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Yale Climate Media Forum: Family planning to combat climate change in Sahel

Niger and other countries in the Sahel region of Africa are facing a brutal combination of the highest population growth rates in the world and the devastating effects of climate change – a combination that spells disaster. Some scientists now […]

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2019-01-16 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Mangroves help protect us from climate impacts

In many tropical areas, dense mangrove forests line the shore. The trees’ tangled, exposed roots withstand the ebb and flow of daily tides. By slowing the movement of water and trapping sediment, mangroves help stabilize coastlines and reduce the impacts […]

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2019-01-16 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ‘Will there be famines?’

Dear Sara, Are scientists able to forecast the ability of the U.S. to feed its populations in 30 years? In my opinion, the U.S. population will be more psychologically motivated to act on climate change if their attention is directed […]

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2019-01-15 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Six things about ‘Green New Deal’

When the decks seem stacked against a nation – whether it’s extreme weather or soaring asthma rates, dismal job prospects, or plummeting stocks – there may be an opportunity to reshuffle the cards. History offers precedent. “I pledge you, I […]

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2019-01-15 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Young farmers face new climate challenges

Many farmers are on the brink of retirement. The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is approaching sixty, but there are few young people ready to step in. Greenberg: “Farmers over 65 outnumber farmers under 35 by six […]

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2019-01-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Improving climate education in Mississippi

Dominika Parry lived in Poland, then several U.S. states before settling in Mississippi. There she found that many people knew very little about climate change, and viewed it as just a political issue. As an environmental economist, she felt compelled […]

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2019-01-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Orlando offers free trees to all

Yards in Orlando, Florida, are getting greener and shadier – thanks to the city. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Orlando offers free trees to every city resident. People select a species that is native to Florida – such […]

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2019-01-11 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Bank won’t lend to fossil fuel projects

When you make a deposit at the bank, your money does not just sit in a vault. Banks lend your money to borrowers, and earn profits by charging interest on the loans. Now, some banks are re-evaluating the type of […]

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2019-01-10 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Gina McCarthy says climate change hurts kids

Many people know how it feels to spend a sleepless night at the bedside of a sick child, and the desire to do whatever it takes to make things better. Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy taps into that motivation when […]

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2019-01-09 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Needed for clean tech: policy incentives

Limiting global warming to less than the Paris Climate Agreement target of 2°C (3.6°F) hotter than pre-industrial temperatures will require a rapid global transition away from fossil fuels. That’s a point on which the scientific community strongly agrees. If we […]

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2019-01-08 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: New book: Nuclear worth another look

Reducing global warming is a huge challenge. But Joshua Goldstein, Professor Emeritus at American University, says it’s not impossible. Goldstein: “We can do things about it if we follow some successful examples, especially countries like Sweden and France who decarbonized […]

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2019-01-08 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: On site with Arctic climate researchers

WESTERN GREENLAND – When the bright red Sikorsky helicopter landed, researcher Elizabeth Thomas shouted to her team it was time to unload – and quickly. The helicopter was being diverted from its scientific field transport mission to Medevac an injured […]

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2019-01-07 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Georgia farmer abandons his father’s methods

Forty years ago, Will Harris graduated from college and returned to White Oak Pastures, his family’s farm in Georgia. Harris: “It was a monocultural, industrial cattle farm.” They kept the cows confined in feed lots and heavily fertilized the fields. […]

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2019-01-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Initiative aims for small changes that add up

Australian Natalie Isaacs is passionate about reducing waste. But years ago, she had a line of cosmetics products – and her goal then was to get people to buy as much as possible. Isaacs: “My life was so different. It […]

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2019-01-04 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Stone Age village could be lost

For five thousand years, structures from a Stone Age village have survived on the rugged coast of Scotland’s Orkney Islands. Downes: “Skara Brae is very well preserved. Things like bones survive. And also the furniture within it was made out […]

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2019-01-03 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Iraq vet aims to reduce oil dependency

As an active-duty soldier in Iraq in the early 2000s, Chris Boggiano grew concerned about U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Boggiano: “Like many Americans, I realized that a large part of the reason why we were involved in Iraq at […]

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2019-01-02 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Connecting Latino communities to climate action

As a child, Linda Escalante moved from Bogota, Colombia to Burbank, California. There, she and her mom lived in a neighborhood stuck between a freeway, an airport, and a toxic waste cleanup site. Escalante: “This is kind of the story […]

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2019-01-01 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Rising temperatures and an underwater drama

Size matters, for salamanders. Most prefer to reside in the middle of a stream, where the water is deeper and colder. So bigger species often shove the little ones to the side. But this power dynamic could change as temperatures […]

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2018-12-31 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: 2018 climate change reality check

The turn of the year invites us all to take stock, to do a reality check on our collective climate-change situation and progress. On the yo-yo ride of good news-bad news, where are we now? Up? Down? Or, like Schrödinger’s […]

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2018-12-28 18:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Art exhibit puts coral bleaching on display

On an outdoor terrace at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, visitors get out their phones … not to make calls, but to look at art. To experience an augmented reality installation called “Unexpected Growth,” visitors download a mobile […]

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2018-12-28 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: NYC pension fund to invest in climate solutions

New York City teachers, firefighters, and sanitation workers are investing in a healthier climate – through their pensions. In September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that two percent of the city’s pension fund – that’s about four billion dollars – […]

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2018-12-27 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Company sells diesel made from fat, veggie oil

In Pasadena, California, fire engines now run on diesel fuel made from animal waste fat and vegetable oil. It’s one of a growing number of municipal fleets, transit agencies, and other companies switching to this so-called renewable diesel. Baines: “It’s […]

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2018-12-26 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ‘Net zero’ buildings are catching on

Many office and apartment owners are zeroing in on the carbon pollution caused by their buildings’ operations. Those who are really ambitious are working towards “net zero” emissions. And if they succeed, they have a new way to let the […]

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2018-12-25 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Biologist says green roofs could protect her city

Quito, Ecuador, has two seasons: dry and wet. And as the climate changes, each is growing more extreme. Jaramillo: “The rainy season will be difficult to manage. The precipitation can fluctuate really fast.” Biologist Liliana Jaramillo says growing plants on […]

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2018-12-24 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Atlanta airport cuts wait times, emissions

When your plane lands and you’re late for a connecting flight, waiting to taxi to the gate is frustrating. And it’s not just a problem for travelers. When a plane waits on the tarmac, it’s wasting fuel. But at the […]

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2018-12-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: 2018 – hottest La Niña year ever recorded

Once the final official global annual surface temperature is published, 2018 will be the hottest La Niña year on record, by a wide margin. It will be the fourth-hottest year overall, and the fourth consecutive year more than 1°C (1.8°F) […]

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2018-12-20 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A guide to the 4th National Climate Assessment

As you most likely know, the 4th National Climate Assessment was released the day after Thanksgiving, and you’ve perhaps read at least a bit about it. Maybe you want to learn a little more – but aren’t sure where to […]

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2018-12-20 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change spells trouble for fishermen

North Carolina is a paradise for fishermen – from its cold mountain streams to its brackish coastal estuaries. Prater: “Here our culture is very tied to the land, very tied to the wild.” That’s Ben Prater of the nonprofit Defenders […]

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2018-12-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: San Diego building owners to reduce pollution

In San Diego, some commercial building owners are working to drastically reduce energy use. They’ve come together to form a coalition called a 2030 district. Members each commit to cutting energy use, water use, and transportation emissions in half by […]

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2018-12-19 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Some winter days seem more like spring

Writer Eugene Baldwin does not need to consult weather records to know how winters near his Illinois home have changed. Baldwin: “I live in a place which is at the confluence of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Illinois rivers. The landscape […]

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2018-12-18 12:00   Click to comment


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