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Hanging Underneath A Bridge Is A Great Place To Put Wind Turbines

Hanging Underneath A Bridge Is A Great Place To Put Wind Turbines

One problem with wind power is that it’s expensive to build and hard to find the space. Problem solved. Viaducts—the technical term for arch-supported bridges—are already impressive swoops of engineering prowess. But this kind of infrastructure is about to get even more amazing, as giant spinning turbines are hung from the spans. The Juncal Viaduct […]

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We're building a movement to stop Nestlé from draining public lands dry in California and worldwide

We’re building a movement to stop Nestlé from draining public lands dry in California and worldwide

California is experiencing its most severe drought in recorded history. Lakes and rivers are drying up, cities are instituting water rationing, and no relief is in sight. California citizens are facing mandatory water restrictions, but Nestlé Waters’ bottling plants are operating at full volume. In fact, Nestle’s response to public outcry for water conservation has been anything but […]

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Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Deadly floods leave trail of destruction across southern Asia

Heavy monsoon rains have continued to lash much of southern Asia, threatening further casualties and more destruction after a week of lethal floods and landslides. More than 100 people have died and up to 1 million fled their homes as land from Pakistan to Burma was deluged. Read the full article here. __ In Canada, we face similar […]

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In hot water: Columbia's sockeye salmon face mass die-off

In hot water: Columbia’s sockeye salmon face mass die-off

The devastation to the local sockeye salmon population is just one of climate change‘s effects on wildlife and will “likely” reoccur intermittently over the next decade, James J. Anderson, a University of Washington fisheries scientist whose research focuses on the fish of the Columbia basin, told Al Jazeera. “The larger problem is that the climate is changing […]

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Job Opportunity with World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is hiring an Adaptation Policy Research Analyst based out of Washington, DC. The Research Analyst will assist with analysis related to climate change adaptation and the United Nations global climate change negotiations. This position also involves work on adaptation planning and policy in developing countries. Read the full job posting […]

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Climate Change 'Triple Threat' Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Climate Change ‘Triple Threat’ Increases Risk for Coastal Cities

Many US cities are at increased risk of climate change due to being located along the coast. New research published in the journal Nature Climate Change lays out why coastal places are at increased risk. The combination of sea level rise, increased precipitation, and storm surge will cause larger and more detrimental effects for cities like […]

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Prehistoric trees may help a B.C. forest fight climate change

Prehistoric trees may help a B.C. forest fight climate change

The trees are dying. As California enters its fourth year of drought, the American state has lost over 12 million trees to the ongoing dry conditions. Another million trees are expected to die this summer. It’s not as dire yet in British Columbia, where the province is only in the first year of a drought. […]

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Bangladesh powering ahead with solar

Bangladesh powering ahead with solar

Bangladesh is making great strides with off-grid solar power. The Bright Green Energy Foundation (BGEF) has installed 145,000 solar home systems to date, and plans to have solar on 6 million homes in the country by 2017. BGEF also focuses on employing women from rural areas as technicians and managers. Since rural people and women […]

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