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On October 2nd, 2017 by Lee Temple

At the Atkinson Center, we know that planetary health doesn’t encompass just one ecosystem or one species, and that sustainability solutions cannot be limited to one field of inquiry. That’s why we empower question-asking, creative-thinking, risk-taking researchers from all disciplines to be part of the innovation conversation. Founded by a generous gift from David and Pat […]

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On September 14th, 2017 by Lee Temple

he rapid succession of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey is unusual, say scientists, who add warming oceans are likely to make such storms increasingly common in the coming decades.

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On September 14th, 2017 by Lee Temple

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

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On August 24th, 2017 by Lee Temple

Sometimes progress is easy to see. Such is the case with clean energy, as wind, solar, and energy efficiency programs continue to grow and expand. But where exactly is the progress happening? Which states are driving clean energy, and in what ways?

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On August 24th, 2017 by Lee Temple

The U.K. became the latest European country to mark the end of the line for diesel and gasoline fueled cars as automakers such as Volvo race to build electric vehicles or face the consequences of getting left behind. In London, the government said it will ban sales of the vehicles by 2040, two weeks after France […]

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On July 20th, 2017 by Lee Temple

How do people in Asia live with climate change now? How will its impacts shape their future, and how will they, in turn, shape their environment? What are the most effective ways to support people to adapt to climate change, and how best can the media, governments, organisations and businesses communicate with them? These are […]

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On July 20th, 2017 by Lee Temple

Canada believes that investments in clean technology, agriculture, sustainable forestry and climate-resilient infrastructure can assist in green economic growth. As part of Canada’s climate-change actions, Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced an investment of $200 million to establish a second phase of the Canadian Climate Fund […]

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On July 20th, 2017 by Lee Temple

Frustrated by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, several governors have joined together to create the United States Climate Alliance. The alliance is the brainchild of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Jerry Brown, the first three states to join last week. All […]

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On July 19th, 2017 by Lee Temple

Satellite data confirms ‘calving’ of trillion-tonne, 5,800 sq km iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf, dramatically altering the landscape. A giant iceberg twice the size of Luxembourg has broken off an ice shelf on the Antarctic peninsula and is now adrift in the Weddell Sea.

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On May 18th, 2017 by Lee Temple

If you live in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States you may notice something different in the sky this month. NASA plans to measure the levels of greenhouse gases in the air over the mid-Atlantic region this month via airplane. Researchers are specifically looking to measure the exchange of greenhouse gases that goes on […]

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