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Yale Climate Media Forum: Patagonia’s climate-friendly beer

Beer drinkers can raise their glasses to the quest for a sustainable future with a new brew called Long Root Ale. It’s made from a kind of wheat called kernza. Kernza is a perennial, which means it grows back year

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2017-09-22 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A lesson on climate from the Torah

In the past, when Shoshana Meira Friedman thought about climate change, she felt helpless. Friedman: “I got more and more overwhelmed seeing how terrible the environmental crisis really was, and it was actually when I was in my young adulthood

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2017-09-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Why 2 degrees C of warming is so important

Who set the guardrails on global temperature rise? Hydrosami, CC BY-SA If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2 degrees Celsius limit.” The story often

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2017-09-20 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change puts fish in hot water

California’s rivers have long teemed with cold-water fish. But almost half of the state’s native trout, salmon, and steelhead could disappear in the next fifty years. Patrick Samuel is with California Trout, an organization that works to protect the state’s

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2017-09-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Mapping-out climate change impacts on real life

Climate change has an image problem. Just one sign of that, among many, is a recent Gallup poll indicating that less than half of the U.S. population (42 percent) thinks climate change will pose a serious threat in this lifetime.

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2017-09-19 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Warm oceans can turn reefs into graveyard

A healthy coral reef teems with life. Fish, sea anemones, and other creatures live on and around the reef. And inside the corals live mutually beneficial algae which provide them with critical nutrients. But when oceans get too warm, corals

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2017-09-19 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Lake Tahoe is losing its famous clarity

About 100 miles east of Sacramento, California, as you drive on Highway 50, you come around a bend and suddenly Lake Tahoe comes into view. Schladow: “This incredible blue body of water is there out in front of you, and

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2017-09-18 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Venomous snakes could slither north

Venomous snakes are among the most feared animals in the world, and they may start slithering into new places. Yanez-Arenas: “So as our climate changes, so too will the potential for a species to expand their ranges and come in

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2017-09-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Phoenix initiative protects residents from heat

Blazing hot days are common in Arizona and they can be deadly. On average, extreme heat causes more than a hundred deaths in the state each year. To provide relief in the city of Phoenix, community organizations offer residents air-conditioned

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2017-09-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate photographer on his trade and passion

Italian climate change photographer and filmmaker Luca Bracali gets around the world a lot these days. And where he goes, his camera(s) go with him as he continues his pursuit of photographing the changing climate he finds just about everywhere.

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2017-09-13 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Photographer documents change in the Arctic

Over the last 25 years, Italian photographer Luca Bracali has visited 138 countries to document places that few of us will ever see in person. He has photographed everything from nomadic cultures in Mongolia to the northern lights, and he

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2017-09-13 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: W(h)ither EPA’s climate science website

It’s been more than four months since news first surfaced on April 28 that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change website for all practical purposes had gone dark. It was by no means “fake news,” though the frequent messages

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2017-09-12 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Alert system could save lives in hurricanes

Imagine a wall of water gushing down your street. That can happen when a storm surge pushes ocean water onto shore. Knabb: “It’s often hard for people to envision the ocean coming onto normally dry ground and taking structures completely

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2017-09-12 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Hotter days make football more dangerous

High school football players are used to scrapes and bruises, but they should also pay attention to the risk of heat stroke – especially as the climate warms. Andrew Grundstein is a climate scientist at the University of Georgia. Grundstein:

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2017-09-11 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Insurance premiums rise in flood zones

In the wake of devastating storms like Sandy and Katrina, it’s getting much more expensive to insure homes in flood zones. Vernon: “If you do not make your home more flood-resistant, your flood insurance premiums are going up, sometimes drastically.”

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2017-09-08 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Teachers digging in to teach climate change

In some parts of the U.S., school busses are returning to school along altered routes, dodging acrid plumes of wildfire smoke or murky floodwaters. Even the students who aren’t feeling these effects are likely hearing about them. Waiting to greet

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2017-09-07 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Native American tribe helps forest adapt

In the Northwoods of Wisconsin, members of the Menominee Tribe are logging acres of trees. They’re trying to stop the spread of a disease called Oak wilt. But instead of just replanting oaks, in some places, the tribe’s foresters are

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2017-09-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Video points to solar, wind ‘revolution’

A “revolution” in use of renewable energy is embracing not only the electrical sector, but also, and increasingly, the transportation sector, the current Yale Climate Connection video points out. The video portrays a range of energy experts pointing to the

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2017-09-06 19:30   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: California’s groundwater problem lingers

California’s historic drought has come to an end. But the effects still linger. Faunt: “This past year has been so wet that the snowpack and the surface water reservoirs are all at or well above averages. However, the groundwater system

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2017-09-06 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Heat could hurt beer and donuts

As global temperatures rise, so could the price of everything from cereal and donuts to hamburger buns and beer. A recent study looked at how rising temperatures in France will affect wheat and barley crops there. Researchers found that if

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2017-09-05 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Minnesota leaders want more electric vehicles

Some Minnesota leaders want more electric vehicles on the state’s roads, but … Thornton: “Getting electric vehicles here has been a challenge.” David Thornton of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it’s hard for people in his state to buy

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2017-09-04 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Evangelicals aim to protect the environment

Pastors at some Evangelical churches in Latino communities are preaching that environmental stewardship is a religious imperative. Navarrete: “We find in many scriptures that God’s creation, it is to be protected, we strongly believe in this.” Sergio Navarrete leads the

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2017-09-01 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

Exxon funded climate scientists while the bulk of its public-facing advertorials argued the science and cause of climate change was uncertain. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their

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2017-08-31 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Drought threatens Joshua trees

Where the Sonoran and Mojave deserts meet in California, you’ll find Joshua Tree National Park, home to giant tree-like succulents with green tufts on their branches. The iconic Joshua tree has thrived in this location since the last ice age,

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2017-08-31 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Why climate change is like a fever

Earth has a fever. That’s the diagnosis of former University of Toledo professor Andy Jorgensen. And that fever needs urgent care. Jorgensen: “So a parent who has a child with a fever of about 2 degrees Fahrenheit – you give

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2017-08-30 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The ever-inconvenient Gore

Beyond the Marvel universe, the galaxies traversed by the Star Trek and Star Wars franchises, or the magical world of J.K. Rowling, sequels rarely equal – and even less often surpass – the success of the works that preceded them.

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2017-08-29 17:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The climate science coloring book

Most people learning about global warming turn to a text book or the internet. But if a coloring book and colored pencils are more your speed, you’re in luck. Computer scientist and artist Brian Foo has created a coloring and

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2017-08-29 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The link between hurricanes and climate change

Even before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, veteran weathercaster Dan Satterfield was calling the storm’s predicted rainfall totals “astounding and astonishing.” “I’ve never seen consistent model output forecasting rainfall amounts of over 30 inches before,” Satterfield, chief

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2017-08-28 22:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Renewables: the new business incentive?

When companies decide where to open a new plant or office complex, they consider lots of factors, like tax incentives, regulations, the cost of living, and the available workforce. And now, some companies are weighing an additional factor: whether a

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2017-08-28 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Doctors address warming’s health effects

People expect doctors to be experts on cancer, broken bones, and the flu. But now, many physicians are addressing the health effects of global warming, too. Air pollution and extreme heat can cause illness or even death, and both are

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2017-08-25 12:00   Click to comment


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