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1.  Nature Conservancy tool helps identify ideal solar farm sites in Georgia  

2022-01-14


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It assists developers in avoiding sensitive ecosystems, like habitat for the gopher tortoise. The post Nature Conservancy tool helps identify ideal solar farm sites in Georgia appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
2.  ‘Don’t Look Up’ – See the movie. Ignore the comet. (Part 1)  

2022-01-12


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The new Netflix star-studded movie, already something of a cultural phenomenon, raises important questions. But where will the answers be found? The post ‘Don’t Look Up’ – See the movie. Ignore the comet. (Part 1) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
3.  Household air pollution contributes to almost 4 million premature deaths a year  

2022-01-13


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Many people around the world cook over open fires or simple stoves that produce dangerous indoor pollution. The post Household air pollution contributes to almost 4 million premature deaths a year appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
4.  The phenomenon of ‘Don’t Look Up’ (Part 2)  

2022-01-13


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Don’t Look Up has quickly become something of a cultural phenomenon, already eclipsing The Day After Tomorrow as the most influential fictional film ‘about’ climate change. The post The phenomenon of ‘Don’t Look Up’ (Part 2) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
5.  Why a Colorado engineer switched from oil industry to geothermal  

2022-01-12


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The Department of Energy predicts that more than 8% of U.S. electricity generation could come from geothermal by 2050. The post Why a Colorado engineer switched from oil industry to geothermal appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
6.  Is the U.S. uniquely bad at tackling climate change?  

2022-01-12


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After decades of failed climate bills, America seems to have a problem. Reprinted with permission of Grist. The post Is the U.S. uniquely bad at tackling climate change? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
7.  Demand for electric vehicles to cause battery supply chain bottleneck, analyst says  

2022-01-11


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Lithium, cobalt, and nickel are used in the production of most EV batteries. The post Demand for electric vehicles to cause battery supply chain bottleneck, analyst says appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
8.  Fewer ducks are wintering in the Deep South  

2022-01-10


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Some migratory ducks are finding suitable winter habitat farther north than in the past. The post Fewer ducks are wintering in the Deep South appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
9.  Georgia’s ‘Carpet Capital of the World’ now makes solar panels, too  

2022-01-07


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A new solar panel factory in Dalton, Georgia, is helping to diversify the local economy. The post Georgia’s ‘Carpet Capital of the World’ now makes solar panels, too appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
10.  Tropical species could slither, crawl, and hop their way north as the climate warms  

2022-01-05


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Invasive reptiles and amphibians are already preying on Florida’s native wildlife. The post Tropical species could slither, crawl, and hop their way north as the climate warms appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
11.  Climate change could enable valley fever to spread across more of Western U.S.  

2022-01-06


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The sometimes fatal disease is caused by exposure to a fungus that thrives in hot, dry conditions. The post Climate change could enable valley fever to spread across more of Western U.S. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
12.  New D.C. solar farm is response to Pope Francis’s call to care for Earth  

2022-01-03


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The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is using one of its properties to generate clean energy. The post New D.C. solar farm is response to Pope Francis’s call to care for Earth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
13.  Energy storage system to be built at former site of notorious New York City power plant  

2021-12-31


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The 100-megawatt battery facility will store enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes for four hours. The post Energy storage system to be built at former site of notorious New York City power plant appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
14.  How audio recorders can help pinpoint critical bird habitat  

2021-12-30


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Data gathered from sound recordings can help solar developers avoid building on sites used by migratory birds and threatened species. The post How audio recorders can help pinpoint critical bird habitat appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
15.  YouTube movie teaches children how to protect the Earth  

2021-12-29


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'Bean & Widge Go to the Park' uses kid-friendly humor to introduce sustainability concepts. The post YouTube movie teaches children how to protect the Earth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
16.  Georgia Interfaith Power and Light helps congregations cut carbon pollution  

2021-12-24


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Houses of worship can get energy audits, funding for energy efficiency projects, and support in pursuing solar power. The post Georgia Interfaith Power and Light helps congregations cut carbon pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
17.  Low-income Coloradans cut utility bills through community solar program  

2021-12-23


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Energy Outreach Colorado helps people make efficiency improvements and get connected to solar power. The post Low-income Coloradans cut utility bills through community solar program appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
18.  Tips for talking to kids about climate change  

2021-12-22


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From wildfires to stronger hurricanes, the consequences of climate change are already on young people’s minds. The post Tips for talking to kids about climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
19.  ‘Climate season’ arts and theater pave way for resiliency in Gary  

2021-12-22


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It's no longer ‘if’ but ‘how’ artists can cross disciplines and bring together communities and campuses for climate justice. A first-person account. The post ‘Climate season’ arts and theater pave way for resiliency in Gary appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
20.  ‘Seed Savers Network’ helps Kenyan farmers adapt to erratic weather  

2021-12-21


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Droughts and severe downpours are making farming more difficult than in the past. The post ‘Seed Savers Network’ helps Kenyan farmers adapt to erratic weather appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
21.  Young people in the Bay Area use hip-hop to demand climate action  

2021-12-20


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The Hip Hop & Climate Justice program helps youth express their feelings about the problem. The post Young people in the Bay Area use hip-hop to demand climate action appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
22.  ‘Quite a ride!’: Hurricane Hunter Jack Parrish retires after 42 years  

2021-12-20


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Perhaps no other meteorologist alive has seen more exceptional weather and worked with more top weather scientists. The post ‘Quite a ride!’: Hurricane Hunter Jack Parrish retires after 42 years appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
23.  New video explores ups and downs of global energy pricing in 2021  

2021-12-20


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New YCC video paints a portrait of the constantly changing factors that have driven global energy prices in 2021. Forecast: Likely more fits and starts ahead. The post New video explores ups and downs of global energy pricing in 2021 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
24.  Retiree renovates Colorado home to produce more energy than it uses  

2021-12-17


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He’s made it much more efficient and added a solar array to the roof. The post Retiree renovates Colorado home to produce more energy than it uses appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
25.  How to save on home heating costs for winter 2021-2022  

2021-12-17


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In apartments and homes, people face high propane, natural gas, and electric bills. The post How to save on home heating costs for winter 2021-2022 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
26.  In one Florida county, studying and planning for flood risk led to reduced insurance premiums  

2021-12-16


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Residents may see up to a 35% discount on flood insurance in Monroe County, home to Key West. The post In one Florida county, studying and planning for flood risk led to reduced insurance premiums appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
27.  Coming to grip with pros and cons of more nuclear power  

2021-12-16


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The competing advantages and disadvantages of moving toward more nuclear power give rise to excellent resources for improved understanding. The post Coming to grip with pros and cons of more nuclear power appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
28.  Contributions to sustainable investment funds rose to $50 billion in 2020  

2021-12-15


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Young adults are major drivers of growth in the sustainable investment market. The post Contributions to sustainable investment funds rose to $50 billion in 2020 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
29.  In praise of ‘Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction’  

2021-12-15


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Professor Mark Maslin’s 4th edition covers an ‘astonishing’ range of topics with humor and clear writing too often missing in the sciences. The post In praise of ‘Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
30.  November 2021: Earth’s 4th-warmest November on record  

2021-12-14


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The year 2021 is very likely to end up as the sixth-warmest year on record. The post November 2021: Earth’s 4th-warmest November on record appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
31.  Climate change is here, and Detroit is flooding  

2021-12-13


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To help the city cope with heavier downpours, residents are pushing for upgrades to storm drainage and sewer systems. The post Climate change is here, and Detroit is flooding appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
32.  12 books on climate and the planet for the holidays  

2021-12-13


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Twelve books meet this fraught moment with confidence, vision, reflection, and imagination. The post 12 books on climate and the planet for the holidays appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
33.  Catastrophic December tornadoes slam Mid-Mississippi Valley  

2021-12-11


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More than 100 people may have died, and one tornadic storm traveled more than 200 miles. The post Catastrophic December tornadoes slam Mid-Mississippi Valley appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
34.  Climate action leadership program helps teens channel concern into action  

2021-12-10


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It’s a project of the Climate Museum in New York City. The post Climate action leadership program helps teens channel concern into action appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
35.  How ‘Big Oil’ works the system and keeps winning  

2021-12-10


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Oil and gas interests have refined their techniques to stay a step ahead over decades. Don't look for those plans to stop anytime soon. The post How ‘Big Oil’ works the system and keeps winning appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
36.  Iceland facility sucks carbon dioxide from air, turns it into rock  

2021-12-09


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The technology will need a lot of scaling up to make a difference to the climate. The post Iceland facility sucks carbon dioxide from air, turns it into rock appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
37.  Warmer winters leave Connecticut’s forests vulnerable to a tiny, wooly pest  

2021-12-09


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A short video from Local Motives shows how the invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is threatening hemlock trees and forest ecosystems. The post Warmer winters leave Connecticut’s forests vulnerable to a tiny, wooly pest appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
38.  Mildness hangs on after third warmest autumn in U.S. history  

2021-12-09


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Drought is intensifying across the southwest and central states, with some help from La Niña. The post Mildness hangs on after third warmest autumn in U.S. history appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
39.  How the iconic Sydney Opera House is cutting carbon pollution  

2021-12-08


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‘We have a really important responsibility to lead by example.’ The post How the iconic Sydney Opera House is cutting carbon pollution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
40.  General Motors to manufacture electric car battery cells in U.S.  

2021-12-06


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A battery cell factory is slated to open in August 2022 in Lordstown, Ohio, with another to open in 2023 in Tennessee. The post General Motors to manufacture electric car battery cells in U.S. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
41.  Extreme weather and pandemic help drive global food prices to 46-year high  

2021-12-06


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Current high food prices, combined with the ongoing pandemic, will make the global food supply highly vulnerable to extreme weather shocks in 2022. The post Extreme weather and pandemic help drive global food prices to 46-year high appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
42.  Eco-friendly gifts for every budget in 2021  

2021-12-02


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Holiday cheer that’s good for the planet, too. The post Eco-friendly gifts for every budget in 2021 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
43.  Christmas tree selection may be more limited this year because of drought a decade ago  

2021-12-03


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Many growers in Indiana lost over 70% of the trees they planted in 2012. The post Christmas tree selection may be more limited this year because of drought a decade ago appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
44.  12 reports on the results of COP26 and their implications  

2021-12-03


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Valuable additions to the thinking persons’ comprehensive professional and personal library on COP26 results and significance. The post 12 reports on the results of COP26 and their implications appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
45.  The COVID-19 pandemic has put communities through a crash course in disaster response  

2021-12-02


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It demonstrated the vast scale of assistance that people may need in future disasters. The post The COVID-19 pandemic has put communities through a crash course in disaster response appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
46.  How people are working to protect California’s giant sequoias from wildfires  

2021-12-01


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Severe fires killed sequoias in 2020 and 2021. The post How people are working to protect California’s giant sequoias from wildfires appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
47.  Solar and crop production research shows ‘multi-solving’ climate benefits  

2021-12-01


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Agrivoltaics researchers are finding that the multiple benefits from pairing solar power and crops production help increase citizen engagement, support. The post Solar and crop production research shows ‘multi-solving’ climate benefits appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
48.  Hanukkah story can inspire energy conservation, rabbi says  

2021-11-29


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The holiday celebrates the oil that miraculously lasted eight days. The post Hanukkah story can inspire energy conservation, rabbi says appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
49.  Finance group fails to deliver at COP26  

2021-11-29


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Carbon Tracker, the London Financial Analytics shop, told us about this financing record in 2019. Maybe because Covid-19 intervened, we didn’t fully absorb it. What does it mean that we have already financed 1.5֯ C of warming? In short, that the cumulative impact of the fossil fuel projects banks an...
50.  Global warming causes new problems for a Thanksgiving staple  

2021-11-25


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Cranberry farmers in Massachusetts are working to adapt to shorter winters and erratic rainfall. The post Global warming causes new problems for a Thanksgiving staple appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
51.  Mobile app allows citizen scientists to identify and report invasive species  

2021-11-26


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Early reporting helps agencies like the U.S. Forest Service to control their spread. The post Mobile app allows citizen scientists to identify and report invasive species appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
53.  Living shoreline project uses natural remedies to reduce erosion  

2021-11-24


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Native marsh grasses, rocks, and oysters will help shore up a badly eroded stretch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. The post Living shoreline project uses natural remedies to reduce erosion appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
54.  Artificial island on Georgia coast to provide nesting habitat for shorebirds  

2021-11-23


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Sea-level rise is making their nests more vulnerable to flooding and storm surge. The post Artificial island on Georgia coast to provide nesting habitat for shorebirds appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
55.  Scientists examine energetic oceans, eddies, and kinetic energy  

2021-11-23


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Studying ubiquitous ocean eddies, ‘the weather of the ocean,’ to better understand and plan for climate change, local sea-level rise, and more. The post Scientists examine energetic oceans, eddies, and kinetic energy appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
56.  Tips on talking to your family about climate change over the holidays  

2021-11-22


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Climate scientist Heather Price has a few suggestions. The post Tips on talking to your family about climate change over the holidays appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
57.  Gerrymandering is a climate problem  

2021-11-22


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As states across the US redraw their political maps, the stakes are high for climate change. The post Gerrymandering is a climate problem appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.
58.  For Thanksgiving, some uplifting climate news  

2021-11-22


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Need a break from the often sobering news about the climate? Try these for a jump-start. The post For Thanksgiving, some uplifting climate news appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.