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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:33

Good News Friday {Cost-effective Carbon Cuts, Corporate Responsibility, Bottle Ban, Glow-in-the-Dark Roads)

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is affordable and even global corporations are demanding change. San Francisco is banning plastic bottles and the Dutch are making their roads glow. We cover... Continue Reading

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 09:24

Scientists Speak Out: The New IPCC Report

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a U.N. group, warns that man-made climate change is already causing destruction around the globe. And it will only... Continue Reading

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:57

Good News Friday {Carbon Tax, Cap-and-Trade, Palm Oil}

It’s Friday. Are you ready for some good news? From California and Chile putting a value on carbon to a major company removing all deforestation from its palm oil supply, we cover the ways... Continue Reading

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:09

Wednesday Shout-Out, April 9, 2014 {Bake Sale for Polar Bears}

On (some) Wednesdays, we like to give a shout-out to people that are making a difference for polar bears. Often, these people are young and inspired. Second graders, Zomaya and Sophia were... Continue Reading

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 08:56

Crawling into a Polar Bear Den

As a scientist and somewhat of an adventure-seeker, I’ve experienced a number of times in my life when curiosity outweighed my basic natural instincts to avoid danger. This leads me to do... Continue Reading

Friday, April 4, 2014 - 09:11

Good News Friday {Solar, College Inspiration, Smart Home}

From solar on U.S. tribal lands and in India, to college students touring the country promoting sustainable living, to a house that makes more energy than it consumes, we cover it in this... Continue Reading

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 08:26

Top Stories of March 2014

• Google launches Churchill Street View (and we’re part of it!).  • Democrats clock an all-nighter with climate talk.  • Studies show Greenland glaciers are melting and there is less ice in... Continue Reading

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 08:00

Arctic Mirages: Confusing Skies and Fantastical Sights

The distances we travel are not far when we’re doing fieldwork in northern Alaska. We usually venture between seven and 15 miles by snowmobile across snow and sea ice to reach the polar den... Continue Reading

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 08:26

Good News Friday {Climate Action in Ethiopia and Nicaragua, Less Stinky Tractors, Cleaner Power Plants, Wind Credit Renewals}

From climate action in Ethiopia and Nicaragua, to cleaner farm equipment, to new rules for existing power plants, to bipartisan wind credit renewals, we cover it in this week’s Good News... Continue Reading

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:36

Labrets, and Nose Pins, and Ear Feathers, Oh My!

“One man had a piece of bone three inches long struck through crosswise above the chin just under the lower lip. Still another had a bone like it fastened in the forehead, and another,... Continue Reading

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