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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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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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