Meet 9 badass women fighting climate change in cities

March 20, 2017 by  
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Women are more likely than men to suffer from the effects of a changing climate. These leaders are leaning in to ensure that doesn’t happen.

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EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning may change your perceptions of safe, eco-friendly products

April 10, 2016 by  
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If you’re a fan of the purported eco-friendly brands Seventh Generation or Method , the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) newly expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning may make you think twice about those products. The guide, which rates over 2,500 products on their effects on human health and the environment, gave both brands D’s and F’s on their rating scale. The guide said the products were rated poor due to toxic ingredients that posed moderate to high health concerns. Keep reading for a closer look as to why these household brands scored so low in EWG’s guide. READ MORE>

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Your sunscreen use is polluting the ocean and killing the coral reefs

October 23, 2015 by  
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Our sunscreen habit is  killing the ocean’s coral reefs. Scientists have been justifiably harping on us for years about the effects of human-driven climate change on reefs and marine life. Now there is a new threat to worry about, because  new evidence  has surfaced that shows just how harmful compounds in sunscreen can be for the delicate ecosystems of our planet’s coral reefs. Luckily, unlike as with global warming, there is an easy solution to the problem. Read the rest of Your sunscreen use is polluting the ocean and killing the coral reefs

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Tatiana Bilbao tackles Mexico’s affordable housing shortage with a flexible modular prototype

October 23, 2015 by  
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New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

February 5, 2015 by  
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Worried about rising water levels, increased frequency and strength of storms as well as other potential natural disasters? Well, according to the latest  Global Adaptation Index  (GAIN) report, which ranks more than 175 countries based on their vulnerability to climate change and their readiness, you would be better off moving to Scandanavia—specifically Norway and Sweden.  Read the rest of New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change prepareness , GAIN report , Global Adaptation Index , global warming , norway , Scandanavia , University of Notre Dame , University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index

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NRDC Releases Online Tool to Track Local Effects of Climate Change

July 1, 2013 by  
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Reading about the melting ice sheets in the Arctic or desertification in Africa may seem like remote instances, but the effects of climate change also can be seen locally throughout the United States. In order to help make connections between temperature records, extreme weather events, and the spread of disease, the NRDC has created the Snapshot Tool , an online program that allows users to search for occurrences by community. Read the rest of NRDC Releases Online Tool to Track Local Effects of Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Africa , Arctic , Climate Change , global warming , nrdc , online , snapshot tool , united states        

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Will China’s looming carbon tax make a difference to the climate?

March 5, 2013 by  
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While the country's proposed carbon tax is a step in the right direction, the effects of the move remain unclear.

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The next revolution in Net Zero buildings: occupants

March 5, 2013 by  
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Next-generation buildings will target occupants and the amount of energy consumed by plug-in devices, experts say.

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What brands can learn from the growing impact of climate change

July 27, 2012 by  
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Whether it's a drought, heat wave or hurricane, the effects of climate change are beginning to hit home on an increasing level.

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Maldives Mandates At Least 60% Its Electricity Must Be From Solar Power By 2020

September 22, 2011 by  
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photo: Christian Steen / CC BY Being among the world’s lowest-lying nations and therefore among the first to most acutely feel the effects of climate change, the Maldives has been in the forefront of climate activism and making as quick a transition as possible to renewable energy. The latest announcement, made in in New York City during Cli… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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