Science & Environment

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Human-caused climate change gets personal

What felt distant has become much closer. What could be safely put off can no longer be shoved aside.

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Pacific Islanders in the U.S.: From immigrants to climate refugees

Global warming has triggered rising water levels in the South Pacific of about a foot over the past 30 years, creating thousands of refugees.

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Climate change: Learning from the past

We ignore the interwoven connection between population growth and climate change at our own peril. 

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LA gas leak among worst ever - could new regulations help?

The leak was halted on February 18, but not before ravaging the atmosphere with roughly 100,000 tons of methane, leaving a carbon footprint larger than the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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A crucial tipping point for the environment

Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.

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How green was 2015? A look back at struggles and victories

Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.

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After Paris: Examining the COP 21 climate agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.

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A Global Village of Alternatives assembles at climate summit

"The magnitude of what we are dealing with, I don't believe it can only be solved by governments; we need a system change."

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At People's Climate Summit: Just transitions and environment

The community development organization members believe that an alternative, clean energy economy can be achieved by empowering the underprivileged and unemployed.

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Hope and disappointment: Bridging two realities in Paris climate deal

"The Paris deal recognizes the reality of the climate threat, but only takes us part of the way."

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