Forget the flashy prototypes, concept vehicles, or “clean fuels of the future” that exist only in the laboratory or on the cover of Popular Mechanics – a free lecture offered by the American Lung Association in Minnesota focuses instead on alternative fuels and vehicles that are available here in Minnesota, right now.>> Read More
Five major Great Lakes national parks are already feeling the impact of climate change in the forms of rising temperatures, decreased winter ice, eroding shorelines, spreading disease, and a crowding out of key wildlife and plant life, according to a new report issued today by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and Natural Resources Defense Council.>> Read More
The American Lung Association in Minnesota is proud to announce “Clean Air Choices,” a new series of free public lectures on air pollution in our state. This series will examine the sources and causes of air pollution, its effect on human health and the environment, state and federal clean air laws intended to reduce air pollution and minimize its harmful effects.>> Read More
LOS ANGELES — Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey. Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis.>> Read More
ST. LOUIS — Coal consumption is increasing in many parts of the world, driven by skyrocketing energy demands in rapidly developing countries like China. But with coal comes pollution: from climate-changing carbon dioxide to coal ash, the powdery toxic waste left over from burning coal to produce electricity.>> Read More
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Thousands are expected to take actions to fight, mitigate or prepare for climate change at this weekend’s 10-10-10 Work Party organized by 350.org.
More than 7,000 events are planned in countries around the globe. They include both the highly symbolic — President Nasheed of Maldives, which stands to be annihilated by rising oceans, will kick off the weekend by helping install solar panels on his official residence — to small, meaningful neighborhood actions. Some will install gardens; others will weatherize houses, plant trees at schools or clean up natural areas. There will be work events followed by play such as concerts and picnics.