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  • February 28
    The Climate-Conflict Connection: Why aren’t we acting on it?

    The Climate-Conflict Connection: Why aren’t we acting on it?

    The two agendas of climate change adaptation and peacebuilding are rarely coordinated—it's time for this to change.

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  • February 27
    Can climate talks regain momentum in 2020?

    Can climate talks regain momentum in 2020?

    As 2020 begins, climate talks resume and the international community faces deadlines to replace old frameworks with new ones.

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  • February 14
    These detector dogs are sniffing out a disease threatening the world’s citrus trees

    These detector dogs are sniffing out a disease threatening the world’s citrus trees

    Scientists in the United States are training dogs to detect a disease that is destroying the world’s orange trees.

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  • February 10
    What the mighty mangrove tells us about our broken relationship with nature

    What the mighty mangrove tells us about our broken relationship with nature

    Mangrove trees can sequester up to ten times as much of our carbon pollution as rainforests and help defend against flooding. Their roots help anchor shorelines around the world, protecting coasts from the devastating impacts of storm waves.

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  • February 3
    Buildings and Construction: A sleeping giant for climate action

    Buildings and Construction: A sleeping giant for climate action

    Today, the construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 40% of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Energy demand from this sector is expected to grow by another 50% by 2050.

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  • January 22
    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 2: Cheap gas and free nets causing problems for shrimp

    Deep Dive Into Fisheries Subsidies, Part 2: Cheap gas and free nets causing problems for shrimp

    Stories of success in Latin American fishing communities have nothing to do with the price of gas or getting cheap equipment. Instead, there must be a system that protects their business from illegal fishing.

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  • January 20
    How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

    How Costa Rica’s environment minister talks to his daughter about climate change

    Do we need new, advanced technology to reduce carbon emissions? Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment and Energy, says we already have the best “machine” for the job: Trees.

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  • December 23
    Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?

    Is Climate Art the Right-Brained Approach We Need to This Crisis?

    A new wave of climate art comes with a strong message for audiences who might not be reached by traditional media or the scientific community.

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  • December 17
    A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes

    A Long and Winding Road: COP 25 end notes

    If there is one word to sum up what turned out to be the longest Conference of Parties (COP) in UNFCCC history, it’s arguably “frustration.” Now that COP 25 has wrapped, it’s worth looking back at what was—and wasn’t—achieved. 

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  • December 6
    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Way to Go Winnipeggers, on Getting Us Even Closer to Protecting Lake Winnipeg!

    Winnipeg is getting even closer to increasing the protection of Lake Winnipeg from harmful algal blooms. And it's thanks to Winnipeggers of all stripes!

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