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1.  How whisky waste could fuel cars  

2022-08-05


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A new production plant in Scotland is expected to convert whisky byproducts into butanol, which can be used in cars. The post How whisky waste could fuel cars appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

2.  Latest outlooks for Atlantic hurricane season: Less frenzied, but still above average  

2022-08-04


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An active season ahead remains likely, according to two leading forecast groups. The post Latest outlooks for Atlantic hurricane season: Less frenzied, but still above average appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

3.  An extreme weather/climate change communications ‘masterclass’  

2022-08-04


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Yale Climate Connections meteorologist Bob Henson delivered clear, sound, and concise analysis in a recent interview with CNN. Take a look. The post An extreme weather/climate change communications ‘masterclass’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

4.  Manufactured home residents often left out of energy-efficiency conversation  

2022-08-04


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But a project called Clean Energy Resource Teams is changing that in Minnesota. The post Manufactured home residents often left out of energy-efficiency conversation appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

5.  12 titles on extreme weather – and how to handle it  

2022-08-02


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Blistering summer heat, wildfires ablaze, and headline attention raise the ante on better understanding the whys and wherefores of extreme weather events. The post 12 titles on extreme weather – and how to handle it appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

6.  Kentucky floods claim at least 16 lives, devastate region  

2022-07-29


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Central Appalachian arts centers are reeling. The post Kentucky floods claim at least 16 lives, devastate region appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

7.  Coal communities are changing, so a project is capturing residents’ stories  

2022-07-29


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An Ohio State team has interviewed miners, power plant employees, and community members. The post Coal communities are changing, so a project is capturing residents’ stories appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

8.  Meet a scientist who’s optimistic about climate change  

2022-07-29


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Chemist Dick Co’s take: We will solve climate change if we follow some basic rules of gremlin care, er, climate action. The post Meet a scientist who’s optimistic about climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

9.  A new method for managing roadside forests could reduce power outages  

2022-07-28


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A Connecticut research team is testing the idea. The post A new method for managing roadside forests could reduce power outages appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

10.  Tweaking cows’ diets can reduce climate-warming pollution  

2022-07-27


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Optimizing their feed reduces a herd’s methane emissions by up to 40%, research suggests. The post Tweaking cows’ diets can reduce climate-warming pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

11.  The mustard seed that can fuel airplanes  

2022-07-26


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Jet fuel made from carinata seeds has already been tested in commercial flights. The post The mustard seed that can fuel airplanes appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

12.  Common medications may increase the dangers of heat waves  

2022-07-26


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<figure><img alt="Elderly woman" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" height="169" src="https://i0.wp.com/yaleclimateconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/0722_elderly_medications_1600.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" width="300" /></figure> <p>Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs may interfere with sweat production, alter the body’s internal thermostat, or make dehydration more likely - with potentially serious consequences.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/07/common-medications-may-increase-the-dangers-of-heat-waves/" rel="nofollow">Common medications may increase the dangers of heat waves</a> appeared first on <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org" rel="nofollow">Yale Climate Connections</a>.</p>

13.  Seis cambios de comportamiento que pueden sanar a las personas y al planeta  

2022-07-18


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La Dra. Neha Pathak, experta en medicina del estilo de vida, ofrece consejos para una mejor salud y un clima más seguro. The post Seis cambios de comportamiento que pueden sanar a las personas y al planeta appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

14.  Lush Utah garden makes the most of a small amount of rain  

2022-07-25


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The garden on the campus of the University of Utah in Moab receives only about 9.5 inches of rain annually. The post Lush Utah garden makes the most of a small amount of rain appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

15.  Audubon Texas works to keep island bird sanctuaries from losing ground  

2022-07-22


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Erosion, storm damage, and sea-level rise threaten tiny islands off the Texas Gulf Coast. The post Audubon Texas works to keep island bird sanctuaries from losing ground appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

16.  Extreme heat makes pregnancy more dangerous  

2022-07-22


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High temperatures increase the risk of stillbirth and preterm birth. The post Extreme heat makes pregnancy more dangerous appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

17.  Workshops help people figure out if rooftop solar is right for them  

2022-07-21


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Participants learn how to calculate the costs and benefits of solar and come to an informed decision. The post Workshops help people figure out if rooftop solar is right for them appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

18.  Horrific heat descends upon Western Europe: 104°F in London  

2022-07-19


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Tuesday becomes the hottest day in the UK’s centuries-old weather books. The post Horrific heat descends upon Western Europe: 104°F in London appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

19.  Comedians will share climate knowledge with their jokes  

2022-07-20


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During the Climate Comedy Cohort fellowship, a group of comedians is learning from climate scientists and performing live shows. The post Comedians will share climate knowledge with their jokes appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

20.  The deadly connections between climate change and migration  

2022-07-20


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People fleeing weather disasters at home face dire risks when they attempt to walk across the U.S.-Mexico border through the Sonoran Desert. The post The deadly connections between climate change and migration appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

21.  Recklessness defined: breaking 6 of 9 planetary boundaries of safety  

2022-07-12


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The author's imaginative fictional intro opens the way for better understanding how humanity has pushed past planetary boundaries of safe living with respect to climate change, biosphere integrity, land-system change, biogeochemical flows, freshwater, and more. The post Recklessness defined: breakin...

22.  In Massachusetts, West Nile virus risk can increase during dry years  

2022-07-13


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The mosquitoes that spread the virus thrive in drier conditions. The post In Massachusetts, West Nile virus risk can increase during dry years appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

23.  Many community stormwater systems aren’t prepared for climate change  

2022-07-14


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Heavy downpours are getting more frequent and intense, overwhelming existing infrastructure. The post Many community stormwater systems aren’t prepared for climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

24.  NASA: June 2022 tied as Earth’s warmest June on record  

2022-07-14


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But NOAA rated June 2022 as the sixth-warmest June on record. The post NASA: June 2022 tied as Earth’s warmest June on record appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

25.  Energy-efficient homes often sell faster and for more money  

2022-07-15


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According to Zillow data, homes with features like double-paned windows or electric vehicle chargers are more desirable than similar homes. The post Energy-efficient homes often sell faster and for more money appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

26.  104°F? A Continental heat wave heads for England  

2022-07-15


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The forecast is unprecedented, and only a sliver of Britons have air conditioning. The post 104°F? A Continental heat wave heads for England appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

27.  Three-quarters of Montana farmers, ranchers anxious about climate change, survey finds  

2022-07-18


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They’re worried about potential consequences to their businesses. The post Three-quarters of Montana farmers, ranchers anxious about climate change, survey finds appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

28.  Summer camp teaches kids about climate solutions  

2022-07-19


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Many campers walk away feeling they can be leaders in their communities. The post Summer camp teaches kids about climate solutions appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

29.  Apprenticeship program trains people for clean energy jobs  

2022-07-08


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ReVision Energy, a New England-based solar company, wants to make it easier for people to become licensed electricians. The post Apprenticeship program trains people for clean energy jobs appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

30.  The nexus between the climate change and democracy crises  

2022-07-07


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The two crises share some things in common, and addressing one requires addressing the other. Will big business be key to breaking the logjam? The post The nexus between the climate change and democracy crises appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

31.  Democracy and climate change  

2022-07-07


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Challenges confronting both cry out for some urgent attention. But no fair choosing favorites: As goes one, so may go the other. The post Democracy and climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

32.  Supreme Court sharply limits EPA power plant authority  

2022-07-06


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The Supreme Court decided on June 30 that shifting energy generation toward renewables exceeded EPA’s congressional authority, leaving our energy mix largely up to Congress. The post Supreme Court sharply limits EPA power plant authority appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

33.  The downside of corporate reforestation pledges  

2022-07-06


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Poorly planned reforestation efforts could displace farms and rural communities. The post The downside of corporate reforestation pledges appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

34.  Readings to fuel your imagination … on rewilding  

2022-07-06


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These articles shed light on some futuristic efforts to restore nature’s ecosystems, both near and far. The post Readings to fuel your imagination … on rewilding appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

35.  Electricity grids aren’t making the most of wind power  

2022-07-05


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Contracts often guarantee coal plants a minimum level of production. The post Electricity grids aren’t making the most of wind power appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

36.  Climate change complicates a precarious relationship between birds and farmers  

2022-07-04


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New England songbirds often nest in farm fields, where they’re threatened by mowing and other farm equipment. The post Climate change complicates a precarious relationship between birds and farmers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

37.  Tropical Storm Colin forms along the South Carolina coast  

2022-07-02


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Colin is the first U.S. landfalling named storm of 2022. The post Tropical Storm Colin forms along the South Carolina coast appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

38.  Tropical Storm Bonnie forms, expected to hit Costa Rica and Nicaragua Friday night  

2022-07-01


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After a record-long period as a potential tropical cyclone, the season’s 2nd named storm formed Friday morning. The post Tropical Storm Bonnie forms, expected to hit Costa Rica and Nicaragua Friday night appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

39.  Tropical storm warnings up for southernmost Lesser Antilles ahead of Potential Tropical Cyclone 2  

2022-06-27


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The tropical Atlantic is bristling with disturbances commanding attention this week. The post Tropical storm warnings up for southernmost Lesser Antilles ahead of Potential Tropical Cyclone 2 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

40.  New manufacturing process stores carbon pollution in concrete  

2022-06-28


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It can cut the carbon footprint of concrete by more than half. The post New manufacturing process stores carbon pollution in concrete appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

41.  Two coast-hugging tropical systems poised to dump heavy rain  

2022-06-28


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A potential tropical cyclone will drench the far southern Caribbean, as another disturbance lurks off the western U.S. Gulf Coast. The post Two coast-hugging tropical systems poised to dump heavy rain appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

42.  Minnesotans help trees migrate north  

2022-06-29


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People are gathering seeds from southern and central Minnesota and planting the saplings in the state’s northern forests. The post Minnesotans help trees migrate north appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

43.  Disturbance 95L threatens heavy rains for Texas; disturbance PTC 2 speeds across southern Caribbean  

2022-06-29


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With three notable tropical disturbances, the activity in the Atlantic looks more like late July than late June. The post Disturbance 95L threatens heavy rains for Texas; disturbance PTC 2 speeds across southern Caribbean appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

44.  Poet Sophia Naz grieves after a wildfire took her home  

2022-06-30


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She processes the loss in her new book, ‘Open Zero.’ The post Poet Sophia Naz grieves after a wildfire took her home appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

45.  A conversation with a poet whose home burned to the ground  

2022-06-30


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Sophia Naz wrote her new collection, 'Open Zero,' in the aftermath of a devastating wildfire. The post A conversation with a poet whose home burned to the ground appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

46.  Disturbance 95L bringing drought relief to coastal Texas; PTC 2 steams toward Central America  

2022-06-30


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Heavy rain the main threat from two Atlantic tropical disturbances. The post Disturbance 95L bringing drought relief to coastal Texas; PTC 2 steams toward Central America appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

47.  A South Florida organization campaigns for heat protections for outdoor workers  

2022-07-01


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WeCount! advocates for access to cool water, shade and more rest breaks. The post A South Florida organization campaigns for heat protections for outdoor workers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

48.  How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise  

2022-06-21


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With few roads or buildings, the islands move naturally in response to storms and rising seas. The post How Georgia’s undeveloped barrier islands are adapting to sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

49.  Some people are turning to survival training to prepare for climate change  

2022-06-20


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The Mountain Scout Survival school teaches primitive survival skills and urban emergency preparedness courses. The post Some people are turning to survival training to prepare for climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

50.  A conversation with a woman who promotes renewable energy in rural communities  

2022-06-20


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After a wind farm went up in her Minnesota farming community, Mariah Lynne wanted others to experience the benefits. The post A conversation with a woman who promotes renewable energy in rural communities appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

51.  What it would take for U.S. to meet its Paris commitment  

2022-06-19


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Short answer: A whole lot. Technically feasible, model results agree … but only with herculean clean technology deployments. The post What it would take for U.S. to meet its Paris commitment appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

52.  Storm chasing: Front row for an atmospheric masterpiece (Part 2)  

2022-06-16


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A chaser’s single day in May 2022 in Texas, again with striking photography. The post Storm chasing: Front row for an atmospheric masterpiece (Part 2) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

53.  Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts  

2022-06-17


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The stations can continue providing services even when the electricity grid goes down. The post Solar power keeps some Puerto Rico fire stations running during blackouts appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

54.  Climate change could dry up ideal duck habitat in the Northern Plains  

2022-06-16


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So wetland conservation is more important than ever. The post Climate change could dry up ideal duck habitat in the Northern Plains appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

55.  What to expect during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season  

2022-06-16


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Meteorologists Dr. Jeff Masters and Bob Henson offer their expert perspectives on the upcoming hurricane season, already forecast to be above average. The post What to expect during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

56.  As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up lost gas-tax revenue  

2022-06-15


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Oregon already offers drivers an option to pay a per-mile charge instead of a gas tax. The post As electric cars gain popularity, states will need to make up lost gas-tax revenue appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

57.  May 2022 was Earth’s 6th-warmest May  

2022-06-15


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Another top-10 warmest year on record is expected for the planet in 2022. The post May 2022 was Earth’s 6th-warmest May appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

58.  Company helps incentivize tropical forest protection in Ecuador  

2022-06-14


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Whole Forest wants to make it economically viable to preserve the forest. The post Company helps incentivize tropical forest protection in Ecuador appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

59.  Chasing a tornado: Front row for an atmospheric masterpiece (Part 1)  

2022-06-14


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A chaser's single day in May 2022 chasing a tornado across parts of Texas, with striking photography. The post Chasing a tornado: Front row for an atmospheric masterpiece (Part 1) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

60.  New climate-friendly housing development in Michigan will be all-electric  

2022-06-13


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The mixed-income development will include community gardens and homes with heat pumps and solar panels. The post New climate-friendly housing development in Michigan will be all-electric appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

61.  12 books for climate-aware summertime R&R (reflection and reinvigoration)  

2022-06-13


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<figure><img alt="Book covers against the background of the blue water of a pool in the sunshine." class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" height="169" src="https://i0.wp.com/yaleclimateconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/0622_Bookshelf2_1600.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" width="300" /></figure> <p>Part two of these summertime readings includes works of some respected activism and communication experts and some other works published very recently and by some relative newcomers. </p> <p>The post <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/06/12-books-for-climate-aware-summertime-rr-reflection-and-reinvigoration/" rel="nofollow">12 books for climate-aware summertime R&R (reflection and reinvigoration)</a> appeared first on <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org" rel="nofollow">Yale Climate Connections</a>.</p>

62.  How a pilot program in Michigan helped people afford energy-efficiency upgrades  

2022-06-10


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It helped customers who made too much to qualify for federal weatherization programs, but not enough to qualify for traditional loans. The post How a pilot program in Michigan helped people afford energy-efficiency upgrades appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

63.  12 readings for summer home and garden projects  

2022-06-10


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Suggestions for summer reading, learning, enjoying … and, by the way, helping to address climate change. The post 12 readings for summer home and garden projects appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

64.  The most reliable hurricane models, based on their 2021 performance  

2022-06-09


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And why you should ignore them all in favor of the National Hurricane Center forecast. The post The most reliable hurricane models, based on their 2021 performance appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

65.  Young people care about things that matter  

2022-06-09


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In response to ‘The kids are not OK,’ a three Ss approach to addressing climate change: Simple, Serious, and Solvable. The post Young people care about things that matter appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

66.  Conservation projects restore natural water flow to parts of Great Dismal Swamp  

2022-06-08


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European settlers drained portions of the forested wetland in Virginia and North Carolina. The post Conservation projects restore natural water flow to parts of Great Dismal Swamp appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

67.  Massachusetts group works for diversity in the offshore wind industry  

2022-06-07


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‘We’ve got to make sure that we’re training people up and tooling them up to be ready.’ The post Massachusetts group works for diversity in the offshore wind industry appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

68.  Why chase tornadoes? It’s ‘the wonder of nature’  

2022-06-07


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In this first-in-a-series installment, recalling one’s childhood fear-turned-fascination with storms and how it led to a trek for a first-time successful tornado chase. The post Why chase tornadoes? It’s ‘the wonder of nature’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

69.  A durable U.S. climate strategy … or a house of cards?  

2022-06-06


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We need to prepare to manage climate risks for decades, centuries ahead: How can we also manage inevitable shifting winds in priority setting? The post A durable U.S. climate strategy … or a house of cards? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

70.  Australia lists koala as an endangered species across most of its range  

2022-06-02


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Bushfires, deforestation, and development have caused koala populations to dwindle. The post Australia lists koala as an endangered species across most of its range appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

71.  Disturbance 91L in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico likely to become the Atlantic’s first tropical cyclone of 2022  

2022-06-02


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<figure><img alt="Satellite image" class="attachment-medium size-medium wp-post-image" height="169" src="https://i0.wp.com/yaleclimateconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/0622_91L-jun2-sat_1600.jpg?fit=300%2C169&ssl=1" width="300" /></figure> <p>Hurricane Agatha’s remnants are invigorating the well-organized disturbance centered near the northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.</p> <p>The post <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/06/disturbance-91l-in-the-southeastern-gulf-of-mexico-likely-to-become-the-atlantics-first-tropical-cyclone-of-2022/" rel="nofollow">Disturbance 91L in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico likely to become the Atlantic’s first tropical cyclone of 2022</a> appeared first on <a href="https://yaleclimateconnections.org" rel="nofollow">Yale Climate Connections</a>.</p>

72.  Three common myths about solar energy, demystified  

2022-06-02


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Solar could play a huge role in reducing carbon pollution. The post Three common myths about solar energy, demystified appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

73.  Driving with electricity is much cheaper than with gasoline  

2022-06-02


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Electricity prices are relatively cheap and stable, compared to the rising price of gasoline at the pump. The post Driving with electricity is much cheaper than with gasoline appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

74.  In silvopasture, cows and sheep coexist with trees  

2022-06-03


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Adding trees to pasture helps keep livestock cool in summer. The post In silvopasture, cows and sheep coexist with trees appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

75.  Tropical Storm Warnings up for southern Florida for Potential Tropical Cyclone One  

2022-06-03


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The disturbance is expected to become Tropical Storm Alex and hit Florida on Saturday morning, bringing 4-8 inches of rain and isolated tornadoes. The post Tropical Storm Warnings up for southern Florida for Potential Tropical Cyclone One appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

76.  Potential Tropical Cyclone One kills 3 in Cuba, drenches South Florida  

2022-06-04


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The disturbance is expected to become Tropical Storm Alex by Sunday morning as it speeds east-northeast away from Florida. The post Potential Tropical Cyclone One kills 3 in Cuba, drenches South Florida appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

77.  After South Florida deluge, Tropical Storm Alex finally develops  

2022-06-05


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A classic early-season system drenches Miami-Fort Lauderdale. The post After South Florida deluge, Tropical Storm Alex finally develops appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

78.  Wisconsin bond program helps nonprofits afford solar  

2022-06-06


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The upfront costs of solar panels are sometimes too high for small organizations. The post Wisconsin bond program helps nonprofits afford solar appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

79.  Weatherization and efficiency upgrades can help mobile home residents save money  

2022-06-01


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But many people who live in mobile or manufactured homes are unaware of programs that can help them afford upgrades. The post Weatherization and efficiency upgrades can help mobile home residents save money appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

80.  Hurricane Agatha leaves 11 dead, 32 missing in Mexico; remnants reorganizing in Caribbean  

2022-06-01


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Agatha's remnants have been designated as Invest 91 over the western Caribbean, and are a heavy rain threat to Cuba and South Florida. The post Hurricane Agatha leaves 11 dead, 32 missing in Mexico; remnants reorganizing in Caribbean appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

81.  Hurricane Agatha closing in on landfall in southern Mexico  

2022-05-30


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Agatha is predicted to be just the third landfalling Pacific hurricane in the month of May. The post Hurricane Agatha closing in on landfall in southern Mexico appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

82.  Now hiring: The U.S. needs more clean energy workers  

2022-05-31


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A labor shortage could disrupt plans to transition to more wind and solar power. The post Now hiring: The U.S. needs more clean energy workers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

83.  Agatha dissipates over Mexico after making landfall as strongest Pacific May hurricane  

2022-05-31


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The hurricane’s remnants are expected to reorganize and become the Atlantic’s first tropical depression of the year by this weekend. The post Agatha dissipates over Mexico after making landfall as strongest Pacific May hurricane appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

84.  Tropical Storm Agatha expected to be a rare and dangerous early-season hurricane for Mexico  

2022-05-28


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Agatha is predicted to be the strongest landfalling Pacific hurricane on record so early in the year. The post Tropical Storm Agatha expected to be a rare and dangerous early-season hurricane for Mexico appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

85.  Rihanna’s nonprofit is giving $15 million to environmental justice groups  

2022-05-30


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One of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s goals is to improve climate resilience in Rihanna’s home region, the Caribbean. The post Rihanna’s nonprofit is giving $15 million to environmental justice groups appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

86.  Preserving democracy is part of preserving the planet  

2022-05-27


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A review of 'Global Burning: Rising Antidemocracy and the Climate Crisis' by Eve Darian-Smith. The post Preserving democracy is part of preserving the planet appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

87.  Army Corps of Engineers project aims to protect low-lying marsh  

2022-05-26


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Some marshes are at risk of ending up underwater as sea levels rise. The post Army Corps of Engineers project aims to protect low-lying marsh appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

88.  Individual actions can add up to help the climate  

2022-05-25


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Twenty-five to 30% of the pollution cuts needed to prevent dangerous climate change can happen at the individual and household level. The post Individual actions can add up to help the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

89.  13 books and reports on science, impacts, solutions, and actors  

2022-05-25


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Here are some recent works sure to address a wide range of climate change related goings-on – the good, the bad, and the ugly. The post 13 books and reports on science, impacts, solutions, and actors appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

90.  Iconic Hawaiian bird faces possible extinction  

2022-05-24


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The ‘i’iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is threatened by avian malaria. The post Iconic Hawaiian bird faces possible extinction appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

91.  New study offers a glimmer of hope for climate solutions success  

2022-05-24


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Research on incorporating social, political, and technological feedbacks into climate models suggests that climate policy implementation over the coming decades could accelerate to bring the Paris targets within reach. The post New study offers a glimmer of hope for climate solutions success appeare...

92.  NOAA expects another above-average Atlantic hurricane season  

2022-05-24


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Forecasting groups solidly agree that 2022 is likely to be the seventh consecutive above-average season. The post NOAA expects another above-average Atlantic hurricane season appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

93.  Worm composting, a climate-friendly alternative to the landfill  

2022-05-23


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Red wiggler worms can turn food scraps into compost. The post Worm composting, a climate-friendly alternative to the landfill appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

94.  Public health expert promotes benefits of electric vehicles  

2022-05-20


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The cars do not emit harmful tailpipe pollution. The post Public health expert promotes benefits of electric vehicles appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

95.  Why climate change matters to Latinos  

2022-05-19


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Latinos are more likely than any other U.S. racial or ethnic group to worry about the problem. The post Why climate change matters to Latinos appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

96.  Plant species can migrate in response to climate change – by hitching rides in animal bellies  

2022-05-18


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But populations of animals that disperse plant seeds are declining. The post Plant species can migrate in response to climate change – by hitching rides in animal bellies appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

97.  New federal funding helps low-income households afford energy-efficiency upgrades  

2022-05-17


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The improvements enable people to save money and protect the climate. The post New federal funding helps low-income households afford energy-efficiency upgrades appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

98.  Renewable energy lessons from European communities  

2022-05-17


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Renewable energy experiences in Europe help pave ways to meet energy equity goals for needy and under-served communities. The post Renewable energy lessons from European communities appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

99.  The kids are not OK  

2022-05-15


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Some valuable lessons learned: Listen first, speak second. Don't just inform and educate ... enable and engage. And apply those lessons at next opportunity. The post The kids are not OK appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

100.  Climate change has created a new workforce  

2022-05-16


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With disasters occurring more frequently, more people are needed for clean-up and rebuilding. The post Climate change has created a new workforce appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

101.  2022 brings Earth’s 5th-warmest April  

2022-05-13


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Another top-10 warmest year on record is expected for the planet in 2022. The post 2022 brings Earth’s 5th-warmest April appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

102.  Grants help Wisconsin nonprofits purchase electric vehicles  

2022-05-13


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The electric vehicles will help the organizations save money and protect the environment. The post Grants help Wisconsin nonprofits purchase electric vehicles appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

103.  Readings on climate-change impacts and insurance  

2022-05-13


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Things are changing quickly for those trying to afford property insurance: troubles both getting it and paying for it. The post Readings on climate-change impacts and insurance appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

104.  Therapy dogs help wildland firefighters relieve stress  

2022-05-12


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California-based First Responder Therapy Dogs brings trained therapy dogs to wildfire basecamps. The post Therapy dogs help wildland firefighters relieve stress appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

105.  Radon – yet another higher risk from thawing permafrost  

2022-05-12


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Researchers find that escaping radon can build up in homes, threaten health. The post Radon – yet another higher risk from thawing permafrost appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

106.  Prairie Island Indian Community uses nuclear waste fund for net-zero carbon goal  

2022-05-11


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The tribe plans to install solar panels, make energy efficiency upgrades, and retrofit buildings to run on electricity. The post Prairie Island Indian Community uses nuclear waste fund for net-zero carbon goal appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

107.  Apartment building retrofits can help the climate and save tenants money  

2022-05-10


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But the process can be expensive, so financial incentives could help ease the transition. The post Apartment building retrofits can help the climate and save tenants money appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

108.  Volunteer pilots rescue sea turtles stunned by cold water  

2022-05-09


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Cold stunning is a growing problem as the climate changes. The post Volunteer pilots rescue sea turtles stunned by cold water appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

109.  Moms push Massachusetts utilities to transition to renewable heat sources  

2022-05-06


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Mothers Out Front wants customers to be able to heat their homes with renewable electricity and geothermal energy. The post Moms push Massachusetts utilities to transition to renewable heat sources appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

110.  On climate ‘doomism’: Heart & mind reasons to resist it  

2022-05-06


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If ‘the weather outside is frightening,’ the climate can be even more so … but avoiding ‘doomism’ is … do-able. The post On climate ‘doomism’: Heart & mind reasons to resist it appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

111.  Site of retired Iowa nuclear plant to become a solar farm  

2022-05-05


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The location already has infrastructure to connect to the grid, reducing project costs. The post Site of retired Iowa nuclear plant to become a solar farm appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

112.  Why a tool for reversing Trump era rules is seldom used  

2022-05-05


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Did Congress tie its own hands in a law allowing it to reverse regulations advanced by the much-ballyhooed ‘administrative state’? The post Why a tool for reversing Trump era rules is seldom used appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

113.  Startup tests technology to recover minerals from mine waste and recycled batteries  

2022-05-04


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Some of the minerals used to make lithium-ion batteries are in short supply. The post Startup tests technology to recover minerals from mine waste and recycled batteries appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

114.  How a Wisconsin woman ditched natural gas  

2022-05-02


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Susan Millar’s 90-year-old home now runs entirely on electricity. The post How a Wisconsin woman ditched natural gas appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

115.  More severe weather this week after tragic weekend  

2022-05-02


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Three meteorology students died after chasing tornadic storms in Kansas on Friday. The post More severe weather this week after tragic weekend appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

116.  Experts: Climate transformative, but causes for optimism  

2022-04-29


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Countless authoritative assessments of the future climate raise concerns, but these experts see reasons for optimism. The post Experts: Climate transformative, but causes for optimism appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

117.  Detroit nonprofit offers paid training for energy efficiency jobs  

2022-04-28


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Workers can prepare for in-demand jobs while being paid $15 an hour. The post Detroit nonprofit offers paid training for energy efficiency jobs appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

118.  California’s Terranova Ranch is getting ready for large electric farm equipment  

2022-04-27


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The ranch is investing in charging stations and taking other steps to prepare for an all-electric future. The post California’s Terranova Ranch is getting ready for large electric farm equipment appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

119.  Rural electric co-ops face barriers to going renewable  

2022-04-26


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Member-owned co-ops provide electricity in many rural areas. The post Rural electric co-ops face barriers to going renewable appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

120.  Chicago nonprofit transforms old library into climate-friendly headquarters  

2022-04-25


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Latinos Progresando sees the renovation as a chance to make a positive impact in the Little Village neighborhood. The post Chicago nonprofit transforms old library into climate-friendly headquarters appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

121.  Review: Journalist Eugene Linden’s ‘Fire and Flood’  

2022-04-21


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A veteran journalist’s new book offers a bracing reexamination of American inaction on climate change - and a corrective lens for viewing the war in Ukraine. The post Review: Journalist Eugene Linden’s ‘Fire and Flood’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

122.  Food physicist offers Earth Day cooking tips  

2022-04-21


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A ‘jazzed’ and ‘psyched’ Appalachian State University cooking guru serves up recipes for Earth Day. Steamed and oven-less ‘decadent’ chocolate cake anyone? The post Food physicist offers Earth Day cooking tips appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

123.  ‘Drive Electric Earth Day’ events celebrate electric cars  

2022-04-22


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At events nationwide, attendees can see electric vehicles for themselves. The post ‘Drive Electric Earth Day’ events celebrate electric cars appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

124.  Recent readings on climate ‘doomerism’ and science  

2022-04-22


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Climate doomerism be damned, it’s never too late to do the right thing. The post Recent readings on climate ‘doomerism’ and science appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

125.  Living in energy-efficient homes can improve people’s health  

2022-04-21


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Well-sealed and ventilated houses tend to have better air quality. The post Living in energy-efficient homes can improve people’s health appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

126.  Minnesota woman sees renewable energy projects as progress for rural communities  

2022-04-20


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When a wind farm was built in her area, Mariah Lynne became a renewable energy advocate. The post Minnesota woman sees renewable energy projects as progress for rural communities appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

127.  12 books for another Earth Day in the warming climate  

2022-04-20


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It’s a long list of environmental issues that affect and are affected by climate change. Here are some essential readings on that intersection. The post 12 books for another Earth Day in the warming climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

128.  Cómo prepararse para un huracán  

2022-04-18


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Esto es lo que debes hacer para protegerte a tí mismo, a tu propiedad y a tu familia. The post Cómo prepararse para un huracán appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

129.  People of color disproportionately lost power during 2021 Texas freeze  

2022-04-19


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A winter storm left over 4 million homes and businesses without electricity. The post People of color disproportionately lost power during 2021 Texas freeze appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

130.  Nearly two years after Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Gulf Coast is still recovering  

2022-04-19


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Abandonment, rebuilding, and uncertainty lie in wake of Louisiana’s most powerful hurricane on record. The post Nearly two years after Hurricane Laura, Louisiana Gulf Coast is still recovering appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

131.  Climate action, as patriotism  

2022-04-19


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Three distinguished military veterans make the case for climate action to better assure national security, help ensure freedom and democracy, and best serve those serving in uniform. The post Climate action, as patriotism appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

132.  Illinois offers $4,000 incentive to electric vehicle buyers  

2022-04-18


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The state is also providing rebates and grants for new charging stations. The post Illinois offers $4,000 incentive to electric vehicle buyers appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

133.  March 2022: Earth’s 5th-warmest March on record  

2022-04-15


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The month featured a $4 billion flood and a mass coral bleaching event in Australia, and an extreme heat wave in Antarctica. The post March 2022: Earth’s 5th-warmest March on record appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

134.  A switch to clean energy rapidly improves community health  

2022-04-15


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Reducing air pollution from fossil fuels could save more than a million U.S. lives over the next 20 years. The post A switch to clean energy rapidly improves community health appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

135.  In Houston, one neighborhood’s trial – and retrial – by water  

2022-04-15


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How a group of tenacious mothers is grappling with ever-present flood risk in Houston. The post In Houston, one neighborhood’s trial – and retrial – by water appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

136.  NASA mission will monitor air pollution  

2022-04-12


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Researchers plan to use a satellite to study air pollution in 10 global cities. The post NASA mission will monitor air pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

137.  ‘Can our politics rise to the climate challenge?’  

2022-04-12


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A reader wonders what governments would look like if they made vulnerable people, not big businesses, the priority. The post ‘Can our politics rise to the climate challenge?’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

138.  Science: When to question and when to trust  

2022-04-12


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Pithy bumper sticker memes can’t do justice to the need for understanding and judging scientific studies … especially when, as often, public policy is at play. The post Science: When to question and when to trust appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

139.  How Michigan could plug into an electric vehicle boom  

2022-04-13


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With the right investments, the state could attract more auto production jobs. The post How Michigan could plug into an electric vehicle boom appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

140.  Aboard MOSAiC: Hardy fish, powerful waves, shrinking ice floes  

2022-04-13


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Arctic voyage researchers find surprises from MOSAiC expedition, and now they’re delving into volumes of new data. The post Aboard MOSAiC: Hardy fish, powerful waves, shrinking ice floes appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

141.  Texas twister injures 23; McBride Fire engulfs 150 structures  

2022-04-13


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Wildfires and tornadoes produced havoc on Tuesday, and more trouble loomed for Wednesday. The post Texas twister injures 23; McBride Fire engulfs 150 structures appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

142.  Ulster County, New York, aims for 100% clean electricity by 2040  

2022-04-14


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A new program helps residents switch to solar energy. The post Ulster County, New York, aims for 100% clean electricity by 2040 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

143.  A Nebraska climate activist takes a trip down the Missouri River  

2022-04-11


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Graham Jordison kayaked through seven states and past 10 coal plants. The post A Nebraska climate activist takes a trip down the Missouri River appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

144.  Central U.S. facing multi-day threat of severe storms and wildfires  

2022-04-11


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Forecasters will be watching for strong tornadoes and 'exceptionally volatile' fire weather. The post Central U.S. facing multi-day threat of severe storms and wildfires appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

145.  Forecasters predict above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season  

2022-04-07


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Colorado State University’s hurricane forecasting team is calling for an active season with 19 named storms and nine hurricanes. But review such an early forecast with caution. The post Forecasters predict above-average 2022 Atlantic hurricane season appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

146.  A newfound best friend helps this doctor turn anxiety into action  

2022-04-08


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When a patient voiced climate fears that mirrored her own, Dr. Ashley McLure knew she’d met an ally. The post A newfound best friend helps this doctor turn anxiety into action appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

147.  Some young adults are worried about having kids  

2022-04-06


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‘There’s a lot of perceptions of doom going on.’ The post Some young adults are worried about having kids appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

148.  12 books on racial, gender, and environmental/climate justice  

2022-04-06


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Important new titles warrant continuing attention even amidst the horror of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The post 12 books on racial, gender, and environmental/climate justice appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

149.  New IPCC report: Only political will stands in way of meeting the Paris targets  

2022-04-06


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The latest major climate assessment outlines the urgency and feasibility of rapid decarbonization to preserve the economy, health, and a stable climate. The post New IPCC report: Only political will stands in way of meeting the Paris targets appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

150.  San Diego’s Miramar Marine Corps Air Station invests in renewable energy, microgrid  

2022-04-07


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If necessary, it can disconnect from the grid and power critical operations using on-site energy sources and battery storage. The post San Diego’s Miramar Marine Corps Air Station invests in renewable energy, microgrid appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

151.  Why a doctor feels a responsibility to speak up for the climate  

2022-04-05


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Climate change is a major threat to health. The post Why a doctor feels a responsibility to speak up for the climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

152.  Climate science and financial risk: Forging a path to more climate-resilient businesses  

2022-04-04


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Better valuations of climate risks can help businesses provide much-needed leadership on reducing global emissions. The post Climate science and financial risk: Forging a path to more climate-resilient businesses appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

153.  Los 10 eventos meteorológicos y climáticos más extremos de 2021  

2022-03-29


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El 2021 tuvo eventos meteorológicos y climáticos extremos en la historia moderna, incluyendo el récord de cuatro desastres naturales costando más de $20 mil millones cada uno y el mes más caluroso registrado a nivel mundial. The post Los 10 eventos meteorológicos y climáticos más extremos de 2021 appeare...

154.  Online toolkit helps Muslims incorporate climate action into Ramadan  

2022-04-04


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The nonprofit Green Muslims also created a calendar of activities. The post Online toolkit helps Muslims incorporate climate action into Ramadan appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

155.  To reduce cafeteria waste, Baltimore schools teach kids where their food comes from  

2022-03-31


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They’re helping students feel more connected to their food. The post To reduce cafeteria waste, Baltimore schools teach kids where their food comes from appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

156.  Impacts of Russia war in Ukraine reverberate  

2022-03-31


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With outlook for the war highly uncertain, these recent pieces look at major ways climate efforts are rattled. The post Impacts of Russia war in Ukraine reverberate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

157.  What causes spring floods?  

2022-03-31


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From snow, to soil, to temperature, many variables make spring flooding hard to predict and climate change may make it even harder. The post What causes spring floods? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

158.  Two Native tribes are helping create an electric vehicle ‘pipeline’  

2022-04-01


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The Red Lake Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will benefit from an effort to purchase electric vehicles and install a network of chargers. The post Two Native tribes are helping create an electric vehicle ‘pipeline’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

159.  Energy transformation can strengthen democracy and help fight climate change  

2022-04-01


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Can a long-term win-win for both democracy and for the global climate be found once Putin’s war in Ukraine is at last behind us? The post Energy transformation can strengthen democracy and help fight climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

160.  Veterans can fight climate change by taking jobs in the solar industry  

2022-03-30


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A Texas company is helping veterans make the transition to clean energy jobs through apprenticeship programs. The post Veterans can fight climate change by taking jobs in the solar industry appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

161.  From poop to power: partnership turns pig manure into energy  

2022-03-28


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Roeslein Alternative Energy is working on projects on eight of Smithfield’s Missouri farms. The post From poop to power: partnership turns pig manure into energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

162.  Why are my allergies so bad? Climate change may be partly to blame.  

2022-03-28


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Ragweed, a common culprit in summer and fall allergies, is becoming a more formidable foe as the climate changes. The post Why are my allergies so bad? Climate change may be partly to blame. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

163.  Even east of the Rockies, wildfire smoke harms people’s health  

2022-03-29


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The total number of hospital visits caused by smoke are higher in the eastern U.S. than in the West. The post Even east of the Rockies, wildfire smoke harms people’s health appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

164.  Reading up on plastics and climate change  

2022-03-29


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Plastics have come a long way since that classic one-liner (‘Plastics.’) from Dustin Hoffman’s iconic flick ‘The Graduate.’ Not all of it for the better. The post Reading up on plastics and climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

165.  A poetic look at ‘Earth’s Black Box’ of data on humanity’s climate action and inaction  

2022-03-29


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Like a mirage on the horizon, a strangely shaped orange-colored 33-foot-long vault of sturdy steel in Tasmania is intended to inform future populations. The post A poetic look at ‘Earth’s Black Box’ of data on humanity’s climate action and inaction appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

166.  A photo essay on coral reef restoration efforts in Florida  

2022-03-24


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With photos from marine photographer Brandon Cole, dive into this photo essay exploring efforts to protect at-risk coral reefs off Florida’s Atlantic coast. The post A photo essay on coral reef restoration efforts in Florida appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

167.  A simple way cities can make it easier for people to go solar  

2022-03-25


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A project manager for a solar company successfully pushed for this change in Philadelphia. The post A simple way cities can make it easier for people to go solar appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

168.  From trash to treasure: Illinois dump becomes community solar farm  

2022-03-22


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Urbana’s solar farm is producing low-cost electricity and new revenue for the city. The post From trash to treasure: Illinois dump becomes community solar farm appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

169.  Kids born in 2020 may live through about 7 times as many heat waves as their grandparents  

2022-03-23


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An online tool is designed to help people understand how climate change could affect different generations. The post Kids born in 2020 may live through about 7 times as many heat waves as their grandparents appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

170.  Day two of Southern tornado outbreak brings EF3 damage to New Orleans area  

2022-03-23


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Yet another slap in the face from nature in a long-suffering region. The post Day two of Southern tornado outbreak brings EF3 damage to New Orleans area appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.