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April 21, 2015 Poll Shows We Need to Come Out on Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post
A new poll released this week by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reveals that Americans rarely--very rarely--hear people they know talk about climate change and surprisingly few hear about it on a weekly basis in...
April 17, 2015 California Drought a Shortage of Water or Common Sense?Source: Reason.com
Californians seem to have remarkably good attitudes about the sacrifices they'll make as the drought heads into its fourth year. Based on polls, they even are supportive of crackdowns on excessive water use, which may explain...
April 17, 2015 Why We Need to Change How We Talk About Climate ChangeSource: Huff Post
The scientific community has reached a resounding consensus on climate change -- 97 percent of scientists worldwide agree that the climate is warming, and that these warming trends have been caused by human activities. Yet,...
April 14, 2015 Keep it in the ground: why this is a matter of basic ethicsSource: The Guardian
If the purpose of your existence is to make the world a better place, why would you invest billions of dollars in companies that make the greatest contribution to global climate change? That’s the simple question behind the...
Insurance Journal - According to the report from the University of Oxford published at the start of the îWorld Water Forumî in Korea, South Asia has the largest concentration of water-related risks. East and Southeast...
April 13, 2015 The Dirty Secret of Obama’s Carbon PlanSource: Wall Street Journal
Americans don’t give much thought to whether their electricity will be there when they need it. You flip a switch, the lights go on. Your phone charges up. The medical equipment in the emergency room does its job. Yet electric...
Source: Washington Post
Nonetheless, 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty special year and a pretty significant 365-day shift in how we get our power, says a 2015 power market outlook released Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance
The real failure of government policy is on water. For decades, policy officials have been predicting that California’s population would explode. (2) Now they are saying California’s population is expected to grow by as much as...
April 10, 2015 We can still end deforestation
Minnesota Daily - Indonesiaâs deforestation rates have also slowed down significantly. The îWorld Resources Instituteî indicated that the past decadeâs surge in deforestation might be losing momentum....
April 9, 2015 Has Environmental Journalism Failed?Source: Slate
As an environmental journalist, I start off each morning plowing through a half-dozen or so roundups of the day’s biggest environmental news. Invariably, it’s depressing and overwhelming; before I’ve even finished my first cup of...
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