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

Making buildings more efficient can reduce utility bills. Learn more at

Oct 20, 2020
Children are especially vulnerable to extreme weather

They can’t protect themselves, so they must rely on adults to care for them. Learn more at

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

Cassia Moraes and her organization are helping youth access training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. Learn more at

Oct 16, 2020
What is an IPCC report?

Members of the IPCC are tasked with providing a scientific view of climate change and its impacts. Learn more at

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

Thanks in part to energy audits, the city is keeping its carbon pollution under control. Learn more at

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

Jamie Anderson’s bookstore in Manteo, North Carolina, has flooded six times in eight years. Learn more at

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

Madonna Thunder Hawk of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has spent decades fighting for Native land and water. Learn more at

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

Electrify America is installing stations along major highways on two east-west corridors. Learn more at

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

A nonprofit called the Climate Registry is helping businesses measure their emissions and share the results.  Learn more at

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

Farmers are testing a long-lived, long-rooted relative of conventional wheat. Learn more at

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

A lawyer for Juliana v. United States says the plaintiffs’ strategy is worthwhile, despite a legal setback. Learn more at

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

He wants his actions to line up with his personal values. Learn more at

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

The ski resort company has committed to buying 310,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year. Learn more at

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

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

Oct 01, 2020
What is ‘intersectional environmentalism’?

Activist Leah Thomas is calling on environmentalists to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more at

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

The military often provides aid when a weather disaster or humanitarian crisis strikes. Learn more at

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

The trees will help replace those lost to storms and development. Learn more at

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

Solar panels connected to microgrids can come back online quickly after a storm. Learn more at

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

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

Sep 24, 2020
Why a farmer is nurturing his soil

He’s decreasing the need for synthetic fertilizers and helping store carbon in the ground. Learn more at

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

Dan Misch says it will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign fuels and reduce the worst impacts of climate change. Learn more at

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

Miami resident Mario Alejandro Ariza, who wrote a book on the topic, explains. Learn more at

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

Stephanie Spera is studying the potential impact of climate change on fall foliage in the park. Learn more at

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

Warming waters are a threat to Michigan’s economy and way of life, she says. Learn more at

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

One Midwest grower says his industry will need to adapt to a wetter climate. Learn more at

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

It’s important for emergency planners to consider as the weather grows more extreme. Learn more at

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

Consultant David Gardiner says offering government incentives and adding more charging stations could help.  Learn more at

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

Many scriptures describe people as caretakers of creation, Lindsay Linsky says. Learn more at

Sep 11, 2020
Are buses an overlooked climate solution?

Unlike hyperloops or self-driving cars, bus systems are here and now. Learn more at

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

The Community Flood Watch Project is collecting resident reports of flooding in Jamaica Bay. Learn more at

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

Founder Janelle Maiocco says people are hungry for convenient, sustainable options. Learn more at

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

‘We've never seen one like this in my lifetime here.’ Learn more at

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

The Democrat from Michigan says many people in agriculture want to address the problem. Learn more at

Sep 04, 2020
Young conservative speaks up about the climate

‘Now I know that I'm not the only one that sees things the way that I do.’ Learn more at

Sep 03, 2020
Costly ‘refined coal’ subsidy is failing to achieve air pollution goals

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

Sep 02, 2020
City turns flood-prone properties into a trail system

It’s one of a number of steps that Elkhart, Indiana, is taking to prevent flooding. Learn more at

Sep 01, 2020
How California could become carbon-neutral within 25 years

According to a plan developed by utility Southern California Edison. Learn more at

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

Transportation is a major source of carbon pollution. Learn more at

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

One strategy is to grow coffee in the shade. Learn more at

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

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

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

Berries, peppers, root vegetables and more can be stored for the winter months. Learn more at

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

The insects eat leftovers that would otherwise sit in landfills, emitting carbon pollution. Learn more at

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

Beef cattle are surprisingly resilient, but horses are a different story. Learn more at

Aug 21, 2020
Synthetic fertilizers are heating the planet

The fertilizers are a major source of heat-trapping nitrous oxide emissions. Learn more at

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

A 2019 law allocates up to $130 million to solutions each year for a decade. Learn more at

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

For example, pharmaceutical companies may not account for the air pollution generated by transporting their medicines. Learn more at

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

The convent suffered flooding, a lightning strike, and a fire. Learn more at

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

A utility has been providing free thermostats to low- and middle-income customers. Learn more at

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

As the climate warms, the weather is growing more erratic. Learn more at

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

‘A more inclusive, diverse leadership is essential.’ Learn more at

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

Rapid warming in the Gulf of Maine is driving their fish food sources to cooler waters. Learn more at

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

Both used to think the problem was a hoax. Learn more at

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

In Sarasota County, Florida, a trained team responds to agricultural emergencies. Learn more at

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

Andrew Rosenberg helped write regulations to address overfishing in New England and the mid-Atlantic. Learn more at

Aug 06, 2020
Existing solutions could prevent catastrophic climate change

The nonprofit Project Drawdown analyzed the potential impact of a range of technologies and practices. Learn more at

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

Extreme heat is growing more common because of global warming. Learn more at

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

The cost of the new carriers is offset by fuel savings. Learn more at

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

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

Jul 31, 2020
Erosion along Lake Michigan worsens

Winter storms destroyed more than 40 feet of beach in Beverly Shores, Indiana. Learn more at

Jul 30, 2020
What is ocean acidification?

It’s a problem that threatens entire ecosystems. Learn more at

Jul 29, 2020
Deliberate flooding could recharge an Idaho river

It’s a promising way to store water for summer use. Learn more at

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

The turbines kill more than 500,000 bats each year, scientists estimate. Learn more at

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

The plant had been the town’s biggest taxpayer. Learn more at

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

And in Portland, Oregon, people of color and those with less education live in the hottest parts of the city. Learn more at

Jul 23, 2020
Idaho farmers jointly cut water consumption

They rely on the dwindling Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer. Learn more at

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

University of British Columbia researcher Seth Wynes offers guidance. Learn more at

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

‘There's opportunity there to reuse those materials, make them as good as new.’ Learn more at

Jul 20, 2020
Company creates climate-friendlier bricks

Called K-Briqs, they’re made from construction and demolition waste. Learn more at

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

He says prioritizing efficiency could drive economic growth. Learn more at

Jul 16, 2020
States, province work together on forest health

Government agencies are sharing data and strategies to protect forests as wildfires grow larger. Learn more at

Jul 15, 2020
New York City paints rooftops white

It’s one of several steps the city is taking to protect vulnerable people from heat waves. Learn more at

Jul 14, 2020
Melting glaciers sound like frying bacon

Monitoring their pops and crackles could help scientists track the speed of glacial melt. Learn more at

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

Getting people into electric cars is one strategy for protecting the climate. Learn more at

Jul 10, 2020
Handyman program helps seniors save energy

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

Jul 09, 2020
Farmers learn alternative to slashing and burning rainforests

The technique is known as Inga alley cropping. Learn more at

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

If people don’t take action to reduce global warming. Learn more at

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

Global warming isn’t always the main motivation. Learn more at

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

But some brands are working to reduce their impact. Learn more at

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

Oysters suffer when there’s too much rain — and also when there’s not enough. Learn more at

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

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

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

Each brick weighs more than a fully loaded school bus. Learn more at

Jun 30, 2020
What if Medicaid paid for trees?

Trees and green spaces can help prevent health problems. Learn more at

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

For many young people, leveraging online platforms is nothing new.  Learn more at

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

But in Portland, Oregon, a nonprofit is working to reverse that inequity. Learn more at

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

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

Jun 24, 2020
Researchers turn carbon pollution into minerals

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

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

‘Law enforcement are always a little bit surprised at seeing grandmothers ... blockading streets.’ Learn more at

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

‘That was the first time that I felt like I was part of nature and part of the food system.’ Learn more at

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

The lessons are designed to spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking skills. Learn more at

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

‘Regreen Puerto Rico’ is working to reforest the island and improve food security. Learn more at

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

Developers are asked to solve social problems in exchange for cash prizes. Learn more at

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

It’s one of the best combinations, baa none.  Learn more at

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

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

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

When people relocate, they will also need jobs, schools, community centers, hospitals — and each other. Learn more at

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

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

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

‘Visionary leaders and entrepreneurs can really have a hand in scaling these carbon removal solutions.’ Learn more at

Jun 09, 2020
Midwest marijuana industry could increase energy consumption

But energy efficiency measures could blunt the impact. Learn more at

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

The deep roots of the trees help store carbon in the soil. Learn more at

Jun 05, 2020
Fifth Third bank goes 100% solar

The bank invested in a massive solar farm in North Carolina. Learn more at

Jun 04, 2020
Turning abandoned shrimp farms into mangrove ecosystems

Vast areas of mangrove forest in Thailand were destroyed to make room for the shrimp farms. Learn more at

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

She raises winter kale, arugula, and baby greens for her community. Learn more at

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

A portion of the Great Barrier Reef had gone quiet after a major bleaching event damaged corals. Learn more at

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

They took a close look at their wine bottles. Learn more at

May 29, 2020
Colorado College achieves carbon neutrality

‘This was a pretty audacious goal when we set it.’ Learn more at

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

Most of the ice sheet will likely remain frozen if the world aggressively cuts carbon pollution. Learn more at

May 27, 2020
Nonprofit helps Sonoma County recover from wildfires

La Luz Center aims to make the community more resilient. Learn more at

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

Heavy downpours contribute to the problem by washing nutrients into waterways. Learn more at

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

He wants to harness free enterprise to cut carbon pollution. Learn more at

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

The economic life cycle of a tea bush lasts 60 to 80 years. Learn more at

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

‘Ecotherapy’ turned personal for Linda Buzzell after wildfires and mudslides devastated her home city. Learn more at

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

The Arkema chemical plant near Houston caught fire after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, forcing an evacuation. Learn more at

May 19, 2020
Farmer creates nature-based planting calendar

As growing seasons become more erratic, he says traditional farming calendars aren’t working as well anymore. Learn more at

May 18, 2020
NASA satellites help scientists understand climate change

‘We can … tell people, ‘We’re really seeing this. We know what’s going on.’ Learn more at

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

And that’s just one of the benefits, case studies suggest. Learn more at

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

The startup’s new technology could help companies turn carbon pollution into alternative fuels or plastics. Learn more at

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

The rule is projected to reduce carbon pollution by less than 1% beyond having no policy at all. Learn more at

May 12, 2020
Fort Knox prepares for more extreme weather

Backup power systems at the Army installation provide electricity even when regional power is knocked out. Learn more at

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

More than 70 participants in the ‘Grow Solar St. Louis’ program have installed solar panels. Learn more at

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

Plant lighting, ventilation, and heating and cooling systems all contribute to the energy demand. Learn more at

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

He says extreme weather and increasingly acidic water could take a toll on his business. Learn more at

May 06, 2020
Why Arctic permafrost thawing matters

‘It turns out it’s hugely consequential.’ Learn more at

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

‘On a very deep … level, faith and climate connect as a moral issue.’ Learn more at

May 04, 2020
Carbon credits help cities fund tree plantings

The nonprofit City Forest Credits has funded plantings in Austin, Texas, and near Seattle, Washington. Learn more at

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

The risk is growing as the climate warms. Learn more at

Apr 30, 2020
Colombian youth push government to address deforestation

A successful lawsuit led by children and young adults has put pressure on the national government. Learn more at

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

U.S. farms are threatened by droughts, wildfires, and heavy downpours. Learn more at

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

RS Automotive in Takoma Park, Maryland, also repairs electric vehicles and hybrids. Learn more at

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

Their ponds can provide flood control and natural fire breaks. Learn more at

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

‘The Nucleário’ was invented by Brazilian brothers Bruno and Pedro Rutman. Learn more at

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

Many young people are worried about global warming. Learn more at

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

Their goal is to protect ocean health and help coastal communities adapt to climate change. Learn more at

Apr 21, 2020
How gardeners can help an endangered bumblebee

Once common in the Northeast and Midwest, populations of the rusty patched bumblebee have declined by about 90%. Learn more at

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

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

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

Participants learn how to write business plans, care for chickens, and more. Learn more at

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

One new solar-powered development in L.A. houses formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Learn more at

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

During the ‘Great Drought,’ crop failures led to famine that killed about 50 million people. Learn more at

Apr 14, 2020
Catholic institutions divest from fossil fuels

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

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

It’s designed for users in the Milwaukee area. Learn more at

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

Nine stations in the Roaring Fork Valley are gathering information about the moisture stored in soil. Learn more at

Apr 09, 2020
Dubuque, Iowa, helps residents recover from floods

A comprehensive program aims to address residents’ social and economic needs. Learn more at

Apr 08, 2020
Arctic warming puts ringed seals in peril

‘They’re likely to become endangered.’ Learn more at

Apr 07, 2020
Cookbook offers meatless, climate-friendly recipes

‘Decolonize Your Diet’ includes recipes for pumpkin empanadas, sweet potato tacos, and more. Learn more at

Apr 06, 2020
Global warming could devastate Mexican fisheries

But with proper management, the fishing industry can continue to thrive. Learn more at

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

If managed well, farmland can soak up heat-trapping carbon pollution. Learn more at

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

More than a third of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. Learn more at

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

The beetles have killed more than 5% of the forested area in the Western U.S. Learn more at

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

Their futuristic car was a serious contender at the Automotive X Prize competition. Learn more at

Mar 30, 2020
Designer cuts carbon from her clothing line

She strives to produce low-waste clothing that will last a long time. Learn more at

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

Holding warming to only 1.5 degrees Celsius would greatly reduce the consequences of climate change. Learn more at

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

An app alerts customers when it’s time to harvest. Learn more at

Mar 25, 2020
Global warming shortens Arctic ice road season

Isolated communities depend on a network of roads on frozen rivers and lakes. Learn more at

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

It’s ‘a way to start a conversation that wasn’t politicized right from the beginning.’ Learn more at

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

The home’s wealthy owner wanted to invest in green design. Learn more at

Mar 20, 2020
Fish swim away from warming waters

It’s creating a ‘massive issue’ for the fishing industry. Learn more at

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

Heavy rains have been ‘wreaking havoc’ downtown. Learn more at

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

Staffer Juan Parra wants clean, renewable energy to reach the people who need it most. Learn more at

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

Buildings that take advantage of natural light and ventilation require much less energy. Learn more at

Mar 16, 2020
Solutions journalism covers more than bad news

Under this approach, journalists rigorously report on potential solutions to society’s problems. Learn more at

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

Carbon pollution from residents and businesses is falling at a similar pace. Learn more at

Mar 12, 2020
EPA encourages manufacturers to save energy

More than 1,000 plants have signed up for the Energy Star Challenge for Industry.  Learn more at

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

The Hoosier Resilience Index offers projections for precipitation and heat. Learn more at

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

Today, about 80% of the global supply is grown in California. Learn more at

Mar 09, 2020
App helps restaurants reduce food waste

Instead of discarding food at the end of the day, restaurants connect with customers looking for discounted meals. Learn more at

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

Composer Steven Bryant says the music expresses his psychological journey of wrestling with the problem. Learn more at

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

The wetlands buffer coastal communities from waves and flooding during storms. Learn more at

Mar 04, 2020
New York Olympic region earns LEED gold

The coveted certification has long been offered for buildings, but now communities can earn it, too. Learn more at

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

They also went door-to-door to help residents go solar. Learn more at

Mar 02, 2020
Skiers, snowboarders send snow data to scientists

Thousands of volunteers from around the world have submitted observations to the Community Snow Observations project. Learn more at

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

Hotter oceans are providing more fuel for the storms. Learn more at

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

Breathing wildfire smoke is harmful, especially for people with heart conditions or lung diseases such as asthma. Learn more at

Feb 26, 2020
Ice skaters help scientists monitor winter weather

The skaters are witnessing the consequences of warming winters firsthand. Learn more at

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

‘It's not just a novelty. It actually works.’  Learn more at

Feb 24, 2020
Dog groomer cuts his carbon footprint

He’s saving money, too. Learn more at

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

According to block-by-block temperature data. Learn more at

Feb 20, 2020
Wildfires could exacerbate water shortages

Snow that falls in burned areas melts more quickly in the spring. Learn more at

Feb 19, 2020
Farms inside shipping containers grow local produce

The crops grow vertically under LED lights. Learn more at

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

The area is known for its iconic cherry trees and the Jefferson Memorial. Learn more at

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

A forest therapy guide says the practice increases mindfulness and appreciation of trees. Learn more at

Feb 14, 2020
More cities buy electricity in bulk

It’s a strategy known as community choice aggregation. Learn more at

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

The emerging technology would enable cars to travel farther on a single charge. Learn more at

Feb 12, 2020
Severe wildfires transform forests in the Cascades

Some species are struggling to grow back, and more drought-tolerant trees are moving in. Learn more at

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

Warming temperatures increase the risk of heat stroke, asthma, and other health problems. Learn more at

Feb 10, 2020
Solar panels go online in Fayetteville, Arkansas

The recent installation generates enough electricity to run the city’s wastewater treatment plants. Learn more at

Feb 07, 2020
Therapist launches website about climate anxiety

He says it’s important to acknowledge and reflect on emotions about global warming. Learn more at

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

It can be used to grow crops in indoor hydroponic farms. Learn more at

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

‘I’m extremely concerned about the future of my boys.” Learn more at

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

Its land is sinking and eroding, and sea-level rise could make the problem worse. Learn more at

Feb 03, 2020
Electric vehicles likely to become dominant

But the change won’t happen overnight. Learn more at

Jan 31, 2020
Insurance companies drop some California homeowner policies

Other homeowners are seeing higher premiums. Learn more at

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

If you’re going to idle for more than 10 seconds, it’s more efficient to shut off your car. Learn more at

Jan 29, 2020
Jane Fonda turns to climate activism

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

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

Debra Fischer has spent a career studying planets in other solar systems. Learn more at

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

Now panels are going up across town. Learn more at

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

Fresno is receiving $66 million for walking trails, sidewalks, bike lanes, and more. Learn more at

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

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

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

Solar and battery systems will power a few ambulance stations and community buildings. Learn more at

Jan 21, 2020
Solar systems power up South African shacks

A project in the !Kheis municipality has brought electricity to more than 500 homes. Learn more at

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

The price of vehicle batteries is falling rapidly. Learn more at

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

More high-density residential construction in urban areas could help alleviate the problem. Learn more at

Jan 16, 2020
Theater project helps people visualize flood scenarios

It enables people to connect with climate data in a visceral way. Learn more at

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

Air pollution, largely caused by burning coal, leads to more than one million early deaths in China each year. Learn more at

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

The region is experiencing more intense downpours as the climate changes. Learn more at

Jan 13, 2020
Knox College students build campus rain gardens

The gardens help the campus drainage system during heavy rains. Learn more at

Jan 10, 2020
Lawyers take a stand for renewable energy

A new initiative at Columbia University provides free help to people facing legal obstacles to renewable energy projects. Learn more at

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

It displays information by ZIP code. Learn more at

Jan 08, 2020
Detroit Zoo turns poo into electricity

The zoo is harnessing energy from food waste and herbivore manure. Learn more at

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

The glaciers shrank 40% between 1981 and 2015, largely because of human-caused global warming. Learn more at

Jan 06, 2020
Cancun businesses insure a coral reef

A healthy reef helps protect Cancun’s hotels and resorts from storm damage. Learn more at

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

Meeting the targets is still possible, but it will take ambitious climate action. Learn more at

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

Collecting rainwater reduces the burden on the city’s water supply. Learn more at

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

Ingersoll Rand has pledged to cut its customers’ carbon footprint by one gigaton by 2030. Learn more at

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

Storm surge from Superstorm Sandy badly damaged the city’s transportation system. Learn more at

Dec 30, 2019
Artist uses artificial reefs as canvases

‘I wanted to really symbolize the human side of the ocean and how we're all connected.’ Learn more at

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

Participants work on projects ranging from solar installations to water quality testing. Learn more at

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

The Arctic has already lost 40% of its summertime ice cover. Learn more at

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

He biked from British Columbia to New Mexico to gather stories for a film about climate change. Learn more at

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

Lettuce titans California and Arizona are likely to experience more droughts as the climate warms. Learn more at

Dec 23, 2019
How buildings stayed cool before AC

Architects used clever techniques to help occupants stay comfortable. Learn more at

Dec 20, 2019
Dominica native wants to protect climate migrants

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

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

According to conservation psychologist John Fraser. Learn more at

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

Scientists are working on ways to suck carbon from the air. Learn more at

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

Methane is a potent global warming pollutant. Learn more at

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

Birders across North America are capturing data that helps scientists understand how climate change is altering bird habitats. Learn more at

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

The fort was heavily bombarded during the Civil War — and now it faces new threats. Learn more at

Dec 12, 2019
Flooring manufacturer cuts carbon pollution

Large companies should prioritize climate change, Interface’s chief sustainability officer says. Learn more at

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

Many large apartment buildings need retrofits to boost their efficiency. Learn more at

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

Liam’s, on Cape Cod’s Nauset beach, was demolished in 2018. Learn more at

Dec 09, 2019
Hockey players plan game at North Pole

The goal is to bring attention to the climate crisis. Learn more at

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

They’re already in use in Long Beach, California. Learn more at

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

Protracted drought and crop failures are part of why people in Central America are fleeing their homes. Learn more at

Dec 04, 2019
Professor locks herself to pipeline construction equipment

She was arrested for her actions. Learn more at

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

She says an adult’s presence can help keep strikers safe — and it’s an act of solidarity. Learn more at

Dec 02, 2019
How heat pumps can shrink CO2 footprints

These efficient devices work even in cold climates. Learn more at

Nov 29, 2019
How Cornell is adapting to extreme weather

A rain garden, porous asphalt, and other features help the campus cope with heavier downpours. Learn more at

Nov 28, 2019
Energy costs burden low-income families

Weatherization programs can help. Learn more at

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

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

Nov 26, 2019
Energy efficiency jobs grow in the Midwest

Regional investments in efficiency have soared to $1.5 billion annually. Learn more at

Nov 25, 2019
Why a motorcyclist decided to go electric

‘I would unquestionably say that if you’re a motorcyclist you should at least try out an electric motorcycle.’ Learn more at

Nov 22, 2019
Many farmers feel unprepared for extreme weather

Fruit and vegetable growers in the Northeast say they lack the skills and money to cope with drought and record rainfall. Learn more at

Nov 21, 2019
Solar industry lacks diversity, report finds

But a growing number of companies are working to increase representation of women and people of color, the report says. Learn more at

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

It has to do with property taxes. Learn more at

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

Oceanographer Josh Willis is also known as ‘Climate Elvis.’ Learn more at

Nov 18, 2019
Therapist collects dreams about climate change

Sometimes, climate change is a literal nightmare. Learn more at

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

The tax also aims to reduce the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. Learn more at

Nov 14, 2019
Connecticut town sets up a climate fund

The money could be used for repairing flooded bridges, elevating houses, improving stormwater drainage, and more. Learn more at

Nov 13, 2019
Harvard research could shed light on geoengineering

‘We should look at all possible options that we have in our climate change response toolbox.’ Learn more at

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

He says addressing the problem will take a mobilization on the scale of World War II. Learn more at

Nov 11, 2019
Farmers turn degraded land into green pasture

They’d been told their land was unsuitable for agriculture. Learn more at

Nov 08, 2019
Climate change linked to huge health costs

Just 10 extreme events in 2012 cost $1.6 billion in healthcare and lost wages, according to the NRDC. Learn more at

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

During the summer, idle school buses could be put to work in energy storage. Learn more at

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

Founder Joey Diana Gates of Ithaca, New York, wanted to cut down on ‘mountains and mountains of garbage.’ Learn more at

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

Their huge platform could encourage a cultural shift. Learn more at

Nov 04, 2019
Berkeley bans natural gas from some buildings

Natural gas is a significant source of carbon pollution.  Learn more at

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

Researchers modeled where the bats might move as the climate warms.  Learn more at

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

They can be quieter, more comfortable, and have better air quality. Learn more at

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

Hundreds of lots have been transformed. Learn more at

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

Law professor Jonathan Adler says framing the issue this way could inspire more support for climate action. Learn more at

Oct 28, 2019
Gas driller becomes climate-conscious farmer

‘I’m doing my bit to make food better, make soil better.’ Learn more at

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

Conventional rice paddies emit a lot of methane, a potent heat-trapping gas. Learn more at

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

Low-income communities of color face some of the worst threats from rising seas. Learn more at

Oct 23, 2019
Nonprofit helps Latinos spend time in nature

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

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

They’re ambassadors for the technology. Learn more at 

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

But as the climate warms, reefs need protection from threats such as overfishing and pollution. Learn more at

Oct 18, 2019
Farm shows benefits of silvopasture

At Dickinson College Farm in Pennsylvania, native trees are growing in cattle pastures. Learn more at

Oct 17, 2019
A pollution source that deserves more attention

‘We haven’t done very much yet to address that large bucket of emissions.’ Learn more at


Oct 16, 2019
Researchers turn algae into strong, lightweight material

The material has two major benefits for the climate. Learn more at

Oct 15, 2019
What are power purchase agreements?

They’re critical tools for transitioning to a clean energy economy. Learn more at

Oct 14, 2019
The energy efficiency industry is growing

‘They are well-paid domestic jobs … and they are jobs that are not going to go away.’ Learn more at

Oct 11, 2019
Offsets project funds local energy efficiency projects

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

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

As a child, he covered his ears when he heard the words ‘global warming.’ Learn more at

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

MacGillivray's seaside sparrow nests are flooding as seas rise. Learn more at

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

Jake Thompson originally planned to follow his dad into the oil business. Learn more at

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

Congestion pricing will reduce trips into the busiest areas — and generate revenue for the subway system. Learn more at

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

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

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

New Water, a utility in northwest Wisconsin, wanted to stop phosphorus pollution at its source. Learn more at

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

So it could be life-altering for girls around the world. Learn more at

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

Camden, New Jersey, is converting an old landfill site into a waterfront park with restored wetlands. Learn more at

Sep 30, 2019
YouTube star showcases future of electric vehicles

His channel, “Fully Charged,” has racked up more than 70 million views. Learn more at

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

It’s a dangerous feedback loop. Learn more at

Sep 26, 2019
Rhode Island prepares for flooding

The state’s coastline, streams, and rivers are vulnerable to sea-level rise and extreme storms. Learn more at

Sep 25, 2019
Communities repurpose retired coal plant sites

One now houses a Hard Rock Cafe. Learn more at

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

At a time when bipartisan collaboration sometimes seems impossible. Learn more at

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

‘It’s one of those things you can’t unlearn.’ Learn more at

Sep 20, 2019
Water filters help Guatemalans cut carbon pollution

And provide access to clean water, too. Learn more at

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

Nuclear plants are the largest source of low-carbon electricity in the U.S. Learn more at

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

Almost 30% of U.S. carbon pollution comes from transportation. Learn more at

Sep 17, 2019
Nonprofit helps research labs go green

Cutting-edge science doesn’t need to come at the expense of the planet, according to My Green Lab. Learn more at

Sep 16, 2019
Farm teaches students how to harvest energy

Dickinson College Farm in Pennsylvania doubles as a solar education facility. Learn more at

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

‘We found that female representation in national parliaments does lead countries to adopt more stringent climate change policies.’ Learn more at

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

She’s inspired others to join her. Learn more at

Sep 11, 2019
Pastured poultry is vulnerable to climate change

Pastured chicken is seen as a humane choice, but the birds need protection from extreme weather. Learn more at

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

The risks are growing as the climate warms. Learn more at

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

Emergency plans don’t always account for everyone’s needs. Learn more at

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

Adding plants, shrubs, and trees will store carbon and reduce mowing time. Learn more at

Sep 05, 2019
Don’t underestimate storm surge risk

It’s becoming a bigger danger with sea-level rise. Learn more at

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

Well-sealed buildings with natural light bolster health, performance, and profitability. Learn more at

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

The newest farm bill offers support for algae growers. Learn more at

Sep 02, 2019
Garden aims to reduce food insecurity

Population growth and climate change could lead to more food insecurity around the world. Learn more at

Aug 30, 2019
Tackling climate requires more than cutting carbon

Effective climate action also addresses social and economic inequality, says ICLEI USA director Angie Fyfe. Learn more at

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

It could produce a huge amount of cheap electricity. But there’s a catch. Learn more at

Aug 28, 2019
Daughter inspires family business to go solar

Today, solar powers the press at the printing business. Learn more at

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

“You still have those communities in Southeast Texas that are hurting and are in desperate need of support.” Learn more at

Aug 26, 2019
The soil scientist who paints with dirt

She wants people to understand that healthy soil is as important as clean air and water. Learn more at

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

And link Western green-tech startups to the country’s enormous market. Learn more at

Aug 22, 2019
Rush for Arctic resources could pollute region

Shipping, fishing, and drilling opportunities are opening up as the ice melts. Learn more at

Aug 21, 2019
Simple change to your thermostat saves energy

An agency in New York significantly cut its energy use with this strategy. Learn more at

Aug 20, 2019
Friars start a sustainable farm

Their goal is to feed the poor and nurture the Earth. Learn more at

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

Islands and reefs decrease the energy of waves, and wetlands can hold floodwater. Learn more at

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

Millions of waterbirds migrate through the Western region every year. Learn more at

Aug 15, 2019
East Coast vineyards face new climate challenges

Insect pests and increased rainfall are growing threats. Learn more at

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

Artist Xavier Cortada wanted to get people talking about the problem. Learn more at

Aug 13, 2019
Military bases prepare for more extreme weather

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

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

Protecting a Pennsylvania stream improves resiliency. Learn more at

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

people are learning to stay safe through a program funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Learn more at

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

Efficient light bulbs will enable a medical facility for the homeless to save $100,000. Learn more at

Aug 07, 2019
Critics challenge insurance companies

The industry has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in fossil fuel companies. Learn more at

Aug 06, 2019
Conservative says climate should be a priority

He says it’s essential to protect future generations. Learn more at

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

The rest of the year, the spaces could serve communities in other ways. Learn more at

Aug 02, 2019
Why small homes can be appealing

If you share amenities with your neighbors, you can live well at a lower cost. Learn more at

Aug 01, 2019
National Aquarium teaches climate science to visitors

‘We’ve made the decision at the National Aquarium to be bold in our messaging.’ Learn more at

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

Some buildings may need to be elevated — and that could get expensive. Learn more at

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

Lincoln Smith’s forested designs provide food, shade, and carbon storage. Learn more at

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

Now it’s a refuge for birds — and people, too. Learn more at

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

Lee Van Horn’s father worked as an underground coal miner. Learn more at

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

Low-income people, who often lack AC, may suffer the most. Learn more at

Jul 24, 2019
Nonprofit builds an army of climate lobbyists

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is teaching volunteers how to influence politicians. Learn more at

Jul 23, 2019
Pennsylvania farmer puts his pigs to work

His inventions also cut carbon pollution. Learn more at

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

The Connecticut bungalow shows that climate-friendly construction doesn’t require a bigger budget.  Learn more at

Jul 19, 2019
States move to regulate HFCs

The heat-trapping gases are used in refrigerators and air conditioners. Learn more at

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

The low-cost materials could store energy generated by wind and solar farms. Learn more at

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

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

Jul 16, 2019
Helping people could help endangered species

People and animals — like Rwanda’s mountain gorillas — are under increasing pressure as the climate changes. Learn more at

Jul 15, 2019
A climate policy designed to appeal to conservatives

It would reduce income taxes, but polluters would pay taxes on carbon emissions. Learn more at

Jul 12, 2019
Curriculum helps students identify misleading claims

‘Unfortunately, most schools are not well-prepared to deal with the onslaught of misinformation.’ Learn more at

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

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

Jul 10, 2019
Wastewater treatment plants turn waste into energy

Facilities in Santiago, Chile, could one day generate as much energy as they use. Learn more at

Jul 09, 2019
The military tests renewable energy

It could save money and soldiers’ lives. Learn more at

Jul 08, 2019
New York Botanical Garden cuts vehicle pollution

It’s better for the climate and for visitors. Learn more at

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

Better energy efficiency could cut their expenses. Learn more at

Jul 04, 2019
Energy efficiency projects can create jobs

‘These jobs cannot be outsourced.’ Learn more at

Jul 03, 2019
Smart energy district tests clean energy

A redevelopment project in Jackson, Michigan, will offer lessons on ways to cut carbon pollution. Learn more at

Jul 02, 2019
How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon pollution

Under the leadership of GOP Mayor Elizabeth Kautz. Learn more at

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

Electrify America is on track to install 500 new charging stations by the end of this year. Learn more at

Jun 28, 2019
Residents fight back after California gas leak

And their efforts made a difference. Learn more at

Jun 27, 2019
Affordable healthcare reduces logging in Borneo

Many residents were cutting timber in order to pay for medical assistance. Learn more at

Jun 26, 2019
Support group helps young fire survivors heal

The fifth graders created a video to support other young fire victims. Learn more at

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

It will likely take decades to build new, climate-resilient infrastructure. Learn more at

Jun 24, 2019
‘Glacier’ ballet depicts melting ice

It helps audiences see the value of what’s being lost. Learn more at

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

Extreme weather and water shortages increase the risk of political instability and terrorism. Learn more at

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

At Soul Fire Farm in upstate New York, she’s helping people of color grow fresh produce. Learn more at

Jun 19, 2019
Environmental science class focuses on solutions

There’s no room for doom or gloom in this high-school classroom. Learn more at

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

The project revitalized a stream and forest near the Chesapeake that had been damaged by hogs. Learn more at

Jun 17, 2019
Arid Phoenix prepares for even drier future

The city is encouraging water conservation, and it’s working. Learn more at

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

Scientists can use their reports to improve predictions. Learn more at

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

It could one day reduce the need for air conditioning. Learn more at

Jun 12, 2019
Deploying EVs will require careful planning

Policies to promote them could wind up at odds with other climate initiatives, says a Harvard attorney. Learn more at

Jun 11, 2019
Reverend asks Christians to support clean energy

‘We’re destroying God’s creation.’ Learn more at

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

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

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

It’s part of a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. Learn more at

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

For a time when he was a student, Richard Quaofio couldn’t even afford dishes. Learn more at

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

If only investors knew about it. Learn more at

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

Their weapons are rain gardens, rain barrels, and other ‘green’ infrastructure. Learn more at

Jun 03, 2019
Farmer profits from sustainable choices

The solar panels on his barn have been a good investment, Ted Barbour says. Learn more at

May 31, 2019
Empowerment program helps teens heal

Some young people in Monroe, Louisiana, suffered emotionally after a major flood. Learn more at

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

‘It's almost a euphoric feeling for some people just to experience real food again.’ Learn more at

May 29, 2019
The ozone hole vs. global warming

They’re actually two distinct problems. Learn more at

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

Decades ago, the cemetery’s colorful peonies regularly bloomed in time for Memorial Day. Learn more at

May 27, 2019
Energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin

Every dollar spent by a utility-funded program results in more than $5 in benefits. Learn more at

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

‘Some participants respond rather emotionally.’ Learn more at

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

So we need more electric cars and more ridesharing, says expert Dan Sperling. Learn more at

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

They’re losing a crucial period of sunlight that occurs before trees put out their leaves. Learn more at

May 21, 2019
Climate change threatens hunting and fishing

Warming rivers, worsening pests, and intensifying wildfires are harming fish and game habitat. Learn more at

May 20, 2019
Salt marshes help protect shorelines

Don’t underestimate these wetlands. Learn more at

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

Extreme heat adds stress to the electricity grid. Learn more at

May 16, 2019
Desert mangroves store vast amounts of carbon

‘They are one of the most important defenses against climate change.’ Learn more at

May 15, 2019
Tools help farmers adapt to changing conditions

They can help farmers and communities in the Northeast U.S. prepare for a warmer future. Learn more at

May 14, 2019
Chicago groups turn schoolyards into green spaces

New gardens, sports fields, and playgrounds absorb stormwater, so they reduce urban flooding. Learn more at

May 13, 2019
Oregon wineries salvage rejected grapes

They created new wines sold under the ‘Oregon Solidarity’ label. Learn more at

May 10, 2019
Twin Oaks residents share almost everything

It’s their way of reducing consumption. Learn more at

May 09, 2019
LED bulbs cost more in poor areas

That’s according to research conducted in the Detroit area. Learn more at

May 08, 2019
Norway is rapidly adopting electric vehicles

Last year, a third of new cars sold in the country were EVs. Learn more at

May 07, 2019
Innovative greenhouse stores heat underground

It enables Threefold Farm in Pennsylvania to harvest figs well into December. Learn more at

May 06, 2019
A.I. could track climate impacts

Algorithms can be used to monitor forest cover, water levels, and the distribution of animals. Learn more at

May 03, 2019
Why wildfires can lead to mudflows

Scorched ground and heavy rain make a dangerous combination. Learn more at

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

‘It’s a massive part of the solution.’ Learn more at

May 01, 2019
Rain plagues Pennsylvania farms

Too much rain washes away plantings, erodes soil, and promotes disease. Learn more at

Apr 30, 2019
Stone Age village could be lost

Storms and rising seas threaten 5,000-year-old archaeological sites. Learn more at

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

Making the eco-friendly choice can feel like a sacrifice. Learn more at

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

If intense storms grow more common, trees could be killed before reaching full size. Learn more at

Apr 25, 2019
Leah Penniman reclaims a farming legacy

Many climate-friendly farming techniques were originally developed by people of color. Learn more at

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

‘We think it’s the future of the industry.’ Learn more at

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

It reveals how climate change could transform your home. Learn more at

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

It’s a response to citizen pressure. Learn more at

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

It’s an emerging industry. Learn more at

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

The technology would create abundant clean electricity, but deployment is still decades away. Learn more at

Apr 17, 2019
Climate change makes air pollution worse

Bad news for those of us who need to breathe. Learn more at

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

‘Doing both is not a luxury. It's a necessity.’ Learn more at

Apr 15, 2019
Company wants to help Americans eat bugs

Their cricket-powder chips come in Sriracha, cheddar, and barbecue flavors. Learn more at

Apr 12, 2019
Bison ranch puts carbon into the soil

It starts with protecting the grass. Learn more at

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

So governments and businesses must make plans to protect vulnerable workers, she argues. Learn more at

Apr 10, 2019
How an island doubled its solar capacity

‘We can make a difference at the local level.’ Learn more at

Apr 09, 2019
Solar keeps lights on at Zimbabwe clinics

Reliable electricity ensures safe storage of medicines and vaccines. Learn more at

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

Star-crossed love, betrayal … and climate change? Learn more at

Apr 05, 2019
Armadillos are moving north

Another sign that the climate is changing. Learn more at

Apr 04, 2019
GOP mayor turns city into pedestrian paradise

The walkable downtown boasts green space, wide sidewalks, and bike paths. Learn more at

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

When extreme weather strikes, it costs big bucks. Learn more at

Apr 02, 2019
Tennessee family dramatically cuts carbon emissions

Before making changes, they actually were polluting more than average Americans. Learn more at

Apr 01, 2019
City slashes carbon emissions in one vote

The sweeping move makes clean energy the default. Learn more at

Mar 29, 2019
Australian attempts 100 marathons in 100 days

She ran in places around the world that face water shortages. Learn more at

Mar 28, 2019
California could see intense rains in the future

That’s good for the freshwater supply, but it’s a double-edged sword. Learn more at

Mar 27, 2019
Researcher suggests limiting fossil fuel production

Coal, oil, and gas companies are still exploring for new reserves. Learn more at

Mar 26, 2019
A pro-life Republican’s journey to energy advocacy