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On November 1st, 2017 by thayne

Electric cars are coming soon to a road near you, and that could signal the beginning of the end for the internal combustion engine.

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On November 1st, 2017 by thayne

A futuristic Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy back to the grid was hailed as "the future" Sunday as the World Solar Challenge wrapped up. The innovative bi-annual contest, first run in 1987, began in Darwin a week ago with 41 vehicles setting off on a 3,000-kilometre […]

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On November 1st, 2017 by thayne

Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists

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On March 16th, 2016 by thayne

The worsening of tidal flooding in American coastal communities is largely a consequence of greenhouse gases from human activity, and the problem will grow far worse in coming decades, scientists reported Monday. Those emissions, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, are causing the ocean to rise at the fastest rate since at least the […]

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On March 16th, 2016 by thayne

This week's Featured Website is ScientificAmerican.com, where you'll find a wealth of things scientific, including in-depth articles on sustainability, health, environment, etc. Here's a story about how climate change has helped cause the Syrian Civil War and refugee crisis. You'll also find David Biello's recent interview with Bill Gates on climate change, Bill Gates Wants […]

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On March 16th, 2016 by thayne

Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we're designing to combat them.

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On March 14th, 2016 by thayne

Bhutan isn't just carbon neutral today, it's already carbon negative, at the same time that it's bearing the difficult effects of climate change caused elsewhere, a fact that motivates inspired action: The Bhutan for Life project. This is truly an inspiring talk by Bhutan's Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay. Please check it out, and pass it […]

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On March 2nd, 2016 by thayne

The Alberta tar sands are home to the third-largest proven reserves of crude oil in the world. Here, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with industry in order to survive.

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On March 2nd, 2016 by thayne

New data from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggest that January of 2016 was, for the globe, a truly extraordinary month. Coming off the hottest year ever recorded (2015), January saw the greatest departure from average of any month on record, according to data provided by NASA.

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On March 2nd, 2016 by thayne

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

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