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If we could talk to climate refugees around the world, what would they tell us?

If we could talk to climate refugees around the world, what would they tell us?

Second in a series of blogs on climate change and population displacement. By Claire Havens, ACT population displacement researcher. After meeting someone who identified themselves as a climate refugee for the first time a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about the stories that other people displaced from their homeland might tell us. How did […]

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MacArthur winner wants to make clean energy with fake leaves

MacArthur winner wants to make clean energy with fake leaves

Yang, a professor of energy and chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipients. His lab has developed a “leaf” that uses nanowires between 100 and 1,000 times thinner than a human hair to capture sunlight. Bacteria cultured among the nanowires then use that sunlight to convert CO2 into […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Flows in Canada and BC

Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Flows in Canada and BC

Register now for an upcoming webinar hosted by the POLIS Project on Eological Governance. Environmental flows provide the foundation for healthy and functioning aquatic ecosystems, fisheries, and the human livelihoods that depend on those ecosystems. Protecting environmental flows is a complex process that involves preserving several dimensions of natural flow regimes, including the quantity, timing, […]

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Resilient Cities 2015: Read the Report

Resilient Cities 2015: Read the Report

Read the latest on urban resilience in the Resilient Cities 2015 report! The report summarizes the core discussions and outcomes of all the sessions throughout the three days of the Resilient Cities congress and captures the broader developments and new directions in the evolving field of urban resilience. It provides actionable advice for local governments to create more […]

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Plastic-eating worms may offer solution to mounting waste, Stanford researchers discover

Plastic-eating worms may offer solution to mounting waste, Stanford researchers discover

An ongoing study by Stanford engineers, in collaboration with researchers in China, shows that common mealworms can safely biodegrade various types of plastic. BY ROB JORDAN Consider the plastic foam cup. Every year, Americans throw away 2.5 billion of them. And yet, that waste is just a fraction of the 33 million tons of plastic […]

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Mining and oil threatens one in three natural world heritage sites — report

Mining and oil threatens one in three natural world heritage sites — report

Nearly one in three natural world heritage sites are at risk of exploration for fossil fuels and mining, a report from the conservation charity WWF has found. The record high of 31% at risk is up from 24% last year. Natural world heritage sites are selected as the most important globally to conserve for reasons of natural beauty […]

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Webinar: COP21 and Local Governments

Webinar: COP21 and Local Governments

Local governments are often best placed to take meaningful action on climate change. Climate impacts will vary regionally, and often specific and localized responses will be best able to respond to these regional differences. With this in mind, check out this free webinar being hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) on the upcoming […]

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Kicks Into Overdrive

Fossil Fuel Divestment Kicks Into Overdrive

Divesting from fossil fuels has been quickly gaining popularity in recent years. This tactic removes both financial and symbolic support for the fossil fuel industry, and promotes a transition to renewable energy. According to a new report, more than 400 organizations and 2000 individuals with $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil […]

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