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By Michael Svoboda

For April's bookshelf we take a cue from Earth Day and step back to look at the bigger picture. It wasn't climate change that motivated people to attend the teach-ins and protests that marked that first observance in 1970; it was pollution, the destruction of wild lands and habitats, and the consequent deaths of species.

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Champion NASCAR drivers recently had a chance to test a new Ford vehicle.

It has seven motors in it. It has 1,400 horsepower. And it's electric.

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Each product featured here has been independently selected by the writer. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

The bright patterns and recognizable designs of Waterlust's activewear aren't just for show. In fact, they're meant to promote the conversation around sustainability and give back to the ocean science and conservation community.

Each design is paired with a research lab, nonprofit, or education organization that has high intellectual merit and the potential to move the needle in its respective field. For each product sold, Waterlust donates 10% of profits to these conservation partners.

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Hawaiian food rescue group Aloha Harvest has helped to prevent food waste during the ongoing pandemic.

Last year, COVID-19 lockdowns forced many restaurants to close and events to be canceled at the last minute, so a lot of food that was already purchased stood to be wasted.

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Yale Climate Connections recommends March reading for Women's History Month on how women are tackling climate change.

By Michael Svoboda

To honor Women's History Month, Yale Climate Connections's March bookshelf presents a selection of new and recent titles on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action on climate change.

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A humpback whale breaches at sunset during a whale watching tour off Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia. Mark Wong / Getty Images

Every year, humpback whales migrate from polar regions to warmer waters, where they mate, give birth, raise their calves, and amaze whale watchers.

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In the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, a coal mine fire has burned underground for more than 50 years. It is now one of the least-populated municipalities in the state. weible1980 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Art Zilleruelo's poetry is often inspired by nature. Growing up, he wandered the hills of rural Pennsylvania.

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By Bud Ward

A story "about today. That started yesterday. And impacts tomorrow."

That's how the University of Virginia's Religion, Race & Democracy Lab introduces its new "God $ Green: An Unholy Alliance" 19-minute publicly available "eye-popping" video.

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Fossilized wood found on Old Faithful's geyser mound suggests that the geyser once stopped erupting long enough for trees to grow there. Ingo Drenberg / EyeEm / Getty Images

In Yellowstone National Park, large crowds watch in awe as Old Faithful erupts with a roar, launching a spire of water about 150 feet in the air.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has called for more research leading to new guidelines for safer intersections, crosswalks, lights, and more. georgeclerk / Getty Images

Walking to work or to the store is better for the climate than driving, so climate advocates encourage people to leave their cars at home when possible.

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A majority of America's dams require billions of dollars in upgrades for them to handle heavier precipitation. skibreck / Getty Images

By Jeff Masters

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave America's infrastructure a C- grade in its quadrennial assessment issued March 3. ASCE gave the nation's flood control infrastructure – dams and levees – a D grade. This is a highly concerning assessment, given that climate change is increasingly stressing dams and levees as increased evaporation from the oceans drives heavier precipitation events.

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The Forest Vixen's CC Photo Stream. Flickr / CC BY 2.0

Spring is coming. And soon, tree swallows will start building nests. But as the climate changes, the birds are nesting earlier in the spring.

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A man takes pictures during media tour before the Grand opening of Dillon Colorado's Ice Castles Dec. 21, 2018. Andy Cross / The Denver Post / Getty Images

In the movie "Frozen," Queen Elsa magically creates a palace made of sparkling ice. For Brent Christensen, making an ice palace is harder, but the results are still enchanting.

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