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How Does A Tiny Change in Climate Become Fatal?
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How Does A Tiny Change in Climate Become Fatal?

Posted: June 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement, the Green New Deal, and many other climate change reports, proposals, and policies assert that if we allow the Earth to warm more than two degrees Celsius, we’re doomed. But ...

More electric cars can mean more damage to mining communities
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More electric cars can mean more damage to mining communities

Posted: June 14, 2019

BY: Jeremy Deaton Climate warriors like to imagine a future where electric cars put oil companies out of business. Firms would stop injecting known carcinogens into the ground to break up the layer of hard, shale rock hiding stores of fuel, ...

How sewage can become a source of clean energy
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How sewage can become a source of clean energy

Premiered: June 2, 2019

Between flushing the toilet, bathing, and washing dishes, the average person in the United States generates almost 100 gallons of wastewater each day. But one utility in the suburbs of Chicago is using the waste it extracts from that sewage to ...

Can these tiny fish protect coral reefs against climate change?
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Can these tiny fish protect coral reefs against climate change?

Posted: May 24, 2019

BY: Marlene Cimons For nearly two centuries, scientists have pondered “Darwin’s Paradox,” the enduring mystery of why coral reefs thrive in tropical waters, which are woefully short on nutrients. Reefs are teeming oases in ...

The Killer Argument for a Profoundly Dangerous Climate Fix
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The Killer Argument for a Profoundly Dangerous Climate Fix

Posted: May 17, 2019

BY: Jeremy Deaton The UN Environment Assembly recently considered a proposal to research solar geoengineering, as it’s known, an outlandish scheme to cool the Earth by blanketing the heavens with ...

Puerto Rico still needs help. These people picked up the cost.
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Puerto Rico still needs help. These people picked up the cost.

Posted: May 17, 2019

BY: Jeremy Deaton Every morning, Luz Hernandez goes to work at her hair salon on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, a neighborhood fixture without a website or a Facebook page, where a trim costs $40 and customers can get a cup of coffee ...