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U.S. President Barack Obama is given a tour of solar panels on the roof of the Department of Energy in Washington March 19,  2015.  Obama today signed an Executive Order, titled “Planning for Sustainability in the Next Decade,” which will cut the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent over the next decade from 2008 levels. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

15 Jun 2016

Youth Perspectives: States, Cities ‘Bullish’ on Energy Efficiency

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bud Ward | 15 June 2016 Energy efficiency will help consumers save money. 01 : 30 MINSEC — 2016 is likely to be a banner year for […]

File photo of the sun setting behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the eastern German town of Dessau July 27, 2007. Subsidies levied on German consumers to support renewable power will rise by 47 percent next year, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to keep energy costs in check ahead of a federal election next year. Merkel's decision to abandon nuclear power following last year's Fukushima disaster has led to a growing need for alternative energy sources, causing higher charges that are tagged on to consumers' energy bills.       REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files   (GERMANY - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

7 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Europe’s Largest Wind Farm

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Diana Madson | 6 June 2016 A huge on-shore wind-power project in central Norway should be operating within four years. 01 : 30 MINSEC — Location, […]

A woman walks past a grocery store in Loughborough, central England, January 10, 2013. Up to half of all the food produced worldwide ends up going to waste due to poor harvesting, storage and transport methods as well as irresponsible retailer and consumer behaviour, a report said on Thursday. REUTERS/Darren Staples   (BRITAIN - Tags: AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT FOOD BUSINESS) - RTR3CAGD

1 Jun 2016

Youth Perspective: Food Waste is a Global Problem

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Jan O’Brien | 30 May 2016 A third of all food never makes it to a plate. The reason depends on where you live. — 01 […]

Smoke bellow from the chimneys of Belchatow Power Station, Europe's largest biggest coal-fired power plant, in this May 7, 2009 file photo. The lignite-fired power plant in Belchatow, European Union's biggest polluter, will need to buy up to 20 million tonnes of CO2 emission permits by 2013, its chief Jacek Kaczorowski told Reuters on August 21, 2009. The plant released the equivalent of nearly 31 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere last year, topping by 4 million tonnes its EU-set ceiling as part of the bloc's attempts to curb global warming. To match Interview POLAND-BELCHATOW/    REUTERS/Peter Andrews/Files  (POLAND POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS) - RTR26ZFI

12 May 2016

Youth Perspective: University Led Positive Investment Campaign Takes on Exxon and Chevron at Upcoming Shareholder Meetings

Source: Huffington Post  By Libby Blanchard, Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD Candidate at the University of Cambridge | 3 May 2016 — Positive Investment, a global campaign of students and academics that […]

A dry pipe drips water on Gless Ranch in Kern County, California, United States July 23, 2015. California is in the fourth year of a catastrophic drought. Picture taken July 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson - RTX1M2HA

4 May 2016

Youth Perspective:  What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?

Source: By Emily Sohn @tidepoolsinc, Freelance writer | 2 May 2016 Lingering questions leave some concerned about a new generation of plumbing material — The calls and e-mails arrive as often […]

A researcher walks past freshly cut timber in a logging bay in Sui River Forest Reserve, Ghana. Photo: N. Arcilla

22 Apr 2016

Youth Perspective: Soils Affected by Global Warming

Source: Yale Climate Connections By David Appell | 7 April 2016 A new study finds that rising temperatures may change the chemistry of forest soils, and accelerate emissions of carbon […]

A lone tree stands out amongst a patch of burnt land, in the haze hit Bangko Pusako district in Rokan Hilir, on Indonesia's Riau province, June 24, 2013.  REUTERS/Beawiharta

22 Apr 2016

Youth Perspective: Trees for the Earth. Trees for Our Climate.

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Laura M. Hammett | March 30, 2016 For Earth Week, a look at the intimate connection between trees and our warming world. This week, organizations […]

A boy hugs a tree trunk as he prepares to take part in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for the most number of people hugging trees for two minutes in Kathmandu June 5, 2011. 879 people took part in the event, which was held on World Environment Day to spread the message of saving the environment.
REUTERS/Navesh Chitraka

30 Mar 2016

Youth Perspective: Even a Single Tree Makes a Difference

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Lisa Palmer | March 30, 2016 Plant trees to fight climate change. 01 : 30 MINSEC — Sometimes it feels like the problem of climate change […]

Floodwater submerges a vehicle in the Patani community in Nigeria's Delta state, part of widespread flooding after major rivers burst their banks, submerging farmland, roads and homes. Photo October 15, 2012, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

29 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: Connecting Local Flooding to Climate Change

Source: Yale Climate Connections By Bud Ward | 26 February 2016 People need to hear information about global warming and flooding repeatedly, from a number of experts.  01 : 30 MINSEC […]

The High Line, an elevated former railroad track in New York City, has become a linear park more than 20 blocks long. The entire length incorporates native, drought-resistant plants that absorb and filter rainfall. Real estate development along the line has skyrocketed, helping to make the popular park a successful economic development project. Photo credit: Leonel Ponce

16 Feb 2016

Youth Perspective: Implications of the Anthropocene on Human Activity and Development

By Matthew Kolasny | 16 February 2016 Human life is a dominant and defining force on the Earth today. Symbols of human activity can be observed anywhere – the built environments […]

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