at the expense of the planet, according to My Green Lab. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 16, 2019
Farm teaches students how to harvest energy
01:31

Dickinson College Farm in Pennsylvania doubles as a solar education facility. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 13, 2019
Study: Countries with more female politicians pass more rigorous climate policies
01:31

‘We found that female representation in national parliaments does lead countries to adopt more stringent climate change policies.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 12, 2019
Colorado woman sounds the climate alarm by ringing a bell
01:31

She’s inspired others to join her. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 11, 2019
Pastured poultry is vulnerable to climate change
01:31

Pastured chicken is seen as a humane choice, but the birds need protection from extreme weather. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 10, 2019
How to protect high school athletes from heat
01:31

The risks are growing as the climate warms. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 09, 2019
Why climate change is a disability rights issue
01:31

Emergency plans don’t always account for everyone’s needs. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 06, 2019
Prof urges you to cut your lawn area in half
01:31

Adding plants, shrubs, and trees will store carbon and reduce mowing time. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 05, 2019
Don’t underestimate storm surge risk
01:31

It’s becoming a bigger danger with sea-level rise. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 04, 2019
Climate-friendly buildings can improve your health
01:31

Well-sealed buildings with natural light bolster health, performance, and profitability. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 03, 2019
Algae could provide climate-friendly food and fuel
01:31

The newest farm bill offers support for algae growers. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Sep 02, 2019
Garden aims to reduce food insecurity
01:31

Population growth and climate change could lead to more food insecurity around the world. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 30, 2019
Tackling climate requires more than cutting carbon
01:31

Effective climate action also addresses social and economic inequality, says ICLEI USA director Angie Fyfe. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 29, 2019
New Mexico could be the Saudi Arabia of wind
01:31

It could produce a huge amount of cheap electricity. But there’s a catch. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 28, 2019
Daughter inspires family business to go solar
01:31

Today, solar powers the press at the printing business. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 27, 2019
Some Texas residents are still recovering from Harvey
01:31

“You still have those communities in Southeast Texas that are hurting and are in desperate need of support.” Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 26, 2019
The soil scientist who paints with dirt
01:31

She wants people to understand that healthy soil is as important as clean air and water. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 23, 2019
U.S.-China Green Fund wants China to go green
01:31

And link Western green-tech startups to the country’s enormous market. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 22, 2019
Rush for Arctic resources could pollute region
01:31

Shipping, fishing, and drilling opportunities are opening up as the ice melts. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 21, 2019
Simple change to your thermostat saves energy
01:31

An agency in New York significantly cut its energy use with this strategy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 20, 2019
Friars start a sustainable farm
01:31

Their goal is to feed the poor and nurture the Earth. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 19, 2019
Army Corps uses nature to help protect communities
01:31

Islands and reefs decrease the energy of waves, and wetlands can hold floodwater. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 16, 2019
Young birds threatened as the Great Basin’s freshwater dries up
01:31

Millions of waterbirds migrate through the Western region every year. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 15, 2019
East Coast vineyards face new climate challenges
01:31

Insect pests and increased rainfall are growing threats. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 14, 2019
Yard signs show risks of sea-level rise
01:31

Artist Xavier Cortada wanted to get people talking about the problem. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 13, 2019
Military bases prepare for more extreme weather
01:31

Fort Hood is developing a renewable-powered microgrid system that could provide electricity even if the local grid goes down. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 12, 2019
How protecting a Pennsylvania stream makes the area more resilient
01:31

Protecting a Pennsylvania stream improves resiliency. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org

Aug 09, 2019
Hurricane clean-up can be hazardous to your health
01:31

people are learning to stay safe through a program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org

Aug 08, 2019
Energy efficiency can help nonprofits serve more people
01:31

Efficient light bulbs will enable a medical facility for the homeless to save $100,000. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 07, 2019
Critics challenge insurance companies
01:31

The industry has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in fossil fuel companies. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 06, 2019
Conservative says climate should be a priority
01:31

He says it’s essential to protect future generations. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 05, 2019
How ‘resilience hubs’ could protect communities
01:31

The rest of the year, the spaces could serve communities in other ways. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 02, 2019
Why small homes can be appealing
01:31

If you share amenities with your neighbors, you can live well at a lower cost. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Aug 01, 2019
National Aquarium teaches climate science to visitors
01:31

‘We’ve made the decision at the National Aquarium to be bold in our messaging.’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 31, 2019
Miami Beach is trying to save its historic buildings
01:31

Some buildings may need to be elevated — and that could get expensive. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 30, 2019
Farming a forest — and helping the climate
01:31

Lincoln Smith’s forested designs provide food, shade, and carbon storage. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Jul 29, 2019
Polluted neighborhood turns farm into a green space
01:31

Now it’s a refuge for birds — and people, too. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 26, 2019
Son of coal country now manages wind farms
01:31

Lee Van Horn’s father worked as an underground coal miner. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 25, 2019
Heat waves are a threat to public health
01:31

Low-income people, who often lack AC, may suffer the most. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 24, 2019
Nonprofit builds an army of climate lobbyists
01:31

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is teaching volunteers how to influence politicians. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 23, 2019
Pennsylvania farmer puts his pigs to work
01:31

His inventions also cut carbon pollution. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 22, 2019
A surprisingly cost-effective zero-energy house
01:31

The Connecticut bungalow shows that climate-friendly construction doesn’t require a bigger budget.  Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 19, 2019
States move to regulate HFCs
01:31

The heat-trapping gases are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 18, 2019
Could we use sand or concrete as batteries?
01:31

The low-cost materials could store energy generated by wind and solar farms. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 17, 2019
Christian author sees climate change as a moral issue
01:31

‘Caring for God's creation is one of the most important mandates that he gave us as his children.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 16, 2019
Helping people could help endangered species
01:31

People and animals — like Rwanda’s mountain gorillas — are under increasing pressure as the climate changes. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 15, 2019
A climate policy designed to appeal to conservatives
01:31

It would reduce income taxes, but polluters would pay taxes on carbon emissions. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 12, 2019
Curriculum helps students identify misleading claims
01:31

‘Unfortunately, most schools are not well-prepared to deal with the onslaught of misinformation.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 11, 2019
Climate pledges by businesses, local governments add up
01:31

If they follow through on existing promises, that would get the U.S. two-thirds of the way to its Paris agreement goal. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 10, 2019
Wastewater treatment plants turn waste into energy
01:31

Facilities in Santiago, Chile, could one day generate as much energy as they use. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 09, 2019
The military tests renewable energy
01:31

It could save money and soldiers’ lives. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 08, 2019
New York Botanical Garden cuts vehicle pollution
01:31

It’s better for the climate and for visitors. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 05, 2019
Rural New Hampshire residents often struggle to afford utilities
01:31

Better energy efficiency could cut their expenses. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 04, 2019
Energy efficiency projects can create jobs
01:31

‘These jobs cannot be outsourced.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 03, 2019
Smart energy district tests clean energy
01:31

A redevelopment project in Jackson, Michigan, will offer lessons on ways to cut carbon pollution. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 02, 2019
How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon pollution
01:31

Under the leadership of GOP Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jul 01, 2019
It’s getting easier to road-trip in an EV
01:31

Electrify America is on track to install 500 new charging stations by the end of this year. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 28, 2019
Residents fight back after California gas leak
01:31

And their efforts made a difference. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 27, 2019
Affordable healthcare reduces logging in Borneo
01:31

Many residents were cutting timber in order to pay for medical assistance. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 26, 2019
Support group helps young fire survivors heal
01:31

The fifth graders created a video to support other young fire victims. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 25, 2019
Climate change could outpace cities’ capacity to adapt
01:31

It will likely take decades to build new, climate-resilient infrastructure. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 24, 2019
‘Glacier’ ballet depicts melting ice
01:31

It helps audiences see the value of what’s being lost. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 21, 2019
Why climate change is a ‘threat multiplier’
01:31

Extreme weather and water shortages increase the risk of political instability and terrorism. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 20, 2019
‘Farming While Black’ author on creating a just food system
01:31

At Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, she’s helping people of color grow fresh produce. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 19, 2019
Environmental science class focuses on solutions
01:31

There’s no room for doom or gloom in this high-school classroom. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 18, 2019
A low-carbon approach to natural restoration
01:31

The project revitalized a stream and forest near the Chesapeake that had been damaged by hogs. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 17, 2019
Arid Phoenix prepares for even drier future
01:31

The city is encouraging water conservation, and it’s working. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 14, 2019
Charleston residents identify flood problems that models missed
01:31

Scientists can use their reports to improve predictions. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 13, 2019
Material inspired by an ant could cool buildings
01:31

It could one day reduce the need for air conditioning. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 12, 2019
Deploying EVs will require careful planning
01:31

Policies to promote them could wind up at odds with other climate initiatives, says a Harvard attorney. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 11, 2019
Reverend asks Christians to support clean energy
01:31

‘We’re destroying God’s creation.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 10, 2019
‘Bill clinics’ help Illinois residents save money and electricity
01:31

They’re helping residents navigate the ever-growing list of renewable incentives, energy efficiency programs, and pricing options. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 07, 2019
Why are some parts of a city hotter than others?
01:31

It’s part of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 06, 2019
Energy efficiency job is a path to financial security
01:31

For a time when he was a student, Richard Quaofio couldn’t even afford dishes. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 05, 2019
A task force could help investors fund a low-carbon economy
01:31

If only investors knew about it. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 04, 2019
How New Orleans’ 7th Ward is fighting floods
01:31

Their weapons are rain gardens, rain barrels, and other ‘green’ infrastructure. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jun 03, 2019
Farmer profits from sustainable choices
01:31

The solar panels on his barn have been a good investment, Ted Barbour says. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 31, 2019
Empowerment program helps teens heal
01:31

Some young people in Monroe, Louisiana, suffered emotionally after a major flood. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 30, 2019
Church-goers pick up fresh produce on Sundays
01:31

‘It's almost a euphoric feeling for some people just to experience real food again.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 29, 2019
The ozone hole vs. global warming
01:31

They’re actually two distinct problems. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 28, 2019
Something’s changed in a Kansas cemetery
01:31

Decades ago, the cemetery’s colorful peonies regularly bloomed in time for Memorial Day. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 27, 2019
Energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin
01:31

Every dollar spent by a utility-funded program results in more than $5 in benefits. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 24, 2019
Game demonstrates consequences of U.N. negotiations
01:31

‘Some participants respond rather emotionally.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 23, 2019
Self-driving cars could clog streets with traffic
01:31

So we need more electric cars and more ridesharing, says expert Dan Sperling. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 22, 2019
New England wildflowers slow to catch on to climate change
01:31

They’re losing a crucial period of sunlight that occurs before trees put out their leaves. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 21, 2019
Climate change threatens hunting and fishing
01:31

Warming rivers, worsening pests, and intensifying wildfires are harming fish and game habitat. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 20, 2019
Salt marshes help protect shorelines
01:31

Don’t underestimate these wetlands. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 17, 2019
Climate change could cause L.A. blackouts
01:31

Extreme heat adds stress to the electricity grid. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 16, 2019
Desert mangroves store vast amounts of carbon
01:31

‘They are one of the most important defenses against climate change.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 15, 2019
Tools help farmers adapt to changing conditions
01:31

They can help farmers and communities in the Northeast U.S. prepare for a warmer future. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 14, 2019
Chicago groups turn schoolyards into green spaces
01:31

New gardens, sports fields, and playgrounds absorb stormwater, so they reduce urban flooding. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 13, 2019
Oregon wineries salvage rejected grapes
01:31

They created new wines sold under the ‘Oregon Solidarity’ label. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 10, 2019
Twin Oaks residents share almost everything
01:31

It’s their way of reducing consumption. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 09, 2019
LED bulbs cost more in poor areas
01:31

That’s according to research conducted in the Detroit area. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 08, 2019
Norway is rapidly adopting electric vehicles
01:31

Last year, a third of new cars sold in the country were EVs. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 07, 2019
Innovative greenhouse stores heat underground
01:31

It enables Threefold Farm in Pennsylvania to harvest figs well into December. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 06, 2019
A.I. could track climate impacts
01:31

Algorithms can be used to monitor forest cover, water levels, and the distribution of animals. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 03, 2019
Why wildfires can lead to mudflows
01:31

Scorched ground and heavy rain make a dangerous combination. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 02, 2019
Energy efficiency could help world meet Paris goals
01:31

‘It’s a massive part of the solution.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 01, 2019
Rain plagues Pennsylvania farms
01:31

Too much rain washes away plantings, erodes soil, and promotes disease. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 30, 2019
Stone Age village could be lost
01:31

Storms and rising seas threaten 5,000-year-old archaeological sites. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 29, 2019
Why don’t more people buy sustainable products?
01:31

Making the eco-friendly choice can feel like a sacrifice. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 26, 2019
Future tropical forests may hold fewer big trees
01:31

If intense storms grow more common, trees could be killed before reaching full size. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 25, 2019
Leah Penniman reclaims a farming legacy
01:31

Many climate-friendly farming techniques were originally developed by people of color. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 24, 2019
Greensboro, N.C., invests in electric buses
01:31

‘We think it’s the future of the industry.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 23, 2019
Map shows your city’s hotter future
01:31

It reveals how climate change could transform your home. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 22, 2019
U.S. cities pledge to switch to renewables
01:31

It’s a response to citizen pressure. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 19, 2019
High-school students prepare for wind jobs
01:31

It’s an emerging industry. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 18, 2019
Could nuclear fusion solve our energy problems?
01:31

The technology would create abundant clean electricity, but deployment is still decades away. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 17, 2019
Climate change makes air pollution worse
01:31

Bad news for those of us who need to breathe. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 16, 2019
Advocate: Climate policy must also address inequality
01:31

‘Doing both is not a luxury. It's a necessity.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 15, 2019
Company wants to help Americans eat bugs
01:31

Their cricket-powder chips come in Sriracha, cheddar, and barbecue flavors. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 12, 2019
Bison ranch puts carbon into the soil
01:31

It starts with protecting the grass. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 11, 2019
Union leader: Every industry will need to change
01:31

So governments and businesses must make plans to protect vulnerable workers, she argues. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 10, 2019
How an island doubled its solar capacity
01:31

‘We can make a difference at the local level.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 09, 2019
Solar keeps lights on at Zimbabwe clinics
01:31

Reliable electricity ensures safe storage of medicines and vaccines. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 08, 2019
‘Telenovela’ plays teach about the environment
01:31

Star-crossed love, betrayal … and climate change? Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 05, 2019
Armadillos are moving north
01:31

Another sign that the climate is changing. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 04, 2019
GOP mayor turns city into pedestrian paradise
01:31

The walkable downtown boasts green space, wide sidewalks, and bike paths. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 03, 2019
Researcher: Tackling climate will help protect economy
01:31

When extreme weather strikes, it costs big bucks. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 02, 2019
Tennessee family dramatically cuts carbon emissions
01:31

Before making changes, they actually were polluting more than average Americans. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 01, 2019
City slashes carbon emissions in one vote
01:31

The sweeping move makes clean energy the default. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 29, 2019
Australian attempts 100 marathons in 100 days
01:31

She ran in places around the world that face water shortages. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 28, 2019
California could see intense rains in the future
01:31

That’s good for the freshwater supply, but it’s a double-edged sword. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 27, 2019
Researcher suggests limiting fossil fuel production
01:31

Coal, oil, and gas companies are still exploring for new reserves. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 26, 2019
A pro-life Republican’s journey to energy advocacy