Clean Technica: How 139 Countries Can Hit 100% Renewable Energy

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January 23rd, 2016 by Rogier van Rooij The idea of hitting 100% renewable energy (yes, energy, not just electricity) scares a lot of people. That is, a lot of people don’t think their cities or countries can achieve 100% renewable energy. However, a leading energy researcher at Stanford has led teams of researchers in order… Read more »

Rodale Wellness – The Solutions Project: Pure Power

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Think that 100 percent clean energy is impossible? According to activist actor Mark Ruffalo and his colleagues at The Solutions Project, it is possible and becoming more feasible every day. The Solutions Project is about finding real actionable and affordable ways to make clean energy happen for all Americans, one state at a time. Their main… Read more »

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FastCo Exist: Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving Away $15 Million To Environmental Causes

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Leonardo DiCaprio announced that his foundation will be give more than $15 million to fast-track cutting edge sustainability and conservation projects around the world, during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dicaprio, giving an acceptance speech for the Crystal Award, shared his astonishment at seeing ancient glaciers rapidly disappearing while traveling… Read more »

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Clean Technica: Getting To 100% Renewable Energy In the US

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January 7th, 2016 by Adam Johnston Getting to 100% renewable energy in the US by 2050 is a goal that is gaining traction among the US public. Reports from many environmental organizations have been written on how to get to this target, including from Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Foundation. After last year’s COP21 conference, the momentum has… Read more »

From left, some of the major climate change challenges include protecting Antarctica, reducing automobile emissions, and dealing with water shortages in some places and water excesses in others. Credit From Left, John B. Weller/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Frederic J. Brown, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Ruth Fremson, via The New York Time

New York Times: A Path for Climate Change, Beyond Paris

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The pledges that countries have signaled they will make in Paris over the next two weeks to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change. But many political leaders gathering there — including governors, mayors, and provincial cabinet secretaries — are pushing for more aggressive cuts…. Read more »

A car is submerged amidst water-logged houses in a rain-hit area of Chennai on November 17, 2015.   India has deployed the army and air force to rescue flood-hit residents in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where at least 71 people have died in around a week of torrential rains.  AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Eight Ways to Save the Planet

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By Christopher Flavelle Another round of United Nations climate talks started this week in Paris, and they face a fundamental problem. Most scientists agree that potentially catastrophic climate change can’t be stopped except by keeping global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above their pre-industrial average. Yet even if each country cuts emissions as… Read more »

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World Economic Forum: Could energy be 100% green in 2030?

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The scientific community has made it clear: if we do not tackle climate change now by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, global warming will become irreversible and catastrophic. Many are hopeful that the Paris climate talks will produce an agreement between nations that will define an effective global strategy for the next century and beyond. But many believe that… Read more »