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Yale Climate Media Forum: NBA ad asks fans to save energy

In a recent video campaign, six cartoon bobblehead figures of NBA and WNBA all-stars like Jason Collins, Dikembe Mutombo, and Swin Cash call timeout in a street pickup game. While they dribble and spin the ball, they talk about saving

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2017-07-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Brooklynites sell home-grown solar energy

If you want to buy local fruits and vegetables, you can head to the farmers market. Now, a company in Brooklyn wants to make it possible to buy your energy locally, too. The Brooklyn Microgrid connects homes in a ten

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2017-07-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: More asthma attacks expected in warmer climate

If you have asthma, or know someone who does, heads up. Longer and hotter summers, associated with continued climate change, are creating hotspots of bad air across the nation, where smog and pollen combine to make life miserable, and for

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2017-07-19 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Threat of Lyme disease spreads north

For many Americans, the ticks that transmit Lyme disease have replaced mosquitoes as summertime enemy number one. Janet Foley is a professor who studies infectious diseases at the University of California, Davis. Foley: “I grew up in Maine, and when

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2017-07-19 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Dead trees stoke wildfire fears

Since 2010, more than one hundred million trees have died in California. Falling trees and limbs are not the only hazard. These dead trees could provide the fuel to turn a normal wildfire into an inferno. Fire is as much

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2017-07-18 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Netflix film showcases vanishing corals

As the climate warms and ocean temperatures rise, corals around the world are being stressed. It’s a process called “coral bleaching” and many of them are dying. Orlowski: “Just last year alone, 22 percent of the Great Barrier Reef died,

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2017-07-17 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A 10-year-old on global warming

While most ten-year-olds are playing sports or going to the movies, Alice Giambalvo is talking about climate change in schools and churches. She wants to educate people who do not believe in global warming. Giambalvo: “Have you ever seen that

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2017-07-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Planting trees offers cool reprieve

The cool shade of a tree makes a hot day more bearable. But in San Fernando, California, a small city near downtown Los Angeles, that relief is hard to find. Montañez: “Not only do you have concrete everywhere, you have

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2017-07-13 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Larsen C’s ‘Delaware-size’ iceberg has calved

The countdown – you could think of it as a death watch – had been going on for weeks, months and years in the case of glaciologists and avid climate change and Antarctica experts and geeks. It was complete with

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2017-07-12 16:16   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Millions could face deadly heat by 2050

Extreme heat can be deadly, and as the world warms, the risks to human health are increasing. Matthews: “History tells us that the impacts of extreme heat are severe, and the projections do paint quite a serious picture of the

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2017-07-12 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Boulder boosts solar, cuts carbon pollution

Boulder, Colorado is a national leader in urban sustainability – from its water conservation efforts to its early adoption of curbside recycling. Now the city is tackling global warming pollution. By mid-century, Boulder plans to reduce its carbon emissions 80

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2017-07-11 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Facebook’s nicest defender of climate science

Our nation’s current state of polarization is perhaps most vividly displayed in the hallways of social media, where commenters on all sides exchange derogatory remarks with an astonishing lack of inhibition. This is clearly true on any post regarding climate

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2017-07-10 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Wisconsin walleyes feeling the climate heat

Walleye fisherman often say walleye are the tastiest fish in the world. And they’ve always been plentiful in Wisconsin’s North Country. Vander Zanden: “This area of northern Wisconsin contains about 900 lakes. These are separate lakes, and each one of

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2017-07-10 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: New cli-fi novel on Antarctic collapse

As a new generation of writers confronts global warming, a new book genre has emerged: “climate fiction”, or “cli-fi”. Russell: “In my secret heart, I hope that all these books that are now talking about climate change will help to

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2017-07-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cli-fi novels get personal

A new genre of fiction is joining the ranks of sci-fi, fantasy, and mystery. It’s called cli-fi, or “climate change fiction.” Amy Brady is senior editor at the Chicago Review of Books, a literary website that launched last year. In

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2017-07-06 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Fewer CO2 emissions by reusing others’ ‘stuff’

One evening last winter, I parked at a big box store near Boston. I’d never met this Jim person – didn’t even know his surname. But he’d texted me particulars of his sports utility vehicle. I found him parked under

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2017-07-05 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: When an adaptation effort no longer suffices

Climate adaptation responses are not all created equal … and they have varying design lives. The term “adaptation” encompasses strategies designed to respond to climate change damages specific to individual economic sectors, for example agriculture, infrastructure, and energy. Along with

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2017-07-05 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Nonprofit organizes green Latino network

A decade ago, while working in Washington, D.C., as an environmental activist, Mark Magaña realized that Latinos in the environmental movement were isolated. Magaña: “What I noticed was that they weren’t working together. That they weren’t creating their own family

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2017-07-05 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Veteran fights for clean energy

As a young West Point graduate, Kevin Johnson was deployed to Iraq in 2004. He was stationed in Baiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. Insurgents attacked pipelines there on a regular basis. Johnson: “As we were serving our mission

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2017-07-04 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Bird populations shift north as climate changes

Bird-watchers in Wisconsin might be noticing that they’re seeing more northern cardinals, tufted titmice, and Carolina wrens than they used to. Zuckerberg: “They’ve been relatively rare in the upper Midwest and in the Northeast just 30 to 40 years ago,

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2017-07-03 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Tales of climate change across the West

Virginia and Peter Sargent grew up in the country. So they know how much farmers, hunters, and fishermen depend on the natural world. But while working for environmental non-profits, they were struck by how little they heard about rural America.

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2017-06-30 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Glacier melt motivates teen

Lots of people realize global warming is happening, but they’re often at a loss for what to do about it. Hallee: “They have all the correct information, and they’re concerned about it. But it’s not something that they’re thinking about

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2017-06-29 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Warmer winters mean more summer droughts

When there’s less snow than usual in the Rocky Mountains, skiers and snowboarders are not the only ones affected. Deems: “We get the majority of our water supply in the western U.S. from snowmelt. The snow accumulates in the mountains

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2017-06-28 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Is climate litigation too ‘political’?

Supporters of climate litigation are paying close attention to a federal suit filed in Eugene, Oregon. My former classmate Kelsey Juliana is the lead plaintiff among a group of 21 youths who allege that the federal government has violated the

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2017-06-27 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cases of Lyme disease increasing nationwide

Summer brings sunshine, shorts, and sandals to the northern U.S. It’s wonderful to get outside, but a hidden danger lurks: disease-carrying ticks. In the ’80s, about 1,500 cases of Lyme disease were reported annually in the U.S. Currently, the average

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2017-06-27 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Front-page coverage of 3 protest marches

President Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement dramatically changes the landscape for communicating climate change, disrupting the international accord but also unifying and energizing national and international opposition to his efforts to downplay climate change. How

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2017-06-26 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Turn your lawn into a farm

On residential streets in Orlando, Florida, where green grass once grew, some lawns have been replaced by neat rows of kale and baby lettuce. Castro: “Essentially, it started out by this concept of growing food not lawns.” That’s Chris Castro,

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2017-06-26 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Project offers giveaway bikes

Bicycles are an eco-friendly way to get around. But many people do not know how to ride a bike, and some people cannot afford one. So an organization in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood came up with a solution. Twice a

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2017-06-23 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Scientist skis into Rockies to collect data

Each week, Jennifer Morse of the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station ventures high in the Colorado Rockies to a place called Niwot Ridge. She often makes the trip on skis, and after the first few miles, it can get

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2017-06-22 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cli-fi books for the summer solstice

Cli-fi, or climate fiction, is a genre of fiction that transforms climate science into human stories. The genre’s authors explore what it means to be human in a world beset by warming temperatures, intense storms, and rising seas, and they speculate on how

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2017-06-21 12:10   Click to comment


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