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Fighting climate change wins in court

July 2, 2012 | 2:41 pm | , Compliance Counsel

At a time when the EPA repeatedly comes under attack for keeping Americans safe and healthy, this decision was a huge win. Let’s do our part by continuing to support the strong federal limits on carbon pollution, and share your voice here.

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Mexico’s New Climate Change Law: A Conversation With Alejandro del Mazo (Part 2)

June 29, 2012 | 3:12 pm |

This is the second part of our interview with Alejandro del Mazo, Climate Leader for the Climate Reality Project and Representative in the Lower House of the Federal Mexican Congress. In Part 1 of our interview, he highlighted the national and global implications of Mexico’s new law to mitigate climate change. In Part 2, he discusses the international significance of the legislation. Mexico shares the same concerns as most developing countries about economic growth, development and bringing people out of poverty. How will the new law impact economic development? This new law will undoubtedly produce a positive impact by generating … Read More

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Video: Living on Thin Ice in India

May 15, 2012 | 10:35 am | , Director of Strategic Partnerships and Events

Last month, Climate Leaders Bhavesh Swami and Parth Joshi went on an expedition to Dhur, India to learn how climate change is impacting Himalayan communities. Watch this video to follow their journey.

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Quebecers hear the call and rise up for the environment

April 30, 2012 | 4:14 pm |

Montreal 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!

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Oyster-lovers beware … this delicacy could become a rarity

April 20, 2012 | 11:03 am | , Solutions Analyst

As 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.

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Fewer cows and a shortage of flowers: How climate change impacts the Maasai in Kenya

April 10, 2012 | 11:47 am |

We visited a community of Maasai who are already suffering from impacts of climate change as droughts have become more frequent and severe. Normally the short rainy season occurs from late October through November, and the long rains go from March through June. We arrived just after the long rains had started. Even so, the local papers were again warning that there will be food shortages because of drier conditions.

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