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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 11-17

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 solutions for addressing climate change.   SOLUTIONS   Greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. decreased in 2015, bringing overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels. The reductions were partly […]

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American Climate Metrics Survey 2016: Children, Morality, and Responsibility Top American Climate Concerns

  According to the American Climate Metrics Survey 2016, 87% of Americans feel a moral responsibility to create a safe and healthy climate for themselves and their children. They also support charging polluters a fee on the pollution they create, and see the personal benefits of climate solutions.   The concern that Americans have about […]

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American Climate Perspectives: Few Americans Support Trump Plan to Kneecap EPA Climate Action

Americans who voted for Donald Trump expect him to “Make America Great Again,” but they don’t think gutting the EPA and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is the way to do it. According to ecoAmerica’s February survey, only nine percent of Americans think Trump should limit EPA actions on climate change. Similarly, only 19% […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 4-10

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 communicating about and addressing climate change.   POLITICS   Citing Scott Pruitt’s rejection of climate science and lack of interest in enforcing environmental laws, nearly 450 former […]

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For Loyola University Chicago, Climate Action Is Key to Their Mission

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) and ecoAmerica’s higher education program, Solution Generation, have selected Loyola University Chicago as the winner of the 2016 Climate Leadership Awards. Loyola stood out for their ambitious climate action plan, with a goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2025.   As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Loyola is […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3

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 jobs report from the Environmental Defense Fund’s Fund’s Climate Corps program, the clean-energy industry now has at least […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 21-27

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.   COMMUNICATIONS   Influential medical publisher The Lancet announced they would be launching a new title, Planetary Health, to raise awareness of the links between […]

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Getting to the Truth About Climate Change

Do we live in a post-truth society – one in which “objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”? The term was so widely used in 2016 that Oxford Dictionaries named it their international word of the year.   But maybe this phenomenon isn’t entirely new. People’s […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Jan. 14-20

Every Friday, we round up the most interesting and insightful climate stories from the week, from standout climate leadership, to the latest research, to new communication strategies.   LEADERSHIP   At the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, city leaders voiced their commitment to climate action. Mayors From Around the Nation Take a Stand on […]

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On Climate Change, It’s a Matter of Trust

Who do Americans trust for information about climate change – scientists and political leaders, or their neighbors, doctors, and religious leaders?   A newly published article co-authored by ecoAmerica President Bob Perkowitz, ecoAmerica’s Chief Engagement Officer Meighen Speiser, and Social Psychologist Dr. David Sleeth-Keppler examines that question in depth. The paper, titled It’s a Matter […]

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