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4 Ways to Beat the California Drought and Save the Colorado River

4 Ways to Beat the California Drought and Save the Colorado River

The epic drought in California is beatable and we can save the Colorado River. All of Southern California—including the massive farm fields in Imperial County, the grapes and golf courses in the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs, and every person from Los Angeles to San Diego—gets most of its water from the Colorado River. The […]

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    School Kids Weigh in on Helping the Planet at Earth Day Festivities in DC

    School Kids Weigh in on Helping the Planet at Earth Day Festivities in DC

    Some of the smallest visitors to the Alcantara Magic Garden-Connect4Climate pavilion for the Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day had big ideas about climate. The Alcantara Magic Garden-Connect4Climate pavilion is powered by the first solar panel field in the National Mall in Washington, DC constructed by Building Energy. Kids #TakeOn climate at the Alcantara Magic Garden-Connect4Climate pavilion for the Global […]

    Chloe & Theo Embodies the Power of Storytelling

    Chloe & Theo Embodies the Power of Storytelling

    I’m always amazed at how a good story can move people. I was reminded of this again while watching the world premiere of Chloe & Theo, a film in which a homeless girl befriends an Inuit who travels to New York City from his tiny village in the Arctic to deliver an important message: “My […]

    Divest From Fossil Fuels Movement Explodes Across the U.S.

    Divest From Fossil Fuels Movement Explodes Across the U.S.

    Many students have vowed to ramp up their divestment campaigns at universities across America this spring. One group who has garnered much media attention is Divest Harvard, which is wrapping up a week-long campaign known as “Harvard Heat Week.” Harvard has the largest endowment of any university in the world at $36.4 billion, and hundreds of alumni including Bill McKibben, founder […]

    NOAA: Overfished Stocks on the Rebound

    NOAA: Overfished Stocks on the Rebound

    The number of U.S. domestic fishing stocks listed as overfished or threatened by overfishing declined to the fewest number since 1997, according to the 2014 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA has only been compiling the report since 1997, so that’s the lowest number yet, which indicates significant […]

    Toxic Smog Puts Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in China

    Toxic Smog Puts Cancer as Leading Cause of Death in China

    Beijing’s 21-million residents live in a toxic fog of particulate matter, ozone, sulphur dioxide, mercury, cadmium, lead and other contaminants, mainly caused by factories and coal burning. Schools and workplaces regularly shut down when pollution exceeds hazardous levels. People have exchanged paper and cotton masks for more elaborate, filtered respirators. Cancer has become the leading […]

    9 States Report Record Low Snowpack Amid Epic Drought

    9 States Report Record Low Snowpack Amid Epic Drought

    California gets most of the attention in drought news coverage because so much of the state is in exceptional drought—the highest level—but 72 percent of the Western U.S. is experiencing drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor data. 72 percent of the West is experiencing drought conditions and 25 percent is in extreme or exceptional drought. […]

    200 Protesters Block Building Entrance to Kick Off Harvard ‘Heat Week’ Demanding Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    200 Protesters Block Building Entrance to Kick Off Harvard ‘Heat Week’ Demanding Divestment from Fossil Fuels

    Harvard University will be feeling the heat this week. That’s because April 12-17 was designated “Heat Week” by Divest Harvard, the student-led group which also includes alumni, faculty and friends, demanding that the university divest its $36 billion endowment—the largest of any university in the world—from funds that invest in fossil fuels. Harvard students and […]