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A Pink Glacier In Italy Is Not Good News

July 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In Italy, the Presena glacier is turning pink due to algae, and this will make the ice melt even faster. Blagio di Mauro from the Institute of Polar Sciences at Italy's National Research Council told CNN that pink snow has appeared on the glacier

We’re All In This Together – We Need To Act Together

July 10th, 2020 | by George Harvey

While we are trying to find the recipients for the trillions of dollars aimed at reviving an economy bashed by Covid-19, and trying especially hard to make sure that none of it goes to the undeserving, we might consider a way to use that money to go way beyond stimulating the economy to saving the world

Amazon Greening German Cities, Volkswagen Reforesting Australia

July 9th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Amazon, based in the United States, recently committed to greening German cities — as in, planting a lot of trees and bushes there. Now, Volkswagen, based in Germany, is reforesting Australia. Passing it along, you might say? (We may ask now, what is Atlassian doing for the United States to green it?)

Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

July 8th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy

Properly Addressing Climate Change Requires Letting Go Of Misguided Ideology

July 8th, 2020 | by The Beam

Political responses to climate change are not happening fast or effectively. Almost all nations are on track to fall short of their Paris Agreement targets. Social movements are putting pressure on politicians to enact change, but politicians are limited by governing institutions and the ideologies of their constituents, some of which do not believe in the problem, let alone a government-driven solution. Avoiding catastrophe requires a structural socioeconomic overhaul, but without popular political mandates, how can nation-states respond without compromising classical liberal values

BMW Chair: “We Will Be Taking Sustainability To A Whole New Level”

July 2nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

BMW wants to take sustainability to "a whole new level," Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said this week in an interview/press release. The interview is presented Q&A style in a BMW corporate press release and notes that major corporations have a key role to play when it comes to sustainability

The United People Of Climate Investing

July 1st, 2020 | by The Beam

What if every single climate striker piled all their cash and put it somewhere where they actually can see it has an impact, wouldn’t that be an effective way to reduce global emissions? And the good news is, you don’t need to invest in some green-washed index fund, there are plenty of “actively” managed alternative funds. 

For Bolder Climate Action, Women Go To Antarctica

June 30th, 2020 | by The Beam

The 4th edition of the Homeward Bound program, which promotes women in science diplomacy and climate action, was also the largest-ever all-women expedition to Antarctica, made of 112 other members from 33 different countries and 25 different disciplines

Urban Magnets & COVID-19 With Bruce Haden, Part Two

June 27th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of our CleanTech Talk interview with architect, urbanist, and author Bruce Haden, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, talks with Bruce about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-

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