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By Jennifer Miller, PhD / On July 14th, 2016

Heat or eat: that’s the stark choice faced by many low-income families during cold New York winters, according to Scott Oliver of PathStone, a non-profit group in upstate New York. But that could change. In...

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By Richard Heinberg, David Fridley / On June 29th, 2016

Two of the country’s leading energy experts spoke at the SPUR Urban Center in San Francisco, California on June 2, 2016 to discuss renewable energy.

Photo Credit: Glen Canyon Dam and Colorado River - Page, Arizona by Flickr.com user Jim Trodel

By Bruce Rich / On May 9th, 2016

Nearly all future growth in greenhouse gases will come from the world’s emerging economies, and preventing dangerous global warming depends on their reducing emissions growth. Thus it is troubling that Turkey, the world’s 17th largest economy, plans to...

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By Katharine Sucher / On December 17th, 2015

With the end of COP 21 and the signing of the historic Paris Agreement, it’s not just countries that are thinking about how to reduce emissions—individuals are...

By Katharine Sucher / On November 10th, 2015

What happens when a company misleads consumers and intentionally pollutes the environment? We asked some of our authors to comment on the recent...

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By Kennedy Warne / On June 29th, 2015

Mangrove planting in Kiribati. Photo by Kennedy Warne.  

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By Dominick A. DellaSala / On April 22nd, 2015

Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon.

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By Robert Brown / On March 12th, 2015

An early model of Google's self-driving car.

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 23rd, 2015

New York City's daily carbon dioxide emissions visualized. Each sphere represents a ton of carbon.

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By Meghan Bartels / On January 22nd, 2015

In this installment of this occasional series, we hear from...

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