• Is the Green New Deal Impossible?

    by James Brewer Stewart 2/14/19 If you are sneering at advocates of the Green New Deal as impractical dreamers, misguided fanatics or headline seeking demagogues, here is a lesson from our nation’s past that should make you think again. Not only are these agitators deadly serious, but they have substantial historical precedent to back them […]

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  • Don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s a big hole in the world’s most important glacier

    CAN’T HARDLY THWAITES by Eric Holthaus on Jan 31, 2019 Civilization’s most important glacier has revealed another worrying surprise to scientists. The Thwaites Glacier, the largest outflow channel of the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet, now has a gigantic subterranean hole. The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and 1,000 feet tall — […]

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  • Vanishing Nutrients

    Vanishing Nutrients It’s a hazard of climate change you probably haven’t heard of  by Elena Suglia on December 10, 2018 Is it possible to starve yourself of nutrients while simultaneously gaining weight? It turns out the answer is yes. According to a growing body of research, rising carbon dioxide levels are making our food less nutritious, robbing key […]

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  • World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed

    World’s Water Could Become Scarce if the Amazon Rainforest Is Destroyed The world is already facing a severe water crisis. By Joe McCarthy and Erica Sanchez Nov. 20, 2018 The Amazon rainforest is home to 10% of the world’s species, generates 20% of global oxygen, and creates half of its own rain through an intricate […]

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  • How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away

    How Amazon forest loss may affect water — and climate — far away A surge in deforestation under Brazil’s new president could ‘tip’ the Amazon, affecting weather and water supplies — in Brazil and beyond. BY CRAIG WELCH NOVEMBER 19, 2018 The rate at which rainforest is being cleared in the Brazilian Amazon has increased […]

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  • Fall Sustainability Series

    OCTOBER 10: EPA REGULATION ROLLBACKS: NOVEMBER 14: COASTAL RESILIENCE: Ways to Improve It DECEMBER 12: SAVE PLUM ISLAND JANUARY 9, 2019: IT’S A SEAPORT, NOT A MALL   OCTOBER 10: EPA REGULATION ROLLBACKS: Impact on Climate and Our Public Health Bridget Lee – Sr. Attorney, Sierra Club – Litigating Coal Ash RulesAlejandra Nunez – Sr. […]

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  • Forest Immersion Provides a Host of Health Benefits

    Most of us sense that taking a walk in a forest is good for us. We take a break from the rush of our daily lives. We enjoy the beauty and peace of being in a natural setting. Now, research is showing that visiting a forest has real, quantifiable health benefits, both mental and physical. […]

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  • Simple Tips to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

    Here are some simple things you can do tonight, or tomorrow, or this weekend to make your home or apartment a more eco-friendly place. Swap in some LED bulbs. It’s tempting to spring for the incandescents at the corner store, but a six-pack of LEDs can last 13 years per bulb. Use more rags, fewer paper towels. We’re not saying no paper towels, […]

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