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The best eco-friendly home improvements you can do for less than $100

By Michael J. Coren 03/12/24
What if you only had $100 to invest in a cheaper, cleaner home? Or $10? Or even just $1? The conversation about cutting your emissions is often about big-ticket items: stoves, furnaces, cars and other…
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Climbing icon and philanthropist Alex Honnold talks energy access and solar power

By Alex Honnold 02/27/24
Legendary climber turned solar energy advocate Alex Honnold speaks with Canary Media’s Maria Virginia Olano about the Honnold Foundation and his passion for environmental advocacy and energy equity. He also explains how his climbing values…
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The power of climate-focused investing

By Ellen Dorsey 02/23/24
The Feb. 21 editorial, “Investor climate activism isn’t working,” claimed that the divest-invest movement “has proved irrelevant or even counterproductive.” That’s dismissive of the thousands of students, teachers, doctors, mayors, union workers, faith leaders, pension…
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National Archives closes after climate change protesters dump red powder on U.S. Constitution

By Katherine Itoh 02/15/24
The National Archives rotunda and galleries in Washington, D.C., closed to the public early on Wednesday afternoon after two apparent climate change protesters dumped red powder on the case holding the U.S. Constitution.
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Earth Day: 5 Steps to a Greener Lifestyle

Earth Day is held every year on April 22nd to highlight the importance of protecting our environment. You can celebrate by making an effort to live more sustainably. Here are five steps you can take…
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These States Are Basically Begging You to Get a Heat Pump

By Matt Simon 02/07/24
Death is coming for the old-school gas furnace—and its killer is the humble heat pump. They’re already outselling gas furnaces in the US, and now a coalition of states has signed an agreement to supercharge…
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These Are the Climate Grannies. They’ll Do Whatever It Takes to Protect Their Grandchildren

By Jessica Kutz 02/03/24
Hazel Chandler was at home taking care of her son when she began flipping through a document that detailed how burning fossil fuels would soon jeopardize the planet.
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Should climate change keep you from having kids?

By Daisy Simmons 02/02/24
“Aparticular sort of demographic thing was going on for us both — you know, the finger-wagging around children,” says Meghan Elizabeth Kallman, remembering the period of her life when she met Josephine Ferorelli at a…
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How to convert your home into a small power plant, and make your money back doing it

By Alexa Coultoff 01/30/24
Mathew Tuttelman decided he was never going to pay a utility bill again — no gas, oil, or outside electricity to heat, cool, or power his 3,500-square-foot home. He was going to build a net-zero…
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Jane Goodall only wants one thing

By David Gelles 01/23/24
When I caught up with Jane Goodall in 2019, she was calling on consumers and businesses to make responsible choices and protect the natural world.
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Hertz selloff could be a good time to buy a cheap used EV

By Joann Muller 01/11/24
Hertz is offloading some 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) from its rental fleet, which means now could be a great time to buy a used EV at a good price.
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Dusting and Mopping Better Than Air Purifiers for Cleaning Indoor Air After a Wildfire

By Angely Mercado 10/26/23
Even after smoke from a wildfire has visibly cleared, lingering toxins indoors can tank air quality and threaten our health. Harmful chemicals stick around on surfaces and release into the air—and, new research found, air…
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On Endangered Species Day — and Every Day — Here’s How to Save the Animals

By Maggie Dewane   05/20/19  
If you feel compelled to join the efforts but don’t know where to begin, you are not alone. Here’s how to get started.
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Climate Fwd:

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change.
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Are Plastic, Paper Or Reusable Bags Better For The Environment?

By Kate Bratskeir   05/14/19  
If you bring a tote bag to the grocery store, you’re not necessarily saving the planet.
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Plastic Bags, or Paper? Here’s What to Consider When You Hit the Grocery Store

By Brad Plumer   03/29/19  
The decision by New York State to ban single-use plastic bags from retail stores makes it a good time to revisit everyone’s favorite environmental quandary: paper or plastic?
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One Thing You Can Do: Brew a Greener Cup of Coffee

By Tik Root and Somini Sengupta   03/27/19  
Exactly how humans came up with the idea of roasting and brewing coffee beans isn’t clear. More certain is the fact that coffee has grown into a global industry worth billions of dollars. And with…
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A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Far From Reality, but Climate Action Is Picking Up in the States

By Brad Plumer   02/08/19  
Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico have joined sixteen other states and Puerto Rico that make up the United States Climate Alliance — all of whom are vowing to uphold the Paris climate agreement.
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For a Happier, Healthier World, Live Modestly

By Marlene Cimons   12/06/18  
Researchers have determined the carbon cost of meeting our basic needs.
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Be the hero our planet deserves

By Madeline Messa   10/18/18  
Saving our planet from climate change isn't impossible. So let’s do it. People have adopted the mindset that the problems we have caused the environment are irreversible, and so there is no point in doing…
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What can one person do to save the planet?

By J. Cavanaugh Simpson   10/17/18  
When I hear the latest bad news about climate change, I freeze up. I don't deny the reality of climate change. The recently issued United Nations report predicts a global warming crisis as early as…
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Giving up plastic is not as hard as it sounds, when you have a plan

By Lindsay Bird   10/07/18  
Advice from two women who've gone (relatively) plastic-free. Single-use plastic (SUP) is everywhere, which means trying to reduce the amount you use can get really overwhelming, really quickly. But as the movement to ditch many…
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6 Ways Our Team Is Taking Action on Climate Change—And How You Can, Too

By Sara Fecht   09/25/18  
It’s Climate Week in New York City, which means businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions are working across the city to raise awareness and keep climate action at the top of the global agenda.
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Top 5 things you can personally do about climate change

By Emma Richards   05/10/18  
Researchers at Lund University examined all of the information we have on preventing climate change and determined the most effective and efficient ways for individuals to make a difference. These are the top ways to reduce your…
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25 People Shaping the Future

The inventors, entrepreneurs and disrupters who are changing (and maybe saving) the world one brilliant idea at a time
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We need to talk about the most effective ways to reduce our carbon footprint

By Sarah DeWeerdt   07/18/17  
We need to be honest about not just the behavioral changes that will make the biggest difference in reducing emissions, but about what it will take to get there.
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Your organic cotton t-shirt might be worse for the environment than regular cotton

By Marc Bain   05/28/17  
The word “organic” is a powerful marketing tool. In clothing—just as in food—brands love to tout their use of organic agricultural products to show they’re doing their part to fight the industry’s outsized environmental footprint. They know consumers want products they believe are better for…
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Bill Gates’ new crusade: Sounding the climate-change alarm

By Amy Harder   11/26/18  
Meet Bill Gates, the technology guy, who is now imploring people to realize that addressing climate change means changing the fundamental way our lives are run.. He points out that just focusing on solar and…
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How climate protesters are defending their civil disobedience–and winning in court

By Alice Cherry   11/12/18  
As more protesters use direct action–like blocking pipeline construction with their bodies–they’re winning more court cases by saying the dire nature of climate change justifies their actions.
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Highlighting Useful Technologies for Getting to Zero: The New Zero Energy Project Product Directory

by Bruce Sullivan   02/18/19  
New technologies are making zero energy homes and buildings more affordable, healthier, and more comfortable than ever. The Zero Energy Project now helps you keep up with advanced building equipment and materials through our new…
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The Rise of ‘Zero-Waste’ Grocery Stores

By Emily Matchar   02/15/19  
Packaging waste is a problem worldwide. In the United States, packaging, much of it from food products, makes up nearly a quarter of landfill waste. As we’re increasingly aware, tons of plastic winds up in…
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How to Be a Green Traveler

By Justin Sablich   02/13/19  
You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.
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Every State has Home Energy Efficiency Assistance Programs. Find Yours.

By Sandra Wood   02/01/19  
Throughout the US, homeowners are taking proactive, meaningful steps to moderate their home’s energy use and lower their carbon footprint. Since buildings alone are responsible for 40% of the energy used in the US, reducing…
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The ‘Extinction Rebellion’ Wants You to Wake Up

By Ellie Shechet   01/28/19  
A dispatch from the environmental group’s New York City protest, featuring “die-ins,” Trump Tower and Fifth Avenue glitz.
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Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

By BBC News US   12/02/18  
As representatives of 200 countries gather in Poland for UN talks on climate change, we look at how hot the world has gotten and what can we can all do to tackle global warming. Another…
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Travel Tackles Climate Change

By Shivani Vora   12/02/18  
Across the globe, hotels, operators, cruise lines and tourists are encountering the effects of global warming.
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“Sorry, We Won’t Be Long”: Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London to Demand Climate Action

By Bridget Read   11/22/18  
Through mass civil disobedience, Extinction Rebellion hopes to force the U.K. government to do what no world power has yet to do: to treat climate change as a crisis that requires drastic social and economic…
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Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

By Tara John   11/15/18  
A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only…
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Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

By Tatiana Schlossberg   07/27/17  
Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year. If you’re flying, you’re adding a significant amount of planet-warming…
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Climate defeatism: Like denialism, with none of the excuses

By Sami Grover   11/30/18  
A highlight of John Cook’s fabulous blog, Skeptical Science, this page lists out the most common myths that have been disseminated about climate change and global warming, along with the appropriate, science-based responses.
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These grandparents are dropping everything to fight climate change

By Elizabeth Weise   04/23/19  
You might call them senior climate commandos. Each is over 60 – some well over – an age not generally thought of as being consumed by activism. And yet they, and a growing number of…
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