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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of March 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 solutions for addressing climate change.   RESEARCH   The Yale Climate Opinion Maps continue to bring interesting information to light – such as the fact that the vast majority […]

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Climate News: Top Stories for the Week of Feb. 25-Mar. 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 solutions for addressing climate change.   RESEARCH   70 percent of Americans believe climate change is happening, but less than half think they will be personally affected, according to […]

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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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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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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy: Turning 2015 Wins into Lasting Climate Action

Last year, the EPA set an ambitious agenda for fighting climate change. Their biggest milestone was the release of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to cut carbon pollution from power plants. This rule, along with other measures, will be crucial in helping the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris climate agreement. […]

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Governors, Take Note: 7 out of 10 Voters Support Compliance With the Clean Power Plan

We’ve mentioned several times over the past weeks how the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will boost the economy and improve public health – and it appears voters are getting the message. A new survey by the League of Conservation Voters found that 70 percent of voters across the country want their states to implement the […]

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US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. President Barack Obama described climate change as one of the key challenges of our time Monday as he announced the first ever limits on US power plant emissions. As a step to try to adapt, Obama announced power plant owners must cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.        AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Obama’s Messaging About the Clean Power Plan Resonates With Americans

The key to good climate communication is to understand what’s important to people, and show how climate change affects those things. In President Obama’s recent remarks announcing the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan, he did just that.   Our research has shown that Americans put their families first, and are still firmly committed to the […]

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EPA Chief Gina McCarthy Explains the Economic and Health Benefits of Climate Action

As the EPA puts the final touches on their Clean Power Plan, some state governors are threating not to comply. But EPA chief Gina McCarthy remains confident that the plan will succeed. In this interview with Salon, she explains that regulating carbon emissions is well within the EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, as […]

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Learn Why Health Professionals Nationwide Are Advocating for Clean Energy

American health professionals are increasingly concerned about the health impacts of climate change. That’s why organizations like Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) are strong supporters of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which would set limits on carbon emissions for each state.   The Plan offers an ideal opportunity to advocate for an efficient, sustainable […]

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From On-Site Solar to Customer Engagement: The Top Trends in Clean Energy

As wind and solar power continues to get more affordable, and the environmental benefits become increasingly apparent, more organizations are voluntarily investing in clean energy projects. In December, the EPA highlighted some of these efforts in their Green Power Leadership Awards.   As this GreenBiz article explains, two of the biggest new trends are on-site […]

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