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By Sarah Kennedy

Pattie Gonia is an environmentalist drag queen on a mission to build a more inclusive climate movement.

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By Michael Svoboda, Ph.D.

Every summer there comes a lift when we finally escape the last cold snaps of spring, the final exams and papers of school, or the reports (and taxes) of the fiscal year. This year we are doubly buoyed by the easing of pandemic restrictions.

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While solar energy has plenty of benefits, there are also high upfront costs associated with installing a home renewable energy system. So, at the end of the day, are solar panels worth it?

If you want to minimize your ecological impact while reducing or even eliminating monthly utility bills, solar panels may be well worth the money. But they may not be the best solution for every home. In this article, we'll review solar panel costs, longevity and return on investment to help you decide whether they're right for you.

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A trickle of water flows into Lake Mendocino as the overall water level dropped to 29% capacity on June 2, 2021, near Ukiah, California. George Rose / Getty Images

By Dana Nuccitelli

California, along with much of the rest of the western United States, is once again mired in drought. In fact, California has experienced significant drought conditions in 13 of the 22 years (60%) since the turn of the century.

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A lone blue rockfish swims past the graceful sweep of the blades of a bull kelp plant. The large air-filled sphere at right called a pneumatocyst buoys up the entire plant. Fish abundance and diversity have declined noticeably in areas where kelp once thrived. Photo courtesy of Brandon Cole

By YCC Team

Until recently, giant seaweed called bull kelp formed lush underwater forests in northern California's coastal waters. These kelp forests have long provided critical habitat for many species like salmon, crabs, and jellyfish.

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Visible satellite image of Cyclone Tauktae from the VIIRS instrument on the NOAA-20 satellite on Monday afternoon, May 17, 2021. NASA Earth Observatory

By Jeff Masters

Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in western India's Gujarat coast on the Arabian Sea around 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 UTC), May 17.

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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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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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