May 01, 2012 | 3:07 PM
Climate Impacts Day: A chance to connect the dotsClimate change is happening now, and it's up to all of us to connect the dots between the climate crisis and the extreme weather we've seen around the world. So we're thrilled that in just a few days, our friends at 350.org are hosting Climate Impacts Day in order to share the message that climate change truly does affect us all.
April 30, 2012 | 2:14 PM
Quebecers hear the call and rise up for the environmentMontreal held the largest environmental demonstration in the history of Canada on Sunday, April 22. At 2 p.m., bells rang in 1200 churches across the province. In downtown Montreal, people gathered and you could not see the end of this massive human wave. Apparently, there were so many people that the Metro system could not handle the traffic and some people could not even make it to the demonstration!
April 26, 2012 | 10:00 PM
Summer gas prices: Here's the realitySo what can we do about this? Big oil and its supporters have the same answer they always have: Drill even more. Worse yet, they are now using dangerous and unconventional forms of drilling that are even more carbon pollution-intensive, like dirty tar sands oil. And the more we drill, the more we continue our dependence on oil -- and you pay for this dependence every time you fill up the gas tank.
April 25, 2012 | 9:38 AM
The Island President stands up for a global problemWhat would you do if you lived on an island 1.5 meters above sea level and faced the dangers of climate change? A new film shows how in the island nation of the Maldives, one brave leader is helping make climate change a global human rights issue.
April 20, 2012 | 1:12 PM
Will Donald Trump "Save" Scotland from Wind Power?Trump's reaction to an offshore wind farm within view of his investment might say something about the way "the Donald" conducts his business, but it's also symbolic of where the renewables debate currently lies.
April 20, 2012 | 9:03 AM
Oyster-lovers beware ... this delicacy could become a rarityAs an ardent foodie, I was concerned to see the results of a new study last week. The study warns that oyster production may decline due to rising carbon dioxide levels. Researchers found that higher levels of carbon dioxide in ocean water made the water more acidic and reduced the ability of oyster larvae to develop shells. This impaired the ability of oysters to grow at a normal pace, and led to a decline in yield.
April 18, 2012 | 1:43 PM
Is climate change really controversial?A new poll was released today which, according the New York Times, "shows that a large majority of Americans believe that this year's unusually warm winter, last year's blistering summer and some other weather disasters were probably made worse by global warming."
April 13, 2012 | 1:01 PM
Teens sue the government for violating its public trust dutiesLast week, a group of young citizens sat in Courtroom 17 before the federal District Court in Washington, D.C. They were there for a hearing in a lawsuit commenced in May 2011 by Alec Loorz, one of our own Climate Presenters; four other teens from California and Virginia; and two environmental nonprofit organizations. What do they want out of this lawsuit? To hold the U.S. government accountable for preserving the atmospheric public trust.
April 12, 2012 | 9:40 AM
Early spring not so sweet for sugar maplesWill warm springs and late frosts mean the end of sugar maples? No. But the scientists also found that yellow birch and American beech trees – which are slower to leaf out than sugar maples, even when temperatures are high – aren't as sensitive to frost. Meaning that as spring comes earlier in the year because of climate change, birch and beech may replace sugar maples in some locations.
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