The truth about Big Toilet Paper

By Arielle Samuelson 03/17/23
Are the fat cats at Charmin waging a secret campaign to prevent the widespread adoption of bidets?
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Join the Reuse Revolution

10 simple steps you can take to move closer to zero waste and reduce single-use plastic pollution
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Can individuals solve climate change? New federal cash makes it more possible than ever.

By Shannon Osaka 02/09/23
Almost 10 years ago, a solo researcher published a jaw-dropping statistic that changed how many people thought about climate change. Just 90 large companies, he determined, released almost two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions between…
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This Guide Can Help You Save Money and Fight Climate Change

By Nadja Popovich and Elena Shao 02/01/23
Many American consumers are now eligible to save thousands of dollars when they buy an electric car, heat pump, solar panels or energy-efficient appliances.
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Biden’s next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

By Chris Megerian, Hannah Fingerhut, and Matthew Daly 01/23/23
President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change. Now comes another formidable task: enticing Americans to buy millions of electric cars, heat pumps, solar panels…
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Why the world’s most prominent climate radicals are rebooting

By David Wallace-Wells 01/18/23
It wasn’t so long ago that the world was truly on fire with climate alarm. In September 2019, millions of people around the world participated in a global climate strike, the largest ever, calling for…
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What’s Wrong With Bottled Water

By Gemma Alexander 01/05/23
Fancy reusable bottles have long since replaced brand-name bottled waters as status symbols. But even if Evian doesn’t have the cachet it once did, Americans are far from abandoning the single-use plastic water bottle. Americans…
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Commentary: How a quiz helps people find their preferred role in climate action

By Kathleen Dean Moore 10/28/22
After taking the quiz in a workshop zoomed to Alaska, a group of social-work students decided to link their work to climate justice. A high school teacher decided to teach her accounting students to include…
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How activists put the ‘climate emergency’ on the map

By Kelsey Brugger 10/12/22
Nearly a decade ago, a political outsider helped catapult the idea of a “climate emergency” to the forefront of U.S. politics. Now her activism is on the brink of paying off. Margaret Klein Salamon, a…
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At these new green cemeteries, your body will turn into a tree

By Adele Peters 10/07/22
Your environmental footprint doesn’t end when you die: Traditional burial uses toxic chemicals like formaldehyde along with steel and concrete, and the acres of grass in cemeteries use fertilizer and water. Cremation uses a large…
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We all love trees, but they’re not the climate solution we need

By William Chapman 09/25/22
Science magazine in the summer of 2019 printed a report suggesting that foresting 0.9 billion hectares (3.47 million square miles) of currently non-forested land would absorb carbon dioxide and combat global warming. The authors had…
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Americans are convinced climate action is unpopular. They’re very, very wrong.

By Kate Yoder 08/29/22
It can be hard to guess what others are thinking. Especially when it comes to climate change. People imagine that a minority of Americans want action, when it’s actually an overwhelming majority, according to a…
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The Fierce Urgency of a Slow-Burn Climate Crisis

By Sami Grover   02/16/21  
“I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is,”  When Greta Thunberg addressed leaders at the World Economic Forum, she explained to them that they were rapidly running out…
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Got Climate Anxiety? These People Are Doing Something About It

By Susan Shain   02/04/21  
After Britt Wray married in 2017, she and her husband began discussing whether or not they were going to have children. The conversation quickly turned to climate change and to the planet those children might…
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Why your banking habits matter for the climate

By Jocelyn Timperley   01/27/21  
It might not be the most obvious way of reducing your carbon footprint, but how you save, invest and give away your money can make a difference to the climate. What immediately comes to mind…
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Insects are vanishing at an alarming rate—but we can save them

By Christine Peterson   01/17/21  
Insects aren’t just pests. They’re crucial for the planet and our food supply, and scientists say we can all pitch in to help.
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The Lasso Robot Wants to Make Recycling at Home Easier

By John Biggs   01/12/21  
Recycling is important but it’s also a pain. Separating glass from plastic from paper isn’t a terrible task but what wouldn’t it be nicer if a robot did it instead? That’s why one inventor built…
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Female scientists focus on a secret weapon to fight climate change: Moms

By Sarah Kaplan   01/12/21  
A new group of parent scientists is launching Science Moms, a $10 million educational campaign to engage other mothers
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The Weekly Planet: The Best Way to Donate to Fight Climate Change (Probably)

By Robinson Meyer   12/01/20  
Let’s say you want to donate $25 to fighting climate change. Where should your money go? Since I started this newsletter, this inquiry (or something like it) is among the most common questions I’ve received…
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Climate Ambassador Card

Be a climate ambassador! We designed these credit card-sized cards to fit in your wallet so that wherever you are, and whoever you are with, you feel confident to begin—and sustain—climate conversations. This is a…
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U.S. Senate Incumbents

Congressman Huffman understands the importance of climate action as a top priority issue. On the Congressman's, 'Environment and Climate Change,' pag
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9 Ways You Can Help Protect Our Water

Water is a vital resource that’s not only important for our own health, but also for the health of our planet—so it’s essential that we do everything we can to protect it. Here are 9…
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The Climate Is Changing—But Can We?

Beyond the graphs and figures, how do you get people to actually take action? And are small changes in behavior enough—or is a reshaping of society needed to deal with the climate crisis?
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What We Can Do to Preserve Our Cleaner Air

By John Loike and Robert Pollack   05/12/20  
How you can fight air pollution in your neighborhood and your home. ...
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Employees Are Fighting For A New Cause At Work: The Climate

By Sarah Sax   04/23/20  
The coronavirus pandemic isn't stopping employee activism, but it is revealing how unprepared we are for big disasters like climate change. ...
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Your Personal Action Guide for the Environment

Jonathan Foley   04/22/20  
Solving our biggest environmental problems will require huge changes in policy and business practice. But it turns out that our personal actions can help too, if we focus on the right things. Here are some…
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We Must Be Honest About What the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Mean for Climate Action

By Anders Lorenzen   04/12/20  
By Anders Lorenzen, A Greener Life, a Greener WorldIn the wake of the global Covid-19 outbreak which has caused the biggest disruption to life as we...
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How To Be A Climate Activist During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Sarah Sax   03/20/20  
The fight against climate change isn't going away; it's going online. ...
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Are Frequent Flier Miles Killing the Planet?

By Seth Kugel   03/05/20  
Climate activists say it is time to rethink loyalty programs that reward consumers for taking flights.
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10 Things You Can Do About Climate Change, According To The Shepherds Of The Paris Agreement

By Jeff McMahon   02/25/20  
Christiana Figueres once credited the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with helping her shepherd 192 countries from blaming to collaborating, from paralysis to empowerment in the Paris Agreement.
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Here’s how to stay nimble on a rumbling planet

By George Stone   01/21/20  
The eruption of historically restive Taal Volcano in the Philippines (pictured above in 1904) sent a plume of ash nine miles high, shut down the country's main international airport (which serves Manila), forced the evacuation…
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10 Life Changes That Will Actually Make A Difference For The Environment

As wildfires dominate the news, experts suggest some of the best ways you can help the planet and combat climate change. ...
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Climate Crisis Tests Limits of Employee Activism on the Environment

By Tina Casey   01/08/20  
As the climate crisis grows, tech workers have been pressing their employers to take more aggressive action on the environment and climate change. Now, some leading companies are pushing back.
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One Thing you can help to do: Preserve Forest

By Jillian Mock   01/08/20  
When we make a mess in the kitchen, many of us reach for paper towels without sparing a thought for where those crisp white sheets originated.
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5 Tips To Conserve Water In The Bathroom Throughout The New Year

By Niagara Conservation   01/07/20  
Going green can make your home feel refreshed and new again, and the lower utility bills that come with being environmentally friendly are simply icing on the cake.
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The most powerful climate action you can take is 35 minutes away

By Bella Ota   12/27/19  
At the frontlines of the climate crisis, the Great White North is boxed-in. To the east, rising seas are increasing structural safety problems with shoreline erosion. Recurring flooding is damaging the nation’s water infrastructure. The…
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The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change.

By The Editorial Board   12/07/19  
Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that chlorofluorocarbons, chemicals known as CFCs and released from aerosol sprays, were weakening the ozone layer that functions as…
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John Kerry Launches Star-Studded Climate Coalition

By Lisa Friedman   11/30/19  
John Kerry, the former senator and secretary of state, has formed a new bipartisan coalition of world leaders, military brass and Hollywood celebrities to push for public action to combat climate change.
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‘The Law Is on Our Side’: Extinction Rebellion Celebrates Dropped Charges Against 105 Climate Activists

By Jessica CorbettExtinction Rebellion and its supporters celebrated Wednesday after the agency that conducts criminal prosecutions in England dropped charges against 105 activists who were arrested...
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Recycling isn’t working – here are 15 ways to shrink your plastic footprint

By Emily Holden   11/27/19  
Only 9% of plastics get recycled, and significant reductions will require systemic change – but there are easy tips for individuals to cut back
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Most Americans would pay more to avoid using plastic, poll says

By Laura Santhanam   11/26/19  
Two-thirds of Americans are willing to pay more for everyday items made out of environmentally sustainable materials instead of single-use plastic, according to a survey from PBS NewsHour and Marist Poll.
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16 Ideas to For a More Sustainable Thanksgiving and Black Friday

These tips will help to reduce your environmental footprint — and save time, stress, and money — during the holidays. ...
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London Police Ban on Extinction Rebellion Ruled ‘Unlawful’

The Metropolitan Police's decision to ban Extinction Rebellion from London last month was "unlawful," the city's high court ruled Wednesday, as CNN reported.NoneThe police imposed the...
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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

By Michael Barnard   10/22/19  
I spend a lot of time critiquing solutions for low-carbon transformation, and that leads, inevitably, to people asking me: what works? What should we be doing?
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Celebs Arrested For Protesting

Jane Fonda is not the only celebrity who was willing to be arrested for protesting. ...
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Can Extinction Rebellion build a U.S. climate movement big enough to save the earth?

To members sincere in their belief that a mass-appeal movement is what’s needed to quell catastrophe, drawing in front-line communities is life or death....
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Some of the Country’s Biggest Supporters of Climate Action? Latinos.

By Jeff TurrentineMore than 58 million people currently living in the U.S. — 17 percent of the population — are of Latin-American descent. By 2065 that...
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Jane Fonda plans climate change civil disobedience on the Capitol steps

By Steven Mufson   10/10/19  
Fonda takes on the role of climate activist and brings it to a new stage: the Capitol, where she will demonstrate until she is arrested. And she will do the same thing for 14 Fridays…
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Extinction Rebellion Stages ‘Die-In’ at Iconic Wall Street Bull Statue

Protestors in New York City expressed their dismay with the government's and big businesses' slow response to the climate crisis by pouring fake blood on themselves...
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“Our bet is paying off”: why philanthropists are raising money for climate activists

Climate strike NYC. | Michael Nigro/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images A chat with the donors helping to fund the climate strike. On Monday, hundreds of climate activists were arrested in Sydney, London, and Amsterdam in…
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With $100, You Too Can Invest in Regenerative Agriculture

By Lisa Held   10/02/19  
Fisheye Farms got started in Detroit’s West Village neighborhood in 2015 with just 1,200 square feet of raised bed space. The farmers discovered quickly that the city’s resurgent restaurant scene meant there was plenty of demand…
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‘Time is running out’: Extinction Rebellion activists on why they risked arrest

Hundreds of people who were arrested for their part in the peaceful Extinction Rebellion protests in April are being taken to court charged with public order offences under section 14....
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How to Cut Down on Unwanted Junk Mail

By Whitson Gordon   09/27/19  
If your mailbox feels like it’s just a holding cell for your trash can, don’t worry: Unsubscribing from snail mail is almost as easy as unsubscribing from email spam.
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For travelers, sustainability is the word—but there are many definitions of it

By George W. Stone   09/27/19  
Most people want to support sustainable tourism, even though the concept remains fuzzy.
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Study: Consumers willing to pay carbon offsets for air travel

New social science research finds people are willing to put a price on carbon; just don’t ask them to pay taxes This post was authored by Rainer Romero-Canyas, Lead Senior Social Scientist for EDF. Flying…
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Climate change action: We can’t all be Greta, but your choices have a ripple effect

By Justin Rowlatt   09/20/19  
So here's the thing: the more action we all take, the less our climate will change and the more liveable the world will be for ourselves, our progeny and all the rest of the magnificent…
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Why Greenpeace Activists Dangled From a Bridge in Texas — and Face 2 Years in Prison

By Naveena SadasivamIt was early in the morning last Thursday, and Jonathan Butler was standing on the Fred Hartman Bridge, helping 11 fellow Greenpeace activists rappel...
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Why the planet needs you to repair your broken stuff

Overproduction and planned obsolescence are the new normal. But fixing your broken things is a way to resist—and build community....
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Cycling For Climate Justice

By Anna Russell   09/11/19  
Last week, hundreds of protesters on bikes staged a die-in in London designed to draw attention to cycling- and climate-related deaths.
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Bill McKibben: This climate strike is part of the disruption we need

“It can’t just be young people. It needs to be all of us.”
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One Thing We Can Do: Drive Less

By Tik Root and John Schwartz   08/28/19  
Also this week, Greta Thunberg arrives in New York.
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Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?

The climate campaigner Greta Thunberg chose to sail to a UN climate conference in New York in a zero-emissions yacht rather than fly - to highlight the impact of aviation on the environment. The 16-year-old…
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