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Yale Climate Media Forum: Meet scientist, feminist, activist Sarah Myhre

At the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in New Orleans last December, Sarah Myhre, PhD, joined with other scientists on a panel presenting and fielding questions on the science, economics, and politics of climate solutions. Myhre (pronounced my-ree) delivered a

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2018-05-18 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Pot grower helps his industry cut carbon

The market for legal marijuana is growing. So are efforts to reduce the industry’s carbon pollution. Cannabis is often grown indoors, where cultivators can control light, humidity, and temperature. Rivero: “To do that, we’re using technologies that consume sometimes quite

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2018-05-18 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Rising sea levels putting wildlife at risk

Just as rising seas pose serious threats to coastal residents and human-built systems and structures, and cause human climate refugees to flee low-lying atolls, these seas are also threatening many diverse species of wildlife. Coastal species are particularly affected, and

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2018-05-17 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Depression and anxiety add to disaster’s toll

In 2012, as Superstorm Sandy battered her oceanfront condo in Rockaway, Queens, Daris Garnes waited out the storm inland. When she returned home the next day, she was astonished by what she saw. Garnes: “It kind of looked like a

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2018-05-17 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Texas man learns to love the wind

For instructor James Beall, teaching in the wind energy program at Texas State Technical College is more than a paycheck. Fourteen years ago, Beall stopped working as an industrial electrician to become a stay-at-home dad. He spent the next six

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2018-05-16 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: No new ‘ice age’ likely in Earth’s future

One seldom hears the term “Maunder Minimum” even at the most wonkish cocktail parties in the upscale Georgetown or Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. climate change activists or lobbyists. But random talk of our planet’s soon entering – or

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2018-05-15 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ICYMI … on the ‘age of climate migration’

Sometimes we need to take a clear view, even knowing we aren’t going to like what we see. In his recent Rolling Stone article, “Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration,” Jeff Goodell helps the medicine go down with his

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2018-05-15 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The librarian who wants to talk climate

Charney: “Libraries are trusted spaces. They’re generally open to everyone. Everybody’s welcome.” Madeleine Charney is a librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She says libraries offer communities more than books, DVDs, and research help. They can also convene community

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2018-05-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Sea-level rise threatens Everglades restoration

The Florida Everglades are not just home to gators, snowy egrets, and panthers. The Everglades provide South Florida with clean drinking water. For centuries, fresh water moved slowly through the wetlands towards Florida Bay. But to make way for development,

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2018-05-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Environment finally getting its day in court

April 24, 2018 – When the improper disposal of wastewater from the construction site of a joint shopping center and apartment complex threatened to contaminate hundreds of residents’ water in Sonsonate, El Salvador, activists and community leaders filed a lawsuit

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2018-05-11 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: New electric car has tiny carbon footprint

Car ads often show a lone car speeding along a scenic highway. But in reality, most driving is done in and around cities, with gridlocked traffic, shorter trips, and tiny parking spaces. It’s this scenario that Uniti CEO Lewis Horne

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2018-05-11 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cracking a climate conundrum

In 2015, we earthlings – some 7.5 billion of us – discharged 36 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from many tailpipes and smokestacks. That is about the same amount of planet-warming gas belched out in 2014, and

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2018-05-10 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Southern Ute tribe invests in solar energy

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe in southwestern Colorado depends heavily on sales of oil and natural gas. But now, it’s investing in solar energy, too. Lindsay Box is the spokesperson for the Tribal Council. She says the motivation to pursue

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2018-05-10 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Why a trucking company built its own grid

At the Pitt Ohio trucking facility in Harmar, Pennsylvania, tractor trailers roll up to a depot where lights, computers, and electric forklifts are all powered by clean energy produced on-site. A wind turbine and solar panels supply energy to the

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2018-05-09 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Miami’s green tech incubator

Gibson: “Innovation facilitates an opportunity to save the planet and all of the planet’s creatures.” Pandwe Gibson is president of EcoTech Visions. The Miami-based company provides coworking space and equipment to help environmentally friendly technology and manufacturing businesses get started.

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2018-05-08 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Couple’s beach-house dreams dashed

Robert and Donna Challender live on a small inlet near Little Egg Harbor, not far from the Jersey Shore. They dreamed of buying a retirement home overlooking the ocean, where they could sit on their porch and watch their grandkids

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2018-05-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How storytime can teach nature appreciation

Tales of Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh, and The Hobbit do more than simply delight children at bedtime. Heneghan: “Storytime not only is this special moment of repose. You start seeing these environmental themes everywhere in the books that kids

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2018-05-04 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: New Orleans has more than just a pump problem

Constanza Porche, a bus driver for Tulane University in New Orleans, travels all over town. Driving along her route uptown on August 5, 2017, it started raining, and Porche soon began to see water spouting out of the manholes on

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2018-05-03 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: In this suburb, geothermal has arrived

Ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems will be standard features in a new housing development near Atlanta, Georgia. Rob Parker is president of Pinewood Forest. Parker: “We will drill geothermal wells for all 700 homes that are part of the community.”

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2018-05-03 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Interview with author of ‘The Overstory’

When I began this column a little over a year ago, my goal was to trace how contemporary writers are thinking about climate change. That alone, I thought, was a worthy objective – I did not hope to find stories

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2018-05-02 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Energy program helps man escape homelessness

Three years ago, when he was 21, Keith Ford of Queens, New York, was struggling with homelessness, and had to drop out of college. While looking for a job, he learned about a paid, six-month AmeriCorps program called Green City

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2018-05-02 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A low-energy alternative to cremation

The choices you make in life affect the environment. And so do the choices you make about death. For example, a traditional burial involves embalming chemicals that can seep into the ground. And cremation requires a lot of energy. So

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2018-05-01 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ICYMI … on talking about climate change

We need to talk more about climate change. We all know this, even if we don’t do it. And a small spate of recent pieces (including one here) provide us some useful and encouraging how-to tips. Still, for many, such

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2018-04-30 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate refugees aim for new, resilient home

For nearly 200 years, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe has made its home on the Isle de Jean Charles, in the bayous of southern Louisiana. But over the past 60 years, 98 percent of the island has been lost to a combination

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2018-04-30 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Troubling impacts of California vehicle waiver threat

Few following the climate issue likely were shocked when EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he plans to essentially rollback the Obama administration’s more stringent climate-focused standards for motor vehicles. Less than a month after Pruitt came into office in

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2018-04-27 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Why tree planting aids disaster recovery

Replanting trees may not always be the first priority after a natural disaster. But Abbie Eisenhart of the Arbor Day Foundation says it can be an important part of long-term recovery. Over the past five years, the Foundation’s tree recovery

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2018-04-27 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Books on climate change communication and activism

Last June, Yale Climate Connections published a two-part bookshelf devoted to books and reports on climate change communication. The last book in that selection was published in April 2017. This bookshelf highlights books published since then and includes recent titles

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2018-04-26 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Art elevates climate’s front-line voices

In their work, artists often portray the challenges facing their communities – and increasingly, those struggles include climate change and pollution. Rodriguez: “The people who most suffer from environmental impacts are poor people, people of color, indigenous people.” That’s Favianna

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2018-04-26 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Portland’s fossil-fuel ban

Portland, Oregon has put new restrictions on companies that want to store and transport oil, gas, and coal there. In January, Oregon’s Court of Appeals upheld a zoning ordinance that bans building or expanding large fossil fuel storage facilities in

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2018-04-25 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Some birds now nest earlier in spring

In springtime, baby birds hatch and huddle in their nests, featherless and vulnerable. The survival of these hatchlings is highly dependent on temperature. Tingley: “When they are eggs, and when they are sort of helpless, naked young living in nests,

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2018-04-24 12:00   Click to comment


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