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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 7-13

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major developments, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   According to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, we don’t need to cut fossil-fuel regulations to achieve energy independence. […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec 31-Jan 6

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week. Check in to learn about major achievements, new findings, and effective strategies for motivating action.   SOLUTIONS   Seeing Greenland’s melting glaciers with his own eyes turned this scientist from climate doubter to believer. With Enough Evidence, Even Skepticism Will […]

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Connecting with Trump on Climate

Donald Trump can make history on climate change – either by reversing years of steady progress, or by moving us forward to a new energy future that accomplishes what he seeks to do with American economic growth and at the same time moves us forward on climate solutions.   All indications are that he is […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec. 24-29

Solar and wind power costs are now competitive with coal and natural gas – making renewables an increasingly viable option for businesses and investors. Green Energy Can Increasingly Match – or Beat – Fossil Fuel Prices, Report Says (Christian Science Monitor)       When people are presented with facts that contradict their worldview, it […]

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4 New Insights That Will Change the Way You Talk About Climate

Climate change has been getting lots of media coverage lately – unfortunately, it’s not the kind of attention we’d like to see. With President-elect Trump and many of his advisors publicly expressing doubt about climate science, climate advocates have their work cut out for them.   Fortunately, help has arrived in the form of four […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Dec. 17-23

People living in areas that have experienced record-breaking heat are less skeptical about climate change than those living with record-breaking cold. Climate Change Skepticism Fueled by Gut Reaction to Local Weather (Scientific American)   Mayors and governors — many from Trump-leaning states – are determined to continue with their plans to fight climate change. As […]

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Protecting Climate Progress: ecoAmerica Leaders Gather to Discuss the Implications of the Election

Climate advocates in America (and around the world) woke up to a new reality on November 9th. We are all now looking for common ground to address the threats to climate progress that the Trump administration presents.   On November 29th, leaders from the Blessed Tomorrow, Climate for Health, and Path to Positive Communities programs […]

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American Leaders to Trump: U.S. Must Look Forward, Not Backward on Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to reverse much of the progress our nation has made on climate. His recent appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a fierce critic of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA’s administrator is a clear indication he intends to follow through on that plan. This is why almost […]

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Attending ecoAmerica’s American Climate Leadership Summit 2016

In September, I attended the American Climate Leadership Summit 2016 and I heard story after story about how climate change is impacting different communities and what they are doing about it. The Summit was hosted by ecoAmerica, a non-profit organization that works with partners to build awareness, understanding and action for climate and environmental solutions. […]

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Actually, There Is an Economic Consensus Around Climate Action

Of all the reasons to support climate action, one of the strongest may be self-interest. Preventing deaths and illnesses caused by carbon pollution makes sense. Protecting our businesses and homes from climate-related impacts makes sense. Safeguarding local jobs through clean-energy and infrastructure projects that can’t be outsourced makes sense. This is why, contrary to popular […]

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