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The First 4 Nations To Submit Stronger Climate Plans (NDCs) Are …

March 13th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

Countries pledged as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement to update their national climate plans (NDCs) every five years. This year is the first test of their intent to strengthen their commitments and reduce emissions enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5–2 degrees


39% Of Toxic Air Emissions In USA Come From 100 Facilities

March 12th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

There are ongoing concerns about the health of our ecosystems, our air, and the future our children face due to a legacy of industrialization and burning of fossil fuels. Those who work to reverse this do not stop either. Thankfully, there are also who have great endurance seeking to alert and protect the public


Demand For Palm Oil Is Burning Indonesia

March 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The demand for palm oil is burning Indonesia, quite literally. These annual infernos, according to experts, have ignited a "climate bomb." And until Western consumers say stop, the fires will continue to burn


Report: The Case Of The Shifting Snow

March 10th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Whether you live among palm trees or pine trees, snow plays a critical role in our climate. Snow keeps our planet cooler, significantly affects water resources, and is a revealing indicator of climate change


Fiji Coastal Communities Forced To Move Inland

March 10th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Coastal communities in Fiji are having to move inland due to climate change. Its community leader, Barney Dunn, has been forced to witness his ancestral homeland being engulfed by the rising waves of the sea


Adapting To Fire: How Cities Can Enhance Resilience With Distributed Energy

March 5th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As California experienced uncharacteristically low precipitation in February, normally its peak rainy season, parts of the state are moving into drought conditions. This is likely to increase wildfire prevalence in the state in 2020, and it underscores the point that communities need to be thinking about a range of strategies to increase their resilience to wildfires


What Does Climate Adaptation Look Like?

March 4th, 2020 | by NRDC

Climate adaptation encompasses a wide array of actions that help people and nature cope with the present-day harms of climate disruption and minimize future harms. Ideally, adaptation allows us to move beyond just surviving the climate crisis to thriving in a fundamentally new world


Fossil Fuel Drilling Is Making Texans Sick (Video)

March 2nd, 2020 | by Nexus Media

In Texas, methane leaking from fracking sites is not only heating the planet. It’s also making people ill. Locals have reported headaches, nosebleeds, and respiratory problems, and they are calling on fossil fuel companies to clean up their act


Lawyers For Good Government Climate Change Program Provides Pro-Bono Legal Resources For Municipalities To Switch To 100% Renewable Energy

March 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Today, Lawyers for Good Government Foundation (L4GG), a non-profit network of more than 120,000 legal advocates with lawyers in all 50 states, unveiled its latest comprehensive state energy resource profiles — Ohio, Louisiana, and Oklahoma — as part of its pro-bono climate change program, which seeks to provide the legal resources desperately needed for municipalities to reach 100 percent renewable energy goals



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