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The Place I Know the Best: CAFOs by Barnard Blogger Sage Max

The place I know the best is not a place I have never visited. This place, however, exists in almost every US state. It is not only affected by climate change, but causes climate change to a greater degree than the entire transportation sector combined. Ultimately, it is a place the government does not want

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Our Take: Free 2-day Shipping & Climate Change by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes

What does free 2-day shipping have to do with climate change? Quite a lot, actually. It’s inefficient, resulting in more partial-load delivery trucks on the road spewing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing traffic congestion. In Laura Paddison’s report on Huffington Post, she points to a multi-year study by the University of Delaware, that looked at how

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Climate Change, Scarcity, War: Where We are Going? by CityTech blogger Rabea Begum

Image Credit: Adapted from (Kelley, S, Cane, Seager, & Kushnir, 2014) Climate Change a ‘Contributing Factor’ in Syrian Conflict by  Brian Kahn This article on ClimateCentral is focusing on how climate change is the beginning of conflict in Syria, specifically basing ideas off a new report on the subject. Here, we can see that drought

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Vacuum Up that Carbon! by George Ropes, ClimateYou Senior Editor

Learn this new phrase: direct air capture. It’s a process being developed that does what trees do, take carbon dioxide out of the air. Direct air capture is a radical variant of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). Several start-up companies are pursuing this technology, and both are out of the lab and into the pilot

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Our Take: Forests Laying Down on the Carbon Job by Senior Editor George Ropes

Okay, so climate change isn’t all caused by humans, at least not directly. Turns out that tropical forests have a big part too. Usually the world’s rainforests remove carbon dioxide from the air, through photosynthesis. In a recent article on the news magazine site “Quartz,”  writer Elijah Wolfson reports that scientists are witnessing the inability

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