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1.  This Is What a Whole-of-Government Climate Response Would Look Like  

2022-09-07


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The climate crisis is affecting every single aspect of society, so every single part of the government should be doing everything it can to alleviate the pain.

2.  California to cover canal with solar panels in experiment to fight drought, climate change  

2022-08-26


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California is about to launch an experiment to cover aqueducts with solar panels, a plan that if scaled up might save billions of gallons of otherwise evaporated water while powering millions of homes. Project Nexus in the Turlock Irrigation District launches in mid-October amid Western North America's worst drought in 1,200 years and as human-influenced climate change exacerbates the dry spell. Based on a similar project in the west Indian state of Gujarat, the project is the first of its kind in the United States, said University of California Merced project scientist Brandi McKuin.

3.  Climate Solutions 101 presented by @ProjectDrawdown  

2022-08-23


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Presented in six video units and in-depth expert conversations, this free online course centers on game-changing climate action.

4.  In World First, Netherlands Caps Flights at Major Airport to Cut Pollution  

2022-06-29


Yale E360
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The Dutch government is capping the number of flights from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at 440,000, a 12 percent cut from pre-pandemic levels. The new policy, set to take effect at the end of 2023, is the world's first to limit flights for environmental reasons.Read more on E360 →

5.  Saving water also saves energy  

2022-06-09


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Utilities and municipalities can cut carbon pollution by fixing leaks and encouraging water conservation. The post Saving water also saves energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

6.  Inside Clean Energy: Flow Batteries Could Be a Big Part of Our Energy Storage Future. So What’s a Flow Battery?  

2022-05-19


Inside Climate News
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A clean energy development this week in the San Diego area isn’t much to look at. Workers will deliver four white shipping containers that house battery storage systems. Soon after, workers will hook up the containers so they can store electricity from a nearby solar array. The part that I care abou...

7.  New book says Indigenous knowledge is key to fighting climate change  

2022-04-29


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Jessica Hernandez, author of 'Fresh Banana Leaves,' says Indigenous communities are already taking steps to heal the environment. The post New book says Indigenous knowledge is key to fighting climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

8.  Six Ideas to Address High Gas Prices That Won’t Fan the Flames of Climate Change  

2022-04-22


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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Forget a gas tax holiday. Earth Day is a good time to offer better responses to the increases in fuel costs.

9.  Elon Musk-funded carbon removal prize announces 15 ‘milestone’ winners  

2022-04-22


Grist
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More than 1,000 teams have registered for the contest so far.

10.  Why Are Nature-Based Solutions on Climate Being Overlooked?  

2022-04-18


Yale E360
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<p>Nature-based initiatives, such as planting mangroves and revitalizing wetlands, have proven effective in making communities more resilient to climate change. But international funding has shortchanged such solutions in favor of more costly and less efficient engineering projects.</p> <p> </p><p><a href=&ldquo;https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-are-nature-based-solutions-on-climate-being-overlooked&rdquo;>Read more on E360 →</a></p>

11.  Beyond the line: How an all-electric bus rapid transit system is transforming Indianapolis  

2022-03-30


Grist
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Combatting the climate crisis is going to require rethinking how Americans move.

12.  Largest 'Built All-At-Once' Wind Farm Opens in Oklahoma, Saves Customers $1 Billion  

2022-03-25


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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Even in a gas and oil state, customers are saving a billion dollars by switching to wind. That is the future, my friend.

13.  China Looks to Ramp up Renewables, Green Hydrogen in Latest Five-Year Plan  

2022-03-23


Yale E360
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China is planning to build out more renewable power and boost production of green hydrogen, a low-carbon fuel, according to its latest five-year plan for the energy sector, released Tuesday, which also calls for maintaining crude oil output and ramping up natural gas production.Read more on E360 →

14.  The Best Climate Policy You've Probably Never Heard Of  

2022-03-16


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
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The essence of the plan is simplicity itself: just directly reduce fossil fuel production and consumption.

15.  Colorado steel mill goes solar  

2022-03-09


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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To reduce its climate impact, the plant in Pueblo turned to renewable energy. The post Colorado steel mill goes solar appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

16.  Guest post: How heat pump sales are starting to take off around the world  

2022-03-01


Carbon Brief
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Experts see heat pumps as one of the main solutions for tackling the carbon emissions... The post Guest post: How heat pump sales are starting to take off around the world appeared first on Carbon Brief.

17.  How A Carbon Currency and Markets can work for Climate Justice  

2021-04-19


Carbon Watchdog
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The BBC started this train of thought about a carbon currency recently with an article describing how the world’s wealthiest are at the heart of the climate crisis, and that a new “polluter-elite” have to change their lifestyles if the world is to tackle climate change[1]. New research showed that th...

18.  The 17 Sustainable Development Goals from a Universal Carbon Credits Perspective  

2021-11-11


Carbon Watchdog
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The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework to guide humanity from now through to sustainability. This is how Universal Carbon Credits / Carbon Account Mechanism (Compte carbone) fit into the SDG framework. The 17 SDGs and their 169 sub-goals are a call for action by all countrie...

19.  Why a Universal Carbon Currency is Our Best Chance against Climate Change  

2021-11-25


Carbon Watchdog
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Faced with ever more obvious signs of damaging climate change all around the world, a clear and effective way to reduce CO2 emissions and keep atmospheric warming to a minimum must be every government’s goal. Ecocore’s solution is for every individual to receive a carbon budget and keep to it. The Universa...

20.  Four Scientists, a Few Small Nations, and Making Unthinkable Climate Action Possible  

2022-02-14


Counter Punch
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UK scientist Kevin Anderson noted that because “most people [are] below-average emitters” and because “emissions align very closely to income, … policies have to be tailored” mainly to changing how higher income people do things and what they do. Rationing, in combination with a falling cap on fossi...

21.  Volunteers translate climate research into more than 100 languages  

2022-02-10


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Sophia Kianni launched Climate Cardinals after noticing that most climate research and documents are available in only a few major languages. The post Volunteers translate climate research into more than 100 languages appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

22.  A tale of two steel mills, and yet they’re the same one  

2022-02-10


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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An unlikely team of disparate companies, public officials, and local residents came together on a steel mill dating from the 1800s to make it the first in the world powered largely by solar. The post A tale of two steel mills, and yet they’re the same one appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

23.  ‘The Shaman’s Apprentice’ is an antidote to ‘Don’t Look Up’  

2022-02-03


Grist
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Searching for solutions, Zacharias Kunuk’s latest film takes a grounded, Indigenous approach.

24.  Want to heal the planet? Stop ignoring Indigenous science.  

2022-01-24


Grist
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A Q&A with Jessica Hernandez, a Maya Ch’orti and Binnizá-Zapotec environmental scientist.

25.  Why doesn’t every big box store have rooftop solar?  

2022-01-24


Grist
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Superstore roofs span billions of square feet. Covering them in solar panels could power nearly 8 million homes.

26.  Wind Became Spain's Biggest Power Source In 2021  

2021-12-16


Yale E360
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Wind was Spain's leading source of electricity in 2021, El País reported. In total, renewables accounted for 47 percent of power generation this year, up from 30 percent a decade ago. Roughly half of 2021's renewable energy came from wind power, with 10 percent coming from solar and the remainder fro...

27.  Shifting meetings, conventions online curbs climate change | Cornell Chronicle  

2021-12-19


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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown humanity a new way to reduce climate change: Nix in-person conventions. Putting meetings online can reduce carbon footprints by 94%, says a Cornell study.

28.  Nuclear Fusion: Why the Race to Harness the Power of the Sun Just Sped Up  

2021-12-08


Inside Climate News
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A nervous excitement hangs in the air. Half a dozen scientists sit behind computer screens, flicking between panels as they make last-minute checks. “Go and make the gun dangerous,” one of them tells a technician, who slips into an adjacent chamber. A low beep sounds. “Ready,” says the person runnin...

29.  We can’t address the climate crisis unless we also take on global inequality | Lucas Chancel  

2021-12-07


The Guardian
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This is not simply a rich versus poor countries divide: there are huge emitters in poor countries, and low emitters in rich countriesLet’s face it: our chances of staying under a 2C increase in global temperature are not looking good. If we continue business as usual, the world is on track to heat u...

30.  ‘Raise Green’ platform connects climate-friendly projects with investors  

2021-12-07


Yale Universities Climate Connections
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Anyone can invest for as little as $100. The post ‘Raise Green’ platform connects climate-friendly projects with investors appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

31.  What If Riding The Bus Were Free?  

2021-12-03


Popular Resistance
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In May 2019, Winnipeg public transit drivers held a fare strike. Members of ATU Local 1505 had been working without a contract since that January, and they decided to make a point. On a Monday, they left leaflets at bus stops and advertised the strike on social media. That Tuesday they let people rid...

32.  Scientists solve two problems at once—turning methane pollution into sustainable fishmeal  

2021-11-27


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A new analysis shows that it’s cheaper, more sustainable—and just as effective—to make aquaculture feed out of methane from industrial waste, than from forage fish extracted from the sea